2 lectures = 1 option: 1. Linda Currie BA. Dip ARM, Advanced Myofascial Practitioner; 2. Kyra de Coninck BA (Hons)

When you book your ticket, you will be able to choose (FREE and included in the overall price):

One workshop and one lecture over the weekend.
One lecture on each of Saturday and Sunday

You may also choose one early morning workshop over the weekend.

Once you have booked your workshop/afternoon lectures, you will not be able to change these choices until you arrive at the venue via the Workshop Desk (subject to availability).

Saturday Lecture20 places, 0 available

Venue: St Johns - Stratford

These two 40 minute lectures follow on from each other in the same room and count as one lecture option.

1.Linda Currie: Rehabilitation Approaches for Fascial Dysfunction

Recent fascia research has highlighted specific approaches to train your fascia and keep it fit. However, many patients with fascial dysfunction are physically unable to perform movement approaches due to pain, limited flexibility, stability and strength.

This lecture aims to discuss the specifics of the rehabilitation of fascial dysfunction by creating a progressive plan combining traditional rehabilitation with specific current fascial research.

After this lecture, you will be able to-

  • Understand fascia’s proprioceptive, interoceptive and mechanotransduction qualities to provide a greater scope of practice to treat fascial dysfunction
  • Recognise the importance of fascia as a multi-dimensional and multi-directional system where whole body multi-vectoral movements, stretch and compression enhance fluid dynamics and tensegrity increasing strength and stability.
  • Evaluate the use of essential rehabilitation equipment targeting fascial mechanoreceptors
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of the difference between a progressive fascial rehabilitation programme and fascial self-care approaches.

Linda Currie is a graduate of the Scottish School of Physical Education, Jordanhill College, Glasgow and has maintained a lifelong interest in sport, exercise and fitness. Linda qualified in massage therapy in 2000 adding myofascial release in 2004 and is now an advanced myofascial release practitioner with a full-time practice as well as lecturing with MFR UK both nationally and internationally. She provides soft tissue and fascial therapy through the Scottish Institute for Sport for elite athletes including those attending the Olympics, Para Olympics and Commonwealth Games and has worked with Hibernian Football Club and the Scottish Women’s National Football Team.

Linda has lectured on the Lothian School of Massage Courses, at the Scottish Police College as an instructor and has been teaching and assisting with MFR UK for 8 years.

2. Kyra de Coninck: Why is fascia different in different people? An exploration of the thoracolumbar fascia using ultrasound imaging

Kyra’s research focuses on understanding the structure and function of fascia. Only now, are we beginning to understand that fascia plays an important role in movement, tissue healing and chronic pain. For instance, in healthy people, layers of fascia in the lower back slide over each other, when running or kicking a ball. However, in some people with lower back pain, these layers can be damaged. Kyra investigates fascia using ultrasound imaging. This talk will focus on whether health practitioners can reliably assess ultrasound images of thoracolumbar fascia and come to an agreement on what can be classified as ‘disorganised’ fascia and ‘organised’ fascia. How do these ultrasound scans relate to people with and without lower back pain?

Kyra joined the University of Kent as a lecturer in sports therapy in 2005. Prior to this, she ran a sports massage practice for more than 10 years, and taught holistic massage MTI and ITEC courses in London. She continues to teach sports massage, sports injuries and soft tissue techniques at the University of Kent. Kyra trained in ultrasound imaging at the Centre for Ultrasound Studies, and is a member of the Anatomical Society.

Her research interest focuses on understanding the structure, function and dysfunction of fascia. Her PhD thesis investigates how ultrasound imaging can be used to measure the differences in thoracolumbar fascia in different populations. She has presented her research at conferences and scientific meetings in UK, Canada, Italy and Romania.

To this date, she continues, together with students, to provide sports massage to athletes at number of national and international events and championships.


Requirements for course:

Open to all.

These two 40 minute lectures follow on from each other in the same room and count as one lecture option.