General

How can I/my company sponsor one of your courses?

We have a variety of courses we present worldwide for all levels of practitioners. To schedule a course, get in touch with Stephanie Stoy at workshops@anatomytrains.com.

Is Tom Myers available to speak at my venue?

Although on a reduced travel schedule these days, Tom does a number of lectures and workshops each year, generally in settings where he can reach a larger audience of 50 or more. For information, contact Stephanie Stoy at workshops@anatomytrains.com

Will Tom endorse my bodywork-related product?

Not without thoroughly vetting it.

How do I get permission to use the images from the Anatomy Trains book?

For some images, we can grant permission, and will do so after we thoroughly understand where and how they are to be used. Other images are the property of Elsevier publishers, and permission must be obtained via www.elsevier.com/permissions.

What are the DVDs referenced in the Anatomy Trains book?

Those are the set of ten technique DVDs available for sale in our store. They contain manual techniques for each of the lines. You may buy them separately or as a set. https://www.anatomytrains.com/product-category/dvds/

Do you have any online courses for CE credit?

We do! Our webinars are all approved for CE credit through NCBTMB and other organizations where indicated in the store listing. https://www.anatomytrains.com/product-category/webinars/

What is the difference between Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue work?

Ida Rolf, during my advanced training, straightened up from the treatment table and sighed, “There’s nothing new under the sun of manipulation.”
All of these techniques have been invented time out of mind, again, and again, and again.   All the techniques of yoga, physiotherapy, exercise, and diet that one sees out there are cycling around for the umpteenth time.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a branded technique sourced from John Barnes, PT,, but the techniques they teach have been around forever.  Ida Rolf called hers Structural Integration (others called it ‘rolfing’), but readily admitted that the specific techniques derived from many sources, including yoga and osteopathy.  Myofascial release is also used as a generic, and I would be hard put to it to differentiate myofascial release in general from the vague and fungible slow deep tissue as a generic.  Ditto for a number of other techniques and modalities.  You are putting your hands in tissue and dissolving neuromuscular tension, anhydrous areas, and possibly some kind of fascial densification.  Any road up.
On top of that, there are more differences among individual practitioners than there are among the many approaches to manual interventions.  I would rather go to a good, experienced, awake practitioner from any given modality than a neophyte, dogmatic, blindered practitioner of the ‘best’ technique.
So my best answer is to find the busiest person with the best reputation in town, and go to them regardless of how they name what they do.

Dissection

What type of dissection do you do?

Anatomy Trains is committed to providing the dissection experience in a variety of forms and venues.  Some classes are observation only; in some you perform the dissection yourself under professional guidance. We work with untreated cadavers for “fresh tissue” dissections.

I have no dissection experience, can I take your Fascial Dissection classes?

Yes, we will teach you how to use the equipment and how to proceed in your dissection. Everyone gets better with experience, and there’s no better way to learn than to do it.

I have a weak stomach, will I be able to handle a dissection?

We all have those feelings, but usually they last about 10 minutes before fascination takes over. Dissection a cadaver can be an emotional experience, for sure, and these emotions are respected and honored in our classes. The ‘donors’ have given their bodies that you might learn – we honor that gift by learning as much as we can – respectfully, and all the way from skin to bone.

How big are these classes? How many students per cadaver do you usually have?

Class size depends on the lab size. There are no more than 6 people per cadaver, which is very comfortable. Students can work on their own project or collaborate with others on a group project – like dissecting out one of the Anatomy Trains lines.

I’m a personal trainer/Pilates/yoga/other movement teacher, will I benefit from taking a dissection class?

Absolutely – anyone who works with the body in any capacity will benefit.

KMI

Does Tom Myers teach all the KMI courses?

Tom Myers no longer teaches KMI full-time, but has entrusted the teaching to his KMI faculty. He will drop by to give short specialized lectures at the trainings in Maine. For programs in other locations, he will make guest appearances at the beginning of Part One or Part Three, either live or electronically depending upon his availability.

For the KMI Training, do I have to take the Anatomy Trains for Manual Therapists workshop if I already attended the version for Movement Therapists?

Yes, it is mandatory that you attend the manual version of this course and no other of our course titles can be substituted. An Anatomy Trains Manual workshop is always offered in the same location as the training on the weekend prior to the start of Part One.

How can I complete the requirement to receive an SI series if there are no practitioners near where I live?

Kinesis may be able to help you find a practitioner, or if none are available we will provide the names of practitioners in the vicinity of the training so you can arrange to receive the sessions during Part One and Part Two.

What if I can’t get all the sessions done before the start of Part I?

As long as you have received about half of the series before Part One, you can complete the remainder while in the training. You must have the series done before the start of Part Three.

Can I apply for KMI if I have not graduated from a manual therapy school?

If you have hands-on skills through other background and experience, and you plan to practice in a state where the laws will allow deep-touch therapies without a license, your application will be considered on a conditional basis and pending assessment of your touch skills in Part One. Further mentoring by a KMI or Rolfing practitioner may be required for you to be moved up to the next Part of the training.

What if I don’t have a massage license?

If a license to touch is legally required in your state, you must be able to provide Kinesis with a copy in order to be accepted. We have allowed for some students to attend who will receive their license by the time the graduate.

Is there any financial assistance for KMI?

Kinesis does not offer financial aid or loan programs for the KMI Training. We do allow students to pay in increments, breaking the tuition into six payments due at the start of each of the 6 sessions.
The KMI Training Program is approved under the GI Bill and for those who qualify, their tuition will be paid in full.

Anatomy Trains Short Courses

What Anatomy Trains courses are right for me?

The Anatomy Trains for Manual Therapists or AT I & II courses, and the Fascial Release for Structural Balance Series are designed for manual therapists. Movement-based professionals can take the Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists, BodyReading 101, Anatomy Trains in Training, Anatomy Trains in Motion, and Walking the Lines workshops.

Can I get CE credit for an Anatomy Trains workshop?

Anatomy Trains workshops for manual therapists are approved for CE credit by NCBTMB. Anatomy Trains courses for movement therapists are approved by Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and NCBTMB.

Can I get CE credit for the webinars?

All the webinars are approved for CE credit by NCBTMB.

How can I get CE credit from other boards?

If you are able to petition for outside credits with your board, Kinesis can provide course information including a detailed outline with learning objectives and a curriculum breakdown upon request.

Webinars

How do I watch a webinar?

To access a webinar, log into the account you made when you purchased the webinar. Click on “My Account” or “Login” on the top right hand side of the website. Once in your account, you’ll see your webinar episodes as separate clickable links, with each episode’s quiz beneath it.

Why do I only have 60 days to watch a webinar?

Most online courses for continuing education have a finite time in which you must complete them. Ours is exactly 60 days from the date of purchase.

How do receive a CE credit for a webinar?

You’ll receive an email from the website stating your earned continuing education credit once you’ve successfully completed a quiz. We award 1 CE credit per hour or so of webinar time, or per quiz.

Why are some webinars downloadable and others aren’t?

Due to copyright laws, some of the material in our webinars is not available for download. Our Body reading webinar is free from copyright restrictions and available for download at this time.