SFT Performance Certification
The Performance Specialization Certification is ideal for students who want to become strength coaches or personal trainers, and healthcare professionals looking to take their knowledge to the next level. The courses are based on the concept of Structural Balance, an evaluation system that looks at strength ratios between muscle groups in relation to fascia and the nervous system to ensure optimal performance and injury prevention. With each level, you will gain more practical experience to understand and implement a whole body/brain-training program that will contribute to the continued success of your clients.
SFT is most recognized for facilitating healing in world-class athletes, developing elite athletes, and as a resource for manual therapists. The philosophies are also effective with general clients including head injuries and MVA.
“SFT can be applied to your clients whether they are kids, junior athletes, professional athletes, weekend warriors, or seniors.”
SFT Evaluation Looks At….
• Fascial Lines of Tension
• Congestion in the Lymphatic System
• Understanding what causes Nerve Pain and
Dysfunction and how to evaluate the Brain
• Muscle Groups
• The Fascia
• Lymph System
• Nervous System
Together, our approach ensures optimal performance and injury prevention. As a coach, manual therapist, or personal trainer, you will find that SFT Assessments enable you to use the information to individualize the training program or therapy session to achieve effective results. Each certification is tied to a specific set of SFT Assessments that each professional specialist will learn.
SFT Health Education that Delivers Results
SFT Group’s emphasis is providing quality education and giving you the tools to begin helping your clients right away. SFT™ Education offers courses that will make you a better healthcare practitioner, trainer, and/or strength coach.
SFT Group™ is the exclusive provider of our certifications: SFT® International Certification Program (our strength training/ treatment certification based on the concept of Structural Balance) and SFT® Brain and Fascia Modulation.
Alongside our certifications, we offer workshops in the following:
- Fascia Gait Analysis
- Fascia 1.0, Lymph 1.0,
- Injury Prevention, and the practical application of Fascia, Injury Rehabilitation
- Program Design in the SFT method.
SFT Group™ seminars expose students to methods and strategies that optimize client performance, allowing for interaction and brainstorming.
If you can’t join us for one of our live courses, we bring a variety of courses to you. The SFT Group™ Online Education platform gives you the freedom to take courses at your own convenience and around your schedule. We offer a variety of beginner courses, such as SFT® Introduction to Fascia; Fascia Gait Analysis; and SFT Certification and Program Design; or more advanced continuing education courses, such as Performance & Recovery; Brain; and Gut Health.
SFT is the Training Certification that includes our exclusive,
- Rehabilitation Exercises
- Brain Balancing Program
- Performance Specialization
- Online SFT Personal Training Certification
Once you have completed your SFT Certification (a six-module online course with a three-day practical intensive), you can take advantage of our continuing online education courses and topic-specific seminars and webinars.
The SFT® International Certification Program was first designed to internationally recognize strength coaches and healthcare practitioners who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively train and treat athletes worldwide. I truly believe that no matter what level you have reached in your practice, training, or business, we all need “adult supervision to reach the next level. Sometimes we can’t see our own greatness, and we need to take advantage of all options that are out there to support our search for excellence.”
SFT is distinguished and created for giving strength coaches, healthcare practitioners, and personal trainers the highest quality of education. These programs provide our coaches, therapists, and trainers with unsurpassed skills in teaching methodology, client assessments, and program design to adapt to any injury or ailment.
We provide our students/partners with superior education, monthly support in Facebook private chat groups, and webinars that offer practical applications in your respective field. This education will, in turn, raise the level of sports performance and healthy lifestyle ideas that you will be able to offer to your clients/athletes.
Body awareness is essential to eliminate overuse, underuse, and misuse of the fascial and muscular system. One of the most important parts of training is to know when to train and when to rest.
Did you know the body has a structure that helps you know where to move your arm, move your head and move your legs? This structure is called the Proprioceptors.
The brain relies on feedback from the sensory nerves to move your body through space and gives your brain a sense of where your body is in space. Walking into walls, falling or hitting someone with your arm when you are talking, could be because your proprioceptors are challenged.
What happens during concussion, information going into the brain is altered, causing compensations, which can lead to further injury. Statistics show that after a concussion a person or athlete is at greater risk of having a lower-body injury such as a sprained ankle, torn ACL or even at higher risk for falling. Balance in the brain is often compromised after a head injury. Treatment is essential to help the brain heal. Find out how to host the 5 Step Concussion Protocol in your area.
Achieve Optimal Performance
In order to achieve Optimal Performance, Recovery, and Rehabilitation, the Lymph, Nervous System, Muscular System, Fascial System, and Brain Function must be addressed; we cannot segment the body and train only one part. As trainers and strength coaches, you understand that you cannot spot reduce, or train only one body part: the entire body has to be involved in building muscle and reducing body fat. As healthcare practitioners, you understand that the symptoms you are asked to treat often may actually mask an underlying cause: we are not merely an arm, a muscle, a vein, or just a heart. We treat the body as a unit, a closed system, with no beginning and no end. SFT training takes all of these systems into account and supports you as a trainer or healthcare professional as you work with all systems simultaneously.
Athletes We've Worked With
Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, Philippe Sparks and Combine Athletes in Arizona.
Tommy Bennett, David Boston, Corey Chavous, Anthony Clement, Mac Cody, Mark Maddox, Corey Sears, Andre Wadsworth, Aeneas Williams, JJ McCleskey, Lester Holmes
Shawn Springs, Lamar King
Andruw Jones, Javy Veras, Quilvio Veras, Dave Martinez, Brian Jordon, Chris Seelbach, Tom Glavine, Rafael Furcal
NHL – Claude Lemieux, Todd Simpson, Brad May
PGA – Billy Mayfair, Jack Nicklaus, Scott McCarron