Scientists and anyone from the health care and fitness professions who wishes to learn more about the latest scientific research on fasciae. Bringing together the most recent solid research on the properties of the fascial fabric with those who observe its workings in the clinical setting informs and energizes both groups toward further developments in this growing field.
Primary audiences include:
Scientists who are either engaged or interested in –
Biomechanics of ligaments and other dense fibrous connective tissues · Biomedical research · Connective tissue research · Gait & postural dynamics · Matrix biology · Musculoskeletal dynamics · Orthopaedics · Rehabilitation · Rheumatology · Sports medicine
Clinicians who address fascia, including –
Acupuncturists · Athletic Trainers · Chiropractors (DC’s) · Energetic, hands-on healers (Therapeutic Touch) · Exercise Teachers · Massage Therapists · Naprapaths · Nutritionists · Osteopaths · Personal Trainers · Physiatrists and other physicians practicing neuromusculoskeletal medicine or manual medicine · Physical Therapists (PT’s) · Practitioners of Structural Integration (e.g., Rolfers®) · Prolotherapists (Sclerotherapy) · Rehabilitation Specialists · Veterinarians
The centerpiece of this conference is the presentation of the latest and best scientific fascia research from around the world. The Fascia Research Congress is a valuable resource of data, new ideas, and networking for researchers, medical professional and clinical practitioners.
There is increasing interest in the role of fascia in musculoskeletal strain disorders such as low-back instability, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, and respiratory dysfunction. Additionally, our understanding of fascia is advancing therapeutic approaches to wound healing, trauma recovery and repair, and postural strain patterns. With this in mind, the FRC seeks to present our best understanding of fascia’s biomechanical and adaptive properties that account for clinical observations in health and dysfunction.
The expanding research on human and animal fascial tissues forms a body of knowledge that is pertinent to a wide range of professionals engaged in both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. FRC research advances the practical understanding of the therapeutic mechanisms operating in manual therapies and CAM modalities which contact, mechanically manipulate, penetrate, or otherwise involve fascial tissues.
The clinician’s interest in fascia extends to new scientific findings in the following categories:
|May 15||Workshop proposals open|
|Sept. 15||Workshop proposal submission deadline|
|Sept. 15||Abstract submissions open|
|Nov. 4-20||Workshop presenters notified|
|Dec. 5||Fascia Research Congress and workshop registration opens|
|March 31||Abstract submission deadline|
|Sep. 17||Pre-Congress workshop|
|Sep. 18-20||4th International Fascia Research Congress|
|Sep. 21||Post-Congress workshops|
|Nov. 14||Fascia, Acupuncture and Oncology Session at Harvard|