Polish Fascia Symposium
Polish Fascia Symposium 2021
- 3 days full of lectures in english.
- 12 world-famous speakers.
- Access to the recording of the 3 days of PFS 2021 on our VOD platform.
- The whole event is ONLINE.
- 1-3 October 2021.
We are thrilled to invite everyone interested in fascia to the most important event addressed to specialists in this field.
The speakers at this year’s symposium are the real “crème de la crème” of world-class fascia specialists.
If you want to find out what the great world of fascia is all about, see unique visualizations, learn from specialists with decades of experience, take advantage of the discount and sign up now!
Check the full schedule of lectures and speakers invited by us below – SCHEDULE and SPEAKERS
This is the second edition of the Polish Fascia Symposium. We are proud that also this time we were able to invite world-class lecturers, clinicians and practitioners to this event. This is undoubtedly an event that you cannot miss!
The entire symposium will be held ONLINE.
We invite you to sit comfortably in your leather chair, with a glass of your favorite drink, and enjoy the program and lectures filled to the brim.
Check out what you can expect for the price of PFS 2021!
- Access to 3 days full of lectures.
- Possibility to ask questions to our Speakers during the live event.
- Up to 6 months of access to recordings of lectures given during PFS 2021.
- Certificate of participation in the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021.
- BONUS = 50% discount for access to recordings from the previous edition of PFS 2020 on our VOD platform.
Important! Can't join us? Watch it later!
You don’t need to be present during the live stream of the PFS 2021.
The whole event will be available to all participants on our VOD platform for later view.
You will receive up to 6 months of access to our VOD platform, where, after logging in to your account, you will be able to watch all the lectures from each day of PFS 2021 at your convenient time.
Access to recordings is included in the PFS’s attendance fee, and ready to watch on any device of your choice.
Day 1 Expand and see the full program
October 1, 9.00 am– 7.00 pm CEST (Warsaw Time)
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcoming the participants of the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021.
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Gil Hedley: “Autopsy – dissection anatomy”.
Gil Hedley will take us on an extraordinary journey into the human body. It will be a rich exploration of each layer and texture.
Gil with the precision that is characteristic of him, will pass with us through the superficial skin, the superficial fascia, the deep fascia, muscles and viscera.
He will show everything on an unfixed female cadaver (Un-embalmed corpse) – part I.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gil Hedley: “Autopsy – dissection anatomy” – part II.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel discussion with Gil Hedley. We invite all the PFS participants to brainstorm and join in a live group chat.
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Summary and conclusions of the first day of PFS 2021.
Day 2 Expand and see the full program
October 2, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm CEST (Warsaw Time)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
The official opening of the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021
Andrzej Pilat and Martin Pilat: “Back pain and the thoracolumbar fascia.”
Both speakers will share with us their observations on the importance and connection of the thoracolumbar fascia with the pain of the sacral spine.
It will be a 2-hour and very detailed discussion of the above topic in terms of theory and practice.
- We will learn about the inferior interfascial triangle, which is strongly associated with the occurrence of lumbosacral pain.
- MIT™ (Myofascial Induction Therapy) in low back pain – a therapeutic process of structures related to LIFT (Lumbar Interfascial Triangle).
- We will have the opportunity to see a perfectly prepared presentation with photos of un-emalmed corpse.
- The continuity of the therapeutic process using the above theory in practice will also be presented.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ruth Duncan: “Understand the pain”
Like last year, Ruth will help us understand the physiology of pain. She will tell us about the latest scientific reports related to the pain process, its impact on our body and ways of dealing with it in therapy. It will be a continuation and development of the topic of her lecture from PFS 2020. Remembering her last year’s speech, we are sure that it will be a real masterpiece performed by a world-class specialist.
11:00 am – 12:00
Daniel Lawrence: “Sciatica – Sciatica facts, what we can and should not do in therapy.”
Daniel will present a research-based collection of highly practical therapeutic approaches. He will analyze sciatica and manual therapy – he will discuss what should be done at each stage of the therapy and what techniques of neuromobilization are the most effective.
12:00 – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Grzegorz Jędrzejewski: “Structural Integration in light of evidence-based practice.”
Grzegorz will talk about the latest scientific reports and introduce the mechanisms based on somatics and psychology in Structural Integration. It will undoubtedly be interesting, and at the same time well-established in the so-called “evidence based practice” knowledge about Structural Integration that will be appreciated by every participant of this year’s PFS 2021.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Daniel Bienenfeld: “Life Changing Movement Education”.
It will be an introduction to movement education. Daniel will teach us to use it on ourselves and our clients. He will show us how to teach exercises related to the awareness of movement so that they have long-term effects. He assures us that it will be a great adventure.
Having known Daniel for so many years, we believe him!
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tomasz Zagórski: “Myofascial Release in Water (MRW) – a new dimension of structural bodywork.”
The lecture will present in a practical way the physical properties of water in the context of their influences on the physiology and biomechanics of the body, as well as diagnostics and the process of therapy. The concept, patient work positions and tools used, as well as the benefits and limitations of the practical application of MRV for different patient groups, will be discussed.
Also, for therapists who can not only enrich their tool box, but also discover a new dimension of work with the patient.
Let this brief introduction inspire you to further explore the topic of the therapeutic possibilities of water. Or maybe to make major career changes?
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Summary and conclusion of the second day of PFS 2021.
Day 3 Expand and see the full program
October 3, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm CEST (Warsaw Time)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aubrey Gowing: “Tibial Trouble”.
After a very successful presentation (“The Piriformis Paradox”) in last year’s PFS 2020, Aubrey accepted our invitation to this year’s PFS 2021. He will tell us about disorders, various diseases in the tibia.
He will discuss the structures and injuries of the area that we undergo therapy. It will focus on basic therapeutic goals, the examination process, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilization, and stretching.
He will end up with a very strong homework assignment for the client. Only specifics, well presented and presented in a very accessible form. The knowledge thus transferred can be used immediately after our symposium.
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Gil Hedley: “Pleural and pericardial fascia.”
11:30 am – 12-45 pm
Gil Hedley: “How the fascial microscopic images affect the passive understanding of fascial anatomy.”
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Gil Hedley: “The heart of the matter.”
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4.00 pm
Art Riggs: “Integrated work with the body.”
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Alastair McLoughlin: “The Human Side of Scars.”
In this lecture, Alastair will present the scientific research on scar tissue as an important factor that may be causing a patient’s clinical condition to fail to improve. Referring to the definition and biomechanics of the scar, he will go over to its relationship with the Upper Janda Crossing Syndrome. Alastair will strongly emphasize in addition to the physical aspect, also the social and emotional aspect of the scar, which can manifest in various ways:
- traumatic experience,
- salutary surgery to save lives,
- a factor limiting marital life,
- reason to feel ashamed,
- the factor responsible for the lack of a sense of body cohesion.
It will be an amazing feast for those interested in the subject of scars.
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Marius Strydom: “Perception through the fascia. Working with client’s interoceptive structure during fascial manual treatment: practical demonstration.”
This lecture is a practical continuation of the lecture from the previous year. It concerns the perception received through the fascia.
Marius will tell us about how to manually influence disorders such as:
- disturbance of the perception of the boundaries of one’s body,
- disturbances in response to external stimuli, e.g. excessive pain.
Some of the nerve endings in the fascia may behave like proprioreceptors, so working with the fascia will also provide information about the arrangement of our body in space. During the presentation, Marius will present a demo of his work with the patient, which he will also broadly discuss and explain the mechanisms he uses.
So we are waiting for an extremely practical training with a Certified Advanced Rolfer®
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Summary and conclusion of the third and last day of the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021.
Will I get any certificate?
Yes, as it was last year, after the end of PFS 2021, we will be sending certificates confirming participation in the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021.
Will it be possible to ask questions to the Speakers?
Yes, it will be possible to ask a question to individual Speakers. We will pass on each question and answer to a specific lecturer.
Do I have to attend the whole seminar?
There is no such obligation. Each participant will have full access to the recording of the lectures given during PFS 2021. This recording will be available for 6 months on our VOD platform. So it will be possible to watch the speakers’ lectures again. Access is of course included at no extra charge and can be played on any device.
Last years edition feedback
It is really a feat to gather so many excellent lecturers in one place!
After the third day, I thought that I would fly into space with so much knowledge.
It was a real fascia firecracker!
There has been no better online conference anywhere in 2020. Merci beaucoup!
Very inspiring lectures. Great presentations. I am delighted.
A presentation about working with scars left tears in my eyes. Thank you!
As for me, the best fascia about the fascia ever!
It was an amazing event. Thanks for such a great dose of knowledge!
I love these visuals when discussing the scar. It is downright unbelievable …
If the next edition of PFS will be like in 2020. I am already reporting my presence!
Invitations from our speakers
See how it was a year ago!
- 3 days full of lectures.
- 25 speakers from around the world, talking about their experience, developed techniques, methods of therapy, the latest discoveries.
- Lively discussions during and after each lecture.
What a 3-day weekend it was!
It was a great challenge for us, but also a great pleasure. All the more so because already during the symposium we received very positive feedback from both the participants and the lecturers invited by us.
This is a 3-day scientific meeting, the online form of which made it possible to learn live from the “world cream” of experts dealing with the broadly understood fascia.
PSF 2020 was the first online event of this type in Poland!
It met with great interest among many fascia fans from all over the world. It was a fantastic opportunity to see each other and exchange experiences between Polish and foreign physiotherapists, masseurs, therapists dealing with the human body on a daily basis.
See below who participated as a speaker at the Polish Fascia Symposium 2020 and with what topic of the lecture he presented:
Day 1 See the program and speakers
The following 6 lectures are the entire first day of the Polish Fascia Symposium 2020. It contains over 10 hours of recordings of invited speakers – world-class lecturers and specialists in their fields. See below what topics were covered on the first day of PFS:
- Clara Fagioli
“Fascia: anatomical and physiologicals aspects and their clinical relevance”
- Aleš Urbanczik, Bert Schmitz, Cornelia Studer
“Structural Integration – Passing on an Experience 3 generations of SI practitioners discussing their motivations for choosing this profession”
- Paweł Korman
“Triger points in the fascia context”
- Magdalena Nowak
“How to work with fascia using pilates exercises”
- Gregor Comploi
“Changes induced by treatment of fascia”
- David Blow
“NeuroMuscular Taping: decompression taping methodology for enhancingblood circulation and tissue oxygenation.”
- Clara Fagioli
Day 2 See the program and speakers
The following 9 lectures are the entire second day of PFS 2020.
Contains over 8 hours of recordings of invited speakers.
See below for PFS Day 2 topics:
- Andrzej Pilat
“Fascia, movement and mechanical loads – scientific advances.”
- Konstantinos Fousekis
“Fascial Connectivity in Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions: What is the evidence?”
- Vita Mozuraitiene
“TMJ From function to local, regional and global body dysfunction”
- Ruth Duncan
- Ana Barretxeguren
“Breathing as One”
- Catherine Ryan
“Scar Tissue Management – Integrating Fascia Research into Clinical Practice.”
- Marjorie Brook
“Scars: In the Lineof Tension”
- Alastair McLoughlin
“Scar Tissue – its effects on fascia and beyond…”
- Marty Morales
“Fascia and the philosophy of Structural Integration.”
“The Principles and thinking behind the Morales Method® of Structural Integration”
- Andrzej Pilat
Day 3 See the program and speakers
The following 8 lectures are the entire third day of PFS 2020.
It contains over 7 hours of recordings of invited speakers.
See the topics on the last, third day of PFS below:
- Aubrey Gowing
“The Piriformis Paradox – the most overrated and underrated muscle in the body”
- Joseph Schwartz
“Fascia and how connective tissue applies to the 5 Primary Kinetic Chains”
- Daniel Lawrence
“Successful Tendon Treatment – What Matters? Core Concepts and Evidence Updates for Real Therapists”
- Marius Strydom
“Fascia and Perception: Utilizing the client’s individual Structure of Perception in Fascial treatments.”
- Til Luchau
“Working with migraines”
- Julian Baker
“Anatomy for the 21th century”
- Daniel Bienenfeld
“Taming the Tiger” -Releasing emotions from the Fascia
- Art Riggs
“Balancing the pelvis”
- Aubrey Gowing
All lectures are available on our VOD platform in their original version.
You can come back to them at any time and whenever you want. This is our assumption – indefinitely and without any restrictions.
The option to purchase access to 3-day PFS 2020 recordings at a lower price (-50%) is provided only for PFS 2021 participants. This option will appear when purchasing a ticket for this year’s PFS 2021.
See PFS 2020
What do you get as a PFS 2021 participant?
3 DAYS FULL OF LECTURES
You will receive an invitation from us to participate live in the 3 days of the Polish Fascia Symposium. We will see each other for 3 days filled to the brim with lectures. You will be able to ask questions live to our Speakers.
RECORDING FULL 3 DAYS OF PFS 2021
You will get access to a recording of the lectures given during PFS 2021. This recording will be available on our VOD platform for 6 months.
You will be able to watch the speeches of our speakers again. Access is included, free of charge, and on any of your devices.
You will receive a certificate confirming your participation in the Polish Fascia Symposium 2021. The certificate is issued in both Polish and English.
BONUS >> DISCOUNT -50% FOR PFS 2020
Everyone who buys participation in PFS 2021 will receive a special, as much as 50% discount for full access to recordings from the previous edition PFS 2020. The possibility of purchasing at a lower price will appear when purchasing a ticket for this year's PFS 2021.