FASCIAL THERAPY INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA - FTIA
A Touch Based Approach to Healing
FASCIAL THERAPY FOUNDATIONS
Integrated Coursework from Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Somatic and Massage Therapy disciplines
Applying Neural Biomechanics in the Clinical Setting
FASCIAL THERAPY INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA ONLINE COURSES
Continuing Professional Education with Steven Goldstein
Connective tissue is the fundamental form that surrounds, encases and support ALL the soft-tissue within the body.
Myofascial releasing done with the principles presented in Fascial Therapy are non-invasive, non-invasive yet deep and penetrating. This effective treatment allows for powerful change to occur from a global system perspective, yet addressing very specific focused presentations.
Somatics is a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasises internal physical perception and experience. The term is used in movement therapy to signify approaches based on the soma, or "the body as perceived from within.
LIGHTER TOUCH MECHANISMS
With Fascial Therapy, patients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. I’m trained in somato-emotional-energetics techniques, so I tailor your session to work on your specific goals and needs. I love showing my patients how in just a few treatments the change in their body state can make an enormous difference to their health and function.
Your Expert Musculoskeletal Therapy Professional
I’ve been practicing and instructing manual, massage and holistic medicine since 1986. I truly believe that all of my work and training translates back to the work I do each and every day. Curious to find out more about my therapeutic background, or how I became a Manual Therapy Professional? Read more about my professional experience below.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF THE FASCIAL THERAPY INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA
January 1995 - to Present
Since the inception of Integrative Fascial Release 1995, Integrative Soft-Tissue Release 2009 and now Fascial Therapy 2016; Steven Goldstein has committed himself to delivering excellence in touch therapies.
Currently with international organiser Club Physio, Steven is delivering courses in Europe (Poland) UK (Ireland-Britain) Middle East (Dubai), South Africa and India (Mumbai).
EDUCATOR AND INSTRUCTOR IN MASSAGE, MANUAL AND MYO-FASCIAL THERAPIES
January 1992 - to Present
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy.
I have been a leader in the field of massage education, with 32 years of clinical experience and 27 years of teaching in massage and manual therapy education, and for 25 years delivering international instruction in the form of a hybrid modality known as Fascial Therapy to practitioners of massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic and manual therapy on four continents.
PRACTITIONER OF FASCIAL THERAPY
January 1995 - Present
Fascial Therapy assesses the connective tissue form of the body, primarily myofasica, yet the tensional interplay with all soft-tissue including ligament, joints, tendon and neural structures are necessary ever mindful of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system is the primary focus in regards to releasing soft-tissue.
How this is achieved is through lighter application of touch, to facilitate sensory receptor response in all the various soft-tissue.
All soft-tissue release is predicated on the discharge phenomena of the autonomic nervous system. (Shea 1995)
I do treat all types of muscular dysfunctions, but unlike massage therapists who usually treat directly where the site of pain is indicated, this is a muscle centric and short sighted approach.
All soft-tissue must be assessed for its relationship with 'why' the area is in pain, and why the muscle is tight? Muscle tightness and pain are associated with some imbalance in the overall system.
The relationship of all soft-tissue contribute to the pain and tension in the muscle tissue. Understanding a global approach to to treat local conditions is the hallmark of this approach.
This is accomplished by blending the assessment and release of global lines of myofascial tension (Myers) (Schleip) (Paoletti), with articular receptor facilitation to unwrap and unwind soft-tissue with little or no force.
Less is more in FT Bodywork approach
MY STRATEGIES AND APPROACH TO
Health & Well-Being Inside and Out! Expect Excellence
Palpating hands should become as sensitive as a vision impaired person.
Applying functional assessments in a three dimensionally manner integrate, both local and whole body findings.
Because of different load and force demands, assessments work best by separating out the effects of the four primary positions (standing, seated, prone & supine) and the four primary motions (side bending, rotation, flexion and extension)
The site of pain is not always where the problem lies.
Karel Lewis, famous Czech physiotherapist of the late 20th century stated,
" if you treat the site of pain only, you are lost.
Releases are more efficient when the patient is completely relaxed.
Releases use both direct and indirect approaches.
Tightness is the focus for all releases. Sometimes pain and tightness correlate, often they do not. Palpation is the only way of knowing.
Barriers, both direct and indirect, are released using the combination of direct and indirect maneuvers.
Direct maneuvers tranverse relative short motion ranges to end points. Joints and soft-tissue feel tight and compressed; the end feel is quite firm.
Indirect maneuvers seek end points by traversing longer ranges of motion reciprocal to the direct.