JOHN SHARKEY

Clinical Anatomist
Anatomical Society (Full Member), Clinical Anatomist (BACA), Exercise Physiologist (BASES), Biotensegrity Interest Group (Founding Member)
Dry Needle Trigger Point Specialist, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader MSc NMT University of Chester

John Sharkey is a board-certified Clinical anatomist. He is an international educator, author, and authority in the areas of fascia science, clinical anatomy, biotensegrity, human movement and the treatment of chronic pain. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of exercise physiology, clinical anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful. John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy while specialising in chronic myofascial pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the leading authorities on fascia and biotensegrity. John is editor Fascia Science and Clinical Applications for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT) and serves on the editorial board International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

PROFESSIONNAL AFFILIATIONS

  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • Anatomical Society (Full member)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists
  • Member of REPS
  • European Health Fitness Association (Former Director)
  • Editorial Board Member (Fascia Science) Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT)..
  • Editorial Board Member International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education & Practice
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Team Member, Olympic Council of Ireland
  • Association of Neuromuscular Therapists-member

Publications

  • Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy. 2008. A Trigger Point Manual. North Atlantic Books
  • “Healing through Trigger Point Therapy” 2013. A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction”. Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey. North Atlantic Books
  • The Concise Book of Dry Needling: 2017. A Practitioner’s Guide to Myofascial
    Trigger Point Applications. John Sharkey.
  • Concise Book of Muscles. 2016. Jarmey and Sharkey. North Atlantic Press.
    Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction-The trigger Point Manual
  • 3rd Edition 2018. Travel, Simons and Simons. Edited by Joseph M. Donnelly. Wolters
    Kluwer (Contribution by John Sharkey).

Chapter contributions/forwards

  • Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement, 2nd Ed.  Joanne Avison. Appendix B title: Stretching: The Faux Amis of Yoga. Sharkey, J. Handspring Publishing.
  •  Spiral Bound. Integrated Anatomy for Yoga. Karen Kirkness, Associate Editor Joanne Avison. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing. Due 2022.
  • Fascia Dysfunction. Manual Therapy Approaches. 2018 Edited by Leon Chaitow. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Biotensegrity. The Structural Basis of Life 2nd Ed. 2018 Graham Scarr. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Seeking Symmetry. Finding Patterns in Human Health. 2018. Niall Galloway.
    Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Scars and Adhesions. Jan Trewartha and Chapter contribution by John Sharkey: Scars and Adhesions: A Clinical Anatomist’s experience of scars and adhesions in the cadaver. Handspring Publishing
  • Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction-The Trigger Point Manual 3rd Edition 2018.
    Travel and Simons. Edited by Joseph M. Donnelly. Wolters Kluwer. Chapter
    contributions by John Sharkey.
  • Fascia in Sport and Movement 2nd Edition. Robert Schleip and Amanda Baker.
    Chapter Contributed by John Sharkey: Biotensegrity in Sport and Movement.
  • Biotensegrity-The Structure of Life.  In: Fascia, Function and Medical Applications. Editors: Lesondak and Maun Akey. CRC Press

Scientific development and articles:

  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia the Universal Singularity Of Biotensegrity- The Dark Matter Of Our Inner Cosmos. Int J Anat Appl Physiol. 2021;07(02):179-184.
  • Sharkey, J 2021. Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions- Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome. Integrative Journal of Medical Sciences 2021, Volume 8, 339 DOI: 10.15342/ijms.2021.339
  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia and living tensegrity considerations in lower extremity and pelvic entrapment neuropathies. International Journal of Anatomy 
  • Sharkey, J 2021 Fascia and Tensegrity -The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception. Int J Anat Appl Physiol. 2021;07(02):174-178.
  • Eyskens, J., Sharkey, J., Staring,  J., De Nil, L.,  Appleton , J. 2021 Quest for space: towards a novel approach in treating pain and fatigue on Earth.
    International Journal of Biomechanics and Movement Science:002.
  • Sharkey, J. 2020. Site Specific Fascia Tuning Pegs and Places of Perilous Passage. Myofascial consideration in upper extremity entrapment neuropathies: a clinical anatomist’s view. Int J Anat Res 8(4.2):7823–28.
  • 2020 Sharkey, J. Tensegrity Informed Observations in Human Cadaveric Studies- A Clinical Anatomists Perspective. Integrative Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol 7. https://doi.org/10.15342/ijms.7.260
  • Sharkey, J. 2020. Should bone be considered fascia: proposal for a change in taxonomy of bone-a clinical anatomists view. International Journal of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Archive. Cross Ref DOI: 10.30574/ijbpsa
  • 2019. 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), London, England August 9th-11th 2019. John was the joint keynote speaker with Dr. Carla Stecco professor of anatomy, Padua University, Italy, as part of a Fascia Symposium regarding new research findings concerning fascia.
  • 2018 Fascia Net Plastination Project in conjunction with the Fascia Research Society and the von Hagen’s Plastinarium, Guben, Germany. Part 2, January 2020. Article reference: YJBMT1749
  • Research Project by J. Sharkey. 2014–2021 Worlds First 3D Printed Model of the Fascia Profunda of Thigh. Supported by Fascia Research Society and 3D Life Prints, UK.
  • Research Project by Sharkey, J. 2014-2019 Worlds First 3D Printed Model of the Fascia Profunda of Thigh. Supported by Fascia Research Society, 3D Life Prints, UK.
  • Article title: Regarding: Update on fascial nomenclature-An additional proposal by John Sharkey MSc, Clinical Anatomist Article reference: YJBMT1744
    Journal title: Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, DOI information: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.11.006
  • Sharkey, J. 2018 Anatomy Matters. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, Volume 3, Issue 5
  • Sharkey, J., Avison, J. 2015 Biotensegrity-Powering the fabric of human anatomy. Terra Rosa, July, Issue 15
  • Sharkey, J. 2018. Anatomy Matters. Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century informing bodywork and movement therapy. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy Australia.
  • Sharkey, J. 2016 Fascia and the Fallacy of Biomechanics. A three-part research review and update. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy, Australia.
  • Nan Zheng, Xiao-Ying Yuan, John Sharkey et al. 2014 Definition of the To Be Named Ligament and Vertebrodural Ligament and Their Possible Effects on the Circulation of CSF• August. PLoS ONE 9(8):e103451
  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia and tensegrity. The quintessence of a unified systems conception. International Journal of Anatomy & Applied Physiology (IJAAP) 07(02):174–178.
  • Sharkey, J. 2018 Anatomy matters. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, 3(5).
  • Sharkey, J 2018 Biotensegrity – anatomy for the 21st century informing bodywork and movement therapy. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy Australia.
  • Sharkey, J 2016 Fascia and the fallacy of biomechanics. A three part research review and update. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy, Australia.
  • Sharkey, J. ,Avison, J 2015 Biotensegrity – powering the fabric of human anatomy. Terra Rosa, July, Issue 15.
  • Nan Zheng, Xiao-Ying Yuan, J. Sharkey et al (2014) Definition of the To Be Named Ligament and Vertebrodural Ligament and Their Possible Effects on the Circulation of CSF. August 2014. PLoS ONE 9(8):e103451
  • Sharkey , J. 2010 Anatomy of Human Fasciae. A review of current literature. Presentation to academic board of studies, Dundee University.
  • Sharkey, J. 2003 ‘The Stretching Debate’. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Vol 7, issue 2.: Pages: 69-130

JOHN SHARKEY

Clinical Anatomist
Anatomical Society (Full Member), Clinical Anatomist (BACA), Exercise Physiologist (BASES), Biotensegrity Interest Group (Founding Member)
Dry Needle Trigger Point Specialist, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader MSc NMT University of Chester

John Sharkey is a board-certified Clinical anatomist. He is an international educator, author, and authority in the areas of fascia science, clinical anatomy, biotensegrity, human movement and the treatment of chronic pain. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of exercise physiology, clinical anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.

John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful. John promotes his model of “Biotensegrity-anatomy for the 21st century” integrating the pioneering work of his mentor Stephen Levin MD. John has been teaching European Neuromuscular Therapy using living anatomy while specialising in chronic myofascial pain conditions. He is recognised as one of the leading authorities on fascia and biotensegrity. John is editor Fascia Science and Clinical Applications for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT) and serves on the editorial board International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

PROFESSIONNAL AFFILIATIONS

  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • Anatomical Society (Full member)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists
  • Member of REPS
  • European Health Fitness Association (Former Director)
  • Editorial Board Member (Fascia Science) Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT)..
  • Editorial Board Member International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education & Practice
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Team Member, Olympic Council of Ireland
  • Association of Neuromuscular Therapists-member

Scientific development and articles:

  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia the Universal Singularity Of Biotensegrity- The Dark Matter Of Our Inner Cosmos. Int J Anat Appl Physiol. 2021;07(02):179-184.
  • Sharkey, J 2021. Fascia Focused Manual Therapy Interventions- Proposed Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome. Integrative Journal of Medical Sciences 2021, Volume 8, 339 DOI: 10.15342/ijms.2021.339
  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia and living tensegrity considerations in lower extremity and pelvic entrapment neuropathies. International Journal of Anatomy 
  • Sharkey, J 2021 Fascia and Tensegrity -The Quintessence of a Unified Systems Conception. Int J Anat Appl Physiol. 2021;07(02):174-178.
  • Eyskens, J., Sharkey, J., Staring,  J., De Nil, L.,  Appleton , J. 2021 Quest for space: towards a novel approach in treating pain and fatigue on Earth.
    International Journal of Biomechanics and Movement Science:002.
  • Sharkey, J. 2020. Site Specific Fascia Tuning Pegs and Places of Perilous Passage. Myofascial consideration in upper extremity entrapment neuropathies: a clinical anatomist’s view. Int J Anat Res 8(4.2):7823–28.
  • 2020 Sharkey, J. Tensegrity Informed Observations in Human Cadaveric Studies- A Clinical Anatomists Perspective. Integrative Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol 7. https://doi.org/10.15342/ijms.7.260
  • Sharkey, J. 2020. Should bone be considered fascia: proposal for a change in taxonomy of bone-a clinical anatomists view. International Journal of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Archive. Cross Ref DOI: 10.30574/ijbpsa
  • 2019. 19th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), London, England August 9th-11th 2019. John was the joint keynote speaker with Dr. Carla Stecco professor of anatomy, Padua University, Italy, as part of a Fascia Symposium regarding new research findings concerning fascia.
  • 2018 Fascia Net Plastination Project in conjunction with the Fascia Research Society and the von Hagen’s Plastinarium, Guben, Germany. Part 2, January 2020. Article reference: YJBMT1749
  • Research Project by J. Sharkey. 2014–2021 Worlds First 3D Printed Model of the Fascia Profunda of Thigh. Supported by Fascia Research Society and 3D Life Prints, UK.
  • Research Project by Sharkey, J. 2014-2019 Worlds First 3D Printed Model of the Fascia Profunda of Thigh. Supported by Fascia Research Society, 3D Life Prints, UK.
  • Article title: Regarding: Update on fascial nomenclature-An additional proposal by John Sharkey MSc, Clinical Anatomist Article reference: YJBMT1744
    Journal title: Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, DOI information: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.11.006
  • Sharkey, J. 2018 Anatomy Matters. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, Volume 3, Issue 5
  • Sharkey, J., Avison, J. 2015 Biotensegrity-Powering the fabric of human anatomy. Terra Rosa, July, Issue 15
  • Sharkey, J. 2018. Anatomy Matters. Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century informing bodywork and movement therapy. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy Australia.
  • Sharkey, J. 2016 Fascia and the Fallacy of Biomechanics. A three-part research review and update. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy, Australia.
  • Nan Zheng, Xiao-Ying Yuan, John Sharkey et al. 2014 Definition of the To Be Named Ligament and Vertebrodural Ligament and Their Possible Effects on the Circulation of CSF• August. PLoS ONE 9(8):e103451
  • Sharkey, J. 2021 Fascia and tensegrity. The quintessence of a unified systems conception. International Journal of Anatomy & Applied Physiology (IJAAP) 07(02):174–178.
  • Sharkey, J. 2018 Anatomy matters. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, 3(5).
  • Sharkey, J 2018 Biotensegrity – anatomy for the 21st century informing bodywork and movement therapy. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy Australia.
  • Sharkey, J 2016 Fascia and the fallacy of biomechanics. A three part research review and update. Journal of Massage and Myotherapy, Australia.
  • Sharkey, J. ,Avison, J 2015 Biotensegrity – powering the fabric of human anatomy. Terra Rosa, July, Issue 15.
  • Nan Zheng, Xiao-Ying Yuan, J. Sharkey et al (2014) Definition of the To Be Named Ligament and Vertebrodural Ligament and Their Possible Effects on the Circulation of CSF. August 2014. PLoS ONE 9(8):e103451
  • Sharkey , J. 2010 Anatomy of Human Fasciae. A review of current literature. Presentation to academic board of studies, Dundee University.
  • Sharkey, J. 2003 ‘The Stretching Debate’. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Vol 7, issue 2.: Pages: 69-130

Publications

  • Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy. 2008. A Trigger Point Manual. North Atlantic Books
  • “Healing through Trigger Point Therapy” 2013. A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction”. Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey. North Atlantic Books
  • The Concise Book of Dry Needling: 2017. A Practitioner’s Guide to Myofascial
    Trigger Point Applications. John Sharkey.
  • Concise Book of Muscles. 2016. Jarmey and Sharkey. North Atlantic Press.
    Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction-The trigger Point Manual
  • 3rd Edition 2018. Travel, Simons and Simons. Edited by Joseph M. Donnelly. Wolters
    Kluwer (Contribution by John Sharkey).

Chapter contributions/forwards

  • Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement, 2nd Ed.  Joanne Avison. Appendix B title: Stretching: The Faux Amis of Yoga. Sharkey, J. Handspring Publishing.
  •  Spiral Bound. Integrated Anatomy for Yoga. Karen Kirkness, Associate Editor Joanne Avison. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing. Due 2022.
  • Fascia Dysfunction. Manual Therapy Approaches. 2018 Edited by Leon Chaitow. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Biotensegrity. The Structural Basis of Life 2nd Ed. 2018 Graham Scarr. Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Seeking Symmetry. Finding Patterns in Human Health. 2018. Niall Galloway.
    Forward by John Sharkey. Handspring Publishing
  • Scars and Adhesions. Jan Trewartha and Chapter contribution by John Sharkey: Scars and Adhesions: A Clinical Anatomist’s experience of scars and adhesions in the cadaver. Handspring Publishing
  • Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction-The Trigger Point Manual 3rd Edition 2018.
    Travel and Simons. Edited by Joseph M. Donnelly. Wolters Kluwer. Chapter
    contributions by John Sharkey.
  • Fascia in Sport and Movement 2nd Edition. Robert Schleip and Amanda Baker.
    Chapter Contributed by John Sharkey: Biotensegrity in Sport and Movement.
  • Biotensegrity-The Structure of Life.  In: Fascia, Function and Medical Applications. Editors: Lesondak and Maun Akey. CRC Press