Our Courses

The Soft Tissue Training Centre provides essential, evidence-based clinical knowledge and CPD training to leading soft tissue and musculoskeletal practitioners. We choose leading edge courses from various clinical assessment, diagnosis and modality courses available worldwide and bring them to you. The courses we bring to you have been used by our team of practitioners and shown to deliver excellent outcomes for patients allowing quick recovery and performance optimisation.

FIT Institute Courses

The Functional Integrated Therapy™ Institute offers courses that address the framework, theory and practical skills that participants can use to improve patient/client outcomes. Dr. Mark Scappaticci, the originator of the FIT approach, has developed a number of specialized courses for Health Care Professionals, Personal Trainers and Coaches. These courses are the culmination of years of experience, education and training and are offered exclusively through the F.I.T Institute. Clinical courses may focus on assessment, treatment approaches or both and are open to currently practicing professionals and students (Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Personal Trainers and Strength Coaches). Specially tailored, audience-specific training programs can be provided upon request. Course descriptions are provided below and links to more detailed curricula and registration details are provided.

Learn more about our mission and the benefits of training with the F.I.T. Institute



Dr. Scappaticci graduated from CMCC in 92’ and completed his Fellowship in Chiropractic Sport Sciences in 95’. He has his Level I Rehab specialty and practices in Niagara Falls, Ontario as well as Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Scappaticci is registered with the National Sports Centre of Canada which enables him to treat Canadian Olympic athletes.

He has worked with World Class Track and Field Olympic athletes from several Nations, and has played a role in the last 4 summer Olympics and last 2 winter Olympic games. He is a consulting chiropractor with the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs as well as consults with several teams and athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB.

Dr Scappaticci has been a lead instructor and lecturer for Medical Acupuncture and FIT Needling courses for over 25 years and has learnt from some of the worlds best.

  • Owner of S.C.A.P. Centre
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Elite Active Release Techniques® Provider
  • Certified Graston® Provider
  • Contemporary Acupuncturist McMaster University.
  • Active Release Techniques® Lead Instructor
  • Contemporary Acupuncture McMaster University
  • Acupuncture for Sports Injuries McMaster Unviersity Clinical Instructor
  • Certified Kinesio-taping Instructor
  • Consulting Chiropractor Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Consulting Chiropractor Toronto Blue Jays
  • Director of Chiropractic Services – Athlete’s Care
  • Inventor of Synergy Performance Taping
  • Inventor of Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool (FAT-Tool™)
  • Functional Integrated Needling Lead Instructor

dry needling course

Dry Needling Course – Functional Integrated Needling

Intensive 3-Day Workshop

These dry needling courses are designed to ensure that participants will have a clear understanding of how dry needling works and how to confidently and safely integrate the Functional Integrated Needling system in their practice

fascial abrasion technique

Fascial Abrasion Technique

Intensive 1-Day Workshop

The training program for health care professionals addresses the key principles and concepts associated with diagnosing soft tissue injuries and using the Fascial Abrasion Technique Tools.  The training program for personal trainers and strength coaches addresses key concepts in restricted mobility and abnormal motor control patterns.

synergy sports taping course

Synergy Performance Taping

Intensive 8-Hour Workshop

These courses help participants learn how to effectively use the Synergy Performance Taping methods for maximizing motor control, support injured areas, and to help identify and correct abnormal muscle firing patterns.

myomatrix 3d soft tissue release

Myo-Matrix 3D Release Technique

Intensive 2-Day Workshop

This training program will help clinicians dramatically advance their understanding and their assessment and treatment skills for patients with painful acute and chronic MSK conditions.