This Level 1 FST Certification will take place on 3/18/2024 - 3/22/2024
Course Times: 9:00AM to 5:45PM
Tuition Cost: $2395Early Bird Tuition: $2195 CDN if you register by February 18, 2024
We have a payment plan option available that requires a 25% deposit to register ($548.75 + HST).All remaining balances will be auto-charged on: February 18, 2024 Payment Plan Available until: February 18, 2024
You will be emailed your pre-course work and receipt within 15 minutes of your registration. Please be sure to check your spam folders if you do not receive this information.
Purchase and read the following book prior to attending the workshop. The book is not included in your tuition, and can be purchased using the links below.Frederick Stretch Therapy 2nd edition by Ann & Chris FrederickLink to purchase on amazon.caLink to purchase on UBC Press - Use code STWFST23 for 20% offLink to purchase at publisher ( in USD)
Students must be fluent in English to participate.
If you do not currently have a scope of practice, it is your responsibility to research the laws of your province/state regarding what professionals may engage in any sort of therapeutic touch. You must also research what liability insurance is required.
To remove risks of practicing FST without proper prerequisites noted previously, we highly suggest that students also research getting training in a profession that includes “assisted stretching” under their scope. We do not endorse any track of training but one example of this would be a personal training certification.
Contact Hours: 40
Enrollment:Maximum enrollment is 42. We have a 1:6 instructor to learner ratio.Check in: Between 8:30AM - 9:00AM on Day 1
Workshop Hours: 9:00AM - 5:45PM Monday - Friday
Travel: Travel expenses are not included in the tuition. Click here for travel tips & resources to Burlington, Ontario.
Our workshops sell out 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.
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!
Cancellations: A written email notice must be received 30 days prior to the workshop start date with a brief explanation for the cancellation. After 30 days, refunds will not be available. Please see our Cancellation/Refund Policy for more information.
We refund you the CDN currency that we received for your tuition. The exchange rate for a refund is determined by your credit card company (usually the daily current exchange rate). This may be different than the currency conversion rate on the day you registered. Please check with your credit card company to determine what their policy is for Credits/Refunds from foreign country purchases.
Full Workshop Description:
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 Frederick 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 health care 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 level to get the expertise needed to progress to more advanced levels where diagnosis and treatment protocols specific to fascia are addressed.
Course content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
Please contact Lisa Wong at email@example.com if you have any questions about this workshop.
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