Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Challenges of Ultrasound Imaging

Date: June 4, 2020   Time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Eastern time
Presenter: Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD. Interviewer: Robert Schleip, PhD. Host: Rebecca Pratt, PhD.

Pain, motor control, fascia & inflammation: Implications for rehabilitation

Date: June 11, 2020   Time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Eastern time
Presenter: Paul Hodges, PhD. Interviewer: Robert Schleip, PhD. Host: Rebecca Pratt, PhD.

Loading and Nutrition to Improve Connective Tissue Function

Date: June 18, 2020   Time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Eastern time
Presenter: Keith Baar PhD . Interviewer: TBD. Host: Rebecca Pratt, PhD.

Diaphragm

Date: TBD   Time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Eastern time
Presenter: Bruno Bordoni, MD . Interviewer: TBD. Host: Rebecca Pratt, PhD..

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The role of fascia in pressure control, with special attention to the abdomen

This webinar was presented on May 26, 2020. The ninth episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series features Jan-Paul van Wingerden, PhD. This webinar provides a different perspective on how we should consider physical function. 'How do we control our bones' seems to be a predominant question asked. When taking the time span of evolution into account, that may not be the most logical question to ask. Answering the question how our body controls pressure might be far more profitable. The second focus is on pressure control in our abdomen. If we put pressure control central in our functional analysis of the abdomen, there are many functional problems that start to make sense: relation between back pain and breathing problems, hyperventilation, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, diastasis recti, etcetera. We have done a small piece of research that points in this direction: pressure control seems to be a major issue for our bodies, with fascia in a leading role. In this presentation, Jan-Paul van Wingerden, PhD is interviewed by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD (University of Sherbrooke) with host Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University).

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Connective tissue in Sports Medicine

This webinar was presented on May 11, 2020. The eighth episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series features renowned fascia researcher, Robert Schleip, PhD. Fascial tissues - including tendons, aponeuroses and ligaments - have become a new focus in sports medicine. This is not only due to the fact, that most sports related overuse injuries occur in the collagenous components (rather than within myofibers), but also to new insights about the kinetic storage properties of tendinous tissues in athletic performances, such as jumping, throwing, and running. How do collagenous tissues sense mechanical stimulation and how do they adapt to repetitive mechanical loading within minutes, hours, weeks and months of training? How useful - or not - are some of the self-help myofascial techniques which have recently become popular among top athletes? And what do we know about the influence of age, genetics and gender on sports related fascial dynamics? Not surprising: hardly any final answers will be given during this lecture, but lots of inspiring research findings as well as similarly intriguing new questions. In this presentation, Dr. Schleip, Phd (Ulm University) is interviewed by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD (University of Sherbrooke) with host Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University).

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Effect of stretching on the resolution of inflammation within connective tissue

This webinar was presented on May 4, 2020. The seventh episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series features Helene Langevin, MD. As the principal investigator of several NIH-funded studies, Dr. Langevin’s research interests have centered around the role of connective tissue in chronic musculoskeletal pain and the mechanisms of acupuncture, manual, and movement-based therapies. Her more recent work has focused on the effects of stretching on inflammation resolution mechanisms within connective tissue. She has authored more than 70 original scientific papers and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In this presentation, Helene Langevin, MD (NCCIH) is interviewed by Dr. Robert Schleip (Ulm University) with host Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University).

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Myofascial force transmission lines in the human body: Latest research update

This webinar was presented on April 28, 2020. The sixth episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series featured Jan Wilke, PhD. Recent evidence refutes the common conception of skeletal muscles representing mechanically independent actuators. Instead, they are morphologically linked by collagenous connective tissue, thus forming part of a body-wide network of myofascial continuity. The lecture provides an overview of those muscle-fascia lines that may be relevant to manual and physiotherapists. A particular focus is on latest research findings focusing on the upper extremity as well as on the examination of force transmission under in vivo conditions. In this presentation, Jan Wilke, PhD (Frankfurt University) was interviewed by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD (University of Sherbrooke) with host Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University).

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Embryological development of visceral and pharyngeal fascia

This webinar was presented on April 22, 2020. The fifth episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series featured Frank Willard, PhD. Dr. Willard wrote the "Somatic Fascia" and "Visceral Fascia" chapters in Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body (Eds. Schleip, Findley, Chaitow, and Huijing). His studies have found very interesting relationships between structures in the body. In this presentation, Dr. Willard (University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine) was interviewed by Dr. Robert Schleip (Ulm University) with host Dr. Rebecca Pratt (Oakland University).

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

A new correlate for intricate connections between fascial receptors, emotion, and self-awareness

This webinar was presented on April 14, 2020. The fourth episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series featured Dr. Joeri Calsius, PhD, DO. While the sense of proprioception and exteroception is fairly well known to therapists working with fascia, interoception has received far less attention. However, over the last decade interoception has gained increasingly more interest in research and translational applications, such as myofascial therapies. In this webinar we took a closer look to its intricate connections with fascia, emotion and self-awareness and briefly dwell on possible opportunities for (manual) therapy. Dr. Calsius, PhD, DO (University of Hasselt Belgium) was interviewed by Robert Schleip, Phd (Ulm University). Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University) was the webinar host.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Innervation of Fascia

This webinar was presented on April 8, 2020. In the third episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series, we welcome back Carla Stecco, MD who discussed connections between fascia and our sensory nervous system. This interview of Dr. Stecco (University of Padova), by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD (University of Sherbrooke), hosted by Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University) highlighted her studies of microscopic fascial features that can act as bridges passing over joints and septa to connect muscles, suggesting that they could play a role in proprioception and pain.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Fascia and the Autonomic Nervous System

This webinar was presented on April 3, 2020. The second episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series features renowned fascia researcher, Robert Schleip, PhD, who discusses how the autonomic nervous system and fascia interact. This interview of Dr. Schleip, Phd (Ulm University), by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD (University of Sherbrooke), hosted by Rebecca Pratt, PhD (Oakland University) highlights the intimate linkages between the fascial system and the nervous system with specific nerve endings and receptors that connect directly to the autonomic nervous system.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Microscopic Mysteries of Fascia: What New Science Tells Us about Hormone Receptors and Biochemical Production in Fascia

This webinar was presented on March 27, 2020. The first episode of the Fascia Academy webinar series featured renowned fascia researcher Carla Stecco, MD, who discusses the latest discoveries of microscopic structures within fascia and their implications on human function. She is interviewed by Nathaly Gaudreault, PhD. Rebecca Pratt, PhD is the webinar host.

A new class of cells in fascia--termed fasciacytes--plays an important role in the production of hyaluronan. Levels of hyaluronan/hyaluronic acid have been found to facilitate or inhibit gliding between layers of deep fascia and muscle. Additionally, research has found that the extracellular matrix changes in response to hormone levels.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $20 for a download or $10 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members download the recording for free. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Highlights from the World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain

This webinar was presented on November 12, 2019. As speakers at the 10th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain (Applying the Evidence to Reduce Disability) held in Antwerp from 28-31 October, Mark Driscoll, P.Eng, PhD and Robert Schleip, PhD, MA discussed findings presented at the Congress. Topics covered included the biomechanical implications of fascia in spinal stability and back pain and the regulation of fascial stiffness, plus highlights from other speakers.

Rebecca Pratt, PhD, moderator and host of the webinar, facilitated the discussion and questions asked by webinar participants..

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $60 for a download or $50 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members receive a 50% discount. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

Fascial Net Plastination Project

A behind the scenes update on July 29, 2019 from the Fascial Net Plastination Project (FNPP) team members hard at work on Phase 3 in Guben, Germany. Meet four of the FNPP dissection team members: Robert Schleip, Rachelle Clauson, Gary Carter, and Lauri Nemetz. The team members designed and created "Fascia In a NEW LIGHT: the Exhibition" which debuted ten of the first ever, fascia plastinates at the Fifth International Research Congress in Berlin, 2018.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $60 for a download or $50 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members receive a 50% discount. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.

What is New About the Interstitium?

Discussion between Neil Theise, MD and Carla Stecco, MD, hosted by Robert Schleip,PhD, May 8, 2018.

The recording of the webinar is available for purchase, $35 for a download or $25 for a one-year rental. Fascia Research Society (FRS) Members receive a $10 discount. FRS Members login here for the discount code to enter at checkout. Purchase the recording.