Just recently, Jason, Dr. Eric and I had the pleasure of visiting Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, OR. for the inaugural, first-time-ever Kinstretch Instructors course instructed by Dr. Andreo Spina and Dewey Nielsen. This method is the brainchild of Dr. Andreo Spina, creator of Functional Anatomic Palpation Systems (F.A.P.™), Functional Range Release (F.R.®) Techniques, and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)™.
Our intentions in attending the seminars created by Dr. Spina were to better understand how to effectively move, control and influence the human body. We work with athletes and non-athletes from all walks of life, helping them move more efficiently and effectively in their lives. With the advent of the internet, there is a lot of misinformation mixed with a lot of great information and it can be difficult to filter what’s good and what isn’t. FRC came across our radar months back, and what we learned through his blogs, Youtube videos and other seminar attendees resonated with our views on the function of the human body. I can say now that Dr. Spina’s work is the most valuable system I’ve discovered in regards to exploring the human movement potential while building a safe and resilient machine at the same time.
Dr. Andreo Spina is a Sports Specialist Chiropractor, acupuncturist, author, father, and life-long martial artist based out of Toronto, Canada.
Dewey Nielsen is a strength coach, climber, MMA instructor, adventurer and head instructor of the Kinstretch course. Dewey is based out of Oregon (at Impact Performance Training), but if you check his Instagram, he is most likely on top of some gorgeous mountain enjoying the view.
Jason, Dr. Eric and I had the fortune of visiting the Nike Campus, for the FRC course, to learn the principles of Dr. Spina’s methodology when it comes to the human body. This was the first time Nike allowed anyone to hold a seminar/workshop on their campus. Picture a beautiful college campus, with all of the greens, courts, fields, tracks etc; then picture Nike adding their touch to it – Amazing.