British Fascia Symposium 2016


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British Fascia Symposium 2016
Presentation and Workshop Stream

Every practising bodywork therapist needs to know about Fascia. This an event with top speakers, workshops and an Expert Advisory Panel, all designed to expand the therapist’s understanding of a fascinating structure.

The Fascia Symposium recordings cover, amongst other topics:

  • Structure and function of fascia
  • Basic science to clinic practice
  • Fascia layers and relationships
  • Fascia’s role in infection control
  • Breaking the pain cycle

This is a streamed product viewable from 2-3 different computers on an unlimited basis. It is not downloadable. PLEASE NOTE that this recording series excludes some slides, especially Gil Hedley’s; this is for copyright reasons and is beyond our control.  The price of the recording reflects such omissions.

Recorded June 2016

1) ‘Why did we stand up? A Myofascial Perspective’ by James Earls BA(Hons), KMI (Adv.), FAFS
Why did we stand up? A Myofascial Perspective: The earliest evidence for bipedalism is the Laetoli footprints made by an ancient family crossing volcanic ash. Impressions left behind those upright walkers are dated to 3.7 million years ago. What happened to encourage this new method of walking? Did the myofascia play a role?

2) Keynote: ‘Fascia: Healthy Movement in Relationship’ by Gil Hedley Ph.D
Over many years of exploring the human body as both a “somanaut” and an “integral anatomist”, I have come to appreciate the fasciae of the human body in their capacity to both express healthy relationships and connections between the various textural layers of the body, while simultaneously facilitating movement. In this presentation I will illustrate these layers, their fascial relationships, and their movement potential with images from my laboratory work in order to help hands-on practitioners and movement explorers to better understand the relevance of fascial anatomy to their practices. NB: No slides will be included in this recording.

3) ‘Breaking the Pain Cycle: What is it that makes our brain produce pain and why does it persist long after trauma or injury has healed?’ by Sue Hitzmann MS, CST, NMT, is the creator of the MELT Method®
In this lecture we will explore how brain and body communication changes when pain persists, and how the neurological and fascial systems influence physiological regulation of the body.

4) Workshop with Gil Hedley Ph.D
‘Stuck Fasciae: Anatomy, Functions and Problems with Adhesions’. In this lecture I will illustrate with examples from the laboratory different types of fascial adhesions that one finds in the human body. I will distinguish between “normal” and “pathological” adhesions. NB: No slides will be included in this recording

5) Workshop with Carla Stecco MD
‘Internal Fasciae’
: During this lecture a new way to organize the inner fasciae will be presented, basing on the results of several anatomical dissections. Besides, their relationship with the muscular fasciae will be investigated, to understand how the various NB: No slides will be included in this recording

6) Keynote: ‘Fascial Anatomy: from basic science to clinical practice’ by Carla Stecco MD
In the past 15 years, multiple articles have appeared that target fascia as an important component of treatment in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. To better understand the possible actions of fascial treatments, there is a need to clarify the definition of fascia and how it interacts with various other structures: muscles, nerves, vessels, organs. NB: No slides will be included in this recording.

7) ‘Fascia and Compartments’ by Julian Baker
Fascia is not just a compartmentalising structure, but is also the support mechanism for an incredible network of epithelial cells.  By itself, fascia has no purpose, but as part of other systems it creates a transformational surface through which even breathing would be otherwise impossible.  In this lecture, Julian Baker will introduce the little known role of fascia as an epithelial interface and how together, they form the basis for a solid compartmentalised structure in the human form.

8) Charity and Appreciations

9) ‘Fascia Training Principles for Running Sports’ by Wilbour Kelsick BSC, DC, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C)
Running is a whole body event and is related to the biotensegrity concept. This lecture will help you better manage your running client needs as you understand the fascia training principles and mechanism of running.

10) ‘A Proposed Model for Fascia-focused Movement’ by Elizabeth Larkam  Pilates Method Alliance Gold Certified, Feldenkrais® practitioner, Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® teacher.
A succinct summary of fascia-informed therapeutic techniques to help movement educators and therapists customize therapeutic movement sessions for their clients.

11) Panel Session with Gil Hedley and Carla Stecco, Elizabeth Larkham, Wilbur Kelsick and Sue Hitzmann; chaired by Julian Baker.

Fascia Symposium 2016


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