At this 12 hour course, the focus will be on looking into what we know about fascia so far - the anatomy, physiology and pathology.
The focus will be on the manually and exercise approach to fascia, with a specific focus on, how the sympathetic nervous system affects the fascial tissue.
Over the past 10 years, interest in this tissue has increased dramatically, and now not, only manual therapists, but also oncologists, neurologists, immunologists and endocrinologists look into the fascial tissue/connective tissue.
As physiotherapists, we have direct access to the fascial tissue, both manually and training-wise, but first we must know the tissue's physiology and anatomy. That is one of the main goals of this course.
Fascia/the connective tissue - the anatomy, physiology and pathology
Myofascial connections, tensegrity and mechanotransduction
The sliding/gliding system. Connective tissue as a key factor related to mobility and enhancing Range of Motion
Factors that affect the loose connective tissue and therefore the sliding system
The Autonomic Nervous System - Sympathetic and Parasympaticus - Influence on the fascial Tissue and sliding between adjacent structures
Proprioception, mechanoreception and interoception
Endocrinology - hormones and neurotransmitters
Inflammation - and the effect on the connective tissue
Exercise techniques that affect the fascial tissue and endocrinology
Manual techniques that can affect the fascial tissue and endocrinology
Fascial dysfunction seen in relation to differentiated target groups below; Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and musculoskeletal.
The course alternates between theory, manual therapy and training.
Before entering this course, please read "Fascial dysfunction, the manual approach" edited by Leon Chaitow