What do all these certifications stand for?
ART (Active Release Technique)
“ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.” Read more
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
“The CCSP® certification requires post-graduate education in chiropractic sports medicine or a closely related discipline.” Read more
CrossFit Level One
Has taken the CrossFit Level One certification course and passed the exam. Read more
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
“Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.” Read more
Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.
“Earning the DACBSP certification requires successful completion of a written exam, a six-station practical exam, a written project, and 100 hours of practical experience in the field.” Read more
Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab.
“FAKTR incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive protocol to treat common disorders of the muskuloskeletal system and complicated injuries quickly and easily with impressive results.” Read more
Functional Movement Screen
“The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the product of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosophy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research.” Read more
“Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.” Read more
“The McKenzie Method of MDT is a reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in hands or feet.” Read more
Corrective Exercise Specialist. A certification granted by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Read more
Certified Personal Trainer. A certification granted by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Read more
Performance Enhancement Specialist. A certification granted by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Read more
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, as certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Read more
Postural Restoration Institute
“The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. Our mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment that addresses the primary contributions of postural kinematic movement dysfunction.” Read more
Certified in either applying RockTape or RockTape’s Functional Movement Techniques. Read more
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
“The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.” Read more
“The SFG Curriculum consists of two levels—SFG I and SFG II—and is our flagship program, developed and refined by StrongFirst Founder and Chairman, Pavel Tsatsouline. We hold the highest standards in the industry, and the SFG is the most sought-after and respected kettlebell instructor credential in existence.” Read more
Titleist Performance Institute
Designed for golf teaching professionals, medical practitioners and fitness trainers, the TPI Certification program is an evidence based, educational pathway designed to teach industry professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing.” Read more
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