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Fascial Manipulation Workshop

The Fascial Manipulation® method and its biomechanical model: a guide to the human fascial systemfascial manipulation professional trainingis presented by Mr. Rene Hoeberg Pedersen.

You will benefit from this course if;

  • you treat your clients with a holistic viewpoint
  • your caseload is largely athletes or individuals with pain seeking to find solutions, not just treat problems
  • you appreciate everyone is an individual and need specific interventions
  • you eenjoy manual therapy techniques

This one-day workshop illustrates new studies of the gross and histological anatomy of the human fasciae and explains the biomechanical model for the human fascial system currently applied in the manual method known as Fascial Manipulation®. The model represents a three-dimensional interpretation of the human fascial system. The hypothetical foundations are the fruit of more than thirty years of analysis of anatomical texts and clinical practice. More recently, dissections of unembalmed bodies have provided anatomical verification of numerous hypotheses including the fascial continuity between different body segments via myotendinous expansions and the possible distribution of tensional forces.

The Fascial Manipulation® method is based on the concept of myofascial units (mf units) united in myofascial sequences and involves manual friction over specific points (called Centres of Coordination and Centres of Fusion) on the deep muscular fascia. This underlying rationale and the resultant analytical process guides the therapist in the combination of points to be treated and allows therapists to work at a distance from the site of pain, which is often inflamed due to non-physiological tension. This workshop also proposes new studies concerning the histological characteristics of superficial and deep fasciae (fibre content, structural conformation, and innervation) and the role of deep fascia in proprioception.

A hands-on session will provide participants with experience of the type of manual approach utilized.

Musculoskeletal disorders commonly treated include;

  • low back pain
  • tendinitis
  • sprains
  • peripheral nerve compressions
  • neck pain syndromes

Visceral dysfunctions treated include;

  • gastritis
  • irritable colon syndrome
  • constipation and
  • dysmenorrhoea

Introductory Videos

You can watch an Introductory Video produced by students describing, the Facial Manipulation Method HERE, click to review videos on the Fascial Manipulation Association's WEBSITE, video case study presentation here or advancements in the practice and research of fascial manipulation here.

2016 Update - World Congress Presentations

Dr. Carla Stecco will be presenting at the 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain to be held in Singapore 31/10 - 3/11, 2016 - http://www.worldcongresslbp.com on Wed Nov 2 in the session Connecting tissues: The role of fascia in lumbopelvic pain and stability Topic: Role of fascia in non-specific low back pain
She will also  present a post-Congress workshop entitled: The Fascial Manipulation© Technique for Low Back Pain: Anatomical bases and biomechanical model
Presenter: Carla Stecco, MD (09.00 - 16.30 hrs)

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