Fascia as a Sensory and Emotional Organ

Dr. Robert Schleip in Los Angeles - July 2020

MICHELE BOND ENTERPRISE IS ONCE AGAIN PROUD TO PRESENT DR. ROBERT SCHLEIP, WORLD RENOWNED FASCIA RESEARCHER AND PRESENTER. LIMITED SEATING!!


FASCIA AS A SENSORY AND EMOTIONAL ORGAN: Implementing new insights from connective tissue research into myofascial treatment practice


WHEN: FRIDAY JULY 10 - SUNDAY JULY 12, 2020

TIME: 9am - 5pm each day

WHERE: Hilton LAX   5711 West Century Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA 

Carmel Ballroom, 2nd Floor

(310) 410-4000

FEE: $750 March 1-May 31 / $795 thereafter

CANCELATION POLICY: Refund (LESS 15% service fee) until May 31st. Transfer only thereafter.

CEUs - at this time, you will need to petition your organization for credit. CEUs may be available at a later date from now.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, PRESENTATION SLIDES, AND A PRIVATE LINK TO RESEARCH ARTICLES AND VIDEOS


Welcome reception on Friday morning, book drawings, fascia plastinate presentation and photo display and much more!! Hope to see you there!!


Recent research indicates that the muscular connective tissues (fasciae) serve a more active role than previously assumed. This includes the capacity to regulate their stiffness independently from neuromuscular coordination, the role of fascia as a potential pain generator, and its role as our richest sensory organ for proprioception. In addition, new insights about an intricate connection between fascia and the autonomic nervous system as well as emotional aspects have become available. Dr. Robert Schleip, director of the Fascia Research Project, Ulm University, Germany, will review some of the most important insights from the field of fascia research and will demonstrate practical translations into hands-on myofascial applications. 


COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Objective 1: Understand the proprioceptive function of the human fascial net
  • Objective 2: Understand the functions of different mechanoreceptor types in fasciae: Golgi-, Pacini-, Ruffini- and free nerve endings Each with preferred location, mechanical sensitivity and expected physiological response
  •  Objective 3: Understand the interoceptive function of fascia, including the role of visceral and cutaneous receptors for body image formation and emotional conditioning
  • Objective 4: Understand of the detailed connections between fascial tonicity and the autonomic nervous system
  • Objective 5: Understand biotensegrity: application to myofascial force transmission lines, with the latest modifications and relevance for postural regulation
  • Objective 6: Understand lumbar fasciae: architecture and innervation; with implications for low back stability and low back pain 
  • Objective 7: Competence in performing manual treatment techniques involving Golgi receptor stimulation related to shoulder protraction
  • Objective 8: Competence in performing manual treatment techniques involving Pacini stimulation related to spinal facet joint mobility
  • Objective 9: Competence in performing manual treatment techniques involving Ruffini stimulation related to the upper trapezius
  • Objective 10: Competence in performing manual treatment techniques involving free nerve ending stimulation on the periost  
  • Objective 11: Competence in performing the 'Mother Cat Technique‘ on the nuchal fascia
  • Objective 12: Competence in including mindful micro movements of the patient during the hands‐on work


  

Robert Schleip PhD MA directs the Fascia Research Project of Ulm University in Germany. Having been a Rolfing instructor and Feldenkrais practitioner for over 20 years, he felt frustrated with the speculative nature of scientific explanations backing up most areas of current bodywork. When he entered the field of connective tissue science as an active laboratory researcher in 2003, he became so thrilled that he soon became one of the driving international forces in the newly emerging field of fascia research. His own research findings on active contractile properties of human fasciae have been honored with the Vladimir Janda Award of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is research director of the European Rolfing Association, and co-initiator of the 1st Fascia Research Congress hosted at Harvard Medical School (Boston 2007) as well as of the subsequent congresses.


 Dr. Schleip's Website 

http://www.somatics.de/en

Research and publications can be viewed on the ‘News’ page.


The Mysterious World Under the Skin video link: https://youtu.be/bWU_DnC9t4I


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MICHELE AT michele@michelebond.com

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Fascia as a Sensory and Emotional Organ

The Embryology of Fascia

Michele presenting at the Fascia in Movement and Sport workshop with Dr. Robert Schleip (world renowned researcher and practitioner) in Los Angeles Feb. 2019.

Fascial System Education Opportunities

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HEADLINER WORKSHOP WITH DR. ROBERT SCHLEIP, PhD

70 participants from 6 countries all gathered in Los Angeles  on Feb. 9-10, 2019 to learn about the latest fascia research and movement applications with one of the most prominent researchers in the world. Michele Bond organized this event and collaborated with Dr. Schleip to deliver a spectacular experience. Michele had the opportunity to share a presentation about the embryology of fascia and how this tissue signals muscle development in fetal development.

ONLINE and LIVE WORKSHOPS

Michele has created a series of online and live workshops to study this intriguing living biological matrix. The latest workshop is a half-day fascia lecture and practical workshop for exercise professionals.

HEALTH CLUB and STUDIO WORKSHOPS

If your health club, gym, or small studio is interested in a workshop for your staff, Michele will travel to your site. Please email for more information.

michele@michelebond.com

Experience and Credentials

Michele began her studies of the fascial system in 2011 and is a member of the Fascia Research Society. She simultaneously pursued a masters degree in Kinesiology while avidly reading books and journal articles and attending workshops. In 2013, she attended an unembalmed cadaver exploration of the fascial system with Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains book), created a fascial system exercise class for clients, and attended the 2015 Fascia Research conference. At this time, she secured the mentorship of two prominent researchers for her masters thesis - Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Peter Huijing. She performed original research in this field and it was accepted for a poster presentation at the Berlin Fascia Research Congress in 2018. This research has now been published - International Journal of Exercise Science 12(1): 825-838, 2019.  Michele is an adjunct lecturer and the fascia research coordinator for the University of Texas, Odessa. She also has a full time exercise therapy business that she has run since 1999.