Prerequisites: Completion of Levels 1 & Level 2 Certification plus a total of 200 documented hours (LI -100 & L2 -100) of practice utilizing the technique on actual clients. One case study - the patient/client must have had specific problems or diagnosis that you used FST™ either alone or integrated with other therapies as treatment. Case study due 30 days before class starts.
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, medical 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.
Please note: Registration alone does not guarantee acceptance into this workshop. Please submit your professional licensure, degree and resume upon registration by faxing to 855-378-7894. Further documentation may be requested upon review.
This workshop has limited availability and is held only once per year. It is suggested that you register early to be guaranteed a spot.
Tuition: $2,495.00 Early Bird Tuition: $2,295.00 if your register by March 3, 2017
Enrollment limited to 36 participants
Check in between: 7:30AM-8:00AM Monday
Regular Workshop Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM Daily (Monday-Friday)
- Five Days LIVE Hands On Instruction
- Illustrated Level 3 Medical Instruction Manual
- Free 2 Year FSTA Membership (See Member's Only tab on our website for further details)
- 2 Year FST Level 3 Medical Specialist Certification
Pre-workshop requirements upon acceptance:
Submittal of one case study - the patient/client must have had specific problems or diagnosis that you used FST™ either alone or integrated with other therapies as treatment.
Case study requirements: 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. A written case study must be submitted 30 days prior to the workshop start date. (Full details & Case Study examples are 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 transfer or withdraw from a workshop. Please read our Cancellation/Refund Policy for more information.