FMT Mobility Specialist

by Dr. Meghan Helwig

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$180

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Description

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.

Available Course Credits

AFAA 0.60
Alabama Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Alaska Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Arizona State Board of Physcial Thearpy 1.00
Arkansas Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Arkansas State Occupational Therapy Examining Committee 1.00
Board of Massage Therapists Education, Training, and Requirements 6.00
Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations 6.00
Connecticut Department of Public Health 6.00
Connecticut Department of Public Health- Massage Therapist Licensure 6.00
Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork 6.00
Delaware Division of Professional Regulation 1.00
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development 1.00
District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
District Of Columbia Department of Health 6.00
Florida Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Florida Department of Health 1.00
Georgia Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Georgia State Professional Licensing 1.00
Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses 1.00
Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses 6.00
Indiana Physical Therapy Board 1.00
Iowa Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure 6.00
ISSA 0.60
Kentucky Board of Licensure of Massage Therapy 6.00
Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Maine Board of Occupational Therapy Practice 1.00
Maine Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
Maine Massage Therapy Department of Professional and Financial Regulation 6.00
Maryland Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals 6.00
Massachusetts Board of Registration 1.00
Massage Therapy & Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board 6.00
Massage Therapy Board - State of Nevada 6.00
Michigan Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy 1.00
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage 6.00
Missouri Division of Professional Registration 1.00
Montana Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Montana Department of Labor and Industry 1.00
NASM 0.60
Nebraska Board of Occupational Therapy Practice 1.00
NESTA 0.60
New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy 6.00
New Mexico Massage Therapy Board 6.00
NFPT 1.20
North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy 6.00
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 1.00
North Dakota Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
North Dakota State Board of OT Practice 1.00
Oregon Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists 6.00
Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Physical Therapy Governing Board New Hampshire 6.00
PTAG 0.60
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Massage Therapists 6.00
South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy 1.00
South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Panel 6.00
South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
State of Nebraska Board of Massage Therapy 6.00
State of Rhode Island Department of Health 6.00
Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Tennessee Massage Board 6.00
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Massage Therapy 6.00
USAT 0.60
Utah Physical Therapy Licensing Board 6.00
Vermont Secretary of State 6.00
Virginia Advisory Board On Occupational Therapy 1.00
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 1.00
Washington State Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board 1.00
WV Massage Therapy Board 6.00
Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy 6.00
Wyoming State Board of Chiropractic Examiners 6.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and discuss the history of self-myofascial release/rolling (Self-MFR) techniques.
  2. Compare and contrast current foam rolling research studies.
  3. Discuss and critique neurological vs mechanical physiological effects of self-myofascial rolling techniques.
  4. Compare variables of ‘how’ we roll, including depth, duration and rate of rolling and the effects on the underlying tissue and patient/client outcomes.
  5. Compare variables of ‘why and when’ we roll, including for movement preparation, movement recovery and pain relief.
  6. Discuss, screen and apply joint by joint mobility and stability MFR techniques to explore a system of ‘where to roll’.
  7. Discuss, screen and apply facial chain mobility MFR techniques to explore a system of ‘where to roll’.
  8. Discover and experiment with various self-myofascial release application techniques for common complaint locations such as spine, upper and lower extremities.

Course Content

FMT Mobility Specialist
Module(Required)

Dr. Meghan Helwig

Instructor

Dr. Meghan Helwig graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. A native of Morris County, NJ, Dr. Helwig earned a finance degree from Villanova University where she was the starting goalie for 4 years for the Div. I Big East Field Hockey Team.

An athlete her entire life Dr. Helwig has a competitive mindset and understands the demands sport and life place on the body. She has numerous “tools in her toolbox” and has combined concepts and techniques such as ART, SFMA, NKT, DNS, TPI, Rocktape IASTM/Blades, Kinesiology Taping, and cupping to create her own unique system for assessment and intervention. She utilizes these tools and techniques to assess and treat her patients as a whole while uncovering the underlying “WHY” behind her patients' symptoms.

Hour One

  • 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

Hour Two

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)

  • How Variables
  • 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)

  • Where Variables
  • Location Approaches

Hour Three

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
  • Neck Region

Hour Four

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

Hour Five

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

Hour Six

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
  • Corrective Tactics
  • Base of Support Tactics, Reaction and Balance Tactics, Functional Performance

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