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How do I search this website?

Is there a discount for veterans?

How much is tuition?

 

Are loans / scholarships available?

What is the best course to take?

Do I need to register with my state tax office?

Is travel included in tuition?

Is it necessary to start an LLC?

Do you offer payment plans?

Where can I purchase insurance for FST?

What's the normal time scale to become fully qualified?

Once I'm certified, may I teach the technique?

Can students change from one workshop to another?

Is private training offered?

What happens if I withdraw from a workshop?

Can pregnant women attend?

Can I repeat a workshop?

What are your prerequisites - is anatomy required?

What CEUs do you provide?

Do I have to currently be practicing in my profession in to take a workshop?

Are there other workshops not shown on this website?

Can registration be done over the phone?

Will you come to me for a workshop?

Can you hold me a spot until I want to register?

What is the difference between Level 3 Medical and Fitness?

 Can I register and then put down a deposit and/or pay later?

How close together can I take the workshops?

 If a workshop is sold out, is there a wait list?

Can I pay my tuition balance early?

 Can FST be done as a stand-alone therapy?

Do you accept wire transfers, checks or PayPal?

 
Can I use a GI bill?

What's the difference between FST and Myofascial Release?

What is Re-certification?
What notable organizations, athletes or celebrities use FST? What if I don't Re-certify?
Do you offer US & Canada Hotel/Travel information?
 

Do you provide 1098-T forms for taxes?

Do you guarantee success and results as an FST practitioner?
Who handles the Allianz Global Assistance event insurance (workshop insurance)?



 

WEBSITE INQUIRIES

How do I search the Stretch to Win website?

Place your cursor in the search bar in the top right of page - it looks like this:



Phrases ("")
By using double quotes around a set of words, you are asking the search engine to find those exact words in that exact order.

Operators (and, or, not)
The default behavior is to consider all of the words in a search. This is the same as using the "and" operator between each word or phrase. If you want to specifically allow any one of several words or phrases, you can use the "or" operator. If you want to exclude a specific word or phrase, you can use the "not" operator.

For example, if you were to search for John or Jane and not Doe, your results would contain John Smith and Jane Smith but John Doe and Jane Doe would be excluded.

 


COURSE INQUIRIES

How much is tuition?

Level 1 

Regular Price: $2395.00 (US Dollars) 

Early Bird Price: $2,195.00 -$200 off full price. Early bird expiration dates are listed on the individual workshops on the Workshop Calendar page. 

 Tuition is due paid in full 45 days prior to the workshop start date.  Final payment/tuition balance is auto charged to card on file at 12:01AM on due date on the invoice.  If final payment declines and payment is not received on due date STWI reserves the right to cancel a registration to allow someone else to attend. 

Level 2

Regular Price: $2,495.00 (US Dollars)

Early Bird Price: $2,295.00 - $200 off the regular price. Early bird expiration dates are listed on the individual workshops on the Workshop Calendar page. 

Tuition is due paid in full 45 days prior to the workshop start date.  Final payment/tuition balance is auto charged to card on file at 12:01AM on due date on the invoice.  If final payment declines and payment is not received on due date STWI reserves the right to cancel a registration to allow someone else to attend. 

Level 3 Fitness & Medical

Regular Price: $2,595.00 (US Dollars)

Early Bird Price: $2,395.00 -$200 off the regular price. Early bird expiration dates are listed on the individual workshops on the Workshop Calendar page. 

Tuition is due paid in full 45 days prior to the workshop start date.  Final payment/tuition balance is auto charged to card on file at 12:01AM on due date on the invoice.  If final payment declines and payment is not received on due date STWI reserves the right to cancel a registration to allow someone else to attend. 

Above prices are in US Dollars and subject to change.  Please check individual workshops for current pricing. 

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

Workshops held in Canada have Canadian pricing listed please refer to the Canadian workshop descriptions for current tuition. Or contact our Canada STWI Administrative Consultant listed on our contact page. 

Important note about refunds:  If you live in another country refunds for all US workshops will be made at the current US dollar exchange rate.  Exchange rates fluctuate and this may be a different amount from when you paid for your workshop. We only receive the US dollar amount on our end and are not responsible for any differences in refunded amount due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate.  Any online conversion table can be used to determine your refund amount prior to your refund request.  Amounts credited back to your card by your financial institute are determined by them. Please contact your financial institute should you have any questions. Refunds are processed within 10 days AFTER the workshop date that you were registered for.  

 

What is the best course to take?

 

Students must meet the minimum requirements listed on each workshop description. Level 1 must be taken before Levels 2 and 3.

LifeStretch is separate course offered (online course offered in 2019) and you do not need to be certified at Level 1, 2 or 3 to register. LifeStretch is a mobility-stretch class that is designed to help your individual clients or group members become more flexible in body, mind and spirit so that they feel not only more functionally mobile but also more capable to deal with the physical and mental demands of their lives.

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Are travel accommodations included?


No, travel expenses / accommodations are not included with your registration.

The following PDF* downloads include hotel, airport, and other travel information you may find useful:


 

How close together can students take the different levels?

 

Though it is possible to complete all three levels in one year, it is recommended that students give themselves several months between each course to become familiar with the materials learned. One hundred hours of Stretch Therapy must also be completed before moving on to the next level.

 

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What's the normal time scale for people to become fully qualified?

 

This will depend on how comfortable you are with the material after each workshop. The average time is 1 to 2 years.  Please note: 100 hours of mandatory FST work (with clients-paying or non-paying) must be completed between Level 1 and Level 2. Log to be submitted 30 days before a Level 2 workshop. 

 

Can students change from one workshop date to a different one?

Course transfers are not available. The Institute will cancel Participant’s current registration and refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. Participant may choose a new Course and register online. Refunds processed within 10 days AFTER the workshop in which you were registered. 

See our full cancellation policy here

 

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What happens if a student withdraws from a workshop?

Withdrawal requests must be made in writing, submitted online here: https://stretchtowin.site-ym.com/general/?type=CONTACT They must be submitted 45 days prior to Course start date and include the reason for the request.

Course transfers are not available. The Institute will cancel Participant’s current registration and refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. Participant may then choose a new Course and register online. Refunds processed within 10 days AFTER the workshop in which you were registered.


See our full cancellation policy here

 

Can a student repeat a workshop?

 

Yes, a student may repeat a workshop at 50% off (Levels 2 and 3 only); however, they must contact kristen@stretchtowin.com for a discount code. For a Level 1 repeat, the cost is full price and there are no additional discounts other than registering at the early bird price (early bird price is $200 off full price if registered prior to early cut-off date, which is different for each workshop - usually 45 days prior to workshop start date)

 

For what Associations is STW a CEU provider?

 

Please consult our CEU page and workshop descriptions for information about the appropriate providers. If the workshop is not listed, it is not approved for CE's, CEU's.  If your purpose for attending is solely for CE/CEU credit and your association is not listed on our CEU page as approved for CE/CEU's please check with your association before registering for non-provider approval.

Only the Institute can apply for provider approvals. We will not provide detailed workshop materials such as agendas, daily schedules, quizzes, evaluation forms or other confidential information. If an association ask you for these type of materials tell them you are not applying for workshop approval only for non-provider approval. Please do not request other association approvals that are not listed on our website. We are will be seeking additional approvals at this time. 

You may copy and paste information you find on the website if needed. 

 


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Are there any other workshops not shown on the website?

 

All of the current workshops are listed on the website.

 

Does STW offer workshops in other countries?

 

Workshops are held several times a year in the U.S. and Canada only and are listed under the workshops area of our website. We do not travel to hold workshops.

 

Do you offer US & Canada Hotel/Travel information?

The following PDF downloads include hotel, airport, and other travel information you may find useful:

 

Do you guarantee success and results as an FST practitioner?

YOU (THE “STUDENT”) EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT: By purchasing and attending a live or online workshop, you accept, agree and understand that you are fully responsible for your progress and results from your participation and that we offer no representations, warranties or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding your results of any kind. You alone are responsible for your actions and results in life and business which are dependent on personal factors including, but not necessarily limited to, your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, network and financial situation, to name just a few. Use caution and always consult your accountant, lawyer, or professional advisor before acting on this or any information related to a lifestyle change for your yourself, business or finances.

 

 

  

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What is the difference between Level 3 Medical and Level 3 Fitness?

 

Only professionals licensed to treat pain, disease and other dysfunctions are permitted to register for Level 3 Medical.

Level 3 Fitness is open to all Level 2 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapy practitioners.

  

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RE-CERTIFICATION

What is Re-certification?

*Recertification is an online program you are eligible for once a live workshop has been taken. A live workshop certification is good for 2 years. When you have reached the 2 year mark, you may:

  • Re-certify online at your current level – Certification good for 1 year from date of completion
  • Re-certify by repeating a live workshop at your current level – Certification good for 2 years from date of completion

    Or
  • Complete a higher-level, live workshop in lieu of re-certifying at your current level – Certification is good for 2 years from date of completion.

*Practitioners whose last FST certification was five years ago, or more, are not eligible for online re-certification. You must register for and attend a live FST certification workshop at the same certification level or the next level up.  A 50% off discount is available to repeat your current level only. No discounts are available to attend a higher level.  Please submit a contact form for more information


What if I don't re-certify?

A practitioner who does not maintain their certification is considered to have an expired certification. An expired certification indicates that a practitioner is not current in their training and not in compliance with Institute policy. Therefore the practitioner will be removed from our website Directory and Membership indefinitely or until such time that practitioner is reinstated by *re-certification, or takes in-person, the next higher level certification course.

*Practitioners whose last FST certification was five years ago, or more, are not eligible for online re-certification. You must register for and attend a live FST certification workshop at the same certification level or the next level up.  A 50% off discount is available to repeat your current level only. No discounts are available to attend a higher level.  Please submit a contact form for more information
 
After a certification expires, the practitioner may not state or otherwise imply verbally, online, or in any communication that they are currently certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy. Nor, may they use any FST marks, photos, videos, logos or any other proprietary Stretch to Win FST material, whether or not they were previously permitted to do so, which could mislead the public into thinking that practitioner is certified. However, as long as they do not mislead or misinform the public or other professionals that they are currently certified in FST, they may state that they were trained in FST or were formerly certified in FST.   
 
A practitioner who does not maintain their certification may continue to practice FST with clients and patients as long as they do not misrepresent themselves as being currently certified in FST.

 

FINANCIAL INQUIRIES

 

 

Are there payment plans?

 

No. 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, no exceptions. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover for payment. Sorry, payment plans are not available and remaining tuition balances* will be auto-deducted (from initial credit card used) 45 days prior to workshop start date. You may contact us to make payments toward your balance during business hours.

*If final auto-payment declines, you will have 48 hours to contact us before your seat is opened to our waiting list and your tuition money paid thus far may be lost.

 

Is it possible to pay a tuition balance early?

 

Yes. You must contact us during business hours so we can make the payment on your behalf.

If you choose not to pay your balance early, tuition balances will be auto-deducted 45 days prior to workshop start date, taken from the credit card used at the time of registration.

 

Does STW accept wire transfers, checks, PayPal, or cash for payment?

 

No. Payments must be made with one of the following major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or American Express. No checks, cash or wire payments will be accepted.
Note: Our Canadian payment processor does not accept American Express.

 

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Are loans or scholarships available?

 

Not at this time.

 

 

Can students use their G.I. Bill?

 

Not at this time.

 

Is there a discount for Veterans?

Yes! U.S. Veteran discounts apply only to living Veterans who have served and does not apply to or include relatives of Veterans. We offer a $500.00 Veteran discount that may be applied to our Level 1, 2 or 3 workshops. Proof of current Veteran status must be submitted prior to registering to receive the discount code. Please email kristen@stretchtowin.com with a copy of your Veteran photo ID card or discharge paperwork. Thank you for your service!

 

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Do you provide 1098-T forms for taxes?

STWI is a continuing education provider. The IRS does not require continuing education providers to issue 1098-T forms; therefore, we do not provide them to students. Please contact your tax preparer on how best to show continuing education tuition and expenses on your tax return.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

 

 

Do students need to register with their state tax office?

 

Each state has different tax laws. Please consult a tax attorney or CPA for guidelines.

 

Is it necessary to start an LLC?

 

As independent contractors it is entirely up to the individual on how they wish to list their business. For more advice, please consult a small business adviser.

 

Where do students purchase insurance for FST?

 

This is a list of a few insurance companies you may try*:

  • NACAM (National Association for Complementary and Alternative Medicines) provides insurance for different modalities:
    www.nacams.org/kinesiology
  • Your associations may also cover assisted stretching & FST, please check with them.

If you are transitioning careers into FST and will be self employed: You may need a scope of practice which may be obtained with a personal training certificate (depending on the country / state / province practicing within) in order to obtain personal liability insurance. Check with local insurance carriers. If you reside and will practice in the U.S., Hands On Trade now offers liability insurance for FST: https://www.handsontrade.com/professions-covered

*We do not endorse, nor are associated with any of these companies.

  

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Once somebody is certified can they teach the technique?

 

No. Teaching FST is not allowed and will be cause for legal action. An IPA (Intellectual Property Agreement) regarding our proprietary workshop course content must be signed prior to attending any workshop.


GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Is private training offered?

 

Not at this time.

 

 What notable organizations, athletes or celebrities use FST?

We have a document list available for download here. This list may change - check it again in the near future!

 

Can pregnant women attend a workshop?

 

Yes; however, only those who are medically cleared to to lie supine & prone can register.

 

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Is a background in anatomy required to take a workshop?

 

If you lack knowledge of anatomy, we recommend this app, Complete Anatomy App: http://3d4med.com/ca-fst as well as Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers

Amazon.com:
Anatomy Trains
Amazon.ca: Anatomy Trains

Students must also be able to read, write and speak English.


 

Do students have to be currently practicing in their profession to take a workshop?

 

No. Students may still take a workshop if they have prior certifications or licenses and are not currently practicing.

 

Can registration be completed by phone?

 

No. Registrations must be completed online through the website.

 

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Can students “hold” a spot and register later?

 

No. Since workshops sell out far in advance, this is not an option.

 

Can students register and then put down a deposit or pay later?

 

No. 1/4 (one quarter) of the full tuition is due upon registration.

 

If a workshop is sold out is there a waiting list?

 

Yes. Once a workshop is sold out, an online waiting list will appear for you to register into.

 

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Can FST be done as a stand-alone therapy?

 

Yes, FST is a stand-alone therapy. Many former graduates have built practices designed around FST, while others have incorporated it into their current practices.

 

What is the difference between FST and Myofascial Release?

As stated by John Barnes, PT, one of the originators of myofascial release, “Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.” (http://www.myofascialrelease.com).

Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST) is a very different approach developed by Ann and Chris Frederick:
Stretch to Win - Fascial Stretch Therapy is a neuromyofascial manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue system rather than isolated muscle treatment. We assess passive, active and resisted movements in functional positions as well as on the treatment table. The approach starts with assessment and treatment where needed at the deepest part of the connective tissue system - the joint capsule. It progresses through all the layers of fascia, ending with the superficial layer. Where the central or peripheral nervous system is restricted or not optimal in movement, proper neural mechanics is restored. Muscles that were inhibited are activated while those that are over activated are normalized. Finally home program prescription follows so that the client/patient becomes an active partner on their journey to wellness or sport performance.

 

 

Who handles the Allianz Global Assistance event insurance (workshop insurance)?

If you purchased event insurance for your workshop and have questions or need to make a claim, please see the claims and cancellation reasons document for information. Because this insurance is purchased through a 3rd party vendor (Allianz Global Assistance), any questions regarding event insurance will need to be directed to Allianz. Stretch to Win is unable to answer questions regarding Allianz Global Assistance event insurance.