The Fascia Integration Therapy concept is based on the recent research of, among many others, Peter Huijing, Andry Vleeming, Antonio, Carla and Luigi Stecco, Robert Schleip, Jay Shah, Jaap van der Wal, Helene Langevin, Max Roman, Hans Chaudhry and Donald Ingber.
The concept was developped by Alexander Kudus and Ernst van der Wijk in 2013. In 2014 the first physiotherapists were trained in the Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam. Now rapidly increasing. The training has got accreditation from both official physiotherapy associations KNGF (Royal Dutch Physiotherapy Association) and Keurmerk Fysiotherapie. From 2015-2017 the first international courses were given in the Carol Divila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. In 2017 F.I.T. Romania was founded, our first daughter school. In 2019 we gave courses and lectures in China, Iceland and Denmark.
Do you want to host a course in your country please contact us: Ernst van der Wijk
Ernst van der Wijk has worked over 25 years in chronic pain rehabilitation at the Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam. His main passion is to find more effective ways to treat people with chronic pain. Being intrigued by the new discoveries in the myofascial field, he developed, together with Alexander Kudus, the Fascia Integration Therapy (F.I.T.) concept. Since 2014 they have trained over 350 physiotherapists in the Netherlands. In 2017 Rumania F.I.T. was founded and this year they will take this concept to Italy. In collaboration with the Rheumatology, Department Ernst has developed a special treatment program for patients with hypermobility.
Alexander Kudus has been working for over 25 years as a physiotherapist in his private practice in the centre of Amsterdam. His interest in myofascial started in 1995 when he followed a trigger point course in Zurich. In the following years, he attended multiple international workshops. As a musculoskeletal sonographer and doing surface electromyography he saw that the muscles are interconnected. This further fueled his passion for fascia. He is specialised in fascia training for (top) athletes, At present, Alexander is a clinical epidemiology trainee.