FMT Vibration Specialist Webcast (with RockPods Vibe & RockWave)


FMT Vibration Specialist course amalgamates manual therapy and vibration science to create simple and effective non-opioid, neuro musculoskeletal (NMSK) treatment and selfcare programs for the manual and movement therapist as well as the athlete. NMSK injuries are one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.

Discover why using vibration-based therapies are effective interventions for pain management, improving mobility and movement dynamics. A holistic (whole person) approach to movement and functional rehabilitation will be presented to aid in identifying key areas of compromise within the NMSK system. This course is an evidence-informed rehabilitation program that redefines our understanding of the effects of vibration in conjunction with traditional manual therapies (myofascial cupping, local/targeted massage) on pain mitigation, injury recovery/prevention and movement. The primary goal of this course is to help PT’s, OT’s, DC’s, ATC’s, LMT’s, other movement therapists and athletes identify and address common NMSK injuries with an innovative functional reappraisal process that includes an external and internal remapping process to help a patient/client reengage in meaningful movement with more confidence and less pain*.

This course is intended for health and wellness professionals with all levels of experience of rehabilitation programming and taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided.


Online Workshop
2023-11-11 16:00:00 UTC - 2023-11-11 23:00:00 UTC

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the role of a systematic approach to mobility, motor control and stability with the goal of movement reengagement.

2. Discuss and implement a somatic reappraisal process to identify and address neuropsychosocial symptoms associated with the NMSK dysfunction.

3. Discuss and experience the neuro-psycho-physiological effects of different frequencies of vibration.

4.Demonstrate functional use of vibration tools (compressive and decompressive) and understand their role and use for the applications of rehabilitation, edema management, injury recovery, posture and dynamic movement management.

5. Demonstrate and discuss the new understanding of manipulating the ‘neuromyofascial’ system.

6. Demonstrate and discuss the use of vibration massager and vibrating cups with a psycho-social approach to care.

7. A systematic approach to treatment of common NMSK conditions with a process that includes scanning, connecting, and rippling (following fascial chains).

8. Integrating multiple breathing patterns to help facilitate positive NMSK outcomes.

9. Introduce and discuss how therapists can guide patients/clients in exploring the interoceptive aspects of the pain experience.

Course Content

FMT Vibration Specialist Webcast Course Paperwork

Hour One


Brief outline of the course; the topics that will be covered, practical/case studies

Identifying the problem – MSK Injury statistics (Burden of Disease Data)

Introduction of FMT Movement Pyramid

History of vibration therapy

Present and Future of vibration therapy as it pertains to human movement and the pain experience

Touch science review. Exteroceptive, interoceptive and kinesthetic components to touch


Hour Two


Vibration Science


Mechanical Effects

Fluid/Vascular Effects

Chemical/Hormonal Effects

Skin-brain Connection

Psychological Effects

Risk Prevention

Research – Vibration effects on pain, human movement, special populations and performance

General Vibration Application Rules (Indications/Contraindications)

Focal Vibration Therapy – General Technique Considerations

Dosage Parameters

Scan, Connect, Ripple Approach


10-minute Break


Hour Three


Effects of Compression and Vibration on the human body

Focal Compressive Vibration Therapy (Scan, Connect, Ripple)

Common MSK Injury applications

Trunk practical applications and case studies

Upper Extremity practical applications and case studies


Hour Four


Lower Extremity – compressive vibration practical application and case studies

Effects of decompression, shear, and vibration on the human body

Decompressive (Cupping) Vibration Therapy

Common Decompression/Vibration Applications:

Trunk – Low Back, Cervical conditions


1 Hour Lunch


Hour Five


Common Applications

Upper Extremity – Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist/Hand

Lower Extremity – Knee, Calf, Foot

Expanded (Somatic-Psychological Approach) View of Pain Science

Introducing the history and application of body psychotherapy and body awareness approached to manual therapy

Somatic/Interoceptive Re-appraisal Process – Emotional Mapping

Holistic Approach to Manual Therapy


Hour Six


Concept: Painting the Area: Novel and Safe Inputs to the Nervous System

Concept: Connect to Stimulus (Combination Vibration Therapy - Compressive/Decompressive Stacking)

Concept: Non-Judgmental Interpretation (What do you Feel?)

Psycho-Social Tactics

Task Positive Network – How to Influence Affective Aspects of Pain and Movement.

Concept: Breath Stacking – adding breath into the treatment experience

Concept: Meaningful Movement Reintroduction

Case Study – See One, Do One, Teach One Approach

Workshop the application of kinesiology tape and compressional floss bands for common MSK injuries.



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, IA, IN, 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, KY, 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.  





AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, TN, VA - FMT Vibration Specialist meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of ATPTA KY (FMT Vibration Specialist 6 Category 1 contact hours), Expiration Date: 8/16/2024. Approval Number 168-APTAKY-2022  


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


KY - approved by the APTA Kentucky, A chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s).  Expiration Date: 8/16/2024. Approval Number: 168-APTAKY-2022. 


NY - FMT Vibration Specialist is approved by NYPTA Approval # NY 23-06-04 for 7.2 hours. 





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





AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI - OT – FMT Vibration Specialist meets continuing education requirements for these State 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.

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