- Understanding of the latest findings in myofascial research
- Exposure to a wide variety of SMR tools on the market and how and when they should be used for maximum efficiency and versatility
- Instruction on how to properly guide clients through a variety of SMR techniques
- Ability to identify the features of products like the Delos Gumdrop that are aligned with changes and dysfunction in myofascial anatomy
Part 1: February 18, 2024 at 11am Eastern Time (US)
With an increase in activity and the focus on health and wellness, a new interest in self-myofascial release has emerged among people of all ages. The market is saturated with products, all promising to help with tight and achy muscles. When these tools are not used correctly or don’t address the actual dysfunction in the anatomy, people often seek other solutions or give up entirely on self-treatment.
In this course, we’ll cover the basics of myofascial anatomy, how it changes over time, and how self-myofascial release is an excellent way to remodel tissue back to a healthy, pliable state. We will discuss what qualities make SMR tools effective and what considerations users should keep in mind when applying them.
Part 2: February 25, 2024 at 11am Eastern Time (US)
In the instructional portion of this course, we’ll show you how to use a variety of tools specific to your goals, answer common questions and cover misconceptions regarding SMR tools. We’ll also explore some of the more innovative products hitting the market such as the Delos Gumdrop, a new SMR tool that features a precise, asymmetrical design and incorporates multiple sized tips for targeting a wide variety of tightness patterns. The proper application of the Gumdrop will be explored for various muscles.
Dr. Robert Schleip
Human Biologist, Psychologist, Fascia Research Expert
Robert Schleip is a human biologist and psychologist. His area of expertise is fascia research. He graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1980 with a degree in psychology. 1977-1983 he trained as a Certified-Advanced-Rolfer and 1984-1987 as a Feldenkrais teacher.
In 2006 he received his doctorate in human biology from the University of Ulm. His doctoral thesis on active fascial contractility was awarded with the Vladimir Janda Prize for Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Schleip was co-initiator of the first International Fascia Congress 2007 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston (1st Fascia Research Congress), which marked the breakthrough for modern fascia research, as well as the subsequent congresses. He was a member of the scientific committee at all events in this series.
Schleip has been Director of the Fascia Research Group, Division of Neurophysiology at the University of Ulm since 2008.
Schleip has been the organizer the organizer of the event “CONNECT – Connective Tissues in Sports Medicine” in 2013 and 2017 together with the sports physician Prof. Jürgen Steinacker.
He is also Executive Research Director of the European Rolfing Association,
Vice President of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation, and Board Member of the Fascia Research Society.
As a lecturer he teaches in physiotherapy, orthopaedics and training science. He is the author and publisher of specialist publications on the subject of “Fascia” and is present in the media on this subject.
Co-Founder, Delos Therapy
Eric Owens is a co-founder of Delos Therapy, where Delos Therapists relieve clients of chronic muscular pain, inflammation, and dysfunction using mechanical pressure to pinpoint muscle tightness, known as “knots” or hyper-contracted fascia, to restore muscle pliability.
Eric Owens’ background is of a lifelong professional table tennis athlete—accomplishments include, three-time US National champion, Pan American Games gold and bronze medalist, USA Athlete of the Year, nine-time National Team member, and inducted into USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame.
His entrepreneurship complements his passions in anti-aging, longevity, myofascial health, wellness, fitness, meditation, and fasting. Eric graduated magna cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX) with a Bachelors in Biochemistry and minor in Physics; completed his Masters degree in Biomedical Science (researching pain and inflammatory conditions); and furthered his training in medical school at Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL).