Dedicated to the newly emerging field of “Fascia Studies,” the Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC, last weekend was quite an event with excellent new research on the mechanism of tendon injuries, controversy surrounding trigger points (possible nerve inflammation), and lots of new studies on fascial neurology, adhesions and scar tissue remodeling. It included workshops and panel discussions on fascia and pain, sports medicine, embryology and genetics, functional anatomy, imaging and measurement technologies, and a lot more.
The goal was to bring scientists and clinicians together to help better understand the unique role of fascia in health. With around 1000 attendees, the FRC was an elegant event and a great time for one-on-one conversations with fellow therapists and admired researchers.
Really fun hanging out with old friends such as Tom Myers, Gil Hedley, Leon Chaitow, Sue Hitzmann, Til Luchau, Ruth Werner, Robert Schleip, Jill Miller, Christopher Moyer, Serge Gracovetsky, Andre Vleeming and, of course the “Dalton Gang.”
Thanks to everyone who visited our exhibit booth, ‘talked shop’ and shared stories. The international response to our new 210-hour “Master Myoskeletal Therapist” program was overwhelming.
In touch, Erik
Gearing up for the 2016 Oklahoma City Workshop
This year, I’m excited to bring you “hot-off-the-press” soft-tissue (sports injury) wisdom from the 4th International Fascia Research Congress, and practical pain management tips from the 2016 San Diego Pain Summit. Check out our Oklahoma City Workshop.
You’ll not only learn immediately applicable ‘hands-on’ pain-rehab techniques, but WHY they work, and HOW to change the brain’s “mind” about pain…through touch!