FMT Performance Specialist

Athletes and coaches share the same goal:
Outperform the competition.


A Performance Specialist equips athletes to solve performance problems faster than their opponents — to think and move faster. This course series provides a biopsychosocial game plan to enhance the connection between the brain and the body — to think and move at its best.

FMT Performance Specialist focuses on the core concept of connection. How does a Performance Specialist connect with, and tap into an athlete’s potential? How can we tap into the connection between the body and the brain? How can we enhance the connection between the brain and its influence over athletic skill?  Find out! Get certified and become a Performance Specialist!

The FMT Performance Specialist:

A Two-Part Performance Training Course


FMT Performance Specialist is a two-day course designed to help movement professionals learn safe, simple, and effective systems and tactics to enhance human performance potential. Attendees will learn about the complex interactions of multiple different sensorimotor and cognitive systems that influence how we move under physical and psychological stress.

A variety of interventional performance tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, novel brain-based agility, and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, multisystem-based approach to functional performance programming.

This course is intended for movement professionals with all levels of prior movement training. All supplies needed for the course and lab experiences are provided.



Functional Movement Training (FMT) Certification courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. 

FMT Performance Specialist Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of FMT Performance Specialist (Day 1 & 2), attendees will be able to

  • Outline and understand the components of the FMT Performance Pyramid.

  • Define and discuss the central theme of the ‘Athlete Enrichment Training’ system.

  • Define and discuss 3 theoretical constructs related to an ecological approach to movement practice: Complex Systems, Dynamical Systems, and Ecological Psychology.

  • Define and discuss the ICD (Intent, Connect, Deliver) system of ‘purposeful’ coaching.

  • Define and apply screens to evaluate athlete psychological/personality readiness and traits that influence human movement.

  • Define and compare the primitive movement patterns required for typical performance-based movement signatures.

  • Compare and contrast methods to deconstruct performance-based shapes to establish baseline/foundational movement criteria.

  • Evaluate and justify the importance of triplane control of the body to improve effectiveness and efficiency of target performance shape.

  • Discuss and apply 3 phases of movement/performance preparation: Tissue Prep, Bridge Prep (Body/Brain Connection), and Brain Prep.

  • Outline factors that contribute to effective movement performance preparation including 1. movement shapes (patterns), 2. movement vectors (planes), 3. body zones approach, and 4. 4 step serial performance sequencing.

  • Critique, demonstrate and apply performance-based movement sequence to adequately prepare the body and the brain for high level movement. The sequence will cover a targeted warm-up, dynamic linking, movement integration, and neural priming phases.

Join the Ranks of FMT Certified Movement Professionals

Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry-leading experts in movement assessment and therapy.  CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, OTs and personal trainers – depending on location and class type. FMT Certified professionals receive an additional 10% discount on purchases after taking a class.

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