Hormesis is the beneficial effect of physical or chemical stress to a biological system. At the right level, such stress improves biological function and enhances physical health. Hormesis is also perhaps the most important and little understood way of improving health and wellbeing.
This session will examine how loading and cardiorespiratory exercise, heat and cold, and exposure to plant phytochemicals can all play a role in preventing and treating diseases.
Examples will be explored with respect to exercise, fasting, foods and supplements, sauna, and cold-water exposure that can be employed as effective preventive and therapeutic approaches to health and wellbeing.
Scoliosis is usually defined as a 3-dimensional curvature of the spine, which is mostly based on the classical assessment procedure via x-ray imaging. However, recent investigations indicate that the spine is less a driver than a follower in relation to preceding shifts in the tensional connections of the surrounding myofascial tissues.
Coupled with the novel insights about the PIEZO2 receptors and their frequent involvement in idiopathic scoliosis (see Nobel award 2021), this new perspective opens the door to explore a multitude of fascia-oriented treatment techniques, which will be discussed in this webinar, in addition to the basic anatomy and science behind it. Treatment suggestions include manual therapy and also movement-oriented approaches, such as in yoga, Pilates, etc.
This presentation will explore the underlying mechanisms through which mindfulness-based interventions exert their positive effects on human psychophysiology, particularly in the realms of stress reduction and well-being enhancement. Special emphasis will be placed on the specific neural correlates of different practices, such as focused attention meditation, open monitoring meditation, and loving-kindness/compassion-based meditation, which are commonly included into widely-used mindfulness-based interventions such as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) protocols.
This 2-hour webinar will provide participants with the most updated Evidence Based Approach about evaluation and treatment of patients with temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. We will discuss the role of masticatory muscles and the TMJ in relation to the diagnosis of orofacial pain for determining the most appropriate clinical reasoning to be applied.
It will also include a comprehensive presentation on the most updated findings related to sensory and motor impairments and how they are clinically relevant for orofacial pain and we will propose the clinical reasoning for their management. Current evidence shows the role of musculoskeletal impairments in the cervical spine and also TMJ in patients with orofacial pain which has set the stage for a multisystem approach of evaluation, treatment and management of these patients.
This session will explore the functional and pathological aspects of inflammation. Inflammation underpins multiple aspects of chronic and acute disease. Understanding the interplay between pro and anti-inflammatory processes allows insight into how dietary and supplemental approaches can help in managing important disease states. Examples including rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, cancer, hypertension and heart disease will be considered and protocols for disease prevention and management will be described.
With approximately 250 million sensory nerve endings, the body-wide fascial network constitutes our richest sensory organ. Interestingly, the largest component of it is provided by sympathetic nerve endings.
This webinar will explore what is currently known about these rich connections between our ANS and fascial properties, how these connections are affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how they interact with our immune system.
An exploration of these intriguing aspects will include discussion on how our fascial microbiome can be influenced by movement and mechano-stimulation as well as hormonal and emotional influences.
This 2-hour webinar will provide participants with the most updated Evidence Based Approach about evaluation and treatment of headache patients. The first step will be to identify the most predominant headache in our patient for determining the most appropriate clinical reasoning.
It will also include a comprehensive presentation on the most updated findings related to sensory and motor impairments of the cervical spine and how they are clinically relevant for head pain and we will propose the clinical reasoning for their management.
Current evidence shows the role of musculoskeletal impairments in the cervical spine which has set the stage for a multisystem approach of evaluation, treatment and management of headache patients. Come and find out why manual therapy works for headaches, integrating their inputs into the central nervous system.
Alzheimer’s and dementia have recently become the leading cause of death in England. This session explores our understanding of the reasons for this dramatic rise in and the key role of nutrition and exercise in the delay and possible prevention of neurodegenerative disorders. Also considered will be ways in which nutrition impacts neurodevelopment from foetus to adulthood. The latest perspectives on diet and targeted supplementation will be explored.
The voluntary slowing down of breath frequency is a powerful aspect of meditative practices and induces strong psychophysiological changes in the brain and body.
The lecture aims to elucidate the psychophysiological mechanisms linking breath control to its positive effects and impact on health and well-being.
It will focus on autonomic changes, brain activity and connectivity modifications (assessed with the EEG and fMRI), and cognitive function and emotion regulation improvements.