After studying and teaching many soft tissue techniques, I've realized the importance of the most ubiquitous soft tissue in the body, the fascial system. Several years ago, I found a manual technique developed by Luigi Stecco, a PT from Centrale di Zugliano (Vicenza), Italy. He developed a method of evaluation and treatment that has proven to be extremely successful in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
His children, Carla and Antonio Stecco who are MDs, have carried out extensive research and have enhanced the pre-existing biomechanical model already elaborated by their father to provide new histological and anatomical data regarding the fascial system.
Part 1A: March 15-17
Part 1B: May 31-June 2
Part 1A: April 26-28
Part 1B: June 21-23
Part 2A: Sept. 27-29
Part 2B: Nov. 1-3
FM courses are taught in four parts (1A and 1B; 2A and 2B). Antonio Stecco, MD, and I will teach Part 1A in Las Vegas and Stefano Casadei, a PT from Cesena, Italy, and I will teach the remaining FM courses. Each part is three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a total of 12 days. CE credits generally available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Practitioners will learn current information about fascia with particular emphasis on myofascial units (MFU) and myofascial sequences based on the anatomy of the fascial system. Stecco found points called Centers of Coordination (CC) that are responsible for the normal function of related monoarticular and biarticular muscles. Treatment of the CCs in the MFU will allow normal movement of the related joint and eliminate the pain. Densified CCs alter muscle spindles, Golgi tendon organs and other mechanoreceptors resulting in incoordination of the muscles and pain. The area of treatment is often not at the pain location.
Knowledge of these areas will be valuable for the practitioners thinking of adding soft tissue treatment to their practice and of particular value to those using Graston Technique®, Active Release Technique®, FAKTR-PM, Structural Integrationists and anyone using their hands or instruments to heal.
I continue to be excited about teaching a soft tissue method in the U.S. that is currently being taught in Europe and around the world. Luigi's text was translated into its fifth language with three additional languages pending. I am currently editing the English version of Carla's next book, Atlas of the Human Fascial System. Fascial research is increasing exponentially. Join us!