FR® Release is an advanced and comprehensive system of musculoskeletal assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. One of the most important factors separating FR® certifications from other manual therapy seminars is its focus on communicating the scientific basis behind the techniques to produce LASTING soft tissue changes in your clients and patients.
Divided by body region into 3 parts (Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Spine), Functional Range Release® certification seminars consist of 2 days of hands on training, along with mandatory online lecture material outlining the scientific basis for the system. Each certification takes participants through all of the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitative techniques inherent to the system for each body region.
FR® Online Seminars
Our online format includes 2 days live with our FR Master Instructors with additional pre-recorded lectures and educational material provided before the seminar to allow for a practical-focused two days. The live, online seminar will include detailed review of Functional Palpation® and Functional Range Release® techniques with drills, practical break-out sessions and live individual feedback from our Master Instructors to ensure you feel competent in applying FR® in your practice. It is strongly recommended to have a partner to practice on during the online seminar. Through your member’s portal, you will have access to detailed video demonstrations of FP® and FR® to allow you to hone your skill well after the seminar.
Although we will not physically be in the room together, please know that the level of education we will be providing and the supporting materials and live-support you will receive will make for an equally impressive experience from the comfort of your own home or clinic.
Seminar topics include:
How FR® Release is a component of Functional Range Systems – A system of joint health optimization and MSK health management.
Understanding REAL outcome measures which we can change with FR® Release techniques
Assessment using FUNCTIONAL PALPATION SYSTEMS® including a full anatomy review of the region.
Practice the skill of soft tissue palpation and structure identification to increase the accuracy of assessment and success of treatment.
BioFlow Anatomy – Learn about the extent of continuity found in human tissue at a cellular, sub cellular, and molecular level, and how this new model has revolutionized assessment and intervention of musculoskeletal conditions.
How the application of passive and active force alters connective tissue structure.
A review of the scientific literature which led to the development of the FR Release® soft tissue management system.
What differentiates FR® from other soft tissue management systems and why it is at the forefront of manual medicine. Time & intent of soft tissue application and how this is different than any other soft tissue management system to date.
The Layering Technique to improve assessment and treatment specificity.
Epimysial Grooves and their significance in FP® and FR®
Understanding intervention selection based on specific outcome measures identified in FR® Soft tissue assessment
Understanding when specific interventions are warranted and the progression from “treatment” into “training”
Upon successful completion of a seminar and our online competency exam, the participant will be offered a certification by Functional Anatomy Seminars. This certification will allow the participant to announce themselves as FR® or FRC® (depending on the seminar taken) certified for the purposes of advertising. They will also be included on our websites ‘Find a Provider’ network.
To be eligible to receive an FR certification and be listed in our Find-A-Provider section under FR®, you must be a licensed manual therapist. This may include chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered message therapist and osteopaths. This is dependent on your location of practice and governing bodies. It is up to you to understand what is within your scope of practice.
FR® Spine Certification (North America/South America)- ONLINE SEMINAR
PLEASE NOTE: As you are taking this as a non-therapist and prohibited from manually working on patients, you will not receive a certificationin FR® Release or listed in our Find A Provider section under FR®.
Attending this course as a certified FRCms is for educational purposes only to fully expand your understanding of the FRS System as a whole.
NOTE TO MANUAL THERAPY STUDENTS:You DO NOT qualify for the Non-Therapist rate. If you are interested in attending, please select the Student Rate from the main FR® section when confirming your spot.
Non-Therapist FR® Spine Certification (North America/South America)- ONLINE SEMINAR
Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), is a system of joint health optimization based on scientific principals and research. These 2-day seminars are designed for both Fitness & Health Professionals and includes online learning, lectures, as well as active practice in a gym setting. Note that although the active practice component will involve practice/performance of FRC® principals, the certification seminars are NOT SIMPLY TRAINING SEMINARS. Their purpose rather is to teach participants how to apply/integrate FRC® into exercise programs.
The FRC® Online Format
Our online seminar includes two 5-hour days, live with a team of FRS Instructors. Each day includes live lectures with a multi-media educational experience for all types of learners, practical break-out sessions and live interaction with our instructors throughout the seminar. Online seminars also include unlimited access to additional educational resources to review before and after your seminar.
Although we will not physically be in the room together, please know that the level of education we will be providing and the supporting materials and live-support you will receive will make for an equally impressive experience from the comfort of your own home or gym.
The seminar covers a variety of concepts including (but not limited to):
The Physiology of Stretching
Progressive tissue loading & adaptation
Cellular Morphogenesis & Biophysics
Upon successful completion of an FRC® seminar and our online exam, the participant will receive the FRC® Mobility Specialist (FRCms) designation offered by Functional Anatomy Seminars. This certification will allow participants to announce themselves as certified FRC® Mobility Specialists for the purposes of advertising. They will also be included on our website, in our ‘Find-A-Provider’ network and will have access to ongoing, free continuing education.
The KINSTRETCH® Level I Instructor certification program is open to those who have successfully completed the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) certification. Once the KINSTRETCH® seminar is competed, in order to become a registered instructor and utilize this title you will have to successfully pass the online test which will critique your ability to hold/teach/instruct a Kinstretch class. In addition you will have to set up your monthly licensing payments. Details regarding testing and licensing fees will be discussed at the seminar.
Online Kinstretch® Format
Our online seminar includes two 5-hour days live with a team FRS Instructors. Each day includes live lectures with a heavy emphasis on practical application and break-out practice sessions. Live interaction with our instructors provides all attendees with ample opportunity to ask questions and to ensure they feel competent in applying the Kinstretch® methodologies. Online seminars will also include unlimited access to additional educational resources to review before and after your seminar.
QUALIFICATION: PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING (FRC®) CERTIFICATION.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MONTHLY LICENSING FEE, $100/MONTH OR $1000/YEAR IF PAID ANNUALLY, FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO TEST FOR CERTIFICATION AND RECEIVE INSTRUCTOR STATUS – DETAILS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SEMINAR
*IN SOME INSTANCES, WE DO OFFER BACK-TO-BACK FRC® AND KINSTRETCH® SEMINARS – IN THAT EVENT, YOU CAN PRE-REGISTER FOR BOTH SEMINARS WITHOUT ISSUE.
KINSTRETCH® Level I Instructor Certification (Espanol) - ONLINE SEMINAR
Now a 2-Day seminar, FRA® is open to those who have successfully completed either the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) and/or one of the Functional Range Release (FR®) certification seminars.
Functional Range Assessment (FRA®) will build on the systematic concepts of the FR® and FRC® systems, this time focusing on how to quantify a client’s basic movement capacity. In doing so, it will allow you to better prioritize your management decisions as it provides you with a better understanding of the patient/clients’ needs and where they fit within the spectrum of the Functional Anatomy Systems.
FRA® Online Format
Our online seminar includes two 5-hour days live with our Master Instructors. To get the most out of your experience, it is recommended you have a partner to practice the FRA® procedures. Day 1 includes live multi-media lectures and practical application of the linear assessment portion of the FRA®. Day 2 includes live multi-media lectures, practical application of the rotational assessment portion of the FRA®, how to interpret findings, FRS® programming and clinical decision making. At the end of the seminar, attendees will feel competent in performing the Functional Range Assessment®, interpreting findings and making clinical and coaching decisions based on FRS® principles. Throughout the seminar, you can interact live with the Master Instructors to ensure you understand the content and procedures, just like our live seminars. Participants will also have unlimited access to extra course material to continue learning and hone their FRA® skills well after completion of the seminar.
Although we will not physically be in the room together, please know that the level of education we will be providing, the supporting materials and the live-support you will receive will make for an equally impressive experience from the comfort of your own home or facility.
The seminar covers a variety of concepts including (but not limited to):
FRA® measurement procedures
Advanced Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs) assessment and interpretation
Removing confirmation biases during assessment
Neurophysiology as it applies to the Functional Anatomy Systems
Dynamic Systems Theory as it relates to movement creation and interpretation
Advanced FRC® programming
Advanced clinical assessment and interpretation
Upon successful completion of an FRA® seminar and an online exam, the participant will receive the FRA® Specialist (FRAs) designation offered by Functional Anatomy Seminars. This certification will allow participants to announce themselves as certified FRA® Specialists for the purposes of advertising. They will also be included on our website, in our ‘Find-A-Provider’ network and will have access to ongoing, free continuing education.