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This article is one of the first to consolidate the wide range of fascia-related therapies into one place. The article is an extract from a truly excellent book published by Handspring Publishing called Fascia: What... Read More
The interdisciplinary field of fascia research is a very dynamic field. Insights from past research have already contributed to a new understanding of musculoskeletal dynamics in which fascia plays a much more active and versatile... Read More
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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?
This content consists of a 55 minute video presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 by James Earls BA(Hons), KMI (Adv.), FAFS.
Over many years of exploring the human body as both a “somanaut” and an “integral anatomist”, Gil Hedley Ph.D. has 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 Gil will illustrate these layers, their fascial relationships, and their movement potential with images from his 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.
This content consists of a 1 hour video presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 by Gil Hedley Ph.D.
What is it that makes our brain produce pain and why does it persist long after trauma or injury has healed? In this lecture we will explore how brain and body communication changes when pain persists, how the neurological and fascial systems influence physiological regulation of the body, and how to restore the balance between the body and brain when the conversation between them becomes an argument. Gain insight on the autonomic nervous system and how stress and daily living cause it to become out of balance and send you pain signals.
This content consists of a 1 hour video presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 by Sue Hitzmann MS, CST, NMT, is the creator of the MELT Method®.
In this lecture Gil Hedley Ph.D will illustrate with examples from the laboratory different types of fascial adhesions that one finds in the human body. Gil will distinguish between “normal” and “pathological” adhesions. NB: No slides will be included in this recording.
This content consists of a 1 hour 25 minute video workshop presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 by Gil Hedley Ph.D.
During this lecture a new way to organise 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 manual techniques can affect the function of an organ. NB: No slides will be included in this recording.
The internal fasciae’s anatomy is always seen in correlation with the physiology, and in particular it’s emphasised their close relationship with intra and extramural ganglia and plexus. This new integrated vision between internal fasciae and autonomic nervous system allows the better comprehension of the internal fasciae function and it gives the key how to approach them from a therapeutic point of view.
This content consists of a 1 hour 24 minute video workshop presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 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. Fascia is a tissue that occurs throughout the body. However, different kinds of fascia exist. This presentation will demonstrate that symptoms related to dysfunction of the lymphatic system, superficial vein system, and thermoregulation are closely related to dysfunction involving superficial fascia. Dysfunction involving alterations in mechanical coordination, proprioception, balance, myofascial pain, and cramps are more related to deep fascia and the epimysium. Superficial fascia is obviously more superficial than the other types and contains more elastic tissue. Consequently, effective treatment can probably be achieved with light massage or with treatment modalities that use large surfaces that spread the friction in the first layers of the subcutis. The deep fasciae and the epymisium require treatment that generates enough pressure to reach the surface of muscles. For this reason, the use of small surface tools and manual deep friction with the knuckles or elbows are indicated. Due to different anatomical locations and to the qualities of the fascial tissue, it is important to recognise that different modalities of approach have to be taken into consideration when considering treatment options.
The aim of this presentation is given an overview about the gross and histological anatomy of the superficial and deep fasciae. A general schematization of the subcutaneous layers and its regional variations will be presented. The relationship with the muscles, vessels and nerves will be discussed, focusing the possible role of the fasciae in proprioception.
This presentation could contribute to the clinician’s understanding of the biomechanical behaviour of the fasciae, their role in acute and chronic myofascial pain syndromes and of the real effectiveness of different therapies.
This content consists of a 58 minute video presentation professionally produced by Whole Being Films and presented at the British Fascia Symposium 2016 by Carla Stecco MD.
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