My name is Gavin Broomes and I am a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada (1997) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Therapy. I have been fortunate enough to have worked over the last 24+ years in the field of health, fitness, and physical rehabilitation in a very diverse capacity. My experience extends from the clinical aspect with various sports medicine clinics in Montreal, to high performance training and rehabilitation with a wide range of people including some professional and Olympic athletes. In 2002, I began teaching at Concordia University in the Department of Exercise Science an a lab instructor in physical activity programming and human anatomy. It was at that time that the "teaching bug" took host and have never left since.
In 2006, I began working with children with Cerebral Palsy and other disorders of movement and posture. Over 7 years, my direct work with them and their families has provided some invaluable insight and understanding into the human organism...which effectively has lead to more in-depth and comprehensive formulations, theories, and hypotheses. It is essentially through them that I continue to learn and gain more knowledge and perspective into ALL aspects of human pathology and degenerative conditions. Since March of 2013, I have been fortunate enough to put all of my experience and knowledge into the formulation of my own concept called Fascia Therapy. It is essentially an overall philosophy that has its basis deeply rooted in the "organic organization" of the body...focusing on developing and nourishing the primitive systemic competence of the body to essentially serve as a catalyst for more efficient and rapid healing and improvement.
The Fascia Therapy blog (originally called One Giant Leap) was initiated in June 2011 initially as a personal project. The most productive way for me to learn and integrate concepts and information is to write it down...so a blog was an excellent way to formalize that process. I can confidently say that it has exceeded this original purpose and has broadened my understanding beyond expectation...and it is even more rewarding to know that it actually serves an informative and educative purpose for some readers as well.
I'm looking forward to the continued evolution of my understanding and clarity, as well as evolution of the blog and it's readership!