The Level I Fascial Manipulation® course consists of two three-day courses that need to be taken together to assure a good understanding of the underlying biomechanical rationale and for mastery of the techniques. The course will include the following:
- basic principles of Fascial Manipulation®, including an introduction to fascial anatomy, and the biomechanical model employed in this method
- the myofascial units that form the myofascial sequences of the upper limbs, trunk, and the lower limbs in the sagittal and frontal planes will be presented
- the Assessment Chart used in Fascial Manipulation® will be reviewed in detail
- physiology of the fascial system and the assessment and treatment of the myofascial units for the upper limbs, trunk, and the lower limbs in the horizontal plane.
- on completion of the second weekend all participants will be capable of utilising the Assessment Chart for a 3D examination of the human fascial system
- proficiency in the comparative examination of Centers of Coordination will be stressed, as well as streamlining of treatment strategies
- multiple choice theory examination to appraise the level of understanding and skill level
The primary objective is to develop an understanding of the Centers of Coordination (CC) that are responsible for the normal function of related monoarticular and biarticular muscles. By the end of the course, clinicians will:
- Learn anatomy and physiology of the fascial system
- Learn how to evaluate myofascial planes: upper and lower extremities, spine
- Determine functional testing of areas of complaint.
- Develop skill and understanding to assess abnormal functional findings with fascial points of involvement to restore normal function
Fascial Manipulation® is a manual therapy method that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, a physiotherapist from the north of Italy. This method has evolved over the last 40 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems.
It focuses on the fascia, in particular the deep muscular fascia, including the epimysium and the retinacula and considers that the myofascial system is a three-dimensional continuum. Initially via collaboration with the Anatomy Faculties of the René Descartes University, Paris, France and the University of Padova in Italy and more recently with a host of different collaborations, Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Antonio Stecco have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of unembalmed cadavers. These dissections have enhanced the pre-existing biomechanical model already elaborated by Luigi Stecco by providing new histological and anatomical data.
This method presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders.
The mainstay of this manual method lies in the identification of a specific, localised area of the fascia in connection with a specific limited movement. 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.
Dr. Antonio Stecco, MD, PhD is a Clinical Instructor at Rusk Rehabilitation, New York University, a Specialist in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation, President of Fascial Manipulation Association and a member of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ISPRM).
Dr. Stecco's scientific activity is devoted to the study the human fasciae from a macroscopically, histologically and physio-pathologically point of view. He has personally completed over 100 cadaver dissections for research. Since 2007 he has organised and personally held theoretical-practical courses about the Fascial Manipulation ®/STECCO® method in every continent around the world. He is the author of more than 40 papers about fascia. He is also the Co-Authors of three books and different chapters of international books published by Elsevier.
Cost to Attend
Early bird - €875.00 for registrations received on or before Wednesday February 28th 2019.
Standard cost - €1,050.00 after this date.