FMT 1 - Fascia in manual therapy: basics and alignment of the main joints
FMT - Fascia in Manual Therapy is a continuing education course in 4 training modules and deals with the treatment and alignment of fascia and joints in manual therapy. The course is designed for manual therapists who want to deepen their knowledge of fascia and joints and incorporate the techniques into their work. The course offers a comprehensive and detailed insight into the anatomy, functioning and treatment of fascia and joints. The techniques taught are composed of different bodywork methods and can be easily integrated into existing work concepts.
Each of the 4 modules consists of 20 hours of instruction and includes the following main topics:
FMT 1 - Fascia in Manual Therapy - Module 1
Basics of fascia work and alignment of the main joints
FMT 2 - Fascia in Manual Therapy - Module 2
Advanced techniques for alignment of the pelvis, lower back, and abdomen
FMT 3 - Fascia in Manual Therapy - Module 3
Advanced techniques for alignment of the spine and rib cage (ribs and sternum)
FMT 4 - Fascia in Manual Therapy - Module 4
Advanced techniques for alignment of the neck, atlas, axis and shoulders
Learning contentsRestrictions in the fascia system or misalignments of joints have a significant influence on the vibration and resonance behavior of our body. Impairments in the fasciae can lead to poor posture, evasive movements or tension in the joints and can be very painful under certain circumstances. FMT - Fascia in Manual Therapy opens up different approaches and possibilities for us to treat fascia and joints and to improve and promote their movement capacity. The techniques taught are composed of different methods of bodywork and can be easily integrated into existing work concepts.
FMT 1 - Fascia in Manual Therapy: Fundamentals of Fascia Work addresses the alignment of the major joints. Basic techniques for aligning the ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders and neck are covered in detail.
- Vibration and resonance behavior of our body
- Fascia, joints and energy flow in the body - Energetic connections
- Which body structures are involved in joints
- Basics of fascia work - what are fascia and how to treat them?
- Fascia Unwinding - how do fascia move?
- Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the main joints in the body
- Movement capacity of joints
- Anatomical barriers
- Diagnosis, mobilization and alignment of joints
- Alignment as a process - reactions in the body
- Focus in touch
- Diagnosis of the fascial system
- Diagnosis of joints
- Clients with physical limitations - case studies
- Indication and contra-indication
- Fascia unwinding - movements in the fascial system
- Techniques for alignment of the main joints: feet, knees, hips, spine, shoulders and neck
- Mobilization of joints - treatment techniques and exercises
- Possible reactions during or after treatment - Alignment as a process
- Integration techniques
TimesDay 1: 10 - 12.30 am / 2 - 6 pm
Day 2: 9 - 12.30 am / 2 - 6 pm
Day 3: 9 - 12.30 am / 2 - 4.30 pm
Target groupManual therapists and other bodyworkers
RequirementsAt least 1 year of hands-on experience with manual therapy. The individual training modules can be attended independently of each other.
RemarksEach of the 4 modules includes 20 hours of training, EMR/ASCA compliant. Course language is German. Before each training module, an electronic course script is handed out to the participants, which is included in the course costs. This contains the course content and photo-documented descriptions of all techniques. All participants will receive the script as an electronic document in PDF format by email before the start of the course. It is also possible to purchase bound copies of the script during the course - cost CHF 40.
is a Shiatsu therapist with many years of experience and specializes in the treatment of fasciae and joints and the integration of structural alignment into manual therapy. He lives and works in Basel and has been running his own practice for alignment and bodywork since 1998.
CHF 705 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)
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|4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor||230.00|