Our prerequisite for taking Level 1 is that you must be thoroughly familiar with functional anatomy beyond simple academic knowledge. If that is not the case with you, then we require you to become familiar with fascial anatomy as described in this Complete Anatomy App: http://3d4med.com/ca-fst
in the book (or Kindle) Anatomy Trains which can be purchased here:
Amazon.com: Anatomy Trains
Amazon.ca: Anatomy Trains
Students must also be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
Tuition: $2,395.00 Early Bird Tuition: $2,195.00 if you register by June 02, 2018
1/4 (one quarter or 25%) of the full tuition cost must be paid online at the time of registration. The balance is due 45 days prior to workshop start date and will be auto-charged to initial credit card used.
Contact Hours: 35
Enrollment: Limited to 42 participants
Check in is between 7:30AM-8:00AM Monday
Regular Workshop Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM Daily Monday-Friday
Travel: Travel expenses are not included in the tuition. Click here to download the AZ Travel Document.
- 5 Days of Hands On Instruction
- 175 Page Illustrated Level I Instruction Manual
4 Portable stabilizing table straps
- 2 Year Free FSTA Membership (See Member's Only Page on our website for further details)
- 2 year FST certification
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Textbooks: The following books are required and are not included in the tuition. Please purchase as soon as possible books are needed for the mandatory pre-workshop online learning module. They can be purchased in either paperback or Kindle versions from Amazon.com. Just click on the book titles below. You will not need to bring the books to the workshop.
- Stretch To Win Book by Ann & Chris Fredrick or Stretch To Win Kindle Version
- Fascial Stretch Therapy Book by Ann & Chris Fredrick or Fascial Stretch Therapy Kindle Version
Our workshops sell out 4-6 months in advance! Early registration is encouraged. Waiting lists will be available when a workshop sells out; however, no guarantee is made that a spot will become available.
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.
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Online Learning Module
Three to four weeks prior to the workshop you will information to complete a required -pre-workshop learning module. A score of 80% or above is required to pass this module. However, the module is open book and multiple tries will be permitted. Questions from the required textbooks will be included on the module.
Our students have earned additional income equal to the entire cost of the tuition in as little as 2 weeks after finishing this course when they have scheduled their clients for stretch only appointments. You will have a complete system of skills to use and apply the day you return to work - guaranteed!
In the first part, you will learn the principles, theories and evidenced-based science surrounding the subject of mobilizing and manipulating fascia through our assisted technique called Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (also known as FST™). The most recent research and clinical findings on fascia will be included. Comparison and contrasts with other forms of manual and assisted therapy to stretch or manipulate fascia will also be discussed.
This 5-day workshop is 95% hands-on and the first half focuses on getting adept at evaluating the state of the neuromyofascia of the lower half of the body from the level of the T-12 vertebra on down to the feet. This is accomplished by learning how to accurately sense the end-feel of connective tissue through tri-planar range of motion challenge tests to the torso, lumbo-pelvic-hip girdle and extremities.
The second half of this workshop focuses on getting more adept at evaluating the state of the neuromyofascia of the upper half of the body from the level of the T-12 vertebra on up to the head and upper extremities. This is accomplished by learning how to sense the end-feel of connective tissue through tri-planar range of motion challenge tests to the torso, shoulder girdle, upper extremities and spine.
After learning how to identify regions of fascial imbalance you will learn how to conduct a complete assisted fascial stretch session on a massage table with stabilizing belts for healthy and fit clientele as well as for those with symptoms of pain, tightness and soreness due to neuromyofascial imbalances. Clients/patients most appropriate for this level of training will run the gamut from those that simply want to be more flexible in order to maintain an active lifestyle to those complaining of general or specific tightness or stiffness. Teenagers experiencing myofascial tightness and pain from the growth spurt will also be appropriate. All athletes will seek your services to help them improve sport performance and reduce training recovery time.
For physical therapists and other licensed healthcare practitioners, this level of training will enable you to successfully integrate FST into your practice as a preferred, very effective manual therapy technique to treat pain and mechanical dysfunction appropriate to your level of skill, training and education. FST can also be used as a full cash pay service, to help shift your practice away from insurance and actually give you more quality time to help your patients achieve better outcomes. This is the prerequisite first evel to get the expertise needed to progress to more advanced levels where diagnosis and treatment protocols specific to fascia are addressed.
You may start Level 2 training after completing and submitting a documented minimum 100 hours of clinical practice utilizing Level I FST techniques.
NOTE: Course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation
Cancellation Policy as of June 2018: Written notice by email no later than 45 days prior to the workshop. Transfers are NOT available. No Cancellations or Refunds within 45 of the workshop date. Prior to 45 days a cancellation fee does apply. Click this link to read our Cancellation/Refund Policy in full.