Level 1 Hybrid

Instructor: Larry Steinbeck, PT, MS
Organizer: Robert Umfress

Level 1 hybrid consists of an online component and an in-person component

This course runs from Friday July 8th – Sunday July 10th.

This class has an online & in-person component.

The in-person component will meet in San Diego

Location: FunctionSmart

5945 Pacific Center Blvd. Suite 510 San Diego, CA 92121


Once you register you will need to create an account to access the online portion of the course. You will receive a confirmation and additional course instructions. If you have any questions please reach out to rob@fascialnerd.com

Teaching hours: 

Course Times: 

Friday 8am-6pm

Saturday 8am-6pm

Sunday 8am-5pm

Course Fee’s:

Full Time Student: $600

Professional: $950

Level 1 Hybrid

consists of an online component and an in-person component

Fascial Manipulation refocuses the therapeutic attention from the treatment of the consequences to the treatment of the cause. This is quite different from traditional medicine. If an organ is symptomatic, examination happens with that organ only. While if a specific musculoskeletal area is symptomatic, the practitioner examines only that isolated site, often not touching the surrounding area.

Our approach recognizes the importance of the physiologic balance of the entire system, focusing on the interconnection of the entire musculoskeletal system, the entire visceral system and the interconnection of the two systems, correcting the causes of the imbalance in order to return the system to its physiologic balance.

With the aim of improving the quality of the patient’s life, we use an open mind and a multi-causal approach, seeing the value in listening to the patient and to signals of the patient’s body. Often, a minimal amount of focused sessions is enough to solve a problem that has been dragging on for years.The strength of the Fascial Manipulation model lies in its recognition of the fascia as the conductor of movement.

This diverges from the classic therapeutic approaches. The fascia is indeed the membrane capable of coordinating all the variables involved with the act of movement but, for a long time, this role was not recognized. The nervous system was considered the only controller of muscular action. The result of this incomplete analysis of the controllers of movement leads, during the clinical practice, to an exclusive attention on the consequences of the pain as disease, which has to be overcome with pain-controlling medications.

Fascial Manipulation instead embraces the pain and uses it to understand how to find and act upon the cause of the dysfunction. Fascia is the connector of the entire organ system to the musculoskeletal system both anatomically and, more importantly, physiologically. This allows us to examine the connections between the different pathologies within the patient, setting up a global personalized treatment that returns the whole system to its physiologic balance.


Course Logistics:

Level 1 hybrid consists of an online component and an in-person component. 

  • The online portion of the workshop explains the anatomy and location of the treatment model. There are multiple choice tests along the way to gauge the understanding of the material 
  • The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person part of the workshop.
  • The in-person portion will reinforce the material learned online. It will review the points, explain palpation depth and quality, and teach strategy for assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. 

Instructor: Larry Steinbeck, PT, MS

Larry Steinbeck, PT, MS, 1985 graduate, physical therapy program, Ball State University, associated minor in athletic training. Master of Science in physical education/athletic training, Ohio University, 1986. Larry is a physical therapist with Advance Rehabilitation-Jasper, GA. He is currently engaged in full time outpatient and acute care PT along with being involved in clinically based studies of treatments directed towards deep fascia. Larry is an authorized instructor for the Fascial Manipulation Association, Padova (VI), Italy.

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