Fascial Manipulation Level 1 Hybrid Course

Fascial LR

Presented by Julie Ann Day, the Level I Fascial Manipulation® hybrid consists of three days of online material and 3 days of F2F practical training. The Level I course examines problems related to dysfunction of the locomotor system, by associating the densification of the Coordination Centres with common musculoskeletal conditions like tendinitis, low back pain, lumbar disease, cervicalgia, carpal tunnel, and headache. The course analytically examines every Myofascial Unit in the continuity of Myofascial Sequences. The main objective of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of the Coordination Centres (CCs) that are responsible for the normal function of the monoarticular muscles and synergistic biarticular muscles.

The course is specifically designed for;

  • physiotherapists (including final-year students)
  • osteopaths
  • medical doctors
  • chiropractors
  • TCM doctors and
  • podiatrists

Myotherapists and remedial massage therapists who have extensive training and experience may be considered but will be required to submit a curriculum vitae detailing their additional training and experience. Send to Clinical Director.

Course Format:

Fascial Manipulation Level 1 Part A (online):

Fascial Manipulation Level 1 Part A consists of;

  • Introduction to the basic principles of the Fascial Manipulation® method
  • Introduction to fascial anatomy
  • Introduction to the biomechanical model employed by the Fascial Manipulation® method
  • Define the myofascial units that form the myofascial sequences of the upper limbs, trunk, and lower limbs in the sagittal and frontal planes.
  • Learn about the Assessment Chart used in the Fascial Manipulation® method.

Fascial Manipulation Level 1 Part B (F2F):

Fascial Manipulation Level 1 Part B consists of;

  • In-depth study of the physiology of the fascial system
  • Assessment and treatment of the myofascial units for the upper limbs, trunk, and lower limbs in the horizontal plane.
  • Instruction on the utilisation of the Assessment Chart for a 3D examination of the human fascial system
  • Streamlining comprehensive treatment strategies
  • A proficiency exam of the Centers of Coordination

At the completion of the course:

All participants:

  • Will be capable of utilising the Assessment Chart for a 3D examination of the human fascial system.
  • Will be proficient in the comparative examination of Centers of Coordination.
  • Will have treatment strategies in the Fascial Manipulation® method.

What others are saying about the Level 1 Fascial Manipulation course;

"I have so much to say about how good and worthwhile this method and course is and how great a teacher Julie is.

The Stecco Fascial Manipulation Courses provide the physiotherapist with a detailed understanding of the fascial system. The practical component of the courses is extensive and there is plenty of time to practice palpating the fascial points and to develop the correct treatment techniques.  Julie is an inspiring physiotherapist with amazing skills and a great teaching method.

Fascial manipulation can be applied to nearly every musculoskeletal condition that physiotherapists treat in their clinics.  It provides a framework that allows for some simply amazing results. One patient suffering from 4 years of chronic significant neck pain with limited movement (I had treated her with all the standard techniques including joint mobs, muscle releases, neural mobilisation, postural correction, stretches, and exercises – only ever achieving temporary results) regained her full neck movement with no pain after 1 treatment of a Spiral fascial point on her forearm. We were both amazed and her outlook on life is so much more positive.  I’ve been working as a physiotherapist for the past 32 years with elite sporting teams and private patients.  During this time I have palpated and seen many patients with signs and symptoms that do not fit the standard anatomical nerve/joint /muscle referral patterns.  The facial system can now explain this.

Add this course to your Professional Development program and you too will be inspired and able to provide an even higher standard of care for your patients."

Jim Eustace APAM
Practice Principal
Chair Physiotherapy Business Australia - Qld Chapter


"AAP Education has been awesome. They truly value quality Physiotherapy education. I am undertaking the Fascial Manipulation Level 1 and Level 2 courses, and online components are significant.

I've spoken with Doug Cary (founder of AAP Education) and was very pleased with the help I received from him. These guys are doing some great work, without educational providers like these health professionals would not have access to the variety of education that we do. Thanks, guys!"

Ryan Craig Physiotherapist



Background Information 

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Fascial Manipulation© is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stucco PT, in collaboration with his children Carla Stucco and Antonio Stecco (both MDs, PhDs), over the last 40 years. He is focusing on the fascia and in particular the deep muscular fascia. FM considers the myofascial system as a three-dimensional continuum.
This method presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders. In recent years, both Carla and Antonio Stecco have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of unembalmed cadavers in Italy and other countries. These dissections have provided new histological and anatomical data including the existence of myotendinous expansions between segments, the multi-layered structure of deep fascia, and the abundant innervation of this tissue by mechanoreceptors and free nerve endings.       The mainstay of the manual method developed by Luigi Stecco lies in the identification of specific, localised areas of the fascia in connection with specific limited movements. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated, and through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored.

While Fascial Manipulation is mainstream in Europe, it is less well known in Australia (an opportunity to get ahead of the crowd in offering and understanding tissue from a new perspective). Here are several resources to provide background information.

  • Fascial Manipulation background paper 
  • Introductory video produced by students describing, the Facial Manipulation Method here,
  • Video case study presentation here
  • Fascial Manipulation Description
  • Advancements in the practice and research of fascial manipulation here
  • Fascial Manipulation Association's website,

Background Interviews

Part 1 Fascial  Manipulation

Part 2 Fascial Manipulation

Physio+10 interview with Julie Day


Textbooks can be sourced from here scroll to Fascial Manipulation and from here.

Fascial Manipulation Level 2

You can find full details on your next level of training in the Level 2 course. outline. You can complete Level 1 and 2 in the same 12 months.

Rural & Remote Professional Development Support

See Rural Workforce Support Agencies for details in your state or territory.