As a structural element of the body connective system, fascia can be considered as a ubiquitous tissue permeating the whole organism. It seems to respond to cellular and macroscopic lines of tension by reorganizing itself accordingly. From this perspective, the repercussion of a fascial restriction will be body-wide, and may potentially create stress on any structure enveloped by fascia itself.
This course will offer an overview of the most common fascial techniques used within the osteopathic armamentarium, together with their different forms of application, ranging from indirect, direct to combined methods.
- Connective tissue as the major bio-mechanical and bio-electrical mediator of the structure and function interrelationship;
- Fascial mechanisms by which somatic dysfunction may be induced and maintained;
- Most common fascial techniques in osteopathic practice;
- Fascia-mediated mechanisms behind the OMT efficacy and effectiveness
- Snacks, Coffee and Refreshments included
Paulo was awarded a Batchelor degree in Physiotherapy by the Universita Cattolica A. Gemelli in Rome followed by a Bachelor degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy in UK and subsequently a Master degree in Osteopathy from the University of Dresden. He is currently Head of Academics at the ASOMI College of Science in Malta and Honorary Tutor in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, UK.
Paulo has developed a special interest, both clinically and scientifically, in fascial tissue and has published a number of books and journal articles on the subject. He has been a member of the Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies since 2012
His passion for osteopathy has extended to treating animals and he has worked for 10 years as Osteopath to the Rome Zoo and a number of veterinary clinics. He promoted and organised the first world congress for animal osteopathy in Rome in 2012 and has also published a book on the specialism.
Paulo co-directed the Rome osteopathic school CROMON from 2009 to 2012. He was Treasurer of the European Osteopathic Academic Network (OsEAN) from 2008-2013
Paulo has lectured over the past 15 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in most osteopathic subjects but in particular fascial, cranial, structural and animal osteopathy. He has done so from Japan to South America, Russia to Spain and Lapland to Greece.