Fascial Research: Report from the International Fascial Congress
Contrary to commonly accepted views that fascia is solely a passive role, functioning simply to simply transmit tension created by muscle, the latest research indicates fascia actually plays a much more active role in biomechanics than previously suspected, displaying the ability to contract autonomously. Robert Schleip, Ph.D will share some of the latest findings from his work as director of the Fascia Research Project at the University of Ulm, Germany and discuss the implications of this research to manual therapy.
Robert Schleip is director of the Fascia Research Group of Ulm University, Germany and Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He has been a certified Rolfing Instructor since 1992 and certified Feldenkrais Teacher since 1987. He has an M.A. degree in Psychology and a PhD in Human Biology. He is author of numerous books and publications in the field of fascia research and fascia related applications in manual and movement therapies. His research on active contractility of fascia was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2006.