Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Specialization - Online

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Over 19 hours of online content, with the added value of a 250 page eBook.

Functional Soft Tissue Transformation (FSTT) is a comprehensive movement testing and treating process that centers on the individuality of each client.

FSTT takes a different approach from traditional structure based protocols. It is individually context dependent. Structure is respected, yet individual function is the driver of the process.

The intention of the FSTT process is NOT to train a practitioner to fix parts or pathologies ... Instead, to identify and improve dysfunction and create better efficiency in movement/function... there Is a BIG DIFFERENCE

Manual applications shared in FSTT are simply mechanical loads that are applied to the tissues to create positive adaptation in movement/function.

Utilizing the Global / Local / Global spectrum method, learn how to identify abnormal tensions in the body, select appropriate loading for testing and treating, create a plan to improve energy efficient movement integrity.

Combining the principles of Applied Functional ScienceĀ® with your existing skill sets and experience, learn how to take an individualized approach to further enhancing client function.

Whether you are just starting on your journey of Applied Functional ScienceĀ® or are looking to continue growing, FSTT will provide a new experience by sharing a principle based process to understand for whom and what type of manual loading is safe and appropriate with the intention of improved function.

All Modules and exams (70% pass rate) are required.

Continuing Education

FSTT is approved for the following:

ACSM 19 Contact Hours



ISSA - 20 CEU Hours


NATABOC 19 CE hours (Category A)


PTA Global 19 CECs

Physical Therapy Associations

New York 22.8 CEH

Ohio - 20.75 Contact Hours

Texas 22 CCUs

Redefine Health Education approved in the following states. (21 Contact Hours)

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, **Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

**For Florida approval go to CE Broker (use approval# 20-891777) - Course will be listed on CE Broker under Redefine Health Education as the sponsor

Gray Institute is able to supply participants with specific information pertaining to this course if the participant would like to petition for Contact Hours / CEUs in any organizations not pre-approved.

Refund Policy

Gray Institute offers a refund in the form of a credit to use for other Gray Institute Courses, only if the course material has not been started. Once the course material has been started, no refund will be issued.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the primary principles that govern human movement function

2. Identify movement dysfunction / tensional imbalances

3. Choose local tension/treatment options for individual clients

4. Interpret subjective responses regarding stated goals and past history

5. Implement movement / tissue loading strategies based upon client goals and demonstrated movement success

6. Compare the degree of motion and the quality of movement between sides of the body

7. Utilize a collection of algorithms to analyze/treat movement from a functional-anatomical point of view

8. Perform all layer-by-layer loading techniques

9. Develop a principle based plan for the improvement of energy efficient movement

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 70% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Module 1 - FSTT - Introduction
Module 2 - FSTT - Introduction: Principles
Module 3 - FSTT - Subjective Global Load Capacity: Testing / Treating
Module 4 - FSTT - Local Load Capacity: Testing / Treating: Lower Extremity
Module 5 - FSTT - Layer by Layer: Testing / Treating Introduction
Module 6 - FSTT - Layer-By-Layer Load Capacity Testing / Treating: Lower Extremity
Module 7 - FSTT - Local Load Capacity Testing / Treating: Spine Complex
Module 8 - FSTT - Layer-by-Layer Load Capacity: Testing / Treating for the Spine complex
Module 9 - FSTT - Local Load Capacity Testing / Treating: Upper Extremity
Module 10 - FSTT - Layer-By-Layer Load Capacity Testing / Treating: Upper Extremity
Module 11 - FSTT - Conclusion
FSTT Evaluation

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