FMT RockPods Cupping (Webcast)


FMT RockPods explores the science of tissue gliding, traction and decompression with easy to use myofascial cups. RockPods are one of the latest additions to the RockTape tool arsenal to better equip each clinician and therapist to deliver superior patient and client outcomes.

FMT RockPods Certifications are intended for health and fitness professionals. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OT and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. FMT Certified professionals receive an additional 10% discount on most of the RockTape product line after taking a class.

FMT RockPods Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial decompression to help improve tissue mobility, improve movement and modulate pain* with myofascial cupping. This course will cover the anatomy, physiology and neurology of the effects of myofascial cupping on connective tissue gliding, tissue traction and tissue decompression. FMT RockPods Certification will explore skin and fascial decompression with myofascial cups by evaluating the dermal and fascial systems. Interventions with cupping (RockPods) will be reviewed based on the literature and integrated into current rehabilitative concepts.

This 6-hour certification course is intended for practitioners and therapists with a basic understanding of soft tissue techniques. All supplies needed for the course are provided. There are no prerequisites for FMT RockPods.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define, understand and integrate the myofascial sequencing model
  2. Discover and explore neuroanatomy of the dermal and fascial subsystems
  3. Recognize and demonstrate a novel skin/fascial/movement screening process
  4. Describe and interpret research as it relates to connective tissue gliding, pain modulation, and movement therapies
  5. Define, practice, and combine myofascial cupping techniques related to a variety of soft tissue pathologies
  6. Practice cupping techniques for tension/decompression effects, directional influence of dermal and fascial subsystems, external cueing of movement and graded levels of pressure
  7. Compare, contrast and perform various methods of performance and rehabilitative treatment techniques with silicone myofascial cups

Course Content

FMT RockPods Webcast Course Paperwork

FMT RockPods Course Outline 

Hour One

Review framework of the RockTape Movement Pyramid
Understand neuroanatomy, skin and fascial systems and how they relate to the course
Review the current literature related to myofascial cupping techniques.
Define Time Under Pressure (TUP) as it relates to decompression (curative vs. destructive dosages)
Review safety of applications
Cupping indications/contraindications

Hour Two

Introducing skin/fascial/movement screening process
Introduce and practice use of cupping as it relates to direction and pressure
Types of Treatments:
Tissue decompression:
External Glide – multiple vectors
First MSK US demonstration 
Internal Glide 
Cupping plus Functional Movement 
Treatment Variables: 
Body Positions 
Graded exposure techniques 
Distraction Methods

10-minute break

Hour Three

Introducing external cueing concept in respect the use of cupping for movement disorders (post stroke, different types of dystonias, Parkinson's, etc)
Introduce and practice use of cupping as it relates to movement dysfunction
Types of Cueing:
Visual & Tactile 

1-hour lunch break

Hour Four

Learn, practice and perform specific applications of cupping for nerve entrapments:
Upper Extremity Entrapments – Median, Radial, Ulnar, others 
Treatment considerations for neural entrapment cupping: external glide, internal glide, meaningful movement

Hour Five

Learn, practice and perform specific applications of cupping with movement:
External Cueing for Movement Dysfunction:
Isolated Movements – Flexion, Extension, Rotation, Ab/Adduction, Deviation
Functional Movements – Sagittal, Frontal, Transverse Plane Patterns
Treatment considerations for cupping with movement, all movement is a screen/treatment opportunity, work and sport-related movement examples

Hour Six

Condition Specific Applications
Introduction of progression and regression concepts for specific conditions with cupping and taping applications (combo of therapeutic interventions)
Case studies - Lower Extremity, Trunk, Upper Extremity




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 board:  AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, 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, NM, MS, OK, WI  


If you would like to request CEUs other than what has been approved above, please contact us at to inquire about obtaining CEU approval for your state. 


*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.  


*If changes occur, they will be outlined above with corresponding webcast dates and CEU approval, if needed. * 





AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, TN, VA - FMT RockPods meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of ATPTA KY (FMT RockPods 6 Category 1 contact hours), Expiration Date: 02/09/2026 Approval Number: 281-APTAKY-2024.


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


FL- FMT Rockpods is approved by the FPTA approval # CE24-772713 for 6 contact hours. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors. 


DC/IL - FMT RockPods (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.  


KY- FMT RockPods has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/09/2026 Approval Number: 281-APTAKY-2024. (RockPods)


NJ - FMT RockPods is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners Approval 2203-43 for 6 contact hours.


NY - Approval #23-08-18 (FMT RockPods 7.2 CEUs) approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association   


TX - Approval #75404 (FMT RockPods 6 CCUs), #75427 (FMT RockFloss 6 CEUs) approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners  




FMT (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 RockPods Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.   




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




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


  • 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.

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