Guest Speaker: Carol M. Davis

DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, Professor Emerita

Carol M. Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA is Professor Emerita and immediate past Vice Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami Florida.   She is also clinician in active clinical practice, primarily treating patients with cervical and lumbar spine pain utilizing energy-based manual therapy, myofascial release, along with exercise.

Dr. Davis is an international lecturer and consultant and a respected author in rehabilitation literature. She is the author of Integrative Therapies in Rehabilitation, and Patient-Practitioner Interaction, both published by Slack Books, Inc., and several text book chapters, many focusing on the science of energy medicine and complementary therapies. She has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals. Her areas of scholarly interest include reading and translating for broad understanding the essentials of quantum physics and how sub atomic particles affect our cellular function.

Main stage lecture

The Role of Mitochondria, Fascia, and Energy in Pain

The extracellular matrix is the immediate environment of all of our 35-75 trillion cells. For anything to get into a cell or out of a cell, it must pass through the fascia that the cell is embedded within. When fascia is restricted, cellular transmission is interrupted or shut down completely.   Sustained release myofascial release opens up fascial restrictions so that metabolic processes can proceed.

  • 1. Current scientific understandings of fascia (the extracellular matrix) : What is true, and what is not true about fascia.
  • 2. Brief summary of the role of mitochondria in eukaryotic cells for energy production.
  • 3. The relationship between fascia, the extracellular matrix, and mitochondria.
  • 4. Mitochondrial dysfunction, dysbiosis and restrictions in the extracellular matrix.
  • 5. Pharmaceutical treatment of pain (eg. fibromyalgia pain) ignores the dysfunction of the microbiome, “pours poison into the swamp.”
  • 6. Sustained release myofascial release “melts” the ground substance of the fascia and helps restore cellular function.