As bodyworkers or movement therapists, we tend to think of Spatial Medicine in terms of movement hygiene, the inactivity crisis, and reduction of the strain patterns that lead to pain patterns. And Lord knows, that’s a big enough job these days. But the other side of Spatial Medicine – long an interest of mine but… Read more
Andrew Taylor Still had the most articulate view of the whole ‘structural body’. His insight into the importance of fascia fuelled Ida Rolf’s study, which in turn gave rise to the Anatomy Trains. Anatomy Trains makes sense out of the relation between joint movements, subtle physiological movement, and the myofascial system. Take your osteopathy into the soft-tissue system with a holistic view – the Anatomy Trains way of seeing and working.
Many thanks (again!) to ATSI graduate, Liam Bowler, for facilitating another wonderful conversation with Tom on his podcast, The Body Awake. This time they cover: Making one’s living as a bodyworker or movement teacher; the graces and pitfalls of the commercial vs academic spheres The full flowering, or “five fingers,” of a fully integrated bodywork… Read more
Read the article, Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work The evidence is there – some knee surgeries and back surgeries are no more effective than a placebo. We need to learn to do proper triage of when people would be helped by the far more conservative option of bodywork or movement therapy before deciding that surgery… Read more
One of our students writes to Tom with the following question: I have a question for you about scar tissue work for a relative who had open heart surgery. I want to help him with some scar tissue work. Could you give me your best advice on the timing, the frequency and any other info… Read more