Fascial manipulation method


SKU: AS2021220320 Category:

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Nieuwe Marktstraat 54, 6511 AA Nijmegen

Specialist Antonio Stecco


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

KNGF: geen accreditatie toegekend
Keurmerk: geaccrediteerd voor 47 punten 


Taal scholing: Engels

23 - 24 - 25 april
11 - 12 - 13 juni 2021

09.00 - 17.00 uur

About the course

Fascial Manipulation© is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stucco PT, in collaboration with his children Carla Stecco and
Antonio Stecco (both MDs, PhDs), over the last 40 years. Focusing on fascia and in particular the deep muscular fascia. FM considers the
myofascial system as a three-dimensional continuum. This method presents a complete biomechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders. In recent years, both Carla and Antonio Stecco have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of unembalmed cadavers in Italy and other countries. These dissections have provided new histological and anatomical data including the existence of myotendinous expansions between segments, the multi-layered structure of deep fascia and the abundant innervation of this tissue by mechanoreceptors and free nerve endings. The mainstay of the manual method developed by Luigi Stecco lies in the identification of specific, localized areas of the fascia in connection with specific limited movements. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated and through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored.

This level I course includes fascial anatomy, introduction to Stecco’s biomechanical model for the musculoskeletal system and initial training for therapists to treat common musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Emphasis on Myofascial Units, Centers of Coordination (CC) for unidirectional movements, balancing and proprioception.

Learning Objectives Level I

At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to:


  • List the types of human fascia and understand the role of fascia in nociceptive pain. (Knowledge)
  • Differentiate between ascending and descending type of disorders and assess the proper body segments. (Analysis)
  • Develop effective treatment for myofascial pain syndrome and musculoskeletal disorders. (Synthesis)
  • Evaluate the quality of the deep fascia through palpatory verification and treat appropriate the points (Centers of Coordination) restoring the tissue sliding. (Evaluation)

In a six day course the Basic Contents and Skills acquired can be summarized as:

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Antonio Stecco

Dr. Stecco is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery, and specialized in Physics Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Padua, Italy. His areas of prevalent scientific and clinical interest are anatomy of the fascia corporis via dissections and histological studies, including immunohistochemical and molecular biology; study and clinical application of hyaluronic acid; and myofascial syndrome. Following the techniques developed by his father, Luigi Stecco, PT, Dr. Stecco co-authored with his sister, Carla Stecco, MD Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Pain (Piccin, 2004). He is the author of more than twelve articles published in international journals.

Dr. Stecco was recently elected Assistant-President in the Cabinet of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also the author of 20 articles in journals, all relating to the category of disciplinary scientific sector MED/34, presentation at international conferences, including one Best Poster Award and three chapters in English text.