ISSUES IN FASCIA RESEARCH: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION FOR THE SCIENTIST AND CLINICIAN.

The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) was held near Washington, DC, September 18 – 20, 2015. The principal focus of this conference was the presentation of the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in all its forms and functions. On the Sunday afternoon, there was a special session entitled Fascia in Sports and Movement Therapies. The presenters included

  • Paul Grilley, PhD, MA – Author of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice & Anatomy for Yoga DVD, and the inspiration behind Yin Yoga worldwide
  • Bernie Clark – Author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, From the Gita to the Grail and creator of www.YinYoga.com
  • Robert Schleip, PhD, MA – Director of the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany, Research Director of the European Rolfing Association

The session was directed at how do sports, exercise and daily movements influence the remodeling of fascial tissues? How can movement related overload syndromes be best treated and prevented? What scientific evidence as well as practical innovations are most relevant in the fields of yoga therapy, foam rolling, athletic performance, stretching and sports rehab? We are able to re-present three of the five presentations here. These three were

  1. Paul Grilley: Yoga, fascia and meridians
  2. Bernie Clark: What stops me? The role of connective tissue and human variation on range of motion
  3. Robert Schleip: Principles of a fascia oriented training approach

Below you will find videos of Paul Grilley’s and Bernie Clark’s presentation recorded by Jo Phee, and reproduced with her kind permission. Following the videos you will find copies of the slides shown. Enjoy! (And thanks Jo!) At the bottom of the page is a copy of Robert Schleip’s slides.

1) Yoga, fascia and meridians by Paul Grilley
Moving beyond range of motion
Part One

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by our sensei Yin Yoga Paul Grilley Part 1/3.

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015

Part Two

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by our sensei Yin Yoga Paul Grilley Part 2/3.

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015

Part Three

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by our sensei Yin Yoga Paul Grilley Part 3/3.

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015
The Slides to Paul’s Presentation
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2) What Stops Me? by Bernie Clark
The role of connective tissue and human variation on range of motion

Abstract: Restrictions to movement fall along a spectrum spanning tensile fascial resistance to compressive restriction. Tensile resistance can arise in the skin, myofascia, tendons, and other fascial tissues. Our ultimate range of movement is determined in most cases by compression. Human variation will cause wide differences in where a restriction arises and how much movement is ultimately possible. It may not be possible for a therapist, fitness instructor or yoga teacher to apply a stress to a targeted area of the body due to movement restrictions that come from somewhere else on the WSM? Spectrum.

Part One

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by Bernie Clark Part 1/3

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015

Part Two

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by Bernie Clark Part 2/3.

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015

Part Three

4th International Fascia Research Congress 2015Presentation by Bernie Clark Part 3/3.

Geplaatst door Jo Phee Yin Yoga op Maandag 21 september 2015

The Slides to Bernie’s Presentation

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3) Principles of a fascia oriented training approach by Robert Schleip

The Slides to Robert’s Presentation

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