In order to understand the key concepts of FM that relate to musculoskeletal and internal dysfunction
of the human body, it is necessary to master both the theoretical and practical application of the method. This is taught by a step by step procedure to assure that the practitioner has a complete
understanding of the system. A veterinary FM course is also available.
Fascial Manipulation Courses – Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics of the Fascial System
This program dedicated to the human fascial system is spread over three consecutive levels of 48 hours for Level 1 and 2 and 54 hours for Level 3.
The training consists of theoretical lectures, demonstrations by the teachers and hands-on training of the participants. This deepens student knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system and the biomechanical model used in the application of the Fascial Manipulation® technique. Is important that students learn how to palpate and localize the FM points. In this process, an emphasis is placed on the assessment of musculoskeletal and internal dysfunctions and on how to develop a treatment strategy.
Level I – 48 hours on two weekends
Level I emphasizes various dysfunctions of the locomotor system and correlates this information with the densifications that are termed Centers of Coordination located in myofascial units. Correlation of this information is related to conditions such as tendinopathy, cervicalgia, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches to just mention a few. Myofascial units continue into myofascial sequences thereby creating an understanding of what is known as fascial chains. Completion of level one allows access to level 2.
Level II – 48 hours on two weekends
The second level deals with the anatomy and function of the fascial retinacula that is responsible for complex movements, Evaluation and treatment of these complex movements require knowledge of additional areas known as Centers of Fusion. This is considered within the three-dimensional biomechanical model of the Fascial Manipulation method. Also introduced in level 2 is the concept of organizing the fascial system with diagonal and spiral movement by the corporis fascia. At the end of the course the participants acquire full awareness of the anatomy and function of the fascial retinacula in the context of complex gestures.
The completion of the second level course allows access to the third level course.
Level III – 54 hours on 7 days during two or three weekends
The third level is of primary importance, because it helps to treat the patient in a global way; to treat locomotor system’s pains and disorders, which may be the consequence of an internal dysfunction; to treat and improve internal dysfunctions; to improve and complete the ability of the Fascial Manipulator.
Every day, the course includes practical exercises and in-depth analysis of clinical cases demonstrated by the instructors.
– Anatomy and physiology of the internal fascia and superficial fascia
– Pathology of the internal fascia and superficial fascia
– Study of Tensostructures and Organ-fascial Sequences
– Systems study with their internal and external components
– Manual treatment for the treatment of the superficial fascia
Animal Fascial Manipulation
Training is devoted to animal anatomy specific for equine or canine patients. It is taught on two levels of 32 hours each.
This course consists of theoretical lessons, teacher demonstrations and student hands-on application.Similar to courses dealing with the human structure it will cover in depth the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, the biomechanical model and the anatomic locating of the points on animals as used in the application of the Fascial Manipulation technique.
Level I – 32 hours on 4 days
Similar to concepts taught in level 1 for humans, but now applied to the animal myofascial system.Completion of Level 1 is requiredfor participation in Level 2.
Level II – 32 hours on 4 days
Similar to concepts taught in Level 2 for humans, but now applied to the animal myofascial system. Retinaculae, centers of fusion etc…
Information for the students
Who can access
Fascial Manipulation courses for human body are intended for medical doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, other practitioners who have successfully passed at least six semesters of post high school education that includes classes in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, along with state licensure.
Fascial Manipulation courses for animals are intended for veterinary doctors,4th or 5th year veterinary medicine students, physiotherapists and operators for animals with a good knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy of the animal.
To participate, sent an e-mail with all the requested documents to the secretariat who organizes the specific course.
Courses of level I and II provide classes from a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 34 participants, level III from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 34.
The prices can be different according to the level, the course’s location and the provider. For further information, contact the secretariat who organizes the specific course.
At the end of the course every student will receive a certificate of participation.
INTRODUCTION TO FASCIAL MANIPULATION® Level 3 (Lorenzo Freschi):