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Workshop Title The Fascial Manipulation© Technique and its Biomechanical Model - A Guide to the Human Fascial System

Workshop Outline

1) Outline the anatomical research that has verified and modified the anatomical basis of the biomechanical model currently applied in Fascial Manipulation©.

2) Introduce and explain the basic principles of Fascial Manipulation© (myofascial unit, centre of

coordination, centre of perception).

3) Explain the specific clinical assessment process via illustration of the Assessment Chart and the objective examination for the analysis of movement on the spatial planes.

4) Demonstrate the application of this technique in a clinical setting.

Presenters Luigi Stecco, Physiotherapist, inventor of the technique Fascial Manipulation Antonio Stecco MD, Ospedale Civile, Padova , Italy

Workshop coordinator: Thomas Findley MD PhD

Date Saturday July 3, 2010

Location Moving Body Resources 112 West 27th Street, 4th floor (W. 27th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10001

A Source for Hotel Accommodations Considering where to stay… quick transportation around Manhattan is readily available from virtually all locations in the city.

Workshop Description This workshop will illustrate new studies of the gross and histological anatomy of the human fasciae, and explain the biomechanical model for the human fascial system currently applied in the manual technique known as Fascial Manipulation©. The model represents a three dimensional interpretation of the fascial system. Its hypothetical foundations are fruit of more than thirty years of analysis of anatomical texts and clinical practice. More recently, dissections of unembalmed bodies have provided anatomical verification of numerous hypotheses including the fascial continuity between different body segments via myotendinous expansions and the possible distribution of tensional forces. This workshop will also propose new studies concerning the histological characteristics of superficial and deep fasciae (fibre content, structural conformation, and innervation) and debate the role of deep fascia in proprioception. The Fascial Manipulation© technique is based on the concept of myofascial

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