What is Functional Soft Tissue Transformation?

Functional Soft Tissue Transformation (FSTT) is a comprehensive movement testing and treating process that centers on the individuality of each client. Combining the principles of Applied Functional Science® with your existing skill sets and experience, you will learn how to take an individualized approach to further enhancing client function.


When you enroll in the FSTT online specialization, you’ll receive 19+ hours of professionally-developed video content and a 250+ page eBook as an additional resource for in-depth study. Learn at your own pace and work around your busy schedule. Movement professionals that complete FSTT will be able to identify movement dysfunction, compare the degree of motion and the quality of movement between sides of the body, perform layer-by-layer loading techniques, and develop a principle based plan for the improvement! Learn more

Live (Includes Automatic Access to the Online Content)

In our two-day intensive, practitioners will utilize a simple-to-follow formula for assessing and addressing the soft tissue complex. We will analyze motion with an emphasis on aberrant tension development, followed by strategies to address findings. Attendees will spend hands-on time adding to their assessment skills both globally (off table) and locally (on table) and will also receive automatic access to the online course for additional study! Find a Live Event in your area.

Upcoming Events

Start Date - End Date Topic City, State Location Brochure Price Register
May 18th, 2019 -
May 19th, 2019
Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Wenatchee, WA BioSports Physical Therapy SOLD OUT
Jul 27th, 2019 -
Jul 28th, 2019
Functional Soft Tissue Transformation New York, NY Finish Line Physical Therapy $895.00 Register
Aug 3rd, 2019 -
Aug 4th, 2019
Functional Soft Tissue Transformation Palatine, IL Body Mind Learn Center $895.00 Register
Aug 10th, 2019 -
Aug 11th, 2019
Functional Soft Tissue Transformation El Segundo, CA Meyer Institute of Sport $895.00 Register

Benefits of fstt


Live demonstrations of treatment


Provide more effective treatment


Join like-minded individuals onsite


Receive a comprehensive course manual

Personal trainers, physical therapists, and coaches benefit from Functional Soft Tissue Transformation events by Gray Institute.

Who is FSTT for?

This course is designed by practitioners for practitioners! Designed to give you practical, objective results that you can use immediately. Professionals include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assistants Personal Trainers,
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Physicians
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Osteopaths
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Coaches
    Approved from CEH through ACSM 16 CEH, New York PTA Online 22.8 CEH, Live 18 CEH. PROCERT is pending as is NASM/AFAA, and Ohio PTA. 

FSTT Frequently Asked Questions


How is this different than other soft tissue courses?

Although we believe you should learn from everyone. Our course is founded on movement, functional-individual movement. Therefore, in evaluation/assessment your focus will be on how the patient/client moves not listed/labeled structures. This changes the application of techniques dramatically as it involves an immediate thought process as opposed to a memorized protocol. No protocols only processes that empower you to be a more proficient practitioner.

What should I wear to the course?

This course is 90% hands-on, which means you will be moving and being moved. Please bring or wear shorts for the lower extremity courses and sports bra for the spine and upper extremity courses.

What is the attendee instructor ratio?

All attendees will practice with instructors with EVERY procedure. The class size is small for this reason. We want to ensure you feel comfortable applying what you learned immediately. In fact we will stay late if needed.

What Our Members are Saying

Portrait of David Tiberio

“ The soft tissue ... is the perfect complement to functional rehabilitation and training. It is consistent with the principles of Applied Functional Science, and working directly on the tissues facilitates the efficient movement patterns that we all seek ”

David Tiberio, Ph.D.

Independent Personal Trainer

“ The flow and creativity of the FSST approach to soft tissues are supported by the science of fascial release. The tools that I have acquired attending this course truly is priceless to any therapist ”

Henry Rivera

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Gray Institute will change your life and help you be life changing to others!

Markell Marler

Movement Professional