ONLINE WEBINAR (Zoom App required)

Dr. Robert Schleip

Date: 18 March 2021  •  19:00 - 21:00 UK time (7 - 9:00 pm GMT)


CPD hours: 2  •  cost: £45  
Based on recent investigations, the fascial net constitutes our richest sensory organ; richer than the skin, our muscles, or even our sense of seeing.
What do we know about the different sensory functions of this body wide network?
How important is it for proprioception? And which role do visceral and muscular fasciae play for different aspects of interoception?
Why does the Autonomic Nervous System provide by far the most numerous nerve supply for our fasciae?
And what can we learn from animal experiments as well as from human research about the influence of chronic emotional stress on neurophysiological dynamics of fascial tissues?
Drawing from his previous clinical background as a Rolfing and Feldenkrais practitioner for almost 3 decades and his now 16 years of laboratory research, Dr. Robert Schleip will attempt to connect these intriguing questions not only with suggested specific answers and new inspiring questions, but also with clinical applications that are relevant for the daily practice of manual as well as for movement therapists.

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Dr. Robert Schleip has been a Rolfing- as well as Feldenkrais Teacher since over 20 years. He directs the Fascia Research Laboratory at Ulm University in Germany, and is also Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. His research findings on the active contractile properties of human fasciae have been awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeleteal Medicine in 2006.

• Info on Dr. Schleip’s research:
• His personal website:
ARTE TV report on fascia research, including that of Dr. Schleip 

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

2 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.