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Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

In this exciting new and more comprehensive format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one can have many knock effects.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from.

This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the four days.

In the first 2-day section of this workshop we will introduce you to the first four main lines –

Superficial Front and Back, Lateral and Spiral. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.

The second section will cover the remaining Anatomy Train lines (Deep Front Line, Arm and Functional Lines) and allow deeper exploration of the main concepts behind the whole system – structural and functional analysis and refining fascial touch skills.

Research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-building workshop. This will include a synthesis of Robert Schleip’s work on how we can affect the fascia through stimulating different mechanoreceptors. Further, we will draw from the approaches of many other top researchers and practitioners from across the worlds of fascial manipulation and functional anatomy.

Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By gradually building BodyReading skills you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for your self.

Strategies – we will teach you to reliably connect with the fascial tissues, the many ways in which you can mobilise them and, most importantly, the reasons why you would do it and when. A range of powerful techniques will be presented in the context of their structural and functional influences making this a unique workshop that will lead you to the deeper skills explored through the rest of the series.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR:

Anatomy Trains is the perfect introduction to myofascial anatomy for any manual therapist. It is also the first essential step along the path to training in Structural Integration with the Anatomy Trains protocol.

Whilst primarily aimed at manual therapists, many movement therapists have also attended the workshop. Functional movement assessments are included within the class alongside standing and table based manual therapy. It therefore gives a range of skills and a new vocabulary to practitioners of various disciplines. The manual therapy and BodyReading elements require some degree of disrobing which is done discreetly and no-one is forced to any level beyond their comfort.

Touch skills are a major focus of the workshop. While they might not be a normal part of the movement therapist’s repertoire we do encourage full participation as they also give palpation skills and understanding. These are skills that can further assist visual assessment and movement prescription.

TAKING IT FURTHER FOR MOVEMENT THERAPISTS

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR ‘ANATOMY TRAINS IN MOTION’ EVENTS

TAKING IT FURTHER FOR MANUAL THERAPISTS

Fascial Release for Structural Balance –Train with us in Structural Bodywork
The FRSB series of workshops will give you the latest research information and put it in a useable context, making sure that we can be maximally effective in our application of fascial release. The world of myofascial anatomy is quickly expanding and we aim to keep you up to date if not ahead of the curve!

Our aim is to give you a complete and up to date approach to manual health care. Based on sound anatomy we will look at both Structural and Functional aspects of the body and build to a holistic combined approach.

This totally new, comprehensive and expertly delivered series of workshops will give you the skills to confidently perform a transforming series of sessions for your clients that will enhance their posture and their movement abilities.

Based on the recently released book of the same title, the Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) series is a short intensive course limited to specific anatomy and heavy on manual soft-tissue technique. Each course focuses on 15 – 20 core ‘templates’ for technique, which can be applied in different ways for different patterns in your clients. We will teach you the relevant structural anatomy for the area and the common postural and movement implications around each of them. The short lectures utilize many new and previously unseen teaching resources to illustrate the information in a fun, exciting and, most importantly, understandable fashion.

The courses fully explain the intent and scope of each technique and will give you plenty of time to master it and experiment with the many possible variations. We will ensure that you can apply these very effective ideas and execute them in your treatments the following day.

The workshops can be taken in any order once you have first attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function workshops but we recommend them in the order they appear.

For more information on the FRSB series click here

Train with us in Structural Integration

Completion of the FRSB series and the Structural Bodywork Certification Module allows you to progress to our flagship training in Structural Integration – Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI). in this module you can learn Tom Myer’s adaptation of the work he learned directly from Dr Rolf and in which he has added the understanding of the Anatomy Trains map. Tom’s KMI approach brings a modern flavour to the deep, transformational approach developed by his mentor Dr Rolf.