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The Gillespie Approach and Medical Education

Medical education needs to include the importance of the fascial web. Too many patients with treatable conditions are currently falling through the cracks of the healthcare system.

An older man recently presented with a shuffling walk and difficulty moving his legs. He had a herniated disc in his lumbar spine. He played rugby in college and hurt his back in a surfing accident in his twenties.

He had consulted 16 medical doctors, 11 of whom were specialists. They did every conceivable test for every possible disease and found nothing. A few wanted to do surgery.

I found that his fascial web was extremely tight in his pelvis and lower body. I recommended my work along with deep tissue muscle therapy to more completely address his soft tissue restriction.

Medical schools mention fascia, or connective tissue, but do not stress its importance. They need to expand their allopathic model of managing symptoms to include looking for the root cause of many diseases.

Tight fascia around the brain from injury can severely restrict healthy brain motion, setting off a myriad of possibilities. Doctors need to know that many childhood conditions, like asthma, earaches, headaches, and learning disorders, can be the result of a tight fascial tissue.

They need to understand that many infant conditions like breastfeeding issues, colic, reflux, constipation, gas, and indigestion can be the result of tight fascia from birth trauma. The web needs to be checked for tightness after every significant trauma.

They need to see that the work must be done at birth as a preventative measure to avoid many conditions later in life.

Medical professionals are very intelligent people who have had many years of study. They just need a little more education to offer effective treatment for many of their patients.

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