Fascial Manipulation - Level I

Target Group: 
Medical Doctor, Physiotherapist, Osteopath
Course Language: 
Course Location: 

Vienna | JUFA Wien City | Mautner Markhof-Gasse 50, 1110 Vienna

Course Fee: 
€ 990,00

Introducing in Austria: Fascial Manipulation – a scientific method with astounding impact. Fascial Manipulation courses comprise three levels (each 6 days per level).


Level I and II (structural) covers each 6 days,

For each Level it has a Tuition fees of € 850. -

for Level I and II combined : € 1600.-

Level III (visceral) covers 6 days, €850.-

The Fascial Manipulation® method by Luigi Stecco Fascial Manipulation© is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from the north of Italy, over the last 40 years. Focusing on fascia, in particular the deep muscular fascia, it considers the myofascial system as a three-dimensional continuum.


This method presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders. In recent years, Carla Stecco MD and Antonio Stecco MD have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of unembalmed cadavers in Italy and France. These dissections have provided new histological and anatomical data including the existence of myotendinous expansions between segments, the multi-layer structure of deep fascia and the abundant innervation of this tissue by mechanoreceptors and free nerve endings.


The mainstay of the manual method developed by L. Stecco lies in the identification of specific, localized areas of the fascia in connection with specific limited movements. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated and, through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored. Through analyses of musculoskeletal anatomy Luigi Stecco realized that the body could be divided into14 segments, with movement of each segment being governed by six myofascial units (mf units). A mf unit consists of monoarticular and biarticular unidirectional muscle fibers, their deep fascia and the joint they move in one direction on one plane. Myofascial vectors within each mf unit converge at a specific point, named the Centre of Coordination (CC).


Adjacent unidirectional myofascial units are united via myotendinous expansions and biarticular fibres to form myofascial sequences. 6 CCs per segment coordinate movements on the three spatial planes, however, the complexity of physical activity in human beings requires coordination of an infinite variability. In order to synchronise complex movements, other specific points of the fascia named Centres of Fusion (CF) have also been identified. CFs are mostly located over retinacula.


Given its innervation and its multilayer structure, deep fascia is effectively an ideal structure for perceiving and, therefore assisting in organizing movements. Whenever a body part moves in any given direction in space there is a myofascial, tensional re-arrangement within the corresponding fascia. Afferents embedded within the fascia are stimulated, producing accurate directional or spatialinformation.
Any impediment in the gliding of the fascia could alter afferent input resulting in incoherent movement. It is hypothesised that fascia is involved in proprioception and peripheral motor control in strict collaboration with the Central Nervous System.


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