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From Italy, Fascial Manipulation Level 1a and 1b, Instructed by Antonio Stecco


Friday through Sunday March 6-8 (Level 1b)

Hosted by the UCSF Physical Therapy Department

Clinical Skills Lab 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143


During the Fascial Manipulation® courses, participants will learn to evaluate musculoskeletal dysfunctions with specific reference to the human fascial system, and to apply the Fascial Manipulation® method as taught by Antonio Stecco, MD. Lectures include the anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, an explanation of the biomechanical model used in application of this technique, and the anatomical localization of key fascial points. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions (from history taking, to a hypothesis, to a verification and treatment) together with a methodology and strategy for treatment.


This course series consists of two levels: FM-1: Level 1 Fascial Manipulation® and FM-2: Level 2 Fascial Manipulation®. Each level is divided into two parts, FM-1a and FM-1b, FM-2a and FM-2b. Successful completion of FM Level 1 is required before being able to attend the FM Level 2 course. Completion of the FM Level 1 does provide clinical proficiency for a wide range of common dysfunctions. Course FM1B will consist of the physiology of the fascial system and the assessment and treatment of the myofascial unitsfor the upper limbs, trunk, and the lower limbs in the horizontal plane. At the completion of FM1B all participants will be capable of utilizing the Assessment Chart for a 3D examination of the human fascial system. Proficiency in the comparative examination of Centers of Coordination will be stressed, as well as streamlining of treatment strategies.



  • Provide an evidence-based anatomical appreciation for the fascia system.
  • Describe current research regarding fascia function from anatomical dissections.
  • Describe current interventional research that validates this theoretical concept.
  • Describe the tri-planar fascial manipulation clinical reasoning method with the standard assessment 
  • Demonstrate proper technique for movement assessment.
  • Demonstrate proper technique for palpation verifications.
  • Direct treatment toward the appropriate plane of movement.




  • Upon completion of the course series, participants will be able to:
  • Describe key elements of Fascial Manipulation®.
  • Understand the anatomic structure of deep fascia in the trunk as well as the upper and lower extremities.
  • Describe the Biomechanical Model used in application of Fascial Manipulation®.
  • Understand the process of evaluation, treatment and re-evaluation used with Fascial Manipulation®.
  • Understand the present literature supporting the Fascial Manipulation® method.
  • Describe the concept that link the Fascial Manipulation® method to regional interdependence.

In-house Fascial Manipulation Level 1b: Instructed by Antonio Stecco, M.

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