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Yes; however, only those who are medically cleared may register.
Yes. If you lack knowledge of anatomy, we recommend this app, Complete Anatomy, as well as the Anatomy Trains book by Tom Myers:Amazon.comAmazon.ca
No. Since workshops sell out far in advance, this is not an option.
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).
FST is a very different approach developed by Ann and Chris Frederick. Stretch to Win’s 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, a home program prescription follows so that the client/patient becomes an active partner on their journey to wellness or sport performance.
Regular Price: $2,495.00 (U.S. & CA dollars)Early Bird Price: $2,295.00
Regular Price: $2,595.00 (U.S. & CA dollars)Early Bird Price: $2,395.00
Early bird expiration dates change for each course and are listed on the individual workshops. Tuition is due / paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Final payment / tuition balance is auto-charged to card on file at 12:01AM on the due date shown on your invoice. If final payment declines and payment is not received on due date, STWI reserves the right to cancel a registration to allow another participant to attend.
Above prices are in U.S. & CA Dollars and subject to change. Check individual workshops for current pricing.
If you live in Canada or a foreign country and wish to attend a U.S. workshop, check your country's current currency exchange rate using an online currency converter BEFORE registering.
Students wanting FST certification must meet the minimum requirements listed on each workshop description.
FST Level 1 must be taken before Levels 2 and 3. Read more about FST certification here.
No. Travel expenses are not included with your registration.The following PDF downloads include hotel, airport, and other travel information you may find useful:ArizonaBurlington
Yes. Transfers are available for workshops held within the same country only: U.S. to U.S. or Canada to Canada. If you are desiring to change to a workshop in another country, submit a cancellation request.Participant must cancel or request transfer no later than 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Use the contact form to submit a transfer or cancellation request.
If transferring, include the workshop date you wish to transfer to into. If you are uncertain of a new workshop date, your funds will be securely kept on file until you decide.
Participant must submit a written cancellation request no later than 30 days prior to workshop start date to receive a refund. A refund of tuition paid minus a non-refundable $50.00 cancellation fee for 3-5-day courses / $25.00 cancellation fee for 2-day courses. Please note that crediting times vary from 2-6 weeks by financial institute after a refund is processed by Stretch To Win. Contact your financial institute for further information. Cancellation requests due to a medical reason must be accompanied by signed and dated medical proof from a medical professional.
Consult our CEU page and workshop descriptions for information about our approved providers. If the workshop is not listed, it is not approved for CE/CEUs.If your purpose for attending is solely for CE/CEU credit and your association is not listed, 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 asks you for this type of material, explain that 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 not seeking additional approvals at this time.
The following PDF downloads include hotel, airport, and other travel information you may find useful:ArizonaBurlington
Here are a few insurance companies you may contact*:
Alternative Balance (U.S.A. only)Hands On Trade Association (U.S.A. only)Massage Magazine PlusAmerican ProfessionalNACAMS (National Association for Complementary and Alternative Medicines)Healthcare Providers Service OrganizationHealing Touch Professional Association
Check with your associations as well; they may cover assisted stretching and FST.
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.
No. Payments must be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Not at this time.
* 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:
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 *recertification, or takes in-person, the next higher level certification course.
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.