FMT RockFloss - Compression Band Flossing

by Dr Steve Capobioanco

Online Course

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Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how to treat with medical floss.

You had to read a book or attend an expensive class that locked you into treating patients with specific, complex protocols.

Not anymore.

The FMT RockFloss introduces the use of compression floss bands to help reduce tissue edema, improve movement and modulate discomfort*. This course will cover the effects of compression band flossing on connective tissue gliding, tissue traction and tissue compression. Relevant anatomy, physiology and neurology of influenced tissues will be discussed. Interventions with compression band floss (including direction and pressure concepts) will be reviewed and integrated into current rehabilitative concepts.

The term ‘flossing’ is commonly associated with the image of a thick rubber band wrapped around an athlete’s large muscles, however; ‘floss bands’ are an excellent tool for clinical care and a valuable tool for your patient’s and athlete’s self care programs.

These courses are intended for health professionals with a basic understanding of soft tissue techniques.

Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.

Note: Tools are not provided with this course.

Available Course Credits

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Learning Objectives

  • Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model
  • Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model
  • Discover and explore neuroanatomy of the dermal/fascial subsystem
  • Recognize and demonstrate a novel skin/fascial glide screening process  
  • Describe and interpret current research as it relates to connective tissue gliding and pain modulation
  • Differentiate compression floss band wrapping techniques with graded exposure of tension, direction and pressure parameters
  • Define, practice, and explaincompression floss band application techniques and link them to appropriate soft tissue pathology
  • Compare, contrast and perform various methods of current rehabilitative treatment (open and closed chain exercise) techniques with compression band floss
  • Introduce and integrate musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound to identify abnormal tissue gliding

Course Procedure

This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.

Course Content

FMT RockFloss
25% fee for cancellations on courses that have been marked as “in progress” - or partially viewed. Execution of refund is contingent upon the review of RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC to determine course status. Full refunds will be issued to those who have not reviewed any portion of the course and will be processed within 3-5 business days. Refunds expected to be returned to the original payment method used unless stated otherwise by RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC. Due to the method of delivery for these courses (i.e., on-demand), registration is ongoing and therefore does not have a registration deadline associated with it.

Steve Capobianco, DC


Dr. Capobianco holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Steve is a practicing sports chiropractor, currently holding a Diplomate in Rehab from the ACA, in addition he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and a Performance Enhancement Specialists from the NASM. He is a certified in Active Release and Graston Technique provider that allows him to treat a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries using a combination of hand and tool release therapy.

Steve recently launched a sports specific rehab and performance institute called ProjectMOVE in Denver Colorado that focuses on identifying motor control dysfunction in an attempt to enhance human performance from the professional athlete to weekend warrior.

Steve is an avid athlete with a passion for sports. He has spent 25 years competing in ice hockey, lacrosse, triathlons, adventure racing, and natural bodybuilding. Steve is the Medical Director

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

Floss Bands (Ch1)

  • Review framework of the RockTape Movement Pyramid
  • Understand neuroanatomy, skin anatomy and fascial physiology and how it relates to RockFloss technique
  • Review the current literature related to banded floss techniques for fascial gliding

Compression Floss Band History (Ch 2)

  • Understand historical uses of floss bands
  • Define Time Under Pressure (TUP)
  • Review safety of applications
  • Flossing indications/contraindications

Hour Two

Mechanisms (Ch 3)

  • Introducing skin/fascial screening process
  • Introduce and practice use of floss as it relates to shear and compression
  • Review of fascial anatomy and implications
  • Use of floss for fluid pump
  • Joint Centration applications
  • Application Introduction (swelling, function, fascial glide, targeted, external cueing)

Research (Ch 4)

  • Anatomy and Physiology mechanisms for Floss Compression Bands (Ch 4)
  • Treatment positions graded exposure techniques related to the treatment process 

Hour Three

Screening (Ch 5)

  • Treatment Considerations for Floss Application (Ch 5)
  • Application (time under pressure)
  • Open chain activities
  • Closed chain activities
  • Meaningful movement
  • Re-assessment

Treatment Considerations (Ch 6)

  • Depth
  • Pressure
  • Graded Exposure
  • External Glides, Mobilization Grades
  • Fascial Chains

Hour Four

All in One Application (Ch 7)

  • Calf Examples, Practice, Instructor Feedback
  • Ankle Examples, Practice, Instructor Feedback
  • Knee Examples, Practice, Instructor Feedback
    Elbow Examples, Practice, Instructor Feedback
  • Learn, practice and perform specific applications of flossing:

Hour Five

Movement Pattern Assistance (Ch 8)

  • Pattern Assist in Lower Leg
  • Anterior Tibialis
  • Gastroc-Soleus Complex

Tissue Glide Application (Ch 9)

  • Directional Preferences
  • Research Update
  • External glides over floss applications

Targeted Floss Application (Ch 10)

  • Targeted X Patterns

Hour Six

Movement Cue Application (Ch 11)

  • Upper Body
  • Lower Body
  • Combination Applications
  • Condition Specific Applications
  • Instituting protocol of progression and regression for specific conditions

Case Study of Diaphragm (Ch 12)

  • Learn, practice and perform specific applications of flossing for diaphragmatic cue
  • Instructor Feedback



This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed) 

Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, MS, OK, WI 

CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending: AL, AR, AZ, GA, KY, MO, NM, NY, PA, TN, TX, WV 

*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. 



AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY – FMT RockFloss meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards. 

AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA – FMT RockFloss meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours. 

KS - FMT RockFloss has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association, approval CEUL080381 for 6 contact hours. 

KY- FMT RockFloss has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). 

MD - FMT RockFloss has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners approval # 2020-489. 

NV - FMT RockFloss has been approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board for 6.0 CEUs. 

NY - FMT RockFloss is approved by NYPTA, Course # NY 22-08-17 for 7.2 contact hours. 

OK – FMT RockFloss has been approved by the Oklahoma State board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for 6 category B hours PT CE course #BAP202310016. 

TX – FMT RockFloss is approved by TPTA FMT Blades 6 CCUs approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. 

DC, IL – FMT RockFloss (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education. 

WI - FMT RockFloss is approved by the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association approved for 6 credits approval #18722.  



FMT RockFloss (BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT RockFloss Category A) ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. 



FMT RockFloss is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. 



FMT RockFloss meets continuing education requirements for AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT Boards. 




FMT RockFloss (0.6 CEUs) has been approved by the AFAA Professional Education Committee. Provider #922.   



FMT RockFloss (0.6 CEUs) is approved by NASM Provider #922  



FMT RockFloss is approved by ACSM (6 CECs).  
ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services. 

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