Fascia treatment is a controversially discussed topic with diverse approaches and a widespread range of opinions. This course aims to offer background and treatment beyond already known methods, focusing on biomechanical principles and techniques based on manual therapeutic concepts. The treatment is connected to an accurate clinical reasoning process and the fascia treatment part of integral manual therapeutic approach.
The method of fascia treatment taught in this course is called Diacutaneous Fibrolysis and is a treatment method for neuromusculoskeletal pain which offers excellent results, mainly in the soft tissues. Its action mechanism involves the destruction of adherences and irritative corpuscles which are formed between the different gliding planes of the soft tissues, by means of “hooks” applied to the skin.
Introduction to the Diacutaneous Fibrolysis technique (Theory)
Application of the technique (Practice)
Evaluation and treatment of lower quadrant:
- Thigh and knee
- Leg, ankle and foot
- Hip, pelvis and lumbar spine
Evaluation and treatment of upper quadrant:
- Thoracic spine
- Shoulder and arm
- Elbow, forearm and hand
- Special region: cervical spine and Scarpa´s Triangle
- Evaluation of the intermuscular mobility
- Establish the key signs and symptoms in the evaluation of myofascial dysfunctions
- Use the diacutaneous fibrolysis technique as a tool to assess and treat the myofascial dysfunctions
After the seminar the participants
- have improved anatomical knowledge and skills in palpation and evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.
- are able to evaluate the main myofascial dysfunctions in the upper and lower quadrant.
- are able to treat with the diacutaneous fibrolysis and intermuscular manual mobilization technique the main myofascial dysfunctions in the upper and lower quadrant.
- Theoretical presentation (introduction of the technique)
- Practical demonstration of the technique
- Practical supervision of the students
Teaching language will be English.
Participation documents (handbook) and a "fascia hook", a special tool needed for the technique are included in the participation fee.
The basic module of the OMT Kaltenborn-Evjenth series is recommended in advance, but not mandatory.