CHRISTIAN FOSSUM – OSTEOPATHY AND FASCIA: A WIDESPREAD ORGAN IN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION (2 /4 OCTOBER 2022)

Christian Fossum DO

600.00

Course participants will learn the theoretical rationale, tests, techniques and treatment sequences for integrating fascial work into clinical practice.

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Description

TARGET AUDIENCE

– Graduate osteopaths with a 5-year full-time or 6-year part-time training programme,

– Osteopathic students in their final year of training.

 

LANGUAGE

The course is in English with consecutive translation into Italian.

 

COURSE PRESENTATION

Fascia is one of the most pervasive tissues in the human body that links all systems and fulfils multiple physiological functions. It is considered a widespread organ. Its three-dimensional, fluid and viscoelastic matrix, beyond its function as a ‘soft skeleton’, is the environment that allows the immediate exchange of substances between cells. This exchange also includes the signalling role of the neurotransmitters secreted by the neurons into the extracellular space, hence a strong link between the fascia and the central nervous system with its functional outcomes.

There are different approaches to the fascial system in the osteopathic field, often defined by their practical modus operandi (direct and indirect techniques). The course will endow participants with the appropriate skills to employ the different approaches based on the clinical objectives. In addition, the training will provide embryological, anatomical and physiological insights as a rationale for assessment and treatment. We will also focus on the biomechanical and viscoelastic behaviour of the fascia and its hydrostatic properties, on the interstitium as a fluid pathway, and the interaction between axial fascia and visceral fascia.

Course participants will learn the theoretical rationale, tests, techniques and treatment sequences for integrating fascial work into clinical practice.

 

COURSE PROGRAMME

– Fascia in the writings of A.T. Still: philosophy and the scientific, practical and modern context

– The Fascia in the early days of osteopathic practice. Reference authors: Kaufmann, Niedner, Cathie and Zink

– Histology of connective tissue

– Functions of fascia and connective tissue

– Dysfunctions concerning fascia as a three-dimensional viscoelastic matrix for structural support and fluid supply for the whole body

– Fascia as a physiological unit: mechanical, fluid and neurological links

– Fascia and the concept of rhythmicity: the dynamics of the extracellular matrix

– Possible effects of fascial dysfunction

– Assessment methods for fascial dysfunction

– Treatment methods and techniques for the fascial system

– Integration of fascia as a tool to solve clinical problems

– Regional application of fascial anatomy for assessment and treatment:

  1. Head and neck
  2. Chest
  3. Lumbar and abdominopelvic region
  4. Lower limbs
  5. Upper limbs

 

TIMETABLE

Sunday 2nd October

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday 3rd October

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday 4th October

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

COST

The cost of the course is € 600.

The participants who will also enrol in the course “Osteopathic Management of the Acute Pain Patient” will benefit from a price reduction. The cost for both courses is €1,100 and the discount will be applied directly to the shopping cart.

 

LOCATION

The course will be held at the centre in Via Cardinale Mezzofanti n.13, Milan (Milano Forlanini Railway Station).

We recommend the following facilities for those who need to stay overnight in a hotel.

Additional information

Durata

3 giorni

Sede

Advanced Osteopathy Institute (via Cardinale Mezzofanti 13, Milano)