2009 Fascia Research Congress Report from Amsterdam

Welcome to this brief summary of the 2009 Fascia Research Congress held late in 2009 in Amsterdam

Watch this video

Watch this video produced by Mark which takes us to the Vrije University Amsterdam where the congress was held. Mark speaks about his highlights of the congress and also interviews Tom Myers well known Rolfer and author of the Anatomy Trains Books from Maine USA, Dr Mathew Stewart an Osteopath from Auckland NZ , Donna McMurtry a Massage Therapist from Vancouver Canada and Debbie Creamer is a Physiotherapist from South Africa

Listen to the Interview

Listen as Rob Granter interviews Mark Finch in relation to his experience at the Congress

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Mark’s suggestions of the names to watch in relation to the three main areas of his particular interest: Fascial Architecture, The Areolar Tissue and Strain Transmission

Fascial Architecture

Dutch Gross anatomist: Jaap van der Wall

Physiotherapist: Willem Fourle

The Areolar Tissue

Dr Helene M. Langevin

Strain Transmission

Physiologist: Dr Peter A. Huijing, PhD

Biomechanist: Prof Dr Yasuo Kawakami

Biomechanist: Dr. Can Yücesoy

Go the Fascia Congress site and click on the Speakers/Key Personel tab on the left hand side.

Once in this section click on the Bio and Pubs tab at the bottom of each Speaker to see their full details including their publications

Fascia Research Congress website: http://www.fasciacongress.org/2009/

Further fascial resources:

Robert Schlelp’s site (Robert has been a major contributor to fascial research and investigation) http://www.fasciaresearch.com/

Mark Finch’s site: Register to keep in touch with Mark’s upcoming courses.


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Articles from the congress website:

Supplied courtesy of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: http://www.fasciacongress.org/2009/articles.htm

There are some excellent articles here make sure you read Helene M. Langevin, MD and Peter A. Huijing, PhD excellent article

Communicating About Fascia: History, Pitfalls, and Recommendations

Journal links:

International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice:

The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (IJTMB) is an open access, peer-reviewed publication intended to accommodate the diverse needs of the rapidly-expanding therapeutic massage and bodywork community.


Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies