MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Warren Hammer, DC, DABCO
Warren Hammer DC, MS, DABCO has been in practice in Norwalk, Connecticut for the past 50 years. He has studied numerous soft-tissue methods and applies them to the practice of chiropractic. He has lectured nationally and internationally and recently completed his third edition of Functional Soft-Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods available from Jones & Bartlett publishers.
Dr. Hammer writes a regular column for Dynamic Chiropractic and has written articles for prominent journals such as Chiropractic Sports Medicine, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Chiropractic Technique and the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He was the English editor for Dr. Carla Stecco's book Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System. Dr. Hammer introduced Fascial Manipulation to the U.S. in 2011.
Stefano Casadei, PT
Stefano Casadei received his degree in physiotherapy from the University of Bologna, "Alma Mater Studiorum," in 2008 and is currently in private practice in Cesena, Italy. He attended the first course in Fascial Manipulation, taught by Luigi Stecco, PT and Carla Stecco, MD, in 2005. He also studied Fascial Manipulation for Internal Dysfunctions in 2008 with Luigi Stecco, PT, Carla Stecco, MD and Antonio Stecco, MD. Since then, he has used FM as the only treatment for his patients and is a certified by the L'Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale to teach Fascial Manipulation©.
He has taught FM in Italy, Israel and South Africa and looks forward to teaching in the U.S. He has lectured at the International Fascia Congress in 2009 and 2012 and the National Fascial Manipulation Conference in 2011. He also has conducted research in the"Treatment of Phantom-limb Pain According to the Fascial Manipulation Technique." (INAIL - Centro Protesi Vigorso Institute, Bologna-italy).
Prior to starting his practice, Stefano was a physiotherapist for the Medoc: Sport and Work Medicine Institute in Italy and for the Savignanese soccer team.
Antonio Stecco, MD
Dr. Antonio Stecco is a world-class authority on soft tissue, and especially the fascial system. Followingthe techniques developed by his father, Luigi Stecco, PT, Dr. Stecco collaborated with his sister, Carla Stecco, MD and authored Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Pain (Piccin, 2004). It attracted worldwide attention from myofascial therapists to bodywork instructors. The authors based their model of therapeutic technique on thousands of hours of anatomical cadaver research.
Dr. Stecco was recently elected Assistant-President in the Cabinet of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also the author of 10 articles in journals, all relating to the category of disciplinary scientific sector MED/34, five abstracts presented at national conferences, 12 abstracts presented at international conferences, including one Best Poster Award and three chapters in English text..