The FFT foundation course is designed to provide students with an introduction to fascia needling on areas of the body utilizing the FSN Needle, ROM assessment, treatment skills, and techniques specific to the field of myofascial pain and muscle dysfunction. This course will incorporate prior learning of myofascial pain, trigger points, and their referral patterns.
The 2 day FFT training course offers practitioners of various backgrounds another safe and effective tool in their toolbox to quickly address both MSK and internal complaints with minimal discomfort for the patient.
The course also includes unique needling techniques. The first day will be focused on the upper body, while the second day will be focused on the lower body. Handouts will be provided, including fascial planes of the body and a guide to insertion of the FSN needle per area.
After passing the final clinical and written exams, the title of FFTp will be earned and can be used as a professional credential.
*depending on state/province
All Physiotherapists must take our course through Myopain Seminars.
FSN (Fu’s Subcutaneous Needle) invented by Dr. Zhonghua Fu in 1996, is a new age, innovative therapy for the treatment of myofascial pain and muscle dysfunction based on the research and clinical findings of Dr. D. Simons and Dr. Janet G. Travell.
FSN has its roots in Chinese medicine and the classic text (Huangdi Neijing), which can be observed with the distal insertion of the needle. The application of FSN and chosen areas of insertion, however, does not follow Chinese medicine principles such as the “meridian theory” or acupuncture points, etc. Instead, FSN abstains from the muscle and deep fascia layers and is confined only to the subcutaneous layer where collagen fibers are most abundant, relying heavily on palpation skills and neuroanatomy to determine the area of insertion. As the subcutaneous layer is poorly innervated, pain is less than other needling therapies.
FSN is also currently being used successfully to treat non-musculoskeletal conditions; however more research is to be carried out to conclude these findings.