The British Fascia Symposium 2014
is an opportunity for every practising and student bodywork and movement therapist to learn more about fascia. These recordings feature presentations from the practice-led event designed to expand the therapist’s knowledge of a fascinating structure.
Featuring: Leon Chaitow – Robert Schleip – Joanne Avison – Ceri Davies – John Wilks – Michelle Watson – Julian Baker – Ruth Duncan – Jan Trewartha and many others.
This unique 12 hr (approx) Memory Stick or eight disc DVD set includes many internationally acclaimed speakers each of whom give presentations of between 45 and 85 minutes. An Advisory Panel featuring the three keynote speakers completes the weekend.
NB: due to copyright reasons, some presentations do not show slides.
Individual or small groups of presentations can be purchased separately – click on the links below to view these products.
‘Introduction to Fascia’
by Ruth Duncan – Ruth Duncan is a sports, neuromuscular and myofascial therapist with a full time practice in Glasgow and she is the Principal of Myofascial Release UK.
‘The Animated Architecture’
by Joanne Avison – Joanne Avison is a professional Structural Integrator as well as co-founder and director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School, (AOCY) accredited worldwide by Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Federation of India, European Yoga Alliance and IPTI.
‘Fascia Research and clinical applications in the prevention and treatment of pain and dysfunction’
by Leon Chaitow –
A practising naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over forty years clinical experience, Leon Chaitow is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He regularly lectures in the United States as well as UK and Europe where he instructs physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, as well as massage therapists. He is a member of the Organising Committee for the 4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015.
Disc 3 (180 mins approx)
Parallel Speaker sessions
‘The Role of Fascia in the Rhythm of the Craniosacral System’
by Caroline Barrow
‘Anatomy Trains and Their Contribution to Functional Movement’
by Michael Watson
‘The Emotional Map of the Body’
by Christian Platts
‘Scar and Adhesions and their Reintegration Into the Fascial Web’
by Jan Trewartha
‘Meridians and Myofascia’
‘Human Fasciae – a New Anatomy for the 21st Century’
by John Sharkey
‘The Unappreciated Plantaris’
by Ron Coutts
‘The effect on fascia of how we are born, and the implications for adult health and posture’
by John Wilks –
John Wilks is an author and has been a full-time practitioner of the Bowen Technique and Craniosacral Therapy since 1995. He works at three clinics in the South West of England. He is currently working on commissions for two new books on the Bowen Technique and on Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth.
‘Fascial Plasticity – the Science Made Simple in Dealing with Pathology and Dysfunction’
by Michelle Watson (nee Marr) –
Michelle qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1995 in the UK. Her specialist field is neurological rehabilitation, but she has gained experience in all areas of physiotherapy. Michelle has been the Director of Therapy Fusion Ltd since 2007, a company that consists of 18 highly qualified therapists, who specialise in many of the different fields of healthcare and rehabilitation.
‘An Anatomist’s View of Fascia’
by Ceri Davies –
Professor Ceri Davies is Professor of Anatomy at Imperial College London. He has taught human anatomy to students of medicine and allied healthcare professions and to postgraduate trainees for over 25 years. During this time he has witnessed many changes in the teaching of anatomy and is one of the authors of the Anatomical Society’s core syllabus in anatomy.
‘Fascia as a Sensory Organ’
by Robert Schleip –
Robert Schliep directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany, and is also Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He has an MA in psychology and a PhD in human biology. Robert has been a professional bodyworker since 1978 and is a certified Rolfing instructor as well as Feldenkrais teacher, plus author of several books and numerous other publications. His recent discovery of active contractile properties in fascial tissues was awarded the prestigious Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. Robert’s enthusiasm for fascia related academic research served as the driving factor behind the 1st Fascia Research Congress (Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2007) as well as the two subsequent international congresses.
‘Match of the Day’
by Julian Baker
– Julian Baker is a highly experienced Bowen Therapy teacher who has taught throughout Europe and used this experience to develop a comprehensive teacher training programme. He founded the European College of Bowen Studies and, more recently, Functional Fascia, leading human dissection courses for therapists.
PLUS ‘Leon Chaitow and Robert Schleip talk on the Fascia Research Society’
Advisory Panel with Leon Chaitow, Ceri Davies and Robert Schleip facilitated by Julian Baker.