Functional Soft Tissue Transformation (FSTT) | Gray Institute

Who, What, and Why 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. FSTT takes a different approach from traditional structure-based protocols. It is individually context dependent. Structure is respected, yet individual function is the driver of the process.

The intention of the FSTT process is NOT to train a practitioner to fix parts or pathologies. Instead, it is to identify and improve dysfunction and create better efficiency in movement/function... there is a BIG DIFFERENCE. Manual applications shared in FSTT are simply mechanical loads that are applied to the tissues to create positive adaptation in movement/function.

Utilizing the Global / Local / Manual Movement Spectrum, learn how to identify abnormal tensions in the body, select appropriate loading for testing and treating, create a plan to improve movement integrity. Ask yourself…

  • Do you follow a principle-based process that gives you the confidence to navigate the complexity of human movement?
  • Is your practice individual and context dependent or structure and protocol driven?
  • Are you aware of the current research on connective tissue and what manual input can and cannot do?
  • Can you easily explain to your client/patient your decisions for testing and treating?
  • Would you like to break out of the mold and provide services for which clients/patients are willing to pay out of pocket?
  • Would you like to use your creativity and problem-solving skills to make everyday a fun and positive experience for you and your client/patients?

Is FSTT Right for You?

This course is designed by practitioners for practitioners! Designed to give you practical, objective results that you can use immediately.


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FSTT is approved for the following:

  • ACSM 16 Contact Hours
  • AFAA 15 CEUs
  • NASM 1.9 CEUs
  • NATA-BOC  19 CE hours (Category A)
  • NCBTMB 19 CE Hours
  • Ohio PTA 19.75 hrs 
  • ProCert 14 CCUs
  • PTA Global 16 CEC
ProCert, a division of the FSBPT, which is recognized by 32 US jurisdictions for Physical Therapy CCUs: 
AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WY and Puerto Rico
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FSTT Course Is…

19+ hours of online, professionally-developed and delivered video assets of FSTT content.

  • Unifying Principles Applied in the FSTT process
  • Subjective Client Considerations
  • Global Testing / Treating Considerations
  • Comprehensive Local Load Capacity Testing / Treating
    • Lower Extremity Complex
    • Spine Complex
    • Upper Extremity Complex
  • Connective Tissue Ease / Bind Scan
    • Lower Extremity Complex
    • Spine Complex
    • Upper Extremity Complex
  • Comprehensive Layer-by-Layer Manual Loading Techniques
    • Lower Extremity Complex
    • Spine Complex
    • Upper Extremity Complex
  • Case Study / Plan
  • Tools of the Trade
  • 250+ page Printable PDF Workbook including all techniques, templates, resources, and references

"I strongly encourage any movement professional to spend as much time in as many courses as they can get their hands on with the Gray Institute®. I recently attended FSTT with Lenny Parracino in Los Angeles. It was mind blowing and life changing for me, my family, and most importantly, my clients."

David Jacobs

David Jacobs

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