At the weekend I completed the CORE Myofascial Therapy certification program. The class was run by George Kousaleos, the founder of the CORE Institute in Tallahasse, Fl, and ran for 6 pretty intense days. While quite “full on” it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience with the course covering; Myofascial Spreading, Arthrokinetics, CORE Foot Specific work, CORE Release, CORE Back Specific and End work.
The Myofascial spreading work is a great introduction to deeper work for those who have never experienced it before and concentrates on the two upper layers of the superficial and deep fascia. Whilst releasing these upper layers it also allows the therapist to assess the body for where deeper restrictions may be for introducing deeper work later on. It is an excellent form of treatment for any athlete in heavy training as it really allows for much greater body awareness.
The specific techniques for the back and foot really focus on returning these areas to their proper function. the CORE Back Specific techniques move on from dealing with the upper layers of the fascia to working with the deeper more intrinsic layers from the trapezius down to the gluteals. While the CORE Foot specific really speaks for itself and is a great tool for returning proper function to the foot and it was interesting to experience how after one session the arches of the feet could be raised and greater movement returned.
The CORE Release technique deals with the sacrotuberous ligament which runs from the ischial tuberosity to the sacrum. Releasing this ligament can have a profound effect on the the general health of the spine as uneven tension across these two ligaments can unbalance the whole area of the pelvis and from there up to the cervical region.
If you are interested in receiving this type of work please get in touch and remember to say that it is the CORE Myofscail work you’d like.