FMT RockPods & RockFloss Certification Syllabus

FMT RockPods Course Outline (8AM – 3PM)

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:
  • Tactile
  • 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 5

  • 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 6

  • 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

Q/A

FMT RockFloss Course Outline (8AM – 3PM)

Hour One

  • Review framework of the RockTape Movement Pyramid
  • Understand the neuroanatomy, skin and fascia and how it relates to today's course
  • Review the current literature related to banded floss techniques for fascial gliding.
  • Define Time Under Pressure (TUP)
  • Review safety of applications
  • Flossing indications/contraindications

Hour Two

  • Introducing skin/fascial screening process
  • Introduce and practice use of floss as it relates to direction and pressure
  • Types of Treatments:
  • Tissue related Compression/Shearing
  • Joint Related Centration
  • Protocol Introduction (swelling, function, fascial glide, targeted, external cueing)
  • Treatment positions graded exposure techniques related to the treatment process

10 minute break

Hour Three

  • Learn, practice and perform specific applications of flossing:
  • Swelling Control/Proprioception (Lower Extremity)
  • Function (80% Rules)
  • Lower Extremity (foot/ankle, knee, hip)
  • Tissue Glide (glide)
  • Loading and Off-loading
  • Targeted Treatments (X application - Lower Extremity)

1 hour lunch break

Hour Four

  • Learn, practice and perform specific applications of flossing:
  • Swelling Control/Proprioception (Upper Extremity)
  • Tissue related (glide)
  • Loading and Off-loading
  • Function (80% Rules)
  • Upper extremity (hand/wrist, elbow, shoulder)
  • Targeted Treatments ((X application - Upper Extremity)
  • MSK US demonstration

Hour 5

  • Learn, practice and perform specific applications of flossing:
  • External Cueing Techniques:
  • Breathing Assessment
  • Floss treatments for Rib cage/diaphragm
  • Floss treatment for Upper Shoulder Girdle/Ribs/Clavicle
  • Floss treatment for Positional Corrections of Upper/Lower Extremity

Hour 6

  • Condition Specific Applications
  • Instituting protocol of Progression and regression for specific conditions
  • Case studies

Q/A