Anatomy Trains workshop

Set your anatomy knowledge free! Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains® weekend intensives are holistic, fun and very useful. Completely transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess your clients’.

The Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical “cause and affect” actions of muscles to the integrative relational connections of real-life functional movement. This is a revolutionary map for analyzing soft-tissue patterns, and developing strategies for unwinding these patterns via fascial and myofascial work.

Anatomy Trains offers skills that hands-on therapists, regardless of their modality, can use to see their clients more clearly and work more effectively.

Workshop Format:

The workshop is split into equal time on:

  1. lecture/presentation,
  2. BodyReading™ and postural analysis, and
  3. fascial plane and myofascial plane techniques from Tom’s KMI Structural Integration and movement education library.

This course helps you:

  • BodyRead your client’s postural and movement patterns with greater accuracy and integration
  • Gain access to effective treatment strategies for resolving postural distortions, which may occur some distance from the site of pain or limitation
  • Enable you to make distinct changes in your clients’ structure in a few short moves

Course Objectives:

  • Understand basic properties and connected nature of fascia, and tensegrity applied to fascia and human movement.
  • A succinct and relevant introduction to geometry/character of the connective tissue, and the topology of fascial planes
  • Be able to identify and trace the 6 major and 6 supplemental fascial meridians along which movement, tension, and postural distortion travel
  • Be able to BodyRead™ postural patterns based on analysis of Anatomy Trains lines
  • Apply knowledge to construct a bodywork session appropriate for the specific pattern of each client
  • This course also serves as a prerequisite for entry in the KMI 500-hour Certification Training.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor (and assistants if required).

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About James Earl:

James Earl

James Earls is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.

Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 20 years ago. Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, developer of the Anatomy Trains concept. James and Tom founded Kinesis UK, which co-ordinates Anatomy Trains and Kinesis Myofascial Integration training throughout Europe, and together they authored ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance,’ the definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.

James teaches a range of courses across the UK and Europe as the Director of Kinesis UK, and is also a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the world. Renowned for his relaxed and humourous style, James is a popular presenter whose subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists, and is in demand from the Sports Medicine departments of Premiership Football and Premier League Rugby teams.

James has collaborated with some of the top researchers in bodywork and fascial theory including Art Riggs and Robert Schleip, and is now involved in a number of projects involving research into fascia, movement and treatment modalities. He is also the founder and Director of Ultimate Massage Solutions, one of the UK’s most prestigious providers of professional literature and workshops in the bodywork field.

  • Venue:
    University of Bangor, Sports Centre Maes Glas
    Investment:
    £215
    Dates:
    29-30 May 2012
    Times:
    9am - 5.00pm Tuesday & Wednesday
    Contact:
    e: phil.brown@muscleandmovementhealth.com
    t: 01248 422260
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