Be a fly on the wall for this candid interview with famed osteopath Leon Chaitow, one of the organizers of the International Fascial Congress and author of over 60 books on health and manual medicine. We'll discuss recent scientific finds in the area of massage and physical medicine and look at how the application of those findings can help therapists become more effective at addressing the root of their clients pain. We'll also explore the latest developments in Neuromuscular Therapy, look at the odd relationship between massage and pelvic pain, and raise the question as to whether there is still value in the old-fashioned back rub.
A practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over forty years clinical experience, Dr. Chaitow is Editor-in-Chief, of the "Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies." He regularly lectures in the United States as well as Europe where he has instructed physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors as well as massage therapists. He is a senior lecturer by London's University of Westminster on under and postgraduate courses in therapeutic bodywork and naturopathy. In 1993, he became the first naturopath/osteopath to be appointed as consultant to a UK government-funded conventional medical practice. He helped organize the First International Fascia Research Congress in 2007 at the Harvard Medical School. He lives and practices in both the UK and Greece. A prolific author, Dr. Chaitow has written over 60 books on natural health and alternative medicine.