The fascial component in osteopathic practice
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. Yet osteopathic fascial treatment aims to release such tensions, to restore function and to balance the inherent body mechanisms, so to be often proposed as an adjunctive treatment for various conditions. 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. To guide the clinician through the understanding and the application of such fascial tools, various evidence-based mechanisms as well as different hypothesis based on osteopathic principles will be proposed and discussed.
- To present the connective tissue as the major bio-mechanical and bio-electrical mediator of the structure and function interrelationship;
- To propose various fascial mechanisms by which somatic dysfunction may be induced and maintained;
- To illustrate the most common fascial techniques in osteopathic practice;
- To propose different fascia-mediated mechanisms behind the OMT efficacy and effectiveness.
- 01-03 December 2023
Costs of the Course
Euro 750,- Seminar of 3 days.
Fascia & Osteopathy:
Level 1: 3 days Fundamentals
Dates: 01-03 December 2023
LEVEL I - 01-03 December 2023
- The fascial continuum in its structure and function: introduction to the main anatomical and physiological properties of fascia
- Dimensional palpation of the various connective tissues level
- The connective tissue from a tensegritive prospective: from cellular to body level from an osteopathic perspective
- Global and local tenso-compression test and treatment
- The Zink test: evaluation and treatment of the fascial system
- The fascial tubes system: assessment and balancing of the meningeal, visceral and axial fascial tubes
- The fascial rhythm: evaluation of its properties and anomalies through general/remote and focal/local listening
Paolo Tozzi, MSc Ost, DO, PT
Master Science in Osteopathy at the Dresda University (Germany); Doctorat en Osteopathie and Posturologie at the International Association Jean Monnet, amongst the European University Foundation of Bruxelles (Belgium); Bachelor Science Honours Degree in Osteopathy, D.O. at the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone (UK); Degree in Physiotherapy at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome (Italy); I, II, Master Level Reiki Diplome at the Sri Papaji Centre, Rome (Italy); Participation to various post-graduate courses on osteopathic care of small animals and horses (UK).
Head of Academics of the ASOMI College of Sciences in Malta; Honorary Tutor in College of Human and Health Sciences for the Swansea University (UK); Former Viceprincipal of the Italian Association of Posturologists (A.I.R.O.P.); Former Treasurer of the Osteopathic European Academic Network (Os.E.A.N.); Former Viceprincipal of the School of Osteopathy CROMON of Rome; Founder of the First Italian School of Veterinary Osteopathy, Rome; Executive director of the First world congress of osteopathy in animal practice, www.congressodiosteopatia.it
Since 2008, working experience as osteopath at different veterinary rehabilitation centres in Rome, including the veterinary clinic of the Zoological Park of Rome, for the preventive care and treatment of domesticated and wild animals; In 2009, participation to the 1st Osteopathic wildlife workshop, held at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Tsavo Park, Kenya, organized by Zoo Ost Ltd; In 2008, organizer and lecturer of the First Italian course in osteopathy applied to animals, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (ECM 8015305).
Member of the S.O.A.P. - Society for Osteopaths in Animal Practice; Member of the Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies; Reviewer for Handspring Publishing (UK); Former reviewer for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
Lecturer of biomechanics and manual therapy in different universities in Rome; Lecturer of various post-graduate courses on osteopathic subjects in Italy, Europe and overseas; Speaker in various national and international congresses of osteopathic medicine and manual therapy (included the International Fascia Research Congress); Author of various articles on fascia and fascia research; co-editor and co-author of the book Animal Osteopathy: a comprehensive guide to the osteopathic treatment of animals and birds, published by Handspring Publishing, UK; www.handspringpublishing.com