The Scientific Committee of the Fifth International Fascia Research Congress has the overall responsibility for the scientific content of the Congress. The representatives on the committee are listed below. Click on Bios and Pubs for short biography and/or related publications.


Mark DriscollMark Driscoll, P.Eng, PhD | Chair Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada Associate Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering Head of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab
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Prof. Driscoll has performed research in spine biomechanics in both academic and industry contexts with notable contributions: from the advancement from fundamental research of novel concepts of spine and musculoskeletal biomechanical responses to different load vectors; to the applied research evaluating the impact of medical devices on spine biomechanics; and all the way to the translational research of the conception, validation, and commercialization of his own spine related inventions and simulation platforms.

Overall, over the last 6 years, Prof. Driscoll has authored 21 publications, 8 white paper reports, and 48 peer reviewed conference presentation. Moreover, during this time frame, Prof. Driscoll has co-invented 23 patent applications pertaining to the spine and successfully commercialized 3 spine medical devices currently being used in over 15 countries.

Currently, Prof. Driscoll is head of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at McGill University which leverages cross-disciplinary platforms and collaborations while studying spine biomechanics to generate and validate novel interpretations of spine stability.

Related Publications:

  1. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A. and Parent, S., (2008) Stress shielding within the scoliotic spine: a progressive risk factor?  Stud Health Technol Inform. 157: 356.
  2. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Parent, S., Moreau, A. and Villemure, I., (2009) The role of concave-convex biases in the progression of idiopathic scoliosis.  Eur Spine J, 18: p. 180-187.
  3. Beaudette, K., Boudoux, C., Driscoll, M., Strupler, M., Maciejko, R. and Aubin, C-E., (2010) Towards a Handheld Probe based on Coherence Tomography for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries.  Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 49-54.
  4. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Parent, S. and Moreau, A., (2010) Finite Element Comparison of Different Growth Sparring Instrumentation Systems for the Early Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 89-94.
  5. Shi, L., Wang, D., Driscoll, M., Chu, W., Cheng, JCY., Villemure, I. and Aubin, C-E., (2010) Scoliotic vs. Normal Vertebral Growth Profiles on the Progression of Idiopathic Scoliosis: a Biomechanical Study.  Stud Health Technol Inform, 158: 284.
  6. Driscoll, M. and Blyum, L., (2010) The presence of physiological stress shielding in the degenerative cycle of musculoskeletal disorders.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 15(3): 335-342.
  7. Blyum, L., and Driscoll, M. (2011) Mechanical Stress transfer – the fundamental physical basis of all manual therapy techniques. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(4): 520.
  8. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A. and Parent, S., (2011) Biomechanical comparison of fusionless growth modulation corrective techniques in pediatric scoliosis. Med Bio Eng Comp, 49(12): 1437-1445.
  9. Shi, L., Wang, D., Driscoll, M., Chu, W., Cheng, JCY., Villemure, I. and Aubin, C-E., (2011) Biomechanical analysis and modeling of different vertebral growth patterns in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and healthy subjects. Scoliosis Journal, 6(11)
  10. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A., Wakula Y., Sawark, J., and Parent, S., (2012) Spinal growth modulation using a novel intravertebral epiphyseal device in an immature porcine model. EuropeanSpine Journal, 21(1): 138-144.
  11. Hachem, B., Aubin, CE., Driscoll, M., and Parent, S., (2012) Porcine spine finite element model as an alternative tool for the validation of a novel fusionless device. Stud Health Technol Inform (176) 459.
  12. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, J-M., Labelle, H., Slivka, M., Stad, S., and Parent, S. (2013) Biomechanical assessment of reduction forces measured during scoliotic instrumentation using two different screw designs. Spine Deformity Journal, 1: 94-101.
  13. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, J-M., Labelle, and Parent, S. (2013) Development of a detailed volumetric finite element model of the spine to simulate surgical correction of spinal deformities. Biomed Research International, Article, p6
  14. Driscoll, M., Fortier-Tougas, C., Labelle, H., Parent, S., and Mac-Thiong, JM., (2014) Evaluation of an apparatus to be combined with a smartphone for the early detection of spinal deformities, Scoliosis, 9:10. (doi:10.1186/1748-7161-9-10)
  15. Driscoll, M., and Blyum, L., (2014) Results of a 3-year prospective cohort study investigating the influence of home-based therapy on patients with cerebral palsy in GMFCS levels IV and V, Dev Med Child Nerol: 56 (s5), p67
  16. Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, JM., Labelle, H., Stad, S., Serhan, H., and Parent, S., (2015) Biomechanical comparison of two different pedicle screw systems during the surgical correction of adult spinal deformities, Spine Deformity Journal, 3(2): 114-121.
  17. Drewes, E., Driscoll, M., Blyum, L., and Vincents, D., The effects of a home-based connective tissue targeting therapy on hip development in children with cerebral palsy: 6 case report, Explore Journal;(4) 268-276.
  18. Driscoll, M., Aubin, C-E., Moreau, A., Wakula Y., Amini, S., and Parent, S., (2016) Novel hemi-staple for the fusionless correction of pediatric scoliosis: influence on intervertebral discs and growth plates in a porcine model. Clin Spine Surg, (E pub ahead of print)
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Werner KlinglerWerner Klingler, MD, PhD | Chair Professor, Ulm University (Germany) Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Australia)
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Werner Klingler, MD, PhD studied medicine at Ulm University (Germany) and King´s College (London). He completed his training in Applied Physiology at Ulm University under the guidance of Frank Lehmann-Horn, MD, PhD, a pioneer in muscle research and one of the world leading experts in myofascial disorders. While there he also completed his specialization as clinical Anesthesiologist including training in complex pain medicine. Klingler is an active clinician and directs the neurophysiological muscle laboratory and is co-founder of the fascia research group Ulm. He was founding committee member of the first fascia research conference in 2007 and host of an ongoing series of fascia research summer schools. Klingler received several honors including the young investigator award of the Federation of European Physiological Societies, World Congress on Low Back Pain award and the Vladimir Janda award for musculoskeletal medicine. His research focus is myofascial physiology and pathology.

Related Publications:

  1. Zullo A, Mancini P, Schleip R, Wearing S, Yahia L, Klingler W. The interplay between fascia, skeletal muscle, nerves, adipose tissue, inflammation and mechanical stress in musculo-fascial regeneration. Submitted 2017
  2. Wilke J, Schleip R, Klingler W, Stecco C. The Lumbodorsal Fascia as a Potential Source of Low Back Pain: A Narrative Review. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:5349620.
  3. Wearing SC, Langton CM, Klingler W, Hooper SL, Brauner T. Track B. Biomechanics and Orthopaedics. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2016 Sep 1;61(s1):16-23
  4. Schleip R, Klingler W, Wearing S, Naylor I, Zuegel M, Hoppe K. Functional in vitro tension measurements of fascial tissue – a novel modified superfusion approach. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2016;16(3):256-6
  5. Hoppe K, Hack G, Lehmann-Horn F, Jurkat-Rott K, Wearing S, Zullo A, Carsana A, Klingler W. Hypermetabolism in B-lymphocytes from malignant hyperthermia susceptible individuals. Sci Rep. 2016; 20(6):33372
  6. Klingler W, Velders M, Hoppe K, Pedro M, Schleip R. Clinical relevance of fascial tissue and dysfunctions. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014;18(8):439
  7. Schleip R, Mechsner F, Zorn A, Klingler W. The bodywide fascial network as a sensory organ for haptic perception. Journal of Motor Behavior, 2014, 46(3): 191-193
  8. Klingler W, Jäger H, Pedro M, Schleip R. Faszien als Ursache von Schmerzsyndromen. Aktuelle Schmerzmedizin. 2014 (4): 1-7
  9. Selig C, Riegger C, Dirks B, Pawlik M, Seyfried T, Klingler W. Bispectral index (BIS) and suppression ratio (SR) as an early predictor of unfavourable neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2014; 85(2):221-226
  10. Hoppe K, Schleip R, Lehmann-Horn F, Jäger H, Klingler W. Contractile elements in muscular fascial tissue – implications for in-vitro contracture testing for malignant hyperthermia. Anaesthesia. 2014 Sep;69(9):1002-8.
  11. Hoppe K, Lehmann-Horn F, Chaiklieng S, Jurkat-Rott K, Adolph O, Klingler W: In vitro muscle contracture investigations on the malignant hyperthermia like episodes in myotonia congenita. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2013; 57 (8): 1017-1024
  12. Schleip R, Jäger H, Klingler W: What is ‘fascia’? A review of different nomenclatures. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012;16(4): 496-502.
  13. Klingler W, Jurkat-Rott K, Lehmann-Horn F, Schleip R: The role of fibrosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Acta myologica 2012; 31: 184-195
  14. Schleip R, Duerselen L, Vleeming A, Naylor IL, Lehmann-Horn F, Zorn A, Jaeger H, Klingler W: Strain hardening of fascia: static stretching of dense fibrous connective tissues can induce a temporary stiffness increase accompanied by enhanced matrix hydration. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Jan;16(1):94-100.
  15. Holsträter TF, Georgieff M, Föhr KJ, Klingler W, Uhl ME, Walker T, Köster S, Grön G, Adolph O. Intranasal application of xenon reduces opioid requirement and postoperative pain in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Anesthesiology. 2011 Aug;115(2):398-407.
  16. Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W, Jurkat-Rott K: Nonanesthetic malignant hyperthermia. Anesthesiology. 2011 Nov;115(5):915-7.
  17. Schleip R, Zorn A, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W: The fascial network: an exploration of its load bearing capacity and its potential role as a pain generator. Proceedings of the 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain. 2010: 215-218
  18. Schleip R, Zorn A, Klingler W: Biomechanical properties of fascial tissues and their role as pain generators. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. December 2010, Vol. 18 (4): 393-395
  19. Zorn A, F. J. Schmitt, F. H. Hodeck, Schleip R, Weckend F, Klingler W.  The spring-like function of the lumbar fascia in human walking. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 01/2008; 12:261-263
  20. Schleip R, Vleeming A, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W. Letter to the Editor concerning: "A hypothesis of chronic pain: ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction" (M. Panjabi) Eur Spine J, 16 (10): 1733-1736 (2007)
  21. Schleip R, Naylor IL, Ursu D, Melzer W, Zorn A, Wilke HJ, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W. Passive muscle stiffness may be influenced by active contractility of intramuscular connective tissue. Med Hypotheses 66(1):66-71 (2006)
  22. Schleip R, Klingler W, Lehmann-Horn F: Active fascial contractility: Fascia may be able to contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics. Med hypotheses 65: 273-277 (2005)
  23. Klingler W, Lehmann-Horn F, Jurkat-Rott K: Complications of anaesthesia in neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscul disord 15(3): 195-206 (2005)   Dieser Artikel gehörte zu den TOP25-Downloads von Neuromuscular Disorders
  24. Klingler W, Heffron JJ, Jurkat-Rott K, O´Sullivan G, Alt A, Schlesinger F, Bufler J, Lehmann-Horn F. 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) activates skeletal muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 314 (3): 1267-1273 (2005)
  25. Schleip R, Jäger H, Klingler W: Chapter 4.2 How cells modulate the tonicity and architecture of fascial tissues. In Schleip R, (Hrsg.) Fascia. The tensional network of the human body. Elsevier 2012 ISBN 978-0-7020-3425-1, p 157-164
  26. Thomas J, Klingler W: Chapter 4.4 The influence of pH and other metabolic factors on fascial properties. In Schleip R, (Hrsg.) Fascia. The tensional network of the human body. Elsevier 2012 ISBN 978-0-7020-3425-1, p 171-176
  27. Klingler W: Chapter 7.18 Temperature effects on fascia. In Schleip R, (Hrsg.) Fascia. The tensional network of the human body. Elsevier 2012 ISBN 978-0-7020-3425-1, p 421-424
  28. Schleip R, Zorn A, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W: The fascial network: an exploration of its load bearing capacity and its potential role as a pain generator. in Vleeming et al. Proceedings of the 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Los Angeles, November 9-12, 2010, ISBN 978-90-816016-1-0, p 215-218
  29. Naylor I, Zorn A, Schleip R, Klingler W. The contractility of rat myofibroblasts – a review of the evidence for ‘receptors’, putative agonists and potential anti-contractile drugs. 01/2007; Fascia Research. ISBN: 978-3-437-55009-6 Publisher: Urban & Fischer, Editors: Findley, Schleip, pp.81
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Leon Chaitow, ND, DO
Honorary Fellow University of Westminster, London; Editor, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies

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Leon Chaitow ND, DO, graduated British College of Osteopathic Medicine 1960. Postgraduate studies in acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and orthomolecular nutrition (1960s and 1970s). Senior lecturer and module leader, and part of course design team, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster in 1993 -2005. Since 1983 visiting lecturer at various chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic and naturopathic colleges, schools and organizations in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Keynote presenter at numerous international conferences,Including fascia Research Congresses 2007. 2009, 2012, 2015. + International Conference on Low Back and Pelvic Pain 2004 (Melbourne), 2007 (Barcelona), 2010 (Los Angeles); British Fascia Symposium, Windsor UK 2014.

Retired from University of Westminster in 2004, after 11 years as Senior Lecturer/module leader in Therapeutic Bodywork and Naturopathy. Awarded Honorary Fellowship in November 2005, in recognition of "services to Complementary and Osteopathic medicine”.Active in private practice when in the UK (approximately half the year) and continues to teach internationally. Lives mainly in Corfu, Greece. Author/editor of over 70 books, including textbooks incorporating manual methods of treatment, in management of chronic functional and pain conditions.

Coedited/coauthored: Fascia in Manual Therapy – The tensional network of the human body (with Findley, Huijing & Schleip; Elsevier 2012); Practical Physical Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pelvic Pain (with Jones; Elsevier 2012): Recognising & Treating Breathing Disorders (with Bradley & Gilbert; Elsevier 2014); Sole editor of: Fascial Dysfunction: Manual Therapy Approaches (Handspring 2014) Palpation Skills (4th edition – Handspring 2017).

Founder/Editor-in-Chief of MedLine Indexed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (Elsevier).

Related Publications:

  1. Chaitow L 2017 Telocytes: Connective tissue repair and communication cells Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 21(2):231-233
  2. Chaitow L 2017 What’s in a name: Myofascial Release or Myofascial Induction? Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 21(4): 749-751
  3. Chaitow L Rogoff T 2010 Mozgala G et al Modifying the effects of cerebral palsy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 14(2):108-118
  4. Chaitow L. 2009 Ligaments and positional release techniques? Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 13(2):115-116
  5. Chaitow L. Chronic pelvic pain: Pelvic floor problems, sacroiliac dysfunction and the trigger point connection. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2007 11(4) 327–339
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Thomas Findley, MD, PhD
Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

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Dr. Findley has extensive training in complementary medicine, beginning with training in acupuncture and homeopathy while a medical student at Georgetown in 1975. He was an active clinician (Certified Advanced Rolfer™) as well as a researcher at the VA Medical Center East Orange NJ. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Northup Award from the American Osteopathic Association for his paper Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy. He has been a speaker at numerous international conferences.

He is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Northup Award from the American Osteopathic Association for his paper Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy. He has been a speaker at numerous international conferences.

He is the Founder of the Fascia Research Congress, and served as CEO and executive director from its inception in 2007 through 2013. He also served as executive director of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation from 2008 through 2013. Dr. Findley is deeply involved with research into fascia and cancer, which was the subject of the November 14, 2015 session of FRC 2015.

Related Publications:

  1. Langevin HM, Keely P, Mao J, Hodge LM, Schleip R, Deng G, Hinz B, Swartz MA, de Valois BA, Zick S, and  Findley TW Connecting (t)issues: How research in fascia biology can impact integrative oncology Cancer Research 76(21), pp.6159-6162, 2016.  http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/76/21/6159.full
  2. Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Anderson EZ, Burch J, Findley T. Muscle strength and stiffness in resistance exercise: Force transmission in tissues. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 21(3), pp.517-522
  3. Sanjana F, Chaudhry H, Findley T. Effect of Melt Method on Thoracolumbar Connective Tissue: The Full Study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 21(1), pp.179-185. http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(16)30090-0/fulltext.
  4. Findley, T., Chaudhry, H., & Dhar, S. (2015). Transmission of muscle force to fascia during exercise. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 19(1), pp.119-123
  5. Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Ji Z, Stecco A, Findley T The Deformations Experienced in the Human Skin, Adipose Tissues and Fascia in Manual Medicine JAOA. 114(10), 780-787, 2014 http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2094697
  6. Kwong E , Findley T Fascia – Current Knowledge and Future Directions in Physiatry: A Narrative Review J Rehab Res Dev 51(6), 875-884, 2014 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25356911
  7. Findley T  The Fascial Organ  chapter 18 pp 171-178 in Hutson M, Ward A  The Oxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2nd Ed  2016 Oxford University Press
  8. Roman M, Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Stecco A, Findley T Mathematical Analysis of Flow of Hyaluronan around Fascia in Rolfing, Massage and Fascial Manipulation Techniques J Am Osteopathic Assoc 113(8):600-10, 2013 Aug. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23918911
  9. Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Roman M, Stecco A, Findley T, Squeeze film lubrication for non-Newtonian fluids with application to manual medicine. Journal of Biorheology 50 (3): 191-202, 2013
  10. Findley TW, Shalwala M Fascia Research Congress Evidence from the 100 year perspective of Andrew Taylor Still. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17(3):356-64, 2013 Jul. http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592%2813%2900082-X/pdf
  11. Findley TW: Fascia science and clinical applications: a clinician/researcher’s Perspective. Editorial Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(1) 64–6, 2012 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22211151
  12. Findley T, Chaudhry H, Stecco A, Roman M. Fascia research–a narrative review. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 16(1):67-75, 2012. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1360859211001562%20%E2%80%A6
  13. Chaitow L, Findley T, Huijing P, Schleip R (eds) Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body London Elsevier Urban &Fischer, 2012
  14. Chaudhry, H Ji Z, Shenoy N, Findley T Viscoelastic Stresses on Anisotropic Annulus Fibrosus of Lumbar Disk under Compression, Rotation and Flexion in Manual Treatment. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 13(2): 182-191, 2009
  15. James H, Castaneda L, Miller ME, Findley T. Rolfing structural integration treatment of cervical spine dysfunction. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 13:229-238, 2009
  16. Hans Chaudhry, PhD; Robert Schleip, MA; Zhiming Ji, PhD; Bruce Bukiet, PhD; Miriam Maney, MS; Thomas Findley, MD, PhD. Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model for Deformation of Human Fasciae in Manual Therapy. JAOA: Vol 108, No 8, August 2008, 379-390.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18723456
  17. Chaudhry, H Bukiet B, Findley T Mathematical Analysis of Applied Loads on Skeletal Muscles in Osteopathic Manual Treatment J Am Osteopathic Assoc 108(12):680-8, 2008 Dec http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19075032
  18. Chaudhry H, Huang C, Schleip R, Ji Z, Bukiet B, Findley T. Viscoelastic Behavior of Human Fasciae Under Extension in Manual Therapy. J. Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 11(2): 159-167, 2007.
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Lisa Hodge, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Physology
Basic Science Chair, Osteopathic Research Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

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Dr. Lisa Hodge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology & Anatomy and holds a joint appointment with the Osteopathic Research Center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  Dr. Hodge’s research has been recognized both nationally and internationally by basic science researchers and the osteopathic and manual medicine community. Her laboratory examines the role of the lymphatic system during infectious disease, inflammation and cancer.  Her research has been funded by the American Osteopathic Association, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Hodge serves on both national and international committees that promote research on manual therapies and train clinician researchers for the profession. She is a peer reviewer for several research journals, is on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, and serves as a peer reviewer for funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Osteopathy.  Dr. Hodge has also served as a scientific advisor and/or session chair for scientific conferences in the area of fascia, massage, and osteopathic research.

Related Publications:

  1. Castillo, R., Schander A., and Hodge, L.M.  Lymphatic pump technique mobilizes bioactive lymph that suppresses macrophage activity in vitro. J Am Osteopath Assoc. Accepted Nov 14, 2017 (in press).
  2. Hodge, L.M., Creasy, C., Carter, K., Orlowski, A., Schander, A. and King, H.H.  Lymphatic pump treatment as an adjunct to antibiotics for pneumonia in a rat model.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 May 1;115(5):306-16.
  3. Dobbs, N.A., Zhou, X., Pulse, M., Hodge, L.M., Schoeb, T.R., Simecka, J.W.  Antigen-pulsed bone marrow-derived and pulmonary dendritic cells promote Th2 cell responses and immunopathology in lungs during the pathogenesis of murine Mycoplasma pneumonia.  J Immunol. 2014 Aug 1;193(3):1353-63.
  4. Schander, A., Padro, D., King, H.H., Downey, H.F. and Hodge, L.M.  Lymphatic pump treatment repeatedly enhances the lymphatic and immune systems.  Lymphat Res Biol. 2013 Dec;11(4):219-26.
  5. Creasy C., Schander A., Orlowski A. and Hodge L.M.  Thoracic and Abdominal Lymphatic Pump Techniques Inhibit the Growth of S. pneumoniae Bacteria in the Lungs of Rats.  Lymphat Res Biol 2013;11(3):183-6.
  6. Licciardone J.C., Kearns C.M., Hodge L.M. and Minotti D.E.  Osteopathic Manual Treatment in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Comorbid Chronic Low Back Pain: Subgroup Results From the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2013. Jun;113(6):468-78.
  7. Licciardone, J.C., Kearns, C.M., Hodge, L.M. and Bergamini, M.V.W.  Associations of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Concentrations with Key Osteopathic Lesions and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: Results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial.  J Am Osteopath Assoc 2012 Sep;112(9):596-605.
  8. Schander, A., Downey, H.F. and Hodge, LM.  Lymphatic Pump Manipulation Mobilizes Inflammatory Mediators into Lymphatic Circulation.  Exp Biol Med 2012; 237(1):58-63.
  9. Hodge, L.M.  Osteopathic lymphatic pump treatments to enhance immunity and treat pneumonia.  Int J Osteopath Med 2012: 15, 13-21.
  10. Hodge, L.M. and H.F. Downey, H.F.  Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances the Lymphatic and Immune Systems.  Exp Biol Med 2011. Oct 1;236(10):1109-15.
  11. Hodge, L.M., Bearden, M.K., Schander, A., Huff, J.B., Williams, A.G., King, H.H., and Downey, H.F.  Abdominal Lymphatic Pump Treatment Mobilizes Leukocytes from the Gastrointestinal Associated Lymphoid Tissue into Lymph.  Lymphat Res Biol 2010; 8(2): 103-10.
  12. Huff, J.B., Schander, A., Downey, H.F. and Hodge, L.M. Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances the Lymphatic Release of Lymphocytes.  Lymphat Res and Biol 2010; 2010; 8(4): 183-7.
  13. Ryou M.G., Flaherty D.C., Hoxha B., Gurji H., Sun J., Hodge L.M., Olivencia-Yurvati A.H. and Mallet R.T.  Pyruvate-enriched cardioplegia suppresses cardiopulmonary bypass-induced myocardial inflammation.  Ann Thorac Surg 2010;90:1529-1535.
  14. Hodge, L.M., King, H.H., Williams, A.G., Reder, S., Belavadi, T.J., Simecka, J.W., Stoll, S. and H. F. Downey. Abdominal lymphatic pump treatment increases leukocyte count and flux in thoracic duct lymph. Lymphat Res and Biol 2007; 5(2): 127-132. 
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Eric Jacobson, PhD, MPH
Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

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Eric Jacobson combines quantitative and qualitative methods in the investigation of alternative therapies. His background includes a career in psychotherapy and Structural Integration, and degrees in medical anthropology and clinical trial research. He has conducted field research on psychiatric aspects of classical Tibetan medicine, studies of diagnostic reasoning in traditional Chinese acupuncture, clinical trials of the placebo response, and a clinical trial of Structural Integration for chronic low back pain.

Related Publications:

  1. Jacobson E. Panic Attack in a context of mixed anxiety and depression in a Tibetan refugee. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Jun;26:259-79. 2002. PubMed PMID:12211327.
  2. Jacobson E. "Getting Rolfed": structural bodywork, biomechanics and embodiment. In Healing by Hand:  Bonesetting and Manual Medicine in Global Perspective. Oths KS and Servando ZH (eds.) Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press. 2004.
  3. Jacobson E. ‘Life-wind illness’ in Tibetan medicine: depression, generalized anxiety and panic attack. In Soundings in Tibetan Medicine: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. Mona Schrempf (ed.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003. Charles Ramble (series ed.). Leiden: Brill.  2007.
  4. Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BN, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ. Components of the placebo effect: randomized controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. British Medical Journal May; 336:(7651)999-1003. Epub 2008 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 18390493; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2364862.
  5. Jacobson E. Panic Attack in Tibetan refugees. In Culture and Panic Disorder. D. Hinton and B. Good (eds.) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 2009.
  6. Kaptchuk TJ, Shaw J, Kerr CE, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Csordas TJ, Lembo AJ, Jacobson EE. "Maybe I made up the whole thing": placebos and patients’ experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2009 Sep;33(3):382-411. doi: 10.1007/s11013-009-9141-7. PubMed PMID: 19597976; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2716443.
  7. Jacobson E. Structural Integration: an alternative method of manual therapy and sensorimotor education.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  Oct;17(10):891-9. 2011 PMCID: PMC3198617;  PMID 21992437
  8. Jacobson E. Structural Integration: origin and development.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2011 Sep;17(9):775-80  2011 PMCID: PMD3162380; PMID: 21875349
  9. Jacobson, E, Meleger AL, Bonato P, Wayne PM, Langevin HM, Kaptchuk TJ, Davis RB.  Structural Integration as an adjunct to outpatient rehabilitation for chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized pilot clinical trial  Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 2015, Article ID 813418, Pp 1-19, dx doi.org/10.1155/2015/813418. PMID: 25945112
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Helene M. Langevin, MD
Professor in Residence of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Bernard Osher Professor in Residence of Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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Dr. Langevin received an MD degree from McGill University in 1978. She did a post doctoral research fellowship in Neurochemistry at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit in Cambridge, England, residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a Professor in Residence of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also a part-time Professor of Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is the Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded studies investigating the role of connective tissue in low back pain and the mechanisms of manual and movement based therapies. Her previous studies in humans and animal models have shown that mechanical tissue stimulation during both tissue stretch and acupuncture causes dynamic cellular responses in connective tissue.

Dr. Helene Langevin was appointed as Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in November 2012. Through translational research, the Osher Center aims to test and implement integrated patient care, positioning itself as a thought leader in forging medical connections at the physiological, clinical, and community levels. In order to fulfill this mission, the Osher Center’s strategic vision is to build a “center without walls.” This consists of a network of integrative medicine research, education and patient care throughout HMS, with ties to the Osher Centers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Related Publications:

  1. Langevin HM, Fujita T, Bouffard NA, Takano T, Koptiuch C, Badger GJ, Nedergaard M. Fibroblast cytoskeletal remodeling induced by tissue stretch involves ATP signaling. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Sep; 228(9):1922-6.
  2. Langevin HM, Nedergaard M, Howe AK. Cellular control of connective tissue matrix tension. J Cell Biochem. 2013 Aug; 114(8):1714-9.
  3. Snapp RR, Goveia E, Peet L, Bouffard NA, Badger GJ, Langevin HM. Spatial organization of fibroblast nuclear chromocenters: component tree analysis. J Anat. 2013 Sep; 223(3):255-61.
  4. Goldman N, Chandler-Militello D, Langevin HM, Nedergaard M, Takano T. Purine receptor mediated actin cytoskeleton remodeling of human fibroblasts. Cell Calcium. 2013 Apr; 53(4):297-301.
  5. Abbott RD, Koptiuch C, Iatridis JC, Howe AK, Badger GJ, Langevin HM. Stress and matrix-responsive cytoskeletal remodeling in fibroblasts. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Jan; 228(1):50-7.
  6. Abbott RD, Howe AK, Langevin HM, Iatridis JC. Live free or die: stretch-induced apoptosis occurs when adaptive reorientation of annulus fibrosus cells is restricted. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 May 4; 421(2):361-6.
  7. Corey SM, Vizzard MA, Bouffard NA, Badger GJ, Langevin HM. Stretching of the back improves gait, mechanical sensitivity and connective tissue inflammation in a rodent model. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e29831.
  8. Wu J, Chen D, Langevin HM, Nyborg WL. Interaction between parallel polymer fibers insonificated by ultrasound of low/mild intensity: an analytical theory and experiments. Ultrasonics. 2012 Mar; 52(3):417-21.
  9. Langevin HM, Fox JR, Koptiuch C, Badger GJ, Greenan-Naumann AC, Bouffard NA, Konofagou EE, Lee WN, Triano JJ, Henry SM. Reduced thoracolumbar fascia shear strain in human chronic low back pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011; 12:203.
  10. Langevin HM, Bouffard NA, Fox JR, Palmer BM, Wu J, Iatridis JC, Barnes WD, Badger GJ, Howe AK. Fibroblast cytoskeletal remodeling contributes to connective tissue tension. J Cell Physiol. 2011 May; 226(5):1166-75.
  11. Corey SM, Vizzard MA, Badger GJ, Langevin HM. Sensory innervation of the nonspecialized connective tissues in the low back of the ra. Cells Tissues Organs. 2011; 194(6):521-30.
  12. Langevin HM, Storch KN, Snapp RR, Bouffard NA, Badger GJ, Howe AK, Taatjes DJ. Tissue stretch induces nuclear remodeling in connective tissue fibroblasts. Histochem Cell Biol. 2010 Apr; 133(4):405-15.
  13. Langevin HM, Huijing PA. Communicating about fascia: history, pitfalls, and recommendations. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2009; 2(4):3-8.
  14. Langevin HM, Stevens-Tuttle D, Fox JR, Badger GJ, Bouffard NA, Krag MH, Wu J, Henry SM. Ultrasound evidence of altered lumbar connective tissue structure in human subjects with chronic low back pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009; 10:151.
  15. Bouffard NA, Cutroneo KR, Badger GJ, White SL, Buttolph TR, Ehrlich HP, Stevens-Tuttle D, Langevin HM. Tissue stretch decreases soluble TGF-beta1 and type-1 procollagen in mouse subcutaneous connective tissue: evidence from ex vivo and in vivo models. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Feb;214(2):389-95.
  16. Langevin HM, Rizzo DM, Fox JR, Badger GJ, Wu J, Konofagou EE, Stevens-Tuttle D, Bouffard NA, Krag MH. Dynamic morphometric characterization of local connective tissue network structure in humans using ultrasound. BMC Syst Biol. 2007 Jun 5;1:25.
  17. Langevin HM, Bouffard NA, Churchill DL, Badger GJ. Connective tissue fibroblast response to acupuncture: dose-dependent effect of bidirectional needle rotation. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Apr;13(3):355-60.
  18. Langevin HM, Sherman KJ. Pathophysiological model for chronic low back pain integrating connective tissue and nervous system mechanisms. Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(1):74-80
  19. Langevin HM. Connective tissue: a body-wide signaling network?. Medical Hypotheses. 66(6):1074-7, 2006.
  20. Langevin HM. Bouffard NA. Badger GJ. Churchill DL. Howe AK. Subcutaneous tissue fibroblast cytoskeletal remodeling induced by acupuncture: evidence for a mechanotransduction-based mechanism. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 207(3):767-74, 2006.
  21. Langevin HM. Bouffard NA. Badger GJ. Iatridis JC. Howe AK. Dynamic fibroblast cytoskeletal response to subcutaneous tissue stretch ex vivo and in vivo. American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology. 288(3):C747-56, 2005.
  22. Langevin HM. Cornbrooks CJ. Taatjes DJ. Fibroblasts form a body-wide cellular network. Histochemistry & Cell Biology. 122(1):7-15, 2004.
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Robert Schleip, PhD, MA
Director of Fascia Research Group, Division of Neurophysiology, Ulm University, Germany
Research Director of European Rolfing Association

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Clinical: Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Faculty member of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, MA in clinical psychology from Heidelberg University. Active private bodywork practice since 1978; teaching internationally since 1990. Research: Co-initiator of the First International Fascia Research Congress. Founder and Director of Fascia Research Project at the Division of Neurophysiology, Ulm University, Germany. Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. PhD in human biology with honors from Ulm university. Awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine 2006. Current research focus: active fascial contractility.

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  1. The role of fibrosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Klingler W, Jurkat-Rott K, Lehmann-Horn F, Schleip R. Acta Myol 2012; 31(3):184-95.
  2. Training principles for fascial connective tissues: scientific foundation and suggested practical applications. Schleip R, Müller DG. J Bodyw Mov Ther  2013; 17(1):103-15. 
  3. What is ‘fascia’? A review of different nomenclatures. Schleip R, Jäger H, Klingler W. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012; 16(4):496-502.
  4. The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function and clinical considerations. Willard FH, Vleeming A, Schuenke MD, Danneels L, Schleip R. J Anat  2012; 221(6):507-36. .
  5. Strain hardening of fascia: static stretching of dense fibrous connective tissues can induce a temporary stiffness increase accompanied by enhanced matrix hydration. Schleip R, Duerselen L, Vleeming A, Naylor IL, Lehmann-Horn F, Zorn A, Jaeger H, Klingler W. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2012; 16(1):94-100.
  6. Findley T, Schleip R (eds.). Fascia research – Basic science and implications for conventional and complementary health care. Elsevier, Munich 2007.
  7. Schleip R. Naylor IL. Ursu D. Melzer W. Zorn A. Wilke HJ. Lehmann-Horn F. Klingler W. Passive muscle stiffness may be influenced by active contractility of intramuscular connective tissue. Medical Hypotheses 2006; 66(1): 66-71.
  8. Schleip R. Klingler W. Lehmann-Horn F. Active fascial contractility: Fascia may be able to contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics. Medical Hypotheses 2005; 65(2): 273-7.
  9. Schleip R. Fascial plasticity — a new neurobiological explanation, J Bodyw Mov Ther 2003; 7(2): 104-16, and 7(1): 11-19.
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Antonio Stecco, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
Physiatrist, President of Fascial Manipulation Association
Past Assistant to the President of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ISPRM) (2012 to 2014)

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Dr. Antonio Stecco’s areas of prevalent scientific and clinical interest are anatomy of the fascia corporis via dissections and histological studies, including immunohistochemical and molecular biology; study and clinical application of hyaluronic acid; and myofascial syndrome. Since 2000, Dr. Stecco has collaborated with the Descartes University, Paris, to study the macroscopic anatomy of fasciae through cadaver dissection. He has personally made over 100 cadaver dissections for research. Since 2007 he has organized and presented theoretical-practical courses about the Fascial Manipulation method on five continents. He is author of more than 40 papers about fascia including 12 in international journals, and co-author of four books and chapters in reference books published by Elsevier.

Related Publications:

  1. Pintucci M, Imamura M, Thibaut A, de Exel Nunes LM, Mayumi Nagato M, Hideko Seguchi Kaziyama H, Tomikawa Imamura S, Stecco A, Fregni F, Rizzo Battistella L. Evaluation of fascial manipulation in carpal tunnel syndrome: a pilot randomized clinical trial. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2017 May 2.
  2. Brent Harper, Kristen Jagger, Adrian Aron, Larry Steinbeck, Antonio Stecco, A commentary review of the cost effectiveness of manual therapies for neck and low back pain J Bodyw Mov Ther. October 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.09.014
  3. Marco Pintucci, Marcel Simis, Marta Imanura, Antonio Stecco; Successful treatment of rotator cuff tear using Fascial Manipulation® in a stroke patient: J Bodyw Mov Ther. December 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.12.007
  4. Branchini M, Lopopolo F, Andreoli E, Loreti I, Marchand AM, Stecco A. Fascial  Manipulation® for chronic aspecific low back pain: a single blinded randomized controlled trial. Version 2. F1000Res. 2015 Nov 3 [revised 2016 Jan 8];4:1208. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6890.2. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26834998; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4706049.
  5. Busato M, Quagliati C, Magri L, Filippi A, Sanna A, Branchini M, Marchand AM, Stecco A. Fascial Manipulation Associated With Standard Care Compared to Only Standard Postsurgical Care for Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R. 2016 Dec;8(12):1142-1150.
  6. Stecco A, Stern R, Fantoni I, De Caro R, Stecco C. “Fascial Disorders: Implications for Treatmen”. PM R. 2015 Jun 14. pii: S1934-1482(15)00292-0.
  7. Raghavan P, Lu Y, Mirchandani M, Stecco A. Human Recombinant Hyaluronidase Injections For Upper Limb Muscle Stiffness in Individuals With Cerebral Injury: A Case Series. EBioMedicine. 2016 Jul;9:306-13. doi: 10.1016/ j.ebiom.2016.05.014. Epub 2016 May 13. PubMed PMID: 27333050; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4972484.
  8. Mary K. Cowman, Tannin Schmidt, Preeti Raghavan, Antonio Stecco, Viscoelastic Properties of Hyaluronan in Physiological Conditions F1000 Research Aug 2015
  9. Natale G, Condino S, Stecco A, Soldani P, Belmonte MM, Gesi M. “Is the cervical fascia an anatomical proteus?” Surg Radiol Anat. 2015 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25946970.
  10. Stecco A, Busoni F, Stecco C, Mattioli-Belmonte M, Soldani P, Condino S,Ermolao A, Zaccaria M, Gesi M. “Comparative ultrasonographic evaluation of the Achilles paratenon in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects: an imaging study” Surg Radiol Anat. 2015 Apr;37(3):281-5.
  11. Condino S, Turini G, Parrini S, Stecco A, Busoni F, Ferrari V, Ferrari M, Gesi M. “A semiautomatic method for in vivo three-dimensional quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans” Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2015 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25740204.
  12. Pratelli E, Pintucci M, Cultrera P, Baldini E, Stecco A, Petrocelli A, Pasquetti P. “Conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: comparison between laser therapy and Fascial Manipulation(®)” J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jan;19(1):113-8.
  13. Condino S., Mattioli-Belmonte M.,Ryskalin L., Bartalucci A., Soldani P., Busoni F., Stecco A., Gesi M.,”Comparative ultrasonographic evaluation of the Achilles paratenon in symptomatic and asmptomatic subjects: an imaging study”Italian Journal of anatomy and Embryology vol 119 n1(supplement):52,2014
  14. Ćosić V, Day JA, Iogna P, Stecco A.” Fascial Manipulation(®) method applied to pubescent postural hyperkyphosis: A pilot study” J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014Oct;18(4):608-15.
  15. Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Ji Z, Stecco A, Findley TW. “Deformations experienced in the human skin, adipose tissue, and fascia in osteopathic manipulative medicine” J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Oct;114(10):780-7.
  16. Pavan PG, Stecco A, Stern R, Stecco C. “Painful connections: densificationversus fibrosis of fascia” Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014;18(8):441.
  17. Peripheral Mechanisms Contributing to Spasticity and Implication for treatment; Antonio Stecco, Carla Stecco, Preeti Raghavan June Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep (2014) 2:121–127 DOI 10.1007/s40141-014-0052-3
  18. Stecco A, Meneghini A, Stern R, Stecco C, Imamura M. Ultrasonography in myofascial neck pain: randomized clinical trial for diagnosis and follow-up. Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 Apr;36(3):243-53.
  19. Stecco A, Gilliar W, Hill R, Fullerton B, Stecco C. “The anatomical and functional relation between gluteus maximus and fascia lata”  J Bodyw Mov Ther.2013 Oct;17(4):512-7.
  20. Stecco C, Tiengo C, Stecco A, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Stern R, De Caro R.” Fascia redefined: anatomical features and technical relevance in fascial flap surgery” Surg Radiol Anat. 2013 Jul;35(5):369-76. 
  21. Stecco A, Gesi M, Stecco C, Stern R. "Fascial components of the myofascial pain syndrome” Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Aug;17(8):352. 
  22. Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Roman M, Stecco A, Findley T. “Squeeze film lubrication for non-Newtonian fluids with application to manual medicine” Biorheology. 2013;50(3-4):191-202. doi: 10.3233/BIR-130631. PubMed PMID: 23863283.
  23. Roman M, Chaudhry H, Bukiet B, Stecco A, Findley TW. “Mathematical analysis of the flow of hyaluronic acid around fascia during manual therapy motions” J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Aug;113(8):600-10.
  24. Chaudhry H, Max R, Antonio S, Findley T. “Mathematical model of fiber orientation in anisotropic fascia layers at large displacements” J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Apr;16(2):158-64.
  25. Guarda-Nardini L, stecco A, Stecco C, Masiero S, Manfredini D "Myofascial Pain of Jaw Muscles: Comparison of Short-Term Effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin Injections and Fascial manipulation Tehnique" The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, April 2012,Vol. 30, No. 2
  26. Chaudhry H, Roman M, Stecco A, Findley T "Mathematical model of fiber orientation in anisotropic fascia layers at large displacements" J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 April;16,158-164
  27. Findley T, Chaudhry H, Stecco A, Roman M, "Fascia research-A narrative review"  J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Jan;16(1):67-75
  28. V. Delmas, Alessandro Cappellari, Antonio Stecco et al. Histological study of the paratendinous tissues Morphologie 96(314-315):105 · October 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.morpho.2012.08.093
  29. Stecco C, Stern R, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Masiero S, Stecco A, De Caro R. "Hyaluronan within fascia in the etiology of myofascial pain"  Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec; 33(10):891-6. Epub 2011 Oct 2
  30. Hans Chaudhry, Max Roman, Antonio Stecco, Thomas W. Findley; Modeling Hyaluronic Acid Fluid Flow in Manual Therapy, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 16(3):402–403 · July 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.01.042
  31. Guarda-Nardini L, Stecco A, Stecco C, Masiero S, Manfredini D. Myofascial pain of the jaw muscles: comparison of short-term effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections and fascial manipulation technique. Cranio. 2012 Apr;30(2):95-102. PubMed PMID: 22606852.
  32. STECCO A, STECCO C, MACCHI V, PORZIONATO A, FERRARO C, MASIERO S, DE CARO R.;" RMI STUDY AND CLINICAL CORRELATIONS OF ANKLE RETINACULA DAMAGE AND OUTCOMES OF ANKLE SPRAIN.; SURG RADIOL ANAT". 2011 FEB
  33. LANCEROTTO L, STECCO C, MACCHI V, PORZIONATO A, STECCO A, DE CARO R.; "LAYERS OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL: ANATOMICAL INVESTIGATION OF SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND SUPERFICIAL FASCIA".; SURG RADIOL ANAT. 2011 JAN 7.
  34. Stecco C, Stern R, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Masiero S, Stecco A, De Caro R. Hyaluronan within fascia in the etiology of myofascial pain. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):891-6. doi: 10.1007/s00276-011-0876-9. Epub 2011 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 21964857.
  35. Ercole Borgini, Antonio Stecco, Julie Ann Day, Stecco Carla "How much time is required to modify a fascial fibrosis?" J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Oct;14(4):318-25. Epub 2010 May 20
  36. STECCO C, MACCHI V, PORZIONATO A, MORRA A, PARENTI A, STECCO A, DELMAS V, DE CARO R ." THE ANKLE RETINACULA: MORPHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE ROLE OF THE FASCIAL SYSTEM. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS." 2010 FEB 27.
  37. STECCO A, MASIERO S, MACCHI V, STECCO C, PORZIONATO A, DE CARO R. " THE PECTORAL FASCIA: ANATOMICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL STUDY". J BODYW MOV THER. 2009 JUL;13(3):255-
  38. DAY JA, STECCO C, STECCO A." APPLICATION OF FASCIAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUE IN CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN–ANATOMICAL BASIS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS". J BODYW MOV THER. 2009 APR;13(2):128-35.
  39. Stecco A, Macchi V, Stecco C, Porzionato A, Ann Day J, Delmas V, De Caro R. Anatomical study of myofascial continuity in the anterior region of the upper limb. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jan;13(1):53-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2007.04.009. Epub 2007 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 19118793.
  40. Stecco C, Porzionato A, Lancerotto L, Stecco A, Macchi V, Day JA, De Caro R. Histological study of the deep fasciae of the limbs. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2008 Jul;12(3):225-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2008.04.041. Epub 2008 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 19083678.
  41. Stecco A, Macchi V, Masiero S, Porzionato A, Tiengo C, Stecco C, Delmas V, De  Caro R. Pectoral and femoral fasciae: common aspects and regional specializations. Surg Radiol Anat. 2009 Jan;31(1):35-42. doi: 10.1007/s00276-008-0395-5. Epub 2008 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 18663404.
  42. Stecco C, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Stecco A, Vigato E, Parenti A, Delmas V, Aldegheri R, De Caro R. The expansions of the pectoral girdle muscles onto the brachial fascia: morphological aspects and spatial disposition. Cells Tissues Organs. 2008;188(3):320-9. doi: 10.1159/000121433. Epub 2008 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 18349526.
  43. Antonio Stecco, V Delmas, A. Porzionato, R. et al Le fascia profond de la région pectorale et de la région ventrale de la cuisse : étude anatomique comparative Morphologie 91(293):123-123 · July 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.morpho.2007.09.104
  44. C. Stecco, V. Delmas, V. Macchi, et all, Les expansions musculaires sur le fascia brachial: étude de leur disposition spatiale Morphologie 91(293):122-122 · July 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.morpho.2007.09.102
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Carla Stecco, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Professor of Human Anatomy, University of Padova, Italy

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Dr. Carla Stecco is Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Padova, Department of Neuroscience, Italy. She is a founding member of both the Fascia Research Society and of the the Fascial Manipulation Association. She is a member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology and of the Association Française des Morphologistes. Dr. Stecco’s scientific activity is devoted to the study of the anatomy of the human fasciae from a macroscopical, histological and physiopathological point of view. She personally made over 200 dissections of fresh cadavers for research.

Since 2000, Dr. Stecco organizes and personally holds theoretical-practical courses on the Fascial Manipulation technique both in Italy and in other countries. She is the author of more than 100 papers, among which 92 are in Pubmed; 5 are reviews. She is the author of the first photographic atlas about fasciae (“Functional atlas of human fasciae”) published by Elsevier in 2015 and already translated in German, Polish and Chinese. In addition, she is the co-author of books about Fascial Manipulation translated in 11 languages and of various chapters about fascial anatomy.

Related Publications:

  1. Stecco C, Fantoni I, Macchi V, Del Borrello M, Porzionato A, Biz C, De Caro R. The role of fasciae in Civinini-Morton’s syndrome. J Anat. 2015 Nov;227(5):654-64. doi: 10.1111/joa.12371.
  2. Macchi V, Porzionato A, Morra A, Stecco C, Tortorella C, Menegolo M, Grignon B, De Caro R. The anterolateral ligament of the knee: a radiologic and histotopographic study. Surg Radiol Anat. 2015 Oct 17.
  3. Pavan PG, Pachera P, Stecco C, Natali AN. Biomechanical behavior of human crural fascia in anterior and posterior regions of the lower limb. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2015 Oct;53(10):951-9. doi: 10.1007/s11517-015-1308-5.
  4. Stecco A, Stern R, Fantoni I, De Caro R, Stecco C. Fascial Disorders: Implications for Treatment. PM R. 2015 Jun 14. pii: S1934-1482(15)00292-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.006.
  5. Stecco A, Busoni F, Stecco C, Mattioli-Belmonte M, Soldani P, Condino S, Ermolao A, Zaccaria M, Gesi M. Comparative ultrasonographic evaluation of the Achilles paratenon in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects: an imaging study. Surg Radiol Anat. 2015 Apr;37(3):281-5. doi: 10.1007/s00276-014-1338-y.
  6. Macchi V, Tiengo C, Porzionato A, Stecco C, Sarasin G, Tubbs S, Maffulli N, De Caro R. The cubital tunnel: a radiologic and histotopographic study. J Anat. 2014 Aug;225(2):262-9. doi: 10.1111/joa.12206.
  7. Luomala T, Pihlman M, Heiskanen J, Stecco C. Case study: could ultrasound and elastography visualized densified areas inside the deep fascia? J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Jul;18(3):462-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.11.020.
  8. Stecco C. Why are there so many discussions about the nomenclature of fasciae? J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Jul;18(3):441-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.04.013. [editorial]
  9. Pavan PG, Pachera P, Stecco C, Natali AN. Constitutive modeling of time-dependent response of human plantar aponeurosis. Comput Math Methods Med. 2014;2014:530242. doi: 10.1155/2014/530242. Epub 2014 Feb 20.
  10. Stecco C, Cappellari A, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Morra A, Berizzi A, De Caro R. The paratendineous tissues: an anatomical study of their role in the pathogenesis of tendinopathy. Surg Radiol Anat. 2013 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Stecco A, Gilliar W, Hill R, Fullerton B, Stecco C. The anatomical and functional relation between gluteus maximus and fascia lata. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013 Oct;17(4):512-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.04.004. Epub 2013 May 11.
  12. Stecco C, Corradin M, Macchi V, Morra A, Porzionato A, Biz C, De Caro R.Plantar fascia anatomy and its relationship with Achilles tendon and paratenon. J Anat. 2013 Dec;223(6):665-76. doi: 10.1111/joa.12111. Epub 2013 Sep 12.
  13. Stecco A, Meneghini A, Stern R, Stecco C, Imamura M. Ultrasonography in myofascial neck pain: randomized clinical trial for diagnosis and follow-up. Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 Apr;36(3):243-53. doi: 10.1007/s00276-013-1185-2. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
  14. Stecco A, Gesi M, Stecco C, Stern R. Fascial components of the myofascial pain syndrome. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Aug;17(8):352. doi: 10.1007/s11916-013-0352-9. Review.
  15. Stecco C, Pavan P, Pachera P, De Caro R, Natali A. Investigation of the mechanical properties of the human crural fascia and their possible clinical implications. Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 Jan;36(1):25-32. doi: 10.1007/s00276-013-1152-y. Epub 2013 Jun 21.
  16. Turrina A, Martínez-González MA, Stecco C. The muscular force transmission system: role of the intramuscular connective tissue. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013 Jan;17(1):95-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.06.001. Epub 2012 Jul 4. Review.
  17. Stecco C, Tiengo C, Stecco A, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Stern R, De Caro R. Fascia redefined: anatomical features and technical relevance in fascial flap surgery. Surg Radiol Anat. 2013 Jul;35(5):369-76. doi: 10.1007/s00276-012-1058-0. Epub 2012 Dec 25. Review.
  18. Guarda-Nardini L, Stecco A, Stecco C, Masiero S, Manfredini D. Myofascial pain of the jaw muscles: comparison of short-term effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections and fascial manipulation technique. Cranio. 2012 Apr;30(2):95-102.
  19. Stecco C, Duparc F. Fasciae anatomy. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):833-4.
  20. Stecco C, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Duparc F, De Caro R. The fascia: the forgotten structure. Ital J Anat Embryol. 2011;116(3):127-38. Review.
  21. Stecco C, Stern R, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Masiero S, Stecco A, De Caro R. Hyaluronan within fascia in the etiology of myofascial pain. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):891-6.
  22. Pavan PG, Stecco C, Darwish S, Natali AN, De Caro R. Investigation of the mechanical properties of the plantar aponeurosis. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):905-11.
  23. Picelli A, Ledro G, Turrina A, Stecco C, Santilli V, Smania N. Effects of myofascial technique in patients with subacute whiplash associated disorders: a pilot study. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2011 Dec;47(4):561-8.
  24. Stecco C, Stecco A, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Ferraro C, Masiero S, De Caro R. RMI study and clinical correlations of ankle retinacula damage and outcomes of ankle sprain. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):881-90.
  25. Stecco C, Lancerotto L, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Stecco A, De Caro R. Layers of the abdominal wall: anatomical investigation of subcutaneous tissue and superficial fascia. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):835-42.
  26. Benetazzo L, Bizzego A, De Caro R, Frigo G, Guidolin D, Stecco C. 3D reconstruction of the crural and thoracolumbar fasciae. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Dec;33(10):855-62.
  27. Ercole B, Antonio S, Julie Ann D, Stecco C. How much time is required to modify a fascial fibrosis? J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2010 Oct;14(4):318-25.
  28. Stecco C, Macchi V, Lancerotto L, Tiengo C, Porzionato A, De Caro R. Comparison of Transverse Carpal Ligament and Flexor Retinaculum Terminology for the Wrist. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 May;35(5):746-53. PubMed PMID: 20346594.
  29. Stecco C, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Morra A, Parenti A, Stecco A, Delmas V, De Caro R. The Ankle Retinacula: Morphological Evidence of the Proprioceptive Role of the Fascial System. Cells Tissues Organs. 2010;192(3):200-10. PubMed PMID: 20197652.
  30. Stecco C, Day JA. The Fascial Manipulation Technique and Its Biomedical Model: A Guide to the Human Fascial System. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice 2010, 3: 38-40
  31. Natali AN, Pavan PG, Stecco C. A constitutive model for the mechanical characterization of the plantar fascia. Connect Tissue Res. 2010 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20175692.
  32. Macchi V, Tiengo C, Porzionato A, Stecco C, Vigato E, Parenti A, Azzena B, Weiglein A, Mazzoleni F, De Caro R. Histotopographic study of the fibroadipose connective cheek system. Cells Tissues Organs. 2010;191(1):47-56. Epub 2009 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 19556742.
  33. Zanella F, Stecco A, Stecco C. Terapia Meccanica secondo McKenzie e Manipolazione fasciale: confronto iter metodica per un approccio integrato al trattamento delle lombalgie. Riabilitazione oggi 2010 (10): 16-18
  34. Day JA, Stecco C. Einführung in die Methode der Fascial Manipulation. Journal Osteopathische Medizin, 2010
  35. Stecco A, Masiero S, Macchi V, Stecco C, Porzionato A, De Caro R. The pectoral fascia: anatomical and histological study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jul;13(3):255-61. PubMed PMID: 19524850.
  36. Day JA, Stecco C, Stecco A. Application of Fascial Manipulation technique in chronic shoulder pain–anatomical basis and clinical implications. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Apr;13(2):128-35. PubMed PMID: 19329049
  37. Stecco C, Pavan PG, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Lancerotto L, Carniel EL, Natali AN, De Caro R. Mechanics of crural fascia: from anatomy to costitutive modelling. Surg Radiol Anat. 2009 Aug;31(7):523-9. PubMed PMID: 19242635.
  38. Stecco C, Lancerotto L, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Tiengo C, Parenti A, Sanudo JR, De Caro R. The palmaris longus muscle and its relations with the antebrachial fascia and the palmar aponeurosis. Clin Anat. 2009 Mar;22(2):221-9. PubMed PMID:  19208432.
  39. Pedrelli A, Stecco C, Day JA. Treating patellar tendinopathy with Fascial Manipulation. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jan;13(1):73-80. Epub 2008 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 19118795.
  40. Stecco A, Macchi V, Stecco C, Porzionato A, Ann Day J, Delmas V, De Caro R. Anatomical study of myofascial continuity in the anterior region of the upper limb. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2009 Jan;13(1):53-62. Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 19118793.
  41. Stecco C, Porzionato A, Lancerotto L, Stecco A, Macchi V, Day JA, De Caro R. Histological study of the deep fasciae of the limbs. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2008 Jul;12(3):225-30. PubMed PMID: 19083678.
  42. Stecco A, Macchi V, Masiero S, Porzionato A, Tiengo C, Stecco C, Delmas V, De Caro R. Pectoral and femoral fasciae: common aspects and regional specializations. Surg Radiol Anat. 2009 Jan;31(1):35-42. PubMed PMID: 18663404.
  43. Stecco A, Masiero S, Macchi V, Porzionato A, Stecco C, De Caro R, Ferraro C. Le basi anatomiche del danno propriocettivo negli esiti di distorsione della caviglia. Eur Med Phys. 2008; 44: 1-5.
  44. Stecco C, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Stecco A, Vigato E, Parenti A, Delmas V, Aldegheri R, De Caro R. The expansions of the pectoral girdle muscles onto the brachial fascia: morphological aspects and spatial disposition. Cells Tissues Organs. 2008;188(3):320-9. Epub 2008 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 18349526.
  45. Stecco C, Gagey O, Macchi V, Porzionato A, De Caro R, Aldegheri R, Delmas V. Tendinous muscular insertions onto the deep fascia of the upper limb. First part: anatomical study. Morphologie. 2007 Mar;91(292):29-37. PubMed PMID: 17574470.
  46. Stecco C, Gagey O, Belloni A, Pozzuoli A, Porzionato A, Macchi V, Aldegheri R, De Caro R, Delmas V. Anatomy of the deep fascia of the upper limb. Second part: study of innervation. Morphologie. 2007 Mar;91(292):38-43. PubMed PMID: 17574469.

BOOKS:

  1. Functional atlas of the human fascial system) Elsevier, 2015
  2. Fascial Manipulation, 2009, Piccin, translated in Italian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Deutsch and French.   
  3. Two chapters in the book of Nava T. (2006) Riabilitazione integrata delle patologie reumatiche. Masson ed., Milano
  4. 3 chapters in the book “Fascia – the tensional network of the human body” edito dall’Elsevier, 2012.
  5. 1 chapter in the book “Fascial dysfunction – manual therapy approaches”, Handspring publishing, 2014
  6. 1 chapter in the book “Fascia In The Osteopathic Field” 2015, Handspring Publishing ed.
  7. 1 chapter in the book  “Integrative Management For Sport Injuries – A Team Approach” 2015
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Jan Wilke, PhD
Department of Sports Medicine, Institute of Sports Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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Jan Wilke studied Sports and Exercise Sciences in Göttingen (Germany) and Granada (Spain). At Frankfurt University, he earned his PhD (The mechanical relevance of myofascial chains) and leads the research group “Fascia and the locomotor system”. Dr. Wilke has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences (e.g. 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain, Singapore 2016; 2nd Connect Congress, Ulm 2017) and was recently invited to provide a chapter (“A critical evaluation of the current status of myofascial chains”) for the 42nd edition of the prestigious anatomy textbook “Gray’s Anatomy”. In 2016, he was a visiting researcher at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands. Before starting his academic career, Dr. Wilke worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with elite level athletes.

Related Publications:

  1. Schleip R, Wilke J, Schreiner S, Wetterslev M, Klingler W. (2017). Needle biopsy derived tissue samples are sufficient for quantification of myofibroblast density in myofascial tissues. Clin Anat. doi: 10.1002/ca.23040
  2. Fleckenstein J, Wilke J, Vogt L, Banzer W (2017). Preventive and regenerative foam rolling are equally effective in reducing fatigue-related impairments of muscle function following exercise. J Sport Sci Med  16(4): 474-479.
  3. Wilke J, Schleip R, Yucesoy CA, Banzer W (2017). Not merely a protective packing organ? A review of fascia and its force transmission capacity. J Appl Physiol. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00565.2017
  4. Wilke J, Schleip R, Klingler W, Stecco C (2017). The lumbodorsal fascia as a potential source of low back pain. A narrative review. Biomed Res Int, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5349620
  5. Krause F, Wilke J, Niederer D, Vogt L, Banzer W (2017). Acute effects of foam rolling on passive tissue stiffness and fascial sliding: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 18 (1):114. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1866-y.
  6. Wilke J, Niederer D, Vogt L, Banzer W (2017). Reliability of measuring half-cycle cervical range of motion can be improved using a spirit level for calibration. Man Ther. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.08.006
  7. Wilke J, Vogt L, Niederer D, Banzer W (2017). Is remote lower limb stretching based on myofascial chains as effective as local exercise? A randomized, controlled trial. J Sport Sci 35(20): 2021-2027.
  8. Niederer D, Wilke J, Vogt L, Banzer W (2017). On the relevance of surrogate parameter deduction in biomedical research: mediated regression analysis for variance explanation of cervical range of motion. Eur Spine J 26(1):162-166.
  9. Wilke J, Niederer, Vogt L, Banzer W (2016). Remote effects of lower limb stretching: preliminary evidence for myofascial connectivity? J Sport Sci 34(22):2145-2148.
  10. Krause F, Wilke J, Vogt L, Banzer W (2016) Intermuscular force transmission along myofascial chains: A systematic review. J Anat 228(6):910-918.
  11. Wilke J, Krause F, Vogt L, Banzer W (2016). What is evidence-based about myofascial chains? A systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 97(3):454-61.
  12. Wilke J, Niederer D, Fleckenstein J, Vogt L, Banzer W (2016). Range of motion and cervical myofascial pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther 20(1):52-55.
  13. Wilke J, Engeroff T, Nürnberger F, Vogt L, Banzer W (2016). Anatomical study of the morphological continuity between the iliotibial tract and the fibularis longus fascia. Surg Radiol Anat 38(3):349-352.
  14. Wilke J, Krause F, Niederer D, Engeroff T, Nürnberger F, Vogt L, Banzer W (2015). Appraising the methodological quality of cadaveric studies: validation of the QUACS scale. J Anat 226(5):440-446.
  15. Niederer D, Vogt L, Wilke J, Rickert M, Banzer W. (2015). Age-related cut-offs for cervical movement behaviour to distinguish chronic idiopathic neck pain patients from unimpaired subjects. Eur Spine J 24(3):493-502.
  16. Wilke J, Vogt L, Niederer D, Hübscher M, Rothmayr J, Ivkovic D, Rickert M, Banzer W (2014). Short-term effects of acupuncture and stretching on myofascial trigger point pain of the neck. A double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT. Compl Ther Med 22(5):835-841.
  17. Wilke J, Banzer W (2014). Non-invasive screening of fascial tissues. A narrative Review. Phys Med Rehab Kuror, 24:1-9.
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L’Hocine Yahia, PhD
Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Dr. L’Hocine Yahia graduated from the University of Orleans in 1977 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Compiegne University of Technology (France) in 1980. He has been tenured faculty at Polytechnique Montreal (Canada) for 35 years. He is also an associated professor in Biomaterials and Biomechanics at the Department of Surgery of Montreal University. Dr. Yahia is currently the director of the Innovation and Bioperformance Analysis Laboratory.

His main interests include musculoskeletal biomechanics, the properties of ligaments and fascia, the living systems from Prigogine’s perspective, the redundancy problems in biomechanics, and the biomimetics approach in biomaterials. Recent research topics include: bioengineering thermodynamics for biosystems, biotensegrity and constructal approach in biomechanics and spinal biomechanics. He also serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Victhom Human Bionics and Begama Technologies Inc. Dr. Yahia holds 10 patents, has written 4 books and more than 200 papers and is a popular presenter at conferences.

Related Publications:

  1. L’Hocine Yahia, Nicholas Newman & Charles-Hilaire Rivard. Neurohistology of lumbar spine ligaments. Acta Orthopaedica Scandivanica. Volume 59, Pages 508-512, 1988
  2. Yahia, LH, Audet, J, and Drouin, G (1991). Rheological Properties of the Human Lumbar Spine Ligaments. Journal of Biomedical Engineering 13:399-406.
  3. L’Hocine Yahia, Souad Rhalmi, Nicolas Newman & Marc Isler. Sensory innervation of human thoracolumbar fascia. An immunohistochemical study. Acta Orthopaedica Scandivanica. Volume 63, Pages 195-197, 1992.
  4. Yahia, L.H., Pigeon, P., & DesRosiers, E.A. (1993). Viscoelastic properties of the human lumbodorsal fascia. J Biomed Eng, 15 (5), 425-429.
  5. Beauséjour M, Aubin, C-É. Aubin, Mitnitski A.B., Yahia L’H, Feldman, A. Biomechanical modeling of motor control for the coordination of the spine during weight lifting. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 31, Supplement 1, July 1998, Page 138
  6. Mitnitski A, Yahia LH, Newman NM, Gracovetsky SA and Feldman AG. Coordination between Lumbar Spine Lordosis and Trunk Angle during Weight Lifting. Clinical Biomechanics 13(2) : 121-127, 1998
  7. Beauséjour M, A Feldman et al. Biomechanical modeling of the control of trunk muscles
    Studies in health technology and informatics 59:150-153 · January 1999
  8. Pascale Pigeon · L’Hocine Yahia · Arnold B. Mitnitski, Anatol G. Feldman. Superposition of independent units of coordination during pointing movements involving the trunk with and without visual feedback. Exp Brain Res (2000) 131:336–349
  9. Bougherara H, Klika V, Marsík F, Marík IA, Yahia L. New predictive model for monitoring bone remodeling.J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Oct;95(1):9-24.
  10. Marine Guillemot & L’Hocine Yahia. Approche Thermodynamique dans la Modélisation des processus Biologiques. Techn Report, LIAB, EPM, 2013
  11. Miroslav Grmela, Giuseppe Grazzini , Umberto Lucia and L’Hocine Yahia. Multiscale Mesoscopic Entropy of Driven Macroscopic Systems. Entropy 2013, 15(11), 5053-5064;
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Other FRC Scientific Committee members – biographies and publications will be added as they are received:

Andrew Dittmore, PhD
Johannes Fleckenstein, MD
Paul Hodges, PhD, MedDr, DSc, BPhty(Hons), FACP
Kerstin Hoppe, PhD
Richard Leiber, PhD
David Pearsall, PhD
Andry Vleeming, PhD
Scott Wearing, PhD
Frank Willard, PhD