MYOFASCIAL RELEASE: Unlocking Pain + Trauma Using the Hands ft. Craig Cohen
In this episode, Craig spills:
What fascia is, where it lives, and why many don’t understand it
“MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY” - the history and reasoning behind the John Barnes Method
The relationship between our trauma and our fascia
How fascia restrictions lead to pain - and what we can do about it
The difference between MFR and massage
The importance of the patient and practitioner relationship to get good results
Motherhood, body trauma, and how MFR can help
His take on “permanent changes” within a body.
Craig Cohen MPT, PT, ATC, CSCS, CHC - a licensed physical therapist in North Miami, Florida, with over 25 years of clinical experience. He is the owner and clinical director of Integrated Physical Therapy – www.IPTmiami.com. He is known for his expertise in Myofascial Release Therapy, a manual therapy, a hands-on approach to treating pain and dysfunction in the body.
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John F. Barnes is a physical therapist who is known for developing Myofascial Release (MFR), a form of manual therapy that focuses on releasing tension and pain in the fascia, a thin layer of connective tissue that covers and surrounds muscles, bones, and organs in the body. Barnes began his career as a physical therapist in the 1960s and started exploring the role of fascia in causing chronic pain and dysfunction in the body. He developed MFR as a way to address these issues and has been teaching and practicing the technique for over four decades.
Carol Davis – Retired Professor Emeritus from UMiami and expert MFR therapist and Researcher: highly respected researcher and educator in the field of fascia. Dr. Davis has conducted extensive research on the effects of manual therapy on fascial tissues, and she has developed a series of techniques that are based on the latest scientific research. She has also been involved in developing educational programs for healthcare professionals and the general public on the topic of fascia.
Dr. Davis is widely recognized as a leading authority on the clinical applications of fascia research, and her work has helped to advance our understanding of the role of fascia in health and wellness.
John Sharkey - Clinical Anatomist, Exercise Physiologist, and founder of European Neuromuscular Therapy John Sharkey is a world-recognized presenter and authority in the areas of anatomy, manual, and movement therapies.
Dr. Jean Claeude Guimberteau – Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau is a French hand surgeon and anatomist who is known for his groundbreaking work in the field of microsurgery and his research on the human body's fascial system. He is the author of several books on anatomy, including "Architecture of Human Living Fascia," which features stunning images of the body's fascial system captured through high-resolution microendoscopic technique
Joanne Avison – Joanne Avison is a yoga therapist and international yoga teacher known for her work in the field of yoga anatomy and movement. She is the author of the book "Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement", which explores the relationship between yoga and the body's connective tissues, particularly the fascia.
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Edited by Houston Tilley
Intro Jingle by Alyssa Chase aka @findyoursails