Fascial Treatment and Assessment Methods

Presented by Dr. Leon Chaitow

Course Features

  • Type – Online
  • Contact Hours Pending
  • Appropriate for – PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and Physicians
  • Language – English

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Our courses are subcontracted by Redefine Health Education (RHE). We are approved for CEU CREDITS for PT, PTA, APT, DPT IN 40+ STATES.

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This course is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR #216.000360), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010) and recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved sponsor of PT/PTA continuing education. In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage, pursuant to regulation: www.redefinehealthed.com/ceuinfo. If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry, including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].

Course Description

If you are working on soft tissue and muscles, you are also working on fascia. You do not treat fascia, you treat the body, but by nature the fascia is implicated as is it is connected to everything and everything to it. Learning more about fascia allows you to perform treatments in a more effective manner. Because the body responds differently to pressure on a cellular level, it is important to understand the reactions caused by varying forces of pressure.

This course discusses the fascia and how to treat disorders of its function. You will learn the latest understanding relating to the anatomy and physiology of fascia. Dr. Chaitow explains the elements that make up fascial behavior including fluid dynamic aspects and the effects of treating the tissues. The course will cover selected Fascial Modalities each addressing a different therapeutic approach to the treatment of fascial dysfunction. The information presented builds on a background of what is now known or hypothesized in relation to fascial dysfunction and its repercussions for physical activity.

Compiled and edited by an internationally respected author, practitioner and teacher, by completing this course you will have the background research, knowledge base and the most effective manual therapy approaches for restoring or improving fascial function. The therapies discussed are all supported by research and relevant clinical evidence is summarized for each modality allowing you to immediately apply it in your practice and see results.

This is a Hands-On Seminars exclusive online course. Join Manual Therapy legend, world renowned author of over 60 books and teacher Dr. Leon Chaitow in this brand-new exciting course!


By the end of the course, the participant will learn the following:

  • The different functions of the fascia including its capabilities
  • The fascial properties including colloidal, viscoelasticity and hysteresis
  • Mechanotransduction, tensegrity and cellular responses to manual therapy
  • Myofascial Release and the effect on cells
  • The purpose and functions of myofibroblasts
  • Physiological effects seen in acupuncture on connective tissue planes
  • Phases and effects of water in the fascia due to pressure
  • Various fascial dysfunctions including densification
  • Fascial layers and continuity in different ligaments and joints
  • The historical link between trigger points and fascia
  • Different assessment methods including local and functional approaches
  • To identify patterns where fascia could be more restricted
  • Zink & Lawson’s Fascial Compensation Patterns and rotational preferences
  • Myer’s ‘Myofascial Meridians’

With interest and research in fascia expanding, there is no better time to expand your knowledge in the subject. Register for Dr. Chaitow’s course on Fascia today. This course is completely online and self-paced.


Will I have any direct interaction with Dr. Chaitow from this course?

Unfortunately, Dr. Chaitow passed away in 2018. These are the only existing fully developed online courses created by Leon Chaitow in collaboration with Hands-On Seminars. By permission of Leon Chaitow’s estate, these courses will remain available and supported and updated where necessary by his closest colleagues. The recommended reading material included in each module contains the information that will ultimately lead to success in the module tests.

How long will I have access to this course?

Upon opening, you will have 1-year access to complete this course. All content is downloadable and yours to keep. After 1 year, only the opened content will be in your completed courses tab which you will be able to revisit after the 1 year is up and after completion.

Do some exam questions contain multiple answers?

Yes, some of the questions from the exams on these courses contain multiple answers. It is up to you to decide based on your learned knowledge which requires more than one correct answer.

If I have further questions regarding the course content or exams, what should I do?

Please contact us at [email protected] so that we may assist you.


Dr. Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (deceased 2018)

Dr. Chaitow is a world-renowned practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over forty years clinical experience. Dr. Chaitow was Editor-in-Chief, of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

He regularly lectured in the United States as well as Europe where he instructed physiotherapists (Holland and USA), osteopaths (Spain and UK), chiropractors (Denmark, USA and UK) as well as massage therapists (Ireland, Sweden, USA). He was a senior lecturer by London’s University of Westminster on under and postgraduate courses in therapeutic bodywork and naturopathy.

In 1993, he became the first naturopath/osteopath to be appointed as consultant to a UK government-funded conventional medical practice. A prolific author, Chaitow wrote over 60 books on natural health and alternative medicine.

Available Offerings

Fascial Treatment & Assessment Methods – Dr. Leon Chaitow – Online


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  • Appropriate for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and Physicians
  • Contact Hours Pending
  • Online course

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