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Providing quality continuing education for healthcare professionals since 1990.

Continuing Education Certification for Healthcare Professionals

Sports Therapy Certification and SFMA Certification course taught by Dr. Michael Voight

Advances in Clinical Education offers several different continuing education certifications for healthcare professionals. Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and the Scrape, Tape, and Move Certification course that offers certification in both IASTM (Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and Kinesiology & Biomechanical Dynamic Taping. The SFMA and Scrape, Tape, and Move IASTM/Taping certifications can be obtained by taking traditional continuing education courses followed by a testing process, while the FMS can be obtained through an online course followed by an online test.

SFMA CEU Certification

SFMA certification is open to all licensed healthcare professionals. Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) allows healthcare professionals to breakdown dysfunctional movement and identify specific impairments that are leading to the overall dysfunction. By utilizing a systematic approach, practitioners are able to quickly identify mobility and/or stability impairments which allow them to spend more time focusing on specific treatment using their specialized skill sets. SFMA certification is taught in a traditional continuing education course model that offers professionals an algorithmic approach to the evaluation of movement. Following SFMA CEU Course, participants will be offered the opportunity to take a certification exam assessing their competency in the fundamental principles of the SFMA. SFMA Certification is perfect for anyone seeking a more efficient evaluation method to allow for the most effective treatment of patients.

Scrape, Tape & Move: Foundation to Function Certification Course

Scrape, Tape, and Move: The Foundation to Function certification course starts up where the SFMA diagnostic course leaves off. It is of paramount importance to come up with the correct movement diagnosis yet after that, heath care professions need to have an efficient tool set to maximize their patient care both during their time in clinic and supplemental home exercise. This Level 2 course teaches healthcare professionals how to use the SFMA and other movement related findings to guide their interventions – from techniques to restore mobility to reprogramming motor control dysfunctions. With your movement system findings, you can prioritize where to start your treatment plan. This systematic approach will help clinicians to be more efficient and effective while treating movement related dysfunctions. This Level 2 course builds upon the SFMA 3 R’s approach (Restore-Reinforce-Reload) to help restore normal movement patterns. The goal of the Scrape, Tape, and Move: Foundation to Function course is to include cutting edge tools, techniques, and methods that drastically increase the efficiency of the therapist time, while at the same time maintaining the highest level of patient care. Currently, we incorporate certifications in IASTM and Kinesiology/Biomechanical Dynamic Taping. In addition to mobility resets and taping reinforcements, motor reprogramming strategies will be emphasized based upon the neurodevelopmental perspective. Specific rehabilitative strategies and exercise techniques will serve to help guide motor control programming.

IASTM – Instrument Assited Soft Tissue Mobilization

Participants who successfully complete the Scrape, Tape, and Move: Foundation to Function Course and pass both the IASTM practical and written exam will achieve the level one IASTM Certification awarded by the Academy of Human Movement. This course will prepare you with the foundational knowledge and fundamental skills required to get started utilizing IASTM techniques first thing Monday morning.

Taping Certifications

Participants who successfully complete the Scrape, Tape, and Move: Foundation to Function Course and pass both the Taping practical and written exam will be awarded certifications in kinesiology and biomechanical (Dynamic) Taping from the Academy of Human Movement. Each of these taping modalities offers an expansion of your toolbox to assist patients and clients in pain control and return to full function.

FMS Certification

FMS CEU Certification is open to all healthcare professionals, strength and conditioning coaches, and personal trainers. The FMS Certification is a screen designed for healthy individuals to establish a movement baseline. By establishing a baseline, trainers, coaches, and medical professionals can determine appropriate programming with regards to training, athletic participation, and return to sport progression. FMS is ideal for patients that have been discharged from physical therapy following an injury. FMS certification helps clinicians track progress with training, identify changes in movement following injury, and allow for better communication between medical, training, and coaching staff.