The Fascia Training Academy is a collaborative educational entity with the mission of expanding our practical understanding of how the fascia system impacts athletic performance and injury resilience with an emphasis on providing the latest evidence-based research information, tools, and training techniques.
OUR ADVISORS AND CONTRIBUTORS ARE AMONG THE LEADING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD.
THOMAS FINDLEY, MD, Ph.D.
Founder, Fascia Research Congress
Thomas Findley is the founder of the Fascia Research Congress and a leading expert on the subject of fascial dynamics. He holds a Ph.D. in physical medicine and is extensively trained in physical therapy, exercise physiology, psychology, and anthropology. Dr. Findley is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School.
STUART McGILL Ph.D.
Stu McGill has authored 240+ scientific journal papers and mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various government agencies, many corporations and legal firms and professional international athletes and teams worldwide. He is also the author of Back Mechanic, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, and Gift of Injury
Founder, Institute of Motion
Michol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized expert in human movement and performance. He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Motion, inventor of the fitness tool “ViPR PRO®” and co-founder of PTA Global. As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos and created and athletic model for high performance training.
PHIL WAGNER MD
Founder & CEO, Sparta Science
Phil Wagner is founder and CEO of Sparta Science, as well as a certified physician and strength coach. Phil received his medical degree from USC focused on biomechanics. Phil’s passion for protecting athletes through injury resilience coupled with his medically-oriented mindset inspired him to found Sparta Science, a movement technology and data science company focused on musculoskeletal health.
Director, Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment
Todd Garcia is the Director and Master Dissector of the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment in Boulder, Colorado. Over the past 15+ years, Todd has conducted more than 10,000 hours of precision dissection. Equal parts artist, teacher, educator, and master technician, Todd knows how to reveal the dense inner layers and systems of the body while explaining their connectivity and relevance in easy to understand ways.
MICHAEL HOLMGREN DPT
Physical Therapist & Movement Specialist
Michael Holmgren is an innovative physical therapist who has developed his own “Movement Methodology” for targeted assessment, treatment, and training of sport-specific movements (hitting, throwing, golf swing, change of direction, running, etc.) to improve performance and mitigate injuries. Mike is also a specialist in fascial mechanics and applying this methodology (assessment, treatment, and training) to myofascial force-application and absorption.
BILL PARISI B.B.A., C.S.C.S.
Founder & CEO, Parisi Speed School
Bill Parisi is the founder and CEO of the Parisi Speed School franchise. With an international team of coaches and facilities in more than 100 locations worldwide, the Parisi Speed School has trained more than 650,000 athletes between the ages of 7 and 18 and produced first-round draft picks in every professional sport—including more than 145 NFL draft picks—and a host of Olympic medalists and champion UFC fighters.
Optimal Human Motion
The OHM story began with a physicist, company founder Dave Schmidt, and a question: Can we build exercise equipment true to the complex, dynamic way we interact with the physical world?
A lifelong cyclist, sailor, rower, and cross-country skier, Dave was repeatedly frustrated by the dull experience of indoor exercise equipment relative to outdoor activities they claim to simulate. This led to close examination of the physics of motion and force production, and realization that its most defining characteristic is variability. The challenge was clear – develop exercise technology that will allow for our naturally variable expression of force in motion.
The result – OHM Delta-Kinetic™ resistance – responds intuitively to the way we move by giving the user control of every variable – resistance, speed, and path of motion. In even early prototype form, the benefits of the approach were clear, recapturing the “feel” Dave sought, while improving exercise safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. The responsive nature of the technology also allowed for a significant advance in biometric data tracking.
OHM has subsequently attracted a world-class group of advisors and partners from the fitness, wellness and performance training industries and is committed to delivering its technology to all areas of health and human movement.