88402 - Introduction to the Manipulative Treatment of the Fascia System (BO)

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  • Teacher Maria Grazia De Giorgio

  • Credits 2

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students will acquire knowledge related to the anatomy, histology and physiopathology of the fascia. They will acquire the palpatory evaluation of myofascial tissues and they will able to detect and treat the presence of fascial changes and disorders.

Course contents

Presentation of the method and glossary.

Anatomy and physiology of the Fascia.

Completing personal folder of the patient, interpretation and clinical reasoning with the data collected.

Centres of Coordination "CC" and centers of perception "CP"

Demonstration of motor examination, palpation and how treating Coordination Centers.

Treatment sequences Ante / Retropulsion, Latero / Mediopulsion and Intra / external rotation TRUNK; UPPER LIMB AND LOWER LIMB

Acquaint of Fusion and Spirals CC


Luigi Stecco: "Il Dolore e le sequenze neuro-mio-fasciali" - Ipsa Editrice, Palermo 1991

Luigi Stecco: "La Manipolazione Neuroconnettivale" - Marrapese Editore, Roma 1996

Luigi Stecco: "La Manipolazione Fasciale" - Piccin, Padova 2002

Luigi e Carla Stecco: "Manipolazione Fasciale - parte pratica" - Piccin, Padova 2007

Teaching methods


Practical tests of palpation of the fascial tissue

Manipulative treatment of fascial tissue

Assessment methods

Written exam with multiple choice.

With two wrong answers, it's necessary an oral exam.

Teaching tools

Pc, video-projector and beds

Office hours

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