Books and Ideas Podcast #15 is an interview with Robert Schleip, PhD, from the University of Ulm in Germany. Dr. Schleip is an experienced practitioner of the body work method known as Rolfing, but several years ago he went back and earned his PhD in Biology and began a second career as a research scientist.
In our interview, we discuss some of the recent discoveries that may revolutionize the way we look at the connective tissue that is commonly called fascia. We also talk about the importance of applying the scientific method to the evaluation of alternative and complimentary healing methods (CAM). Dr. Schleip's enthusiasm for science made this a very enjoyable interview.
References and Links:
Dr. Schleip recommends the Wikipedia entry on fascia if you would like to learn the basics.
The First International Congress International Research Congress was held in October, 2007 in Boston, MA.
You can find some of the scientists Dr. Schleip mentions on this speaker page.
Click here for more references, including those written in German.