1ère newsletter du British Fascia Symposium - L'enquête de Christian Courraud analysée sous le prisme des enjeux de la douleur

British Fascia Symposium 2016

Première newsletter interne (in english) produite par le comité d'organisation du British Fascia Symposium, à destination des congressistes : Annonce du poster de Christian Courraud, sur lequel on trouve une analyse de son étude des fasciathérapeutes, au prisme de la douleur et de sa prise en charge chez ces professionnels.

First internal newsletter from the British Fascia Symposium 2016. Announcement of Christian Courraud's Poster dedicated to the analysis of pain management issues amongst the french fasciatherapists he surveyed during his PhD research.



Christian Courraud  PhD, PT, MR

Christian Courraud directs training in Fasciatherapy Danis Bois Method in France.  He has been training physiotherapists and osteopaths in France and Europe for 20 years, particularly its application in the field of sport, the pathologies of the muskuloskeletal system, the treatment of stress and therapeutic education. He is a member of the scientific committee of the CERAP research laboratory at Fernando Pessoa University in Porto (Portugal).

Physiotherapist, he has since developed the applications of Fasciatherapy DBM to the field of sports, and has specialized in the study of the psychotonic dimensions of Fasciatherapy DBM touch. He has participated in numerous conferences and communications, and is a published author. He is a PhD in Social Sciences in the field of psychology and his thesis is about the identity changes among the practioner applying the DBM fasciatherapy.

DBM fasciatherapy and pain: the practitioners' perspective

Courraud C. *, Lieutaud A. *, Dupuis C. *, Bois D. *
*CERAP, Universidad Pessoa, Porto.

DBM fasciatherapy is a soft tissue manual therapy, and a body/mind integrated approach. This study surveyed French physiotherapists and showed that DBM fasciatherapy improves physiotherapists' effectiveness on pain. They express a strong feeling of improvement of their effectiveness for both physical pain and mental suffering and improvement was the best for headaches, and back pain.


Christopher Gordon

Interdisciplinary Fascia Therapy (IFT method) for Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP): An Examination of Therapy Process and Outcome at 18 Months

The CIT was founded in Stuttgart Germany by Christopher-Marc Gordon in 1990.
The Center for Integrative Therapy has now been specializing for 25 years in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain and stress ailments.

Since 2006 we have a leading clinical research team and are in affiliation with the Universities of Ulm, Tübingen, Memphis, California and the University of Palma de Mallorca
Particular emphasis is laid on the clinical treatment and research of Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP Care). Our aim is to develop a new understanding of CLBP through evidence based, objective validation, as well as developing new therapy solutions such as Myofascial Triggerpoint Release Osteopathy and HRV Training.


Ruth Duncan

A Case Study

Discussing the use of myofascial release (MFR) as a manual therapy which was used to alleviate the pain and discomfort due to postoperative scarring and adhesions as a result of a mastectomy and breast reconstruction involving the transfer of the ipsilateral latissimus dorsi and abdominal tissue.


Kelly Clancy

Global changes with localized therapy implications for the biotensegrity treatment model.

Targeting ligaments in a therapeutic setting is a new way of addressing connective tissue tension patterns.  Utilizing the proprioceptive capabilities of ligaments, therapists can use traction to create a tension change locally and distally within the connective tissue system. The aim of using ligament stimulation within a Tensegrity Medicine™ framework is to restore a three dimensional balance of the biotensegrity system


Conclusion : Book now !

A lot of very exciting research representing hundreds of hours of dedicated application.  The Posters will be displayed at the back of the auditorium, so can be visited at any time.  There will be set times when the Posters will be attended and you will be able to discuss them with their authors.  The best of the Posters will be presented on Saturday afternoon - choose this option when choosing your workshop/specialist lecture options on booking your Symposium ticket.