Please note, the Course times are as follows;
Thursday 20 Oct; Reg is at 12.30pm and the course runs from 1pm-8pm; Friday to Monday’s times are from 8am – 4pm.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE – WHO CAN ATTEND? Only those who have completed the FM level 1 certification course can attend the Level 2 course.
- Certified by the Fascial Manipulation Association;
- The only full fascial course of its kind in SA!
Click here for the Fascial Manipulation Association course brochure.
Click on the following links for YouTube videos on Fascial Manipulation.
This course is brought to you and certified by the Fascial Manipulation Association.
FM CERTIFICATION LEVEL 2 COURSE
In a large percentage of patients, the treatment of Centers of Coordination (CC), as taught in Part 1, can be a final answer for obtaining a healing result, but the complete treatment of patients under FM requires Part 2. Part 1 considers fascia regulating single planes of movement i.e., unidirectional muscle fibers such as in the 3 planes of motion (sagittal, frontal and horizontal). Luigi Stecco realized that it was also necessary to coordinate two or three myofascial units involved in complex global movements where the forces of myofascial units converge. Centers of Fusion (CF) are taught to be used for single segments, along myofascial diagonals and myofascial spirals. CF points are mostly found over retinacula and periarticular structures that are influenced by complex movements.
CFs coordinate intermediate muscle fibers, activated during movements between mf units. For example, CCs found mostly in muscle bellies would mainly be used for treating problems dealing with lumbar flexion, extension, lateral bending and rotation. But movements between these planes such as oblique lateral backward bending (Kemp sign), oblique backward and medial bending, anterior lateral or anterior medial movement would require treatment of the CF. This would pertain, of course, not only to the lumbar spine, but to all the extremities and the trunk. Treating CFs also coordinate myofascial CC units. Often treating a CF frees the fascial tension created by the CCs.
Level 2 is very important for understanding its relationship with Part 1. Some of the many questions to be answered are when and why CFs are treated, the relation of CCs to CFs, the exact location of CFs, how to treat CFs (different than CCs) and the concepts of diagonals and spirals. Some other subjects continued from Part 1, such as treatment strategies, physiology of motor control as it relates to fascia, posture and the use of the assessment chart, are continuously discussed.
In the FM-2 Level 2 Fascial Manipulation course, participants expand on their understanding of the biomechanical model to treat patients with multi-segmental dysfunctions more efficiently. As part of the learning process, Level 2 students will be required to present Assessment Charts of cases treated after Level 1 for discussion.
Students will focus on the role of Centers of Fusion as part of the biomechanical model and the formation of Myofascial Diagonals. Elements of comparative anatomy studies will be introduced to assist the evaluation of adaptive compensations within the fascial system. The involvement of fascia in motor control will discussed and the Assessment Chart used in Fascial Manipulation© will be updated with new elements.
The Concept of Myofascial Spirals will be introduced to complete understanding of complex movement patterns and mechanisms and the latest fascial research projects will be presented. Numerous treatment demonstrations and practice will highlight this course as comparative assessment of Centers of Coordination and Centers of Fusion, Assessment Chart analysis, clinical reasoning, hands-on skills, and treatment strategies will be emphasized.
FM is not a cookbook technique and requires dedication on the part of the practitioner to achieve the optimal results possible. At the end of Part 1 and Part 2, a review examination is given. Only practitioners who complete both Parts 1 and Part 2 will be added to the FM provider list.
ARTICLES AND REFERENCES
Click here for a Fascial Manipulation course brochure.
Click here for a list of Fascial Abstract Articles to read.
1. Stecco L Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal pain, Piccin, 2004
2. Stecco L & C. Fascial Manipulation Practical Part, Piccin , 2009.
3. Stecco C, Gagey O, Macchi V, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Aldegheri R, Delmas V]
Tendinous muscular insertions onto the deep fascia of the upper limb. First part: anatomical study.
Morphologie. 2007 Mar;91(292):29-37. PMID: 17574470 [PubMed – in process]
4. Stecco C, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Stecco A, Vigato E, Parenti A, Delmas V, Aldegheri R, De Caro R.
The Expansions of the Pectoral Girdle Muscles onto the Brachial Fascia: Morphological Aspects and Spatial Disposition.
Cells Tissues Organs. 2008 Mar 19; [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 18349526 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
5. Alessandro Pedrelli, Carla Stecco, Julie Ann Day
Treating patellar tendinopathy with Fascial Manipulation
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jan;13(1):73-80. Epub 2008 Jul 26.
PMID: 19118795 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
6. A. Stecco • V. Macchi • S. Masiero • A. Porzionato •C. Tiengo • C. Stecco • V. Delmas • R. De Caro
Pectoral and femoral fasciae: common aspects and regional specializations
Surg Radiol Anat 2008 DOI 10.1007/s00276-008-0395-5
7. Stecco C, Gagey O, Belloni A, Pozzuoli A, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Aldegheri R, De Caro R, Delmas V.
Anatomy of the deep fascia of the upper limb. Second part: study of innervation.
Morphologie. 2007 Mar;91(292):38-43. PMID: 17574469 [PubMed – in process]
8) Day JA, Stecco C, Stecco A.
Application of Fascial Manipulation technique in chronic shoulder pain–anatomical basis and clinical implications.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Apr;13(2):128-35. Epub 2008 Jun 24. PMID: 19329049 [PubMed – in process]
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