The Fascial Therapy Course

The Fascial Therapy Course

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Course description

The Fascial Therapy 1 Course

The Fascial Therapy 1 course is designed to introduce the beginner as well as the experienced practitioner to a broad spectrum of myofascial releasing methods that encompass all soft-tissue.

Fascia is the form that encases and surrounds all soft-tissue, creating compartments, containers and scaffolding to anchor tissue. With this understanding, basic applied methods can be adapted and applied to this form to create efficient rapid change.

Fascial Therapy introduces direct and indirect methods employing active and passive techniques that utilize sensory receptor activation, understanding the autonomic system response that results in the application of these various techniques.

Emphasis is placed upon assessment patterns through fundamental palpation of lines of myofascial tension. These include cardinal lines; anterior, posterior and lateral, as well as four arm line (Myers) are palpated and then technique applied. These line have areas that are not usually palpated, and it is these areas (intermuscular septums for example) that often result in not achieving the desired clinical outcomes for a practitioner.

Understanding the importance of presence and intent as clinical ‘tools’.
Understanding the response and importance of the autonomic nervous system in relation to systemic discharges and soft-tissue release.
Instructed is the use of ‘ease-bind’ osteopathic assessment protocol for clinical decision-making, palpation and technique.

Focus is also placed on joint accessory motion and the important interface with myofascial.
Thus joint leverage compression and tension techniques are introduced that allow for rapid change to the surrounding capsular tissue.

Ligament technique options as well as locations of application are instructed.
Indirect application in the form of the ‘Two Point’ is instructed and protocol to release transverse planes are practiced. Within this protocol anterior neck muscles, supra and infra-hyoid muscles will be palpated and treated.

And integrated into this system of bodywork is the use of modified Muscle Energy Technique MET, used to treat ‘bind’ directional barriers, enhance receptor response and assess muscular inhibition.

The last module will be a clinical practice session, where clients, friends or family are invited so as to experience the instruction and new skills acquired by participants. This is also a time to instruct more complexity and showcase material for Fascial Therapy 2.

By the completion of this course, the practitioner will have a new way of clinical thought, have new application skills that use much less force and effort to achieve desirable effects, reducing pain sensitivity usually experience by more forceful applications.

  • Thursday 28 May | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 29 May | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday 30 May | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday 31 May | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 31 (28 for the course + extra 1 (3 Ceus) free optional Ethics e-Learning)
  • Standard R5 950, R5 355 extra 10% discounted within 24 hours of booking
  • Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051

* All courses accredited by an appropriate accrediting academic institution and or statutory authority for the relevant profession


 “Steven’s enthusiasm and passion for his work are wonderful + inspiring. He never made me feel stupid or inadequate when I didn’t quite “get it”. Thanks for opening new horizons further.” Sue White

“Excellent course, thank you Steven.” Pedro van der Merwe

“Great notes, great teacher, explanations very comprehensive. I liked that he never criticized anyone. Steven Goldstein takes information and material from many authors, educators and sources and combines them to create teachings that are practicle and applicable to every physio who is hands on! At least I could leave this course being able to apply all the techniques in my practice!” Rox Ashkar

“What an excellent, energetic, motivated lecturer!” Riana von Berg

“Entertaining lecturer, a course where you just need to go with the flow!” Cheryl Stacey