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Level 3 Medical FST Certification (US) October 12-16, 2020
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Level 3 Medical gives you the skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment that you need to take your practice and reputation to a whole new level. We build on your strong FST foundation from Level's 1 & 2. We give you new ways to think and feel, move soft tissue and joints to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and integrative treatment.

10/12/2020 to 10/16/2020
When: October 12-16, 2020
8:00am-4:30pm
Where: STWI Global Headquarters
580 N. 54th St #1&2
Chandler, Arizona  85226
United States
Presenter: Ann & Chris Frederick
Contact: Marlene Riggs
(855) 878-7894


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This workshop has limited availability.  Only two Level 2 Medical workshop are offered each year. It is suggested that you register early to be guaranteed a spot.  

Tuition: $1,999.00 (US Dollars) Covid-19 Special Price Reduction Available For Fall 2020 Workshops Only

1/4 tuition down payment available during registration only.  Tuition balance will be auto charged to card on file on September 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time. 

If you live in Canada or a foreign country please check your countries current currency exchange rate using an online currency converter BEFORE registering: https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/  

Covid-19 Precautions: We are implementing the following Covid-19 Guidelines: Daily health screenings and temperature taking, increased social distancing, mandatory mask wearing, hygiene and cleaning, and strict adherence to all CDC, federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines. One week prior to the workshop start date students will be emailed a link to a waiver of liability release form. This waiver must be agreed to by digital signature prior to attending.  Our huge 11,000 square foot space ensures comfortable and optimal social distancing during the times we are not practicing 1-on-1.  When working 1-on-1, students will be required to remain with the same partner all week to keep exposure to a minimum.

Who may attend:  Professionals licensed, certified to treat medical conditions or structural dysfunctions & imbalances including but not limited to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Structural Integrationists, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Licensed Massage Therapists or Registered Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Certified Athletic Trainers.  Manual therapy professionals certified in our Level 2 training and in good standing with the Institute, who are adequately trained to treat people in pain, with significant structural imbalances and/or with many medical diagnoses affecting the neurological, musculoskeletal, circulatory and psychological systems. If you are in doubt as to whether you would qualify please email us before registering. 

Important additional requirement: Registration alone does not guarantee acceptance into this workshop.  Please submit your professional license(s), degree(s) and resume upon registration by email to marlene@stretchtowin.com . Further documentation may be requested upon review. 

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 2 FST Certification and accumulated 200 FST hours (100 after Level 1 & 100 after Level 2) with actual clients. One case study which will be submitted 30 days before the Level 3 workshop through our online system.  Instructions will be provided upon registration.  Case study is to be of one client/patient with specific problems/or diagnosis where you used FST either alone or integrated with other therapies as treatment. 

Enrollment limited to 24 participants

Check in between: 7:30AM-8:00AM Monday 

Regular Workshop Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM Daily (Monday-Friday)

Location: STWI Global Headquarters, 580 N. 54th St #1&2, Tempe, AZ 85226

Please note travel expenses are not included in the tuition. A list of suggested hotels can be found at this link:  AZ Travel Document

Tuition includes:

  • Five Days LIVE Hands On Instruction
  • Illustrated Level 3 Medical Instruction Manual 
  • 1 Set of 4 FST Mobilization Straps
  • 2 Year FSTA Membership (For further details see Member's Only tab on our website)
  • 2 Year FST L3 Medical Specialist Certification

Case Study pre-workshop requirements:   Submittal of one written case study 30 days prior to workshop through our online system - the patient/client must have had specific problems or diagnosis that you used FST™ either alone or integrated with other therapies as treatment. Case studies must include the following: Written documentation, photos, videos, and SOAP form which is provided online.  Case study elements will be uploaded to online portal and can be started immediately after registration and added to, edited or changed up to 30 days before the workshop.  

Case study content:  We prefer either a difficult case where you either figured it out with a modification, integration or invention of a new technique. Or it can be a case where you just reached a plateau and need our advice as to how to proceed to get your client/patient to progress for optimal outcomes.  Case study examples and deadline date for submittal will sent with first email upon registration.  (Full details & Case Study examples will be included in registration confirmation email.)

What you will learn: In Level 1 you learned the technique of FST in a logical, systems oriented format that works largely on a global level to quickly treat out problems in all body systems. This training obviously worked quite well for many of your clients and patients with a variety of common problems affecting one or many body systems.

In Level 2 you learned the art of FST, that is, how to take Level 1 technique to a higher, more creative level of intent to help further individualize the treatment of your client or patient. You also learned how to go deeper and more completely into the hip and shoulder joint capsules to access more difficult areas to treat and balance the body.

Level 3 Medical goes much further to give you the skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment that you now need to take your practice and reputation to a whole new level. We build on your strong FST foundation and give you new ways to think and feel and move soft tissue and joints to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and integrative treatment.

It took us many decades of trial, error and study to learn, apply, refine and perfect these skills to build a highly successful clinic and reputation. We are excited to share the best of what we know with you and have you pick our brains over 5 intense days. You already know from past experience that you will be able to implement all of this as soon as you return to work.

Here are the learning objectives:

  • Review, refine and perfect key Level 2 moves like the Butterfly,Reverse Hip Opener, and others upon request.
  • Learn Layers 8, 9 and 10 from The 10 Layers of Fascial Stretching (see your current workshop manual for details)
  • Learn SITT (scan-identify-test-treat): how to quickly and accurately use your hands as a scanning tool to specifically locate and treat the center of  dysfunction, oftentimes far removed from where the pain is felt.
  • Understand how to modify FST hip stretches with different structural diagnoses (e.g. retroversion vs anteversion)
  • Learn specific tests to assess and treat joint surfaces and capsules, ligaments and tendons for the spine and extremities.
  • Deepen your understanding, clinical application and FST integration of the latest concepts of fascial organization according to the fascial diagrams  interpreted by us from leading researchers and clinicians (Luigi Stecco, PT, Antonio Stecco, MD, Carla Stecco, MD, “Centers of Fusion and  Coordination”; Robert Schleip, PhD “Magic points”)
  • How to evaluate and treat common lumbo-pelvic-hip dysfunctions (e.g. anterior pelvic tilt, innominate inflare, upslips, etc)
  • Break up scar tissue and adhesions fast with new joint capsule traction stretches for: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, foot.
  • Learn how to use our stabilization belts as an effective joint capsule traction tool.
  • Integrate key neural assessments and mobilizations of the central and peripheral nervous systems with FST (referenced from our work with David  Butler, PT and Michael Shaklock, PT)
  • How to integrate and plan FST treatment for scoliosis.
  • Assessment and treatment of common foot problems: e.g. excessive pronation, dropped cuboid, dropped metatarsals, specific joint restrictions.
  • How to use cranial nerve tests and treatment to rapidly improve posture, neck and thoracic spine function, balance, depth perception, headaches and  more.
  • Understand the concepts of pain via viscero-dental-somatic pain reflexes; when and who to refer your client/patient for further diagnostic work-up

(Ann & Chris will invite you into their preferred network and share with you, the best functional medicine practitioners in the world to help you take care of your most challenging clients and patients). 

After finishing this course, you will be members of a small, elite group of the highest level certified FST practitioners that get preferred referrals of new clients from us and others. You are also the preferred professional that we refer the press and media to when they inquire about doing local success stories on FST.

When new opportunities arise, as they have in the past and will in the future, we prefer to include Level 3 trained practitioners in the plan, as they have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and success in FST.

Written notice 45 days prior to the workshop is needed to cancel or withdraw from a workshop.  Please read our Cancellation/Refund Policy for more information.

Important note:  We refund you the US dollars that we receive. The conversion rate for a refund is determined by your credit card company which is usually the daily current exchange rate.  This may be different than the currency conversion rate on the day you registered. Please check with your credit card company to determine what their policy is for Credits/Refunds from Foreign country purchases. 

Additional Note: 

We strongly recommend that you have current professional liability insurance that includes the service of “assisted stretching” BEFORE you provide FST services. Contact your professional association for more information. 

FST does not change your current scope of practice. For those that do not have a scope of practice, we highly suggest that you thoroughly research professions that include “assisted stretching” under their scope. And we further recommend checking with your city and state or provincial governments whether they regulate assisted stretching under your chosen profession. We do not endorse any track of training but one example is personal training certification.

FST does not change your current scope of practice. For those that do not have a scope of practice, we highly suggest that you thoroughly research professions that include “assisted stretching” under their scope. And we further recommend checking with your city and state or provincial governments whether they regulate assisted stretching under your chosen profession. We do not endorse any track of training but one example is personal training certification.


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