Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Fascia and Pain Science
Sunday, September 25, 2022, 11:00 AM to Sunday, October 02, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Fascia and Pain Science
Course Location: Live Online
Course Date(s): September 25 and October 2, 2022
Course Time: 11am - 1 pm EDT both days
Course Instructor(s): Tom Myers and Eric Owens
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $175 / $275 after September 18
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 4 Category 1



Course Description: Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers, and Eric Owens, co-founder of Delos Therapy, are doing a livestream together to bring everyone up to date on fascia’s contribution to body pain.In 2 x 2 hr presentations, Eric and Tom share their array of rich clinical experience combined with the latest research regarding fascia – the body’s fabric – and pain – the universal signal that something needs attention.This course will be provided over zoom webinar with multiple camera views, live chat and Q&A.Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 45 days after each module ends.Throughout both modules, Tom lays out what is known about our fascial system:What is fascia made of and what does it do?How do fascial properties contribute to training?What happens to fascia in injury and repair?Fascia’s role in painFascia and immunityTom’s lectures are lavishly illustrated, including new dissection video of fascia / muscle / joint interaction and how they connect, as well as new information from the Montreal 2022 Fascia Research CongressEric lays out:Part 1: Normal anatomy and what changes as we ageWhat is normal muscle/connective tissue anatomy?What are the various layers of fascia and how do they move?Ultrasound of shear movementWhy muscle pliability and strength are so importantHow much muscle mass and strength do we lose as we age?What starts to go wrong?Most cases are connective tissue in originconnective tissue stiffening is a hallmark of agingperimysial fibrosisAGE’sMore specific abnormalities and connective tissue dysfunctionWhy it gets missed with conventional medicineFascia can be pain generatoralteration of tensionalteration of macrostructuresalteration of microstructuresIn Module 2, Tom and Eric bring their decades of experience to bear on easing and resolving the strain patterns that initiate pain patterns, both in athletes and in daily practice. This includes application to foot pain, pelvic pain, shoulder limitation, low back and neck distortion, as well as techniques for making pain more bearable when it cannot be resolved.Eric Part 2: The remodeling processDelos Therapy and Delos StrengthDelos animation videosFoam rolling and limitations of rolling across tissuesPliability vs flexibility (pliability is king)flexibility largely under neural control, but doesn’t indicate much about the quality of muscleWhy pressure combined with shear have profound effects on the quality of muscle and break up the fibrosis found in the perimysiumWhy strength training is an important synergistic stepconnective tissue adaptations to strength traininghow it mitigates the aging processhow it rebuilds a healthy connective tissue networkPutting it all together into a longevity protocol

Instructor Bio(s): Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-oriented professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his faculty conduct professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.Eric Owens co-founded Delos Therapy after having a career as a professional athlete. In graduate school, he centered his research on pain and inflammatory conditions and earned a master’s degree in biomedical science. He continued his scientific training in medical school where he focused on musculoskeletal dysfunction. During his final year of medical school, Eric decided to forego his residency training and pursue his passion for Delos Therapy. By combining his background as a professional athlete and his medical studies, Eric is looking to change the way the industry approaches the understanding and treatment of chronic pain.