Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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Session Thirteen: The Emerging Science of Fascia

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)
  • OCTOBER 23, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Webinar Overview

From research labs in Germany to a tendon transplant surgeon in Bordeaux, and a radical anatomist in Maine, the emerging field of fascia research continues to gain momentum.  Scientists and practitioners from around the world will gather in 2015 at the Fourth International Fascia Research Conference in Washington, DC, to share updates on what has been dubbed by Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers as the “Cinderella tissues of the body.”  This fun, visual and informative lecture will outline fascia’s probable role in human structure and function, illustrate how it can form the basis for a more holistic model of anatomy, explore fascia's role in chronic pain, and introduce biotensegrity as the new model for human biomechanics.

Webinar Speaker

 David Lesondak, BCSI

Structural Integrator

Center for Integrative Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


As member of the allied health professional staff at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, and board certified structural integrator, David Lesondak's goal is to facilitate optimal health and well-being for his patients.  Mr. Lesondak’s UPMC practice, which focuses on chronic pain, pre/post-surgery and cancer management issues, and improvement of physical performance, is informed by training in advanced structural integration (SI) techniques, fascial fitness, visceral manipulation, clinical massage, yoga, dissection, and treatment approaches to scoliosis and joint replacement recovery. Prior to working at UPMC, Mr. Lesondak maintained a private practice in Pittsburgh since 1992, and until 2012, was Director of Health Alternatives of Sewickley, a multi-disciplinary pain management, rehab and wellness center.  Mr. Lesondak lectures internationally, has provided consultation on SI-related educational videos to Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and Robert Schleip, PhD, head of the Fascia Research Project at Germany’s Ulm University, and has served as board member to the International Association of Structural Integrators and the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management. 


Jennifer Trask, PharmD, ND
IMPriME Center Director
American College of Preventive Medicine

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand fascia's probable role in human structure and function and as the basis for a more holistic model of anatomy
  • Identify fascia's role in chronic pain
  • Discuss biotensegrity as the new model for human biomechanics 

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.

Term of Approval

October 23, 2014, through September 30, 2016. Original release date: October 23, 2014


ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME/MOC Credit Requests

To request CME and MOC credit for the webinar, please complete the following FOUR steps.

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If paying for CME credits, the same number of MOC credits will be provided gratis.


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Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website.


Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.


  • Mr. Lesondak has disclosed that he is the sole proprietor of, a manufacturer and distributor of fascia-based educational videos.


  • IMPriME Center Director Jennifer Trask has disclosed no financial relationships.


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Copyright Information

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Acknowledgement of Support

The American College of Preventive Medicine acknowledges the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its generous support of the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education Project. For more information about the project please see

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Contact Information

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