Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of FMT Certification?

Join a growing number of providers listed on our website as FMT Certified Providers. RockTape will call on FMT Certified Providers  to assist with major sporting events around the country, to include Crossfit Regional Competitions, marathons etc. A great way for you to meet your community under one of the most popular tents at events.

Join our FMT Community with access to the latest research and treatment strategies as they become available.

FMT Certified professionals receive an additional 10% discount on purchases after taking an FMT Certification course.

What are the differences in FMT Certification?

FMT Kinesiology Taping Certifications

FMT BASIC addresses functional kinesiology taping theories and applications for pain*, posture, edema, scars and neurological symptoms.

FMT PERFORMANCE builds on FMT BASIC concepts, with an emphasis on functional kinesiology taping for myofascial pathways to improve movement and enhance performance.

FMT GERIATRICS introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional kinesiology taping methods for geriatric population,

FMT PEDIATRICS introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods with the pediatric population.

FMT EQUINE integrates functional kinesiology taping to improve rehabilitation, sports performance, joint range of motion and muscle function in the equine population.

FMT CANINE integrates functional kinesiology taping methods to reduce or control pain*, manage swelling or edema, improve neurosensory awareness, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the canine throughout the rehabilitation process.

FMT IASTM Certifications

FMT BLADES will review screening dysfunctional movement patterns and utilizing soft tissue tools to improve patient treatment. The anatomy, physiology and MOST IMPORTANTLY the neurology of myofascial soft tissue work is covered, along with supporting research.

FMT BLADES ADVANCED introduces the concept of skin/fascial/nerve gliding and neuro-sensory pain* modulation via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Movement utilizing a rubber sleeve for added tissue traction, as well as, using a hair comb attachment for pain* modulation via specific mechano-reception stimulation.

FMT Cupping and Flossing Certifications

FMT RockFloss Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial/nerve gliding to help reduce tissue swelling, improve movement and modulate pain* with the use of ‘compression band floss’.

FMT RockPods Certification introduces the concept of skin/fascial decompression to help improve tissue mobility, improve movement and modulate pain* with the use of myofascial cups.

Are there any prerequisites for your FMT Certification Courses?

FMT Kinesiology Taping Certifications

FMT BASIC – no prerequisites.

FMT PERFORMANCE – FMT BASIC is a prerequisite for FMT PERFORMANCE.

FMT GERIATRICS – no prerequisites.

FMT PEDIATRICS – no prerequisites.

FMT EQUINE – 2 hour online FMT EQUINE Course required before the 8 hour live FMT EQUINE course.

FMT CANINE – 2 hour online FMT CANINE Course required before the 8 hour live FMT EQUINE course.

FMT IASTM Certifications

FMT BLADES – no prerequisites.

FMT BLADES ADVANCED – FMT Blades suggested as a prerequisite, not mandated.

FMT Cupping and Flossing Certifications

FMT ROCKPODS – no prerequisites.

FMT ROCKFLOSS – no prerequisites.

How can I obtain my FMT Certifications?

Attend a live course – Click here.

Take an online course – Click here.

Host a clinic in your area – Contact us.

Who can attend an FMT Certification?

FMT BASIC – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT PERFORMANCE – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT GERIATRICS – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT PEDIATRICS – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT EQUINE – Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Osteopathic Physicians, Equine Chiropractors, Equine Physical Therapists, Equine Massage Therapists/BodyWorkers and Equine trainers with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT CANINE – Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Osteopathic Physicians, Equine Chiropractors, Canine Physical Therapists and Canine Massage Therapists/BodyWorkers  with all levels of experience with taping.

FMT BLADES – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with manual therapy, must be qualified to deliver manual therapy under professional license. (DC, PT, LMT, ATC, OT, LAC etc)

FMT BLADES ADVANCED – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with manual therapy, must be qualified to deliver manual therapy under professional license. (DC, PT, LMT, ATC, OT, LAC etc)

FMT ROCKPODS – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with manual therapy.

FMT ROCKFLOSS – Practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with manual therapy.

I have taken other Kinesiology taping courses, can I skip FMT Basic and take FMT Performance?

No. Our FMT BASIC kinesiology taping certification  lays the foundation for understanding FMT’s approach to kinesiology taping and outlines many of the differences in taping applications vs other courses. There will be new things to learn and other taping applications to ‘unlearn’ before moving onto FMT PERFORMANCE. For this reason, we require you to take the FMT BASIC course before moving onto the FMT PERFORMANCE course.

 

 

How long do my FMT certifications last?

As long as you do.

How many continuing education credits are available for each course?

Depending on class size, state regulations and focus, CEUs may be offered at FMT Certifications. Please see the details for specific classes which can be found in the RockTape store.

How do I get listed as an FMT certified online provider?

Once you attend an FMT Certification Course you will receive an email with a link to the form you need to complete to be listed on our site. Please remember that you must have made a purchase of products before being listed. Your name will then appear in our ‘Find a FMT Certified Provider” search.

Can I use your FMT Certifcation Names, Logos and show off my certification?

Yes, you can and you should! Feel free to take them directly from our pages!

What if I can't attend a course I signed up for? Can I transfer to another course?

Of course! That’s no issue.

What is your cancellation policy?

25% fee for registration cancellations made less than 2 weeks before scheduled class date.

I want to host an FMT Certification at my clinic!

Email us for more information.

I've taken a course before. Is there a reduced fee for taking the course again?

Yes – 50% off for previous FMT customers taking the same course. Email us to get registered.

Do you give group discounts?

We sure do, for greater than 5 people – email us your group size. Contact us.

What do I need to bring to a course?

All class supplies are provided, wear loose clothing. Shorts preferable.