FMT Mobility Specialist Course
CEU CREDITS: 6 hours
CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMT, OTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type.
FMT Mobility Specialist Course is an evidence-informed self-myofascial rolling course that advances students’ understanding of mobility techniques for their patient’s and client’s needs. FMT Mobility Specialist offers a practical framework and a systematic approach for determining why, how, when and where to roll for movement preparation, movement recovery or pain relief. Assessment systems will be presented examining concepts of joint by joint mobility, stability and fascial integrity. These systems will be utilized to direct fun and innovative lab experiences throughout the course.
FMT Mobility Specialist methodically integrates a review of the current literature and demonstrates the science behind rolling for improved rehabilitation or performance outcomes. Current concepts such as rolling with percussion/vibration will be explored with innovative solutions provided for common movement, performance and recovery challenges.
This course is intended for health and fitness professionals with all levels of prior self-myofascial rolling experience. All supplies needed for the course and lab experiences are available for purchase.
Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation.
Educational Objectives of FMT Mobility Specialist Course:
At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify and discuss the history of self-myofascial release/rolling (Self-MFR) techniques.
- Compare and contrast current foam rolling research studies.
- Discuss and critique neurological vs mechanical physiological effects of self-myofascial rolling techniques.
- Compare variables of ‘how’ we roll, including depth, duration and rate of rolling and the effects on the underlying tissue and patient/client outcomes.
- Compare variables of ‘why and when’ we roll, including for movement preparation, movement recovery and pain relief.
- Discuss, screen and apply joint by joint mobility and stability MFR techniques to explore a system of ‘where to roll’.
- Discuss, screen and apply facial chain mobility MFR techniques to explore a system of ‘where to roll’.
- Discover and experiment with various self-myofascial release application techniques for common complaint locations such as spine, upper and lower extremities.
FMT MOBILITY SPECIALIST COURSE OUTLINE
6 hour on-demand webinar
Welcome & introduction of instructor and course participants
Overview of outline of the course; introduction of topics that will be covered as well as description of practical lab experience and presentation of case studies.
What is FMT? Functional Movement Training
History of Self-Myofascial Release (Ch 1)
Past and future rolling techniques, trends and movements
Typical settings where students may have previously seen use of Self-MFR
Foam Roller, pre and post workout
Stick Massager, recovery concepts
Mobility Ball, trigger point concepts
Vibrating Foam Roller, enhancing inputs and neurological priming
New Science of Foam Rolling (Ch 2)
Neurologic vs Mechanical Effects of Self-Myofascial Rolling
Rolling concepts of influence on tissues and brain of person rolling
The Mechanical Effects (Ch 3)
Mechanical Effects of Self-Myofascial Release techniques
Shear and Compression Mechanics of skin and underlying tissues
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Tutorial and demonstration
Differentiating Densification vs Fibrosis Tissue Restrictions
Debunking myths of breaking up fascia, research review
The Neurologic Effects (Ch 4)
Neurophysiological Effects Self-Myofascial Rolling techniques
Introduction of concept of Body Maps with Clear and Faulty Representations
Communication channels to the Brain via Skin and Fascia
Review of Touch Science and its role in foam rolling
Psychosocial Effects (Ch 5)
Using MFR as a layer in treatment variability to produce varied psychosocial effects
Review of Equipment (Ch 6)
Rollers: equipment specs, typical rolling approach, unique rolling techniques
Mobility Balls: equipment specs, typical rolling approach, unique rolling techniques
Mobility Sticks: equipment specs, typical rolling approach, unique rolling techniques
Vibration: equipment specs, typical rolling approach, unique rolling techniques
Safety with Self-MFR (Ch 7)
Reducing risks involved in self-myofascial release (foam roller, sticks, balls)
Relative and Absolute Contraindications to Foam Rolling
The FMT System (Ch 8)
Technical and Practical Approach to Rolling Techniques
How, Why, Where, Application and Performance Considerations
How to Roll methodology and technique
Why to Roll, indications and philosophy
Where to Roll, Joint by Joint and Fascial Chain Systems
How We Roll (Ch 9)
Depth Parameters to consider when rolling
Duration Parameters to consider when rolling
Rate Parameters to consider when rolling
Research Influence on How Technique
Why and When We Roll (Ch 10)
Why and When Variables
Movement Preparation (Pre-activity) Tech Specs
Movement Recovery (Post-activity) Tech Specs
Pain Management Rolling Tech Specs
Research Influence on Why Technique
Where We Roll (Ch 11)
Joint by Joint Mobility (Ch 12)
Joint by Joint Stability (Ch 13)
Fascial Chain System (Ch 14)
Rolling the Person, psychosocial and affective technique considerations
Research Influence on Where Technique
Joint by Joint Mobility Rolling (Ch 12)
Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen System
Research Update on Mobility Concepts
Introducing Vibration for Mobility Concepts
Mobility Intervention Tactics
Lower Limb Region
Upper Limb Region
Joint by Joint Stability Rolling (Ch 13)
Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen System
Research Update on Stability Concepts
Feeling Tight, Mechanical or Neuro-Defense Concepts
Stability Intervention Tactics
Base of Support Planar Challenges
Vibration Reaction Challenges
Scapular, Midline and Knee Zones
Fascial Chain Rolling System (Ch 14)
Fascial Chain Anatomy
Skin and Fascial Interface and Its effects on movement
How to Screen Fascial Chains
Posterior Chain, Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen
Lateral Chain, Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen
Functional Chain, Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen
Arm Chain, Screen, Techniques, Re-Screen
Integrated Movement Strategies (Ch 15)
Integrated Rolling with Vibration
Literature Review on Performance and Foam Rolling
Performance Indicators, Strength, Flexibility, Sprint, Jump
Mobility Stack Techniques and lab experience, with instructor feedback
Stability Stack Techniques and lab experience, with instructor feedback
Performance Stack Techniques and lab experience, with instructor feedback
Base of Support Tactics, Reaction and Balance Tactics, Functional Performance