The Very First Australian Fascia Symposium is an online event running over 3 Australian afternoons on Friday 18, Saturday 19, and Sunday 20 September 2020!

Led by keynote speakers Dr. Robert Schleip and Prof. Scott Wearing, leaders in Fascial Research and Applications will present their innovative work on a wide variety of subjects. Such as; The latest news from the international science field, Where to start to understand the fascia, Pathway to the pelvic floor, Molecular aspects of the fasciae and everything in between.

After every Symposium presentation a live Q and A session will be held with each of the 9 Presenters. The goal of the Australian Fascia Symposium is to bring together Researchers, Applicators, and Consumers alike, to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder.

This is a great opportunity to expand your fascia knowledge and advance your understanding of how research translates in clinical practice from the comfort of your own home!

If you are a Medical Practitioner, Health Professional, Manual Therapist, Movement Therapist, or anyone with a passion for the Human form and how it operates, join us at the very first Australian Fascia Symposium to provoke conversations that matter.



Julie Hammond lives in Western Australia with her husband and 3 children. She is not only Director of The Australian Fascia Symposium, but Director and lead teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia and NZ.

Julie has been a bodyworker for the last 20 years and is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner and Lead Teacher, certified to teach the entire Anatomy Trains Structural Integration programme.

Julie has travelled extensively in the last few years, teaching in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She has a passion for anatomy and has participated in many dissections to increase her knowledge of the human body. She is currently looking at the connection between pelvic floor health and arch support, or lack of, and how she can help women improve the function of the pelvis from the ground up.

Julie’s main focus is sharing knowledge and collaboration between health professionals. 

Melanie Burns



Melanie Burns is the COO of Anatomy Trains and Director of Anatomy Trains Europe and UK, with a 20 year career in international business, working with Digital Equipment Corporation, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark University, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a graduate of Tom Myers’ highly acclaimed Anatomy Trains Structural Integration program. She has assisted Tom Myers internationally in manual therapy courses, trauma courses, and in several week long cadaver dissection programmes.

Melanie also owns and operates a 500 Hour Yoga School in Maine, teaches courses on the Polyvagal Theory, and is on the faculty of the Liberation Institute, providing yoga teacher training certification programs within the Maine State Prison.  

Combining her background in psychology, bodywork, and yoga, her passion is working with the survivors of trauma, as they heroically search for safety.



Before joining Australian Fascia Symposium team, Amy has been working in a number of Production Office’s within the Film and Television industry.

She is used to working and collaborating with teams to ensure a smooth and successful outcome.

Amy will be the point of contact for our delegates and presenters to oversee their experience from initial contact, to the enjoyment of the Symposium.

If you have any questions in connection with the Symposium, Amy can be contacted at:

Phillippa Pointon



Prior to Australian Fascia Symposium, Phillippa had worked for Bodywork Education Australia Pty Ltd and Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand for the past five years, developing a passion for anatomy during her time.

Phillippa works closely with Director, Julie Hammond, and has extensive knowledge and experience in advertising, marketing and event planning/management.