F.A.P./F.R. Upper Limb - ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (MLB) Medical staff Private seminar Jan 10-13/13
F.A.P. Spine - Toronto, ON, Jan 26-27, 2013 ***SOLD OUT***
F.A.P. Upper Limb - Dec 15-16, 2012 Totum Life Sciences (private seminar) ***SOLD OUT***
F.R. Spine - Toronto, Feb 23-24, 2013
F.R. Introduction - Miami Chiropractic Conference - March 8-10, 2013
F.A.P. Spine - Ottawa, Ontario, April 6-7, 2013
FRC Certification - Toronto, Apr 20-21, 2013 ***NEW - REGISTER NOW***
FRC Certification - Regina, SK, May 4-5, 2013 ***NEW - REGISTER NOW***
F.A.P. Lower Limb - Florida, USA, May 18-19, 2013
FRC Certification - Vancouver, June 8-9, 2013 ***NEW***
F.A.P./F.R. Lower Limb - Athens, Greece, June 27-30, 2013
F.A.P./F.R. Upper Limb - SEATTLE MARINERS (MLB) Medical staff Private seminar Jan 23-26/14
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FAP/FR® ‘SPINE’ Certification in Vancouver
Brought to you by FunctionalAnatomySeminars.com & SomaticSenses.com
Location: LifeMark Sport Medicine at the Richmond Oval
6111 River Road #160, Richmond, BC, Canada
Date: November 1-3, 2013
Cost: $1195 CND
Spaces are limited…register NOW
Combining FAP & FR in this 3-day seminar (with its online component) will prepare participants to effectively manage any musculoskeletal complaint that enters their office by giving them a sound systematic approach encompassing assessment & palpation, as well as treatment & rehabilitation.
Now…I have discussed this topic on this blog in the past, but I really can’t stress it enough – THERE IS SELDOM A SITUATION IN LIFE WHEN THE SCAPULA NEED TO REMAIN STATIONARY. Try accomplishing any activity with the scapula in a set position…I can assure you that it is very difficult. Do to this fact, I find it more than strange that most rehab and/or conditioning programs seldom encourage deviation from the ‘set’ position during training.
Those who have taken their FRC certification can attest to to depth of information that is presented at the seminars regarding SPECIFIC scapular control training…in this video I discuss some of the theoretical points, and then finish with a demo exercise from the FunctionalRangeConditioning.com exercise compendium – Large Circle End-Range Scapular Rotations – a truly FUNCTIONAL challenge/exercise for scapular control.
FRC Cert in Regina, SK, Canada this weekend
FRC Cert in Vancouver, BC, Canada – June 8-9 (Spaces still available -
New seminar date posted: FAP/FR® ‘LOWER LIMB’ 3-DAY CERTIFICATION seminar (with online component) in Toronto
Date: September 20-22, 2013
Location: The Toronto Best Western Hotel & Conference centre
Functional Anatomy Seminars are committed to improvement. As such, we have decided to combine the F.A.P. and F.R.® seminars for this 3-DAY event, which will include a significant, and mandatory online lecture component. For those who have already completed the F.A.P. Lower Limb seminar, you are invited to attend and will only have to pay the difference.
Spaces will be LIMITED.
***Here is an overview of the two systems:
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMIC PALPATION SYSTEMS (F.A.P.)™ – an advanced system of soft tissue palpation and assessment. In F.A.P.™ seminars, participants come away with impressive ability to localize even the most specific anatomical structures. Further to that, the seminar teaches a method of assessment that provides the participant with an unprecedented ability to not only localize, but also diagnose, analyze, and define soft tissue lesions such that their treatment specificity, and efficiency is then greatly improved. While most systems only loosely define their targets giving them unscientific names such as ‘adhesions’, and then expect the practitioner to somehow automatically develop the tools and ability to locate their presence, with F.A.P.™ the target tissue/lesions are CLEARLY defined, thus providing them with the ability to locate them, define them, and use their palpatory findings as an outcome measure in order to guide treatment. One of our former students described the F.A.P.™ system as “the ability to see with you hands.”
FUNCTIONAL RANGE RELEASE (F.R.)® technique – an advanced system of soft tissue release and rehabilitation. Following the F.A.P.™ portion of the seminar which enhances palpatory skill and tissue assessment, we will then train participants in the F.R.® system of soft tissue management. The F.R.® system uses an evidence-guide approach to the management of soft tissue injury and functional enhancement. It was derived out of the most current research on soft tissue histology & cellular morphology/biophysics as opposed to many other treatment systems, which only consider gross anatomy in the guidance of their protocols. Following the seminar, certified practitioners will have an in-depth understanding of soft tissue mechanics at a cellular level, and will understand the principals of F.R.® application as they pertain to treatment, and rehabilitation. Also included in F.R.® training is Dr. Spina now infamous PAIL’s & RAIL’s (Progressive & Regressive Angular Isometric Loading) techniques which have been used successfully in the rehabilitation of various physical conditions.
In combination, this 3-day seminar (with its online component) will prepare participants to effectively manage ANY musculoskeletal complaint that enters their office by giving them a sound systematic approach encompassing assessment & palpation, as well as treatment & rehabilitation.
Read what Neil Rampe of the Arizona Diamondbacks MLB medical staff had to say about the FAP/FR® seminars:
I will be frank with you as I believe that this is the best, and only way to get this point firmly across before any treatment plan is commenced. This short note is in response to your specific claim that the “last guy” didn’t “fix” you.
Now, before we get into the specifics let me start by saying this….we don’t “fix” anything. We do not have magic hands that somehow heal tissues that are damaged. All we do is induce changes, or alter the ‘environment’ of the tissues such that they will be better able to heal themselves and accept physical training (which is what ‘fix’s’ things). But aside from what we do….lets discuss what YOU do.
First of all, it is not your ‘right’ to be pain free…nor to be ‘healthy.’ There is no universal power that is monitoring your health status. In fact, from an evolutionary perspective, the commonality of body aches and pains makes perfect sense. In evolutionary biology there is a well known concept referred to as the “Caveman Principal” which states that humans have not undergone any substantial physical (or mental) alterations in over 100, 000 years. What that tells us is that your mind and body still functions as if you are living in a forest/jungle and your life’s work includes only hunting and gathering food requiring countless hours of physical exertion with intermittent periods of rest (when it is dark out so as not to be eaten by nocturnal predators). As such, the body does not understand driving in a car, sitting to watch a movie, talking on a cell phone, lazy-boy recliners, and countless other technological innovations that have been developed within the last say 100 years (to be generous)…and from an evolutionary perspective, the time-span of 100 does not even register as any amount of time at all. Thus, while you are sitting hunched over at your desk for 8 hours per day staring at your computer while talking on the phone and sipping your high fat vanilla chi latte (with 3 sugars), your are doing so in a physical form that isn’t even accustom to a bipedal posture from an evolutionary sense.
What am I getting at? Well, civilization has forced our bodies far from doing the activities that we were designed for as hunter-gatherers. Thus, in order to compensate for said fact, a considerable amount of WORK is required in order to maintain the human form and REDUCE the risk of injury and pain (notice I said reduce and not prevent which is impossible). By work I mean MOVING in order to increase physical capacity…ie. exercise.
We are DESIGNED to do physical activity on a regular, daily, hourly basis. When you were told by your GP that you should do 20 min/day of ‘mild’ physical activity his recommendation was based not on what YOU need, rather on epidemiological studies that look to decrease the mortality rate of the human race by a fraction of a percentage (or something of the sort). YOU, as a separate physical entity/being, require more… a lot more….or at least you do if you want to be ‘healthy’ and function well. Which begs the ultimate question, “do you WANT to be healthy?”
Now before you answer, please consider what I mentioned above, and the fact that your health is not a right bestowed upon you as reward from simply being born. You can “want” something…or WANT something, there is a difference. YOUR health takes WORK….and quite a bit of it. I cannot give you YOUR health. I can only inform you of what YOU are required to do in order to achieve and maintain it. There is no need to negotiate with me, as I don’t make the rules. In fact, I am living with the same rules that you are. My medical training did not include the ‘secret’ to health and longevity. There is no secret. I simply do what you are supposed to do. You have been told by several people that exercise is good for you…that eating fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts/seeds is good for you…that getting sleep is good for you…that stress reduction is good for you…that meditation is good for you….that moving is good for you. Unless you have lived under a rock for your whole life, you know what to do. “What to do” takes effort, and commitment by YOU…not me.
So I ask again….do YOU WANT to be healthy?
Dr. Andreo A. Spina
…just another human
Tweets from @DrAndreoSpina
#mobility can not b acquired by “stretching with bands”…2 believe this implies a lack of understanding of what mobility is
- according to Ingber, even DNA & RNA are thought to be prestressed tensegrity structures
#fascia cannot fully account for the continuity of the human form. No single tissue can
- accord. 2 Folland (2005) the summation of various angles of improved MVC using isometrics had been shown 2⬆ isokinetic function
#Flow : a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is FULLY immersed in a feeling of energized focus
- train 2 prepare the body for all
#movement…not for “the movement.” You can only “correct” a movement with movement practice
- breathing has an immediate effect on the ANS…the ANS has an immediate effect on performance. This is SCIENCE…not fringe
- Load is the language of all tissues. They will listen…they just require repetition and time to answer
- if proper position can’t be maintained isometrically…it likely can’t be controlled dynamically