Actually the most sophisticated fascial tissues manual therapy approach. It allows you to treat soft tissues alterations that concern not only function. That´s why this method achieves excellent results in chronic soft tissues changes where other physical therapy methods usually fail. Fascial Manipulation®/ Stecco® will extend your therapeutic portfolio and will make you able to be helpful to a wider range of patients.
About Fascial Manipulation®/ Stecco®
Fascial Manipulation®/ Stecco® is a manual therapy method that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from northern Italy. The method has evolved over the last 40 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems. Thanks to his children (the both became medical doctors) the method has also acquired a very solid scientific ground. Fascial Manipulation®/ Stecco® is nowadays based on more than 100 scientific papers published in prestigious journals on anatomy, histology, biomechanics, physiology, pathophysiology, neurophysiology, molecular biology and also on clinical subjects. Luigi´s daughter, Carla Stecco, M.D., Ph.D. (ortopaedic surgeon, professor of Padova University), is currently one of the most respected experts in fascia and, among others, the author of the very first Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System. Luigi´s son, Antonio Stecco, M.D., Ph.D. (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, Clinical Instructor at the New York University) dedicates himself to ultrasound and so-called fascial densifications research. Both siblings follow their own clinical practice and go further in the path of their father.
Fascial Manipulation®/ Stecco® is worldwide known as the most sophisticated fascial tissues manual therapy approach based on scientific evidence. Here you can find more information about the method.
This qualification course is reserved for physiotherapists and medical doctors.
Fascial Manipulation courses are divided in three levels. The first two levels deal with deep fascia. Level I concentrates on so-called myofascial sequences of the human body and on Centres of Coordination (CCs), where fascial densifications, i.e. alterations of deep fascia leading to musculoskeletal dysfunctions, develop most frequently. Level II deals with Centres of Fusion (CFs), which are connected along diagonals and spirals. These points are extremely important in proprioceptive dysfunction. Level III clarifies the treatment modalities of internal organs and superficial fascia dysfunctions.
Fascial Therapist uses different types of manual techniques to modify fascial densifications or alterations:
- Deep friction using knuckles of the hand, fingertips or elbows to modify deep muscular fascia
- Palm mobilisation to modify superficial fascia
- Pincer technique applied on fat tissue to deactivate focal changes which block signal transfer or irritate peripheral autonomic nervous system
Fascial Therapist observes the clinical signs (pain, dysfunction) and uses specific tests to identify the cause of problems. Pain of the joint might be i.e. the sign of dysharmony caused by deep fascia densification. Similarly, internal organ motility changes may indicate a dysfunction which a Fascial Therapist may remedy by eliminating a tensional imbalance of trunk tissues.