As a RockTape instructor I both teach and have taken all of the RockTape courses. FMT Basic/Performance changed my life and the way I practice. I know it may sound a bit extreme, but it was exactly what I needed at that time and it opened my eyes to a ton of other resources. All of our courses are excellent. Our most recent addition to the series is FMT Blades, our IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) course. Or, as we like to call it IANSM (Instrument Assisted Neurosensory Modulation).
Based out of Australia, they’re leading the way in terms of pain science and treating. David Butler and Lorimer Mosely are the two biggest names, and Explain Pain is a book that every clinician should have.
One of the first courses I took as a new grad. It has totally shaped how I assess and view the body.
Welcome to the new kids on the block. A course that truly shows you that the human you are treating is so much more than just muscle and bone. When you combine neuroscience and movement, the possibilities are endless, the results incredible, and your assessment that much more complete.
Breathing, meets functionality, meets performance, meets exposure to the elements. This is THE breathing course that I recommend. Control your breath, control your life.
Andreo Spina’s hugely popular course. Has totally blown up. The FRC course focuses on movement while his FR courses focus on manual techniques. I have no real desire to take his manual course, so, I can’t comment on those. If you’re looking for a system to help work on mobility, here is one option for ya.
They have 3 different basic courses, and I’ve taken their Postural Respiration course. A bit mechanical in terms of their explanations, and this is NOT a course for the newbie. Heavy material and dense concepts, but, definitely a few good takeaways.
Pelvic floor courses; obviously most applicable for folks looking to get into pelvic floor treatment
Created by Tracy Sher as an incredibly informative resource for pelvic floor issues, Tracy has expanded and begun teaching courses and mentoring students. Definitely a must for those interested in anything pelvic floor related.
Tied in nicely with my pelvic floor stuff but is truly appropriate for any practitioner. We MUST pay more attention to the gut.
Primal Movement Chains: Moving Beyond Mobility – An awesome 2 day course put on by my mentor, Dr. Perry Nickelston. Talking all things movement.
I’ve only taken level 1 and will likely stop there, but I can see how it can serve as an excellent addition to what I’m already doing.
I took this course quite a few years ago as a new grad but it was an excellent introduction to gait and the like
This is online and not nearly as good as the SFMA, but did get a few pearls out of it.