Dr. Robert Schleip

Date: 28 Nov 2023  •  19:00 - 21:00 UK time (7 - 9:00 pm)


CPD hours: 2  •  cost: £45   Student fee: £20.00 • Use discount code: "student"

Sports science focused for a long time on optimal training conditions for fostering muscular power, cardiovascular endurance or sensorimotor coordination. The common assumption was that the fascial connective tissues would be sufficiently addressed as well, while focusing on these other training methods. Due to recent findings from the fascia research field, this picture has changed. Most experts now realize, that the vast majority of myofascial lesions in athletes happen within fascial tissue components, rather than the contractile muscle fibres. It was also shown, that in order to strengthen tendinous and other fascial tissues in an optimal manner, different loading protocols are required other than muscular strength training. This webinar will review the latest research findings concerning the role of fascial tissues in sports and movement.
These findings will be relevant to yoga/Pilates practitioners, athletic coaches, dance instructors, sports doctors and PTs, osteopaths and other manual practitioners with an interest in sports medicine, martial artists, Feldenkrais instructors and other professionals or amateurs interested in fostering human movement from a fascia-oriented perspective.
Best reading preparation:
Schleip & Wilke (eds.): Fascia in Sport and Movement, Handspring Publishing, 2021 (2nd edition!).

Dr. Robert Schleip has been a Rolfing- as well as Feldenkrais Teacher since over 20 years. He directs the Fascia Research Laboratory at Ulm University in Germany, and is also Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. His research findings on the active contractile properties of human fasciae have been awarded with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeleteal Medicine in 2006.

• Info on Dr. Schleip’s research:
• His personal website:
ARTE TV report on fascia research, including that of Dr. Schleip 

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

2 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.