British Fascial Symposium 2018

British Fascial Symposium 2018

Blog v26 2018 “AH-HA moment……”

BFS LecturePosted by Allissa Harter Thu, June 28, 2018 19:49:30

Blog v26 2018
“AH-HA moment……” by Allissa Harter from Iowa, Living in Sweden
Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The British Fascia Symposium (BFS) of 2018 passed more than one month ago. There were so many ah-ha moments from the preBioTensegrity Conference (BTC) with the outstanding urologist Dr Naill Galloway pelvic floor tensegrity lecture. Then to the British Fascia Symposium’s Dr. Carol Davis. She received a standing ovation on the main stage lecture, “The Role of Mitochrondria, Fascia and Energy in Pain”. Then Daniel Lawrence's isometric exercises for healing tendonpathies, “Tendons Don’t Exist in the World of Fascia”. The weekend was full of awesome learning adventures.

I gave a side lecture followed by a brilliant man Gary Carter. Gary introduced me to a kugel ball and the concept of fascial slings. He has a book coming out September 2018 which will be fascinating and relevant to all body workers, “The Anatomy Slings: Variations in Myofascial Slings & Continuities”. Go to to order your own copy.

He and others are part of the Fascialnet Plastination Project. They are working along side, none other than, Gunter Von Hagen from BodyWorlds to create the world’s first Plastinated Fascial Human. EXCITING!!!

My lecture ‘Fascia: where it lives and what lives in it' will be followed up in a conversation with John Wilks of eHealth Learning on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. We will see where this all goes, I am not holding my breath as the wheels of change grind at an alarmingly slow pace.

What I am excited to tell, is the pinnacle of AH-HA Moments, during Gary Carter’s lecture after mine on Sunday May 13, 2018. He had a skeleton hanging like every geeky science person has hanging in their treatment room. Except this skeleton, had slings attached. The sling went from the hip to the tibia and fibula. Gary unscrewed a few screws and removed the femur. Nothing fell apart. The structure was still standing, hanging, without support of the thigh bone. What?!!!!!!!!!???!!!!!!

The fascial slings were holding the skeleton together.

Well, if that can happen, then why does the human body have bones? What purpose are bones if the fascial slings can and do support and transmit force across muscles and the body? The bones actually float, per Orthopedist Stephen Levin, MD.

With the idea of biotensegrity, the function of bone is not really being a lever or a fulcrum. Our Science for the last 100 years may need to be re-evaluated. On to the AH-HA moment, the newest lecture: Fascia is a Fold of Biofilm; Bone is the Kernel.

Dr Naill Galloway
Order Book: “Seeking Symmetry”

Carol Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA (10 minute clip)
"The Miraculous Discoveries of Fascia and Movement - A Profound Look at the Extracellular Matrix”
Polestar Pilates Education - Published on Dec 8, 2013

Stephen M. Levin, MD

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