Your Expert Musculoskeletal Therapy Professional
I’ve been practicing and instructing manual, massage and holistic medicine since 1986. I truly believe that all of my work and training translates back to the work I do each and every day. Curious to find out more about my therapeutic background, or how I became a Manual Therapy Professional? Read more about my professional experience below.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF THE FASCIAL THERAPY INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA
January 1995 - to Present
Since the inception of Integrative Fascial Release 1995, Integrative Soft-Tissue Release 2009 and now Fascial Therapy 2016; Steven Goldstein has committed himself to delivering excellence in touch therapies.
Currently with international organiser Club Physio, Steven is delivering courses in Europe (Poland) UK (Ireland-Britain) Middle East (Dubai), South Africa and India (Mumbai).
PRACTITIONER OF FASCIAL THERAPY
January 1995 - Present
Fascial Therapy assesses the connective tissue form of the body, primarily myofasica, yet the tensional interplay with all soft-tissue including ligament, joints, tendon and neural structures are necessary ever mindful of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system is the primary focus in regards to releasing soft-tissue.
How this is achieved is through lighter application of touch, to facilitate sensory receptor response in all the various soft-tissue.
All soft-tissue release is predicated on the discharge phenomena of the autonomic nervous system. (Shea 1995)
I do treat all types of muscular dysfunctions, but unlike massage therapists who usually treat directly where the site of pain is indicated, this is a muscle centric and short sighted approach.
All soft-tissue must be assessed for its relationship with 'why' the area is in pain, and why the muscle is tight? Muscle tightness and pain are associated with some imbalance in the overall system.
The relationship of all soft-tissue contribute to the pain and tension in the muscle tissue. Understanding a global approach to to treat local conditions is the hallmark of this approach.
This is accomplished by blending the assessment and release of global lines of myofascial tension (Myers) (Schleip) (Paoletti), with articular receptor facilitation to unwrap and unwind soft-tissue with little or no force.
Less is more in FT Bodywork approach
EDUCATOR AND INSTRUCTOR IN MASSAGE, MANUAL AND
January 1992 - to Present
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy.
I have been a leader in the field of massage education, with 32 years of clinical experience and 27 years of teaching in massage and manual therapy education, and for 25 years delivering international instruction in the form of a hybrid modality known as Fascial Therapy to practitioners of massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic and manual therapy on four continents.