FMT RockPods Glide

by Milica McDowell, DPT

Online Course

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FMT RockPods Glide Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial gliding and decompression to help improve tissue mobility, enhance movement and modulate pain with the use of gliding myofascial cups. This course will cover the physiological and neurological effects of myofascial cupping on connective tissue gliding, in addition to various treatment strategies with a gliding cup. Interventions using myofascial cupping will be reviewed and informed by current research. Lastly, treatment considerations for back, neck, and extremities will be examined and discussed.  

This course is intended for performance professionals and therapists with a basic understanding of soft tissue techniques.

The Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification Series are presented by industry leading experts in movement, assessment, and rehabilitation.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discover and explore the neurological and mechanical effects of cupping
  • Define and recognize the chemical tissue response to cupping
  • Compare and contrast the research as it relates to cupping and the nervous system
  • Define, practice, and integrate self and assisted myofascial glide cuppings strategies for multiple pathologic conditions
  • Course Content

    FMT RockPods Glide
    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.
    • Do you offer discounts?

    Yes, we offer military, student, and group discounts. For a student discount, please email a copy of your student ID or current course schedule with the year on it to Be sure to note the exact course you are enrolling in to receive a specific code (i.e. August 15th, 2023 Basic Webcast).

    • What are your hours of operation?

    Monday-Thursday: 7a-4p EST

    Friday: 7a-4p EST

    Holidays may impact these hours.

    • Will I receive supplies with my course purchase?

    This depends on the course type. The materials for a live course will be shipped to the course location and will be presented to you upon arrival. Webcast supplies will be sent directly to you and should be received on the week of. Our on-demand courses do not include supplies but can be purchased separately through our medical distribution partners. Please visit the "Get Medical Pricing" tab to purchase discounted materials for use in an on-demand course

    • When does course registration close?

    For a webcast course:

    Webcast registrations close the Friday of the week before the scheduled class date/time (8/9 days -unless otherwise stated).

    For a live course:

    Live course registrations close 24 hours before the scheduled course date/time.

    • I am enrolled in a webcast, but I have not received my supplies yet. Now what?

    Supplies are sent manually on a course-by-course basis. This means your supplies and informational email will be sent to you on the week of. If you do not receive your supplies by the Thursday before the course, please reach out to for assistance.

    • Do I need to have someone with me to practice on during a webcast or an on-demand course?

    No, it is not necessary for you to have a model with you while you complete the course. However, we do find it helpful to practice the principles as they are presented, so you are more than welcome to have someone present with you during the course. Note: Any model/person(s) who have not registered for the course will not receive a certificate or CEU credits.

    • Do I need to do anything to prepare myself before taking the post-course quiz?

    Yes, please ensure you download the study guides located in the “Downloads” tab and complete your participant waiver (if you haven’t already).

    • When will I receive my certificate?

    For a live/webcast course:

    If you have completed all the course paperwork and quizzes, you will receive your certificate in approximately three weeks from the course completion date.

    For an on-demand course:

    You will receive your certificate immediately after completing your course.

    • How do I know if a course is approved for CEUs?

    Please check the “CEU Details” tab on the course listing page. Each course, profession, and state have different approvals. If you do not see your profession and/or state on the CEU Details page, then we do not have approvals. You are more than welcome to check with your licensing board to see if the course meets their requirements.

    • I am enrolled in a webcast. How do I log in to access the webcast?

    Once you register and complete your waiver you will receive login instructions that includes your password to the webcast. Please read this document carefully and in full.

    • Do you have any other questions or concerns?

    Please reach out to

    Milica McDowell DPT


    Dr. Milica McDowell is the Senior Director of Medical for RockTape, her background is as an orthopedic physical therapist. She has worked with athletes from high school kids to the weekend warrior to pros from the NFL, NHL, MLB, XGames, Pro rodeo, triathlon, and the performing arts. Dr. McDowell has a background in team sports, yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, clinical bike fitting and rehab for ultra-endurance athletes. Dr. McDowell was a faculty member at Montana State University in the Health and Human Performance program from 2008-2019 and is the founder of Epic Fitness Center, Bluebird Medical Supply and Clearwater Physical Therapy. Dr. McDowell has two Bachelors’ Degrees from Montana State University, a Master’s Degree from University of Colorado and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University. She has lectured both nationally and internationally, is a published author, textbook editor and has a United States Patent. In her free time, she enjoys triathlon, alpine and skate skiing and exploring Montana’s outdoors with her husband, family and poodle-mix dogs.

    Hour 1: 

    • Introduce and Review what cupping is and how it works as it relates to the skin and nervous system 
    • Review the current literature related to myofascial cupping techniques 
    • Define and discuss the how and why gliding cups are an effective treatment 
    • Review safety of applications  
    • Cupping indications/contraindications  

    Hour 2:  

    • Discuss treatment considerations, as well as a variety of gliding methods of the cups  
    • Demonstrate and discuss self-application methods of gilding cups 
    • Introduce and apply how to use the gliding cups related to tunnel syndromes 
    • Introduce and practice use of cupping as it relates fascial lines and abdominal techniques  


    This course is valid for continuing education credit through NUHS in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state boards:  

    CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, 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 

    *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. 


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

    KY – This course is Category 2 continued competency activity by APTA Kentucky. Category 2 activities include courses that are less than 3 hours in length; these courses do not require formal approval.\ 

    NV -- FMT RockPods Glide has been approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board for 2.0 CEUs, expires 7/31/2024 



    This course (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 (2 hours/CEUs, Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. 

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