Tuition: $2,195.00 Early Bird Tuition: $1995.00 if you register by October 13th, 2017
Canadian Workshops are billed in Canadian Currency
(Tuition costs for this workshop are subject to 13% HST sales tax)
Before you register, click on the "Member Sign Up" link at the top of the website. Create a Pre-Level 1 Membership first then register for the appropriate workshop.
Our prerequisite 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 basically familiar with fascial anatomy as described in this book (or Kindle) which can be purchased at Amazon.com: http://budurl.com/ATbook
This workshop is a complete training in table-based Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) manual techniques for the lower and upper body. You will be awarded a Level I Certification after attending all 5 days and 35 hours of instruction and completion of a written exam and workshop practical.
Contact Hours: 35
Enrollment: Limited to 36 participants
Check in: Between 8:00M-8:30AM on Monday November 27th
Regular Workshop Hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
Travel: Travel expenses are not included in the tuition. Click here to download travel information for Toronto.
- 5 Days of Hands on Instruction
- Level 1 Fully Illustrated Instruction Manual
- 4 Portable Stabilization Table Straps
- 2 Year Free FSTA Membership (See Member's Only Page on our website for further details)
- 2 Year FST Certification ( you will be required to re-certify after this expires online)
The following two books are required reading for this workshop. These books are not included in the tuition.
You may purchase them from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca/Amazon.com or any online book store of your choice.
1. Stretch To Win; by Ann & Chris Frederick
Chapter/Indigo link to purchase:
2. Fascial Stretch Therapy; by Ann & Chris Frederick
Chapter/Indigo link to purchase:
These textbooks are required to complete the pre-workshop mandatory learning module.
Mandatory Pre-Workshop Online Learning Module
You will be be sent information to complete the module 3-4 weeks prior to the workshop. A score of 80% or above is required. The module is open book and if the minimum standard is not achieved on your first attempt, you will be given the opportunity to try again. Questions from the required readings 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 II training after completing and submitting a documented minimum 100 hours of clinical practice utilizing FST techniques.
NOTE: Course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
Our workshops sell out 3-6 months in advance. It is suggested you register early to secure a spot in the workshop of your choice. Once a workshop is sold out you can request to be added to the waiting list, however, there is no guarantee that a spot will become available.
Please contact Lisa Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this workshop.
Written notice 45 days prior to the workshop is needed to transfer or withdraw from a workshop. Please read our Cancellation/Refund Policy for more information.