Workshop highlights include:
The essential principles – touch, layering, movement.
Using different drivers for movement to create different effects
Creating length versus separation and the importance of each
Structural and Functional Assessment – combining the two to really make sense of both
Building on the principles listed above and develop global and local movement strategies and when to use each based on the combined structural and functional assessments.
Further highlights include:
A full repertoire of interventions for the upper body including quadratus lumborum, obliques and intercostals, multifidi and shoulder girdle muscles. Bringing the system together to assess and then utilize the full body connections via the Anatomy Trains model.
Each class includes – Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations from multiple sources. The presentations will include new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections combined with palpation of the relevant structures. We always to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.
Body Reading (visual assessment) & Functional Assessment – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ the intricacy of individual patterns.
Active Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’. With plenty of time for practice we will ensure that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.
Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and advanced massage practitioners wanting to add an extra dimension to their treatments.
While anatomy and pathology will be acknowledged during the 3 days of training, time is too short to teach basics, so a reasonable understanding of practice is expected to allow for a rapid progression and focus on techniques.
What is covered?
AFR is taught in a 3-day workshop (9am-5pm).
The lower limbs are covered in during the first day, along with essential elements of functional movement such as directions and drivers. Fascial touch skills are explored, as well as how to use different movements and directions to create various effects in the myofascial tissues.
The second and third days address the pelvis, torso and shoulder girdle. Techniques and handling are taught for various trunk and shoulder tissues. We then spend a lot of time blending the material together to give a full body treatment, learning to feel the connections through the body in many different positions with a variety of movement ideas.
Once the principles of AFR are learned they can be easily adapted to almost any client or situation, encouraging an increase in their body awareness and understanding of movement as well as resolving or easing many of their issues.
To support you in the learning process we have chosen some excellent tutors – chosen for their backgrounds in therapy, sports and understanding of the body
By maintaining a teacher-student ratio of 1-9 we can guarantee that you receive enough individual attention to gain proficiency.
Each teaching module is beautifully illustrated with short lectures, and the techniques are supported by video content playing as you practice.
A fully illustrated manual outlines the principles and techniques.
On attendance of the workshop you will receive access to video content to review and expand on the techniques demonstrated during the workshop.
Small Print/Cancellation Fee:
Workshop conditions :
This is a binding registration for the above workshop. Please use this registration form and return it to Andi Fechtig, via e-mail or mail, please use the address above. In-payment no later than 8 week to the first day of the workshop.
Only with the registration and your payment of the workshop fee your seat in this workshop is booked. In case we have to cancel this class all payments are refunded. If you cancel your registration, up to 8 weeks prior to the class a cancellation fee of 50 € will be charged. In case of a cancellation after this date the full tuition is due. Any cancellation can only be accepted in written form. For legal reasons we cannot accept cancellations by e-mail.