by Jo Ann Graser
In early August I attended a five-day dissection workshop called “Fascial Anatomy Summer School” that provided a deep dive into the inner workings of the human body. The lab-based workshop consisted of an intimate exploration of fascia and its relationship to other structures in the body.
The course was held at the Institute for Anatomical Research in Colorado Springs and was led by Dr. Carla Stecco, an Orthopedic Surgeon from Padova, Italy. Dr. Stecco is an expert and innovator in fascial research and has taught all over the world. She is slated to be a keynote speaker at the Fascial Congress in Montreal this Fall.
Each workshop day began with a lecture on a specific topic and then we would head to the lab for hands on exploration. The amount of material we covered in five days was quite overwhelming and it’s still taking me time to process everything I learned. I want to give you all some snippets of information that I found interesting and relevant to the work we do together in the studio (and hope you do to). I realize the bulleted items below represent a huge information dump. Take your time to digest it and please reach out to me with any questions or comments.
The points below are some key take-aways from the course, if you aren't into all of the details, just check out the bolded text:
The exploration I was gifted through this workshop was life-changing and incredibly moving. Our bodies are such marvels of design and function, and it was an honor to be allowed such access and opportunity for learning.