The Fascial Manipulation course program consists of two two-level intensive hands-on courses, combining theoretical lectures, demonstrations, and practice between participants throughout each course day.
Participants will learn to evaluate musculoskeletal dysfunctions with specific reference to the human fascial system, and to apply the Fascial Manipulation method as taught by Luigi Stecco, PT. Lectures include the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, an explanation of the biomechanical model used in application of this technique, and the anatomical localization of key fascial points. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions (from history taking, to a hypothesis, to a verification and treatment) together with a methodology and strategy for treatment.
This course series consists of two levels: FM-1: Level 1 Fascial Manipulation and FM-2: Level 2 Fascial Manipulation. Each level is divided into two parts, FM-1a and FM-1b, FM-2a and FM-2b. Successful completion of FM Level 1 is required before being able to attend the FM Level 2 course. Completion of the FM Level 1 does provide clinical proficiency for a wide range of common dysfunctions.
Students who have completed any FM Diploma course with Dr. Warren Hammer and Dr. Antonio Stecco in 2012 can continue their education with Myopain Seminars. At this point in time, students who have completed the 4-day Part 1 Fascial Manipulation Workshops in 2011 need to start with the Level Ib course. Those who have completed the 4-day Part 1 + 3-day, Part 2 workshops need to start with the Level IIa course.Each level is designed to give participants adequate time (4-6 weeks) to practice the newly acquired assessment and treatment techniques before returning to the second half of the course for fine-tuning of the method.
The Fascial Manipulation course series is intended for physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, medical doctors, and other licensed health care practitioners with a good working knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and notions of postural analysis. Massage therapists with a minimum of three years of experience may be eligible but need to contact us at prior to registering to review their eligibility. This course series is not suitable for physical therapy assistants.
The Fascial Manipulation course series is taught by Italian physiotherapists Ms. Julie Ann Day, PT, Mr. Lorenzo Copetti, PT, and Mr. Giorgio Rucli, PT, who work directly with Luigi Stecco. The courses will be conducted in English. Dr. Rodney Jackson, DC and Mr. Larry Steinbeck, PT, ATC will be assistant instructors.
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