Asst. Prof Valentin C. Dones III, PhD the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Therapy of the University of Santo Tomas – College of Rehabilitation Sciences and Mr. Mark Serra, PTRP the President of RehabTrends, Inc. spearheaded the organization of the very first Level 1 Diploma Course on Fascia Manipulation in the Philippines This Diploma Course held at Alfredo M. Velayo Hall of the College of Accountancy of the University of Santo Tomas started last September 3 and will end on September 9, 2015. Alessandro Pedrelli, DPT, the Vice President of Fascia Manipulation Association, is currently training 27 professionals consisting of physiotherapists, chiropractors, rehabilitation doctors, Rolfers and bodyworkers from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan. He is assisted by Michela Zaghini.
Through this Diploma Course, an additional treatment system can be used by healthcare professionals with patients suffering from musculoskeletal syndrome. The skills of Level 1 certified Fascia Manipulation practitioners will be enhanced in the year 2016 in the Level II Diploma Course on Fascia Manipulation. This training program is intended to pave the way for research collaborations between UST-CRS and the Fascia Manipulation Association.
Fascial Manipulation© is an evaluation and treatment system developed by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist. This method has evolved over the last 40 years through research and practice in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as low back syndrome.