Deep Fascia Part Two. Thoracolumbar Fascia

If I had to vote for one of the most important fascias in the human body, it would have to be the Thoracolumbar fascia.  I refer to it as the biomechanical fuse box for the whole body and you could probably trace most muscles back there in very few steps.  I was teased mercilessly by Tom Myers a few years ago when I said how this was my favourite bit of the body.  “It’s a crush. You’ll grow out of it,” he said.  I haven’t!

Traditionally it is shown as having three layers to it (although this is disputed by Carla Stecco and André Vleeming) and connects up the upper body, the diaphragm, the psoas and the pelvis.  Understanding this layer I believe is one of the keys to successful practice in the field of movement and manual therapy.  The under or over stability of this area has knock on effects for the whole body and the way it moves.

I am hugely excited to be sharing some information about an area that I feel could hold the answers to so many structural problems. 

My Pilates students have loved my renewed enthusiasm for dealing with their issues through functional movement.

Ruth Larkin – Pilates Instructor

A chance to learn from a master of anatomy in an easy and accessible way.

Kylie Williams – Bowen Therapist

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Tom Sheppard – Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist

They have been stimulating, energetic and packed full of information to get your brain ticking.

Sophie Vowden – BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

Julian Baker

Julian Baker has thousands of hours of dissection experience as well as 30 years as a Bowen Therapist and is the principle instructor of The College of Bowen Studies. His focus is always a whole body approach with movement and manual therapists in mind. He is an expert member of the FHT as well as a member of The Anatomical Society, Institute of Anatomical Sciences and the Fascia Research Society. These webinars are a chance to share his hours of videos, photos and discoveries from the lab and help you improve your practice and understanding of the body in a practical way that will transfer directly to your practice.
Julian Baker