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Functional Movement Techniques Series: FMT Blades
Functional Movement Techniques Series: FMT Blades

Where:  DULUTH, MN

When:  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Best Value on the Market for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization!
FMT Blades introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The tools may be hard–edged, but the techniques don't need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes. The FMT Blades certification will review screening dysfunctional movement patterns and utilize soft tissue tools to improve patient outcomes. The anatomy, physiology, and neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered. IASTM intervention strategies will also be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care in a workshop, hands-on environment.

What to Bring:

  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing – shorts are best for the bottom half. Access to the skin is very important to allow for tool and tape workshop experience.


  • RockTape will supply instruments, tape, scissors, and skin emollient.

  • Recognize the myofascial sequencing model


  • Articulate the theory and science of IASTM


  • Identify neuroanatomy of the fascial subsystem


  • Demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty motor patterns


  • Master functional taping applications for Performance Chains


  • Integrate tool assisted fascial tooling with functional kinesiology taping to change movement quality and presentation

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Massage Therapists

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Chiropractic Physicians

JOE LAVACCA, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, SFMA

JOSEPH LaVACCA, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, SFMA is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. He also has certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape. Dr. LaVacca is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping, and movement assessment/performance screening. He is a nationwide speaker and frequently teaches healthcare practitioners about Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles.

Athletic Trainers
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Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 8.0 CEUs will be awarded.


Exercise Physiologists
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The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Vyne Education, LLC. meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2016-December 2019). Providership #650699. This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 8 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.


Massage Therapists
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Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 8 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.8 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process..

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Minnesota: This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 8 hours of continuing education hours, category 1, (Approval #9589) for Physical Therapists.

Chiropractors: Minnesota:
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Credit applied for by: National University of Health Sciences, Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education 200 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard, IL 60148 (630) 889-6622.

Chiropractors: Wisconsin:
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Credit applied for by: National University of Health Sciences, Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education 200 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard, IL 60148 (630) 889-6622.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 8 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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