CORE Myofascial Therapy with George Kousaleos

CORE Myofascial Therapy is a 6-day certification course taught directly by George P. Kousaleos, founder of the CORE Institute, from Tallahassee, Florida. The workshop was held in a nice location tucked away in the busy Newtown area in 26 September until 1 October 2014.

The first day George presents information on the theory and history of structural integration, the anatomy and physiology of fascia, body-reading strategies, and specific benefits of myofascial and structural therapies. He also discussed the Intrinsic Spiral Theory, where most of person’s structural contour has a unique circular pattern that often resembles a clockwise spiral. Then he showed us the Neurosomatic Awareness and the 5-Point Stance and full-body application of myofascial spreading. The Second day George introduces arthrokinetic joint techniques, Body Reading Techniques, and myofascial release from a Side-Lying Position. The final day George introduced detailed cervical, cranial, and facial techniques, and strategies for stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system while improving neurosomatic awareness.

Mic Mueller-Coons, a massage therapist and Iron Man Champions from Townsville wrote: “Getting the basic Myofascial Spreading done on my first day resulted in a dramatic improvement of my Body Alignment and this without focusing on any area of special discomfort or pain. They worked only the front and back of my body. The results were astounding! Much greater improvement of range of motion and Breathing freeness were achieved on the 2nd day while working in side posture on the lateral side of the body and the inside of the legs. Supporting the work with moderate stretching and twisting again produced even more astonishing results.”
We then continue the next level, CORE Myo 2 where George presented information on somatic psychology, client-education strategies, and specific techniques for intrinsic layers of fascia and musculature. Clinical protocols include the “Back Specific”, a deeper treatment plan for the paraspinal, scapula, sacrum, and iliofemoral regions. The “CORE Release” is presented to work with the floor of the pelvis, sacrotuberous ligament, and related ligaments of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. Also included is the “Foot Specific”, a treatment protocol for the fascia and musculature of the foot and ankle. The final day of CORE Myo 2 focuses on the integration of the CORE techniques in 30, 60, & 90-minute session strategies.
One of the participants’ comment: “I love the systematic way of being able to assess body type, pain areas and probable response to treatment and then be able to help in a clear and precise manner with profound bodywork that I would be confident to use.”

Having recently attended the CORE Myofascial workshops with George Kousaleos I would highly recommend this course to all manual therapists who are keen to understand and explore the amazing world of fascia. As a physiotherapist I found the material invaluable and a great add-on to what I am already using. George was highly informative and has so much experience to give you great insight into this fantastic treatment method. This is one course not to be missed and I look forward to attend any further training with him next year.” Taso Lambridis, BSc (Physiotherapy) MSc (Sports Medicine), Sydney.

Everyone is impressed with George’s approach, clear instruction and stories. Testimonials from CORE Myofascial Course, September 2014, include:
“George was an amazing instructor, very generous with his knowledge and incredibly patient.”
” I enjoyed George’s knowledge (and stories). I love it all. The whole course made me felt very flexible while covering a lot of content” Linda, Brisbane.
“George was very eloquent and aarticulate in explaining the techniques and the reasoning behind them. His anecdotal stories were great. He was approachable, patient, and funny.” Leanne, Brisbane.
“One of the best workshops I have been” Leigh-Ann, Perth.
“The course content is just a perfect balance of theory, techniques & protocols”