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Stecco Fascial Manipulation

Facial Manipulation is a manual therapy method that has been developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist from the north of Italy. This method has evolved over the last 40 years through study and practice in the treatment of a vast caseload of musculoskeletal problems.

It focuses on the fascia, in particular the deep muscular fascia, including the epimysium and the retinacula and considers that the myofascial system is a three-dimensional continuum. Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Antonio Stecco have carried out extensive research into the anatomy and histology of the fascia via dissection of un-embalmed cadavers. These dissections have enhanced the pre-existing bio mechanical model already elaborated by Luigi Stecco (1,2) by providing new histological and anatomical data.

This method presents a complete bio mechanical model that assists in deciphering the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders.

The mainstay of this manual method lies in the identification of a specific, localized area of the fascia in connection with a specific limited movement. 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.  

Gina has been Level II trained by Dr. Antonio Stecco, Dr. Steven Oswald, and Dr Warren Hammer. 

Continues her training with Dr Oswald here in NYC. 

For more information about FM visit  http://www.fascialmanipulation.com/en/