Anatomy and Dynamics of Gait: Dissection Livestream Specialty Class with Japanese Translation


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  • February 27 – March 1, 2023
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Anatomy and Dynamics of Gait: Dissection Livestream Specialty Class with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers, Master Dissector Todd Garcia and Master Japanese Translator Kaori Tani

Join our new speciality dissection with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and Master Dissector Todd Garcia exploring the dynamics of gait. From the complex dynamics of the hip in walking to the functional anatomy in the extension and rotations of the knee and lower leg, leading to the fascinating cascade of events through the joints in the ankle and foot, in all phases of gait from heel strike to push off. This livestream event will be delivered through zoom webinar, with multiple camera views and detailed anatomical exploration through fresh tissue/untreated cadavers.


Module 1: Anatomy and Dynamics of Gait in the Hip

Come on a guided tour of the pelvis to see the dynamics of stability and mobility in gait. The abductors, adductors, deep lateral rotators (especially obturator internus and piriformis) and flexors, including the quadratus lumborum and psoas complex, all play vital roles in efficient walking. Through Todd’s skillful dissection and Tom’s illustrated commentary, we trace how issues can travel both up and down from the legs to the spine or the spine through the pelvis to affect the legs.

Module 2: Anatomy and Dynamics of Gait in the Knee and Leg

The Knee and Thigh – The knee has been called “an elbow designed by committee”. It is a complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers that also has to rotate within narrow limits. In fact, your knee joint is an excellent piece of engineering, mediating forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot, allowing wide-ranging flexion / extension, but absolute stability in the frontal plane.

Key takeaways from this module are the functional anatomy of the thigh, knee, and leg relative to gait, including the intricacies within the quadriceps and hamstrings, and the ligaments and menisci that inhabit the knee. Our discussion includes common postural patterns and common knee injuries.

Module 3: Anatomy and Dynamics of Gait in the Ankle and Foot

Underpinning all of our daily and athletic movement is the foot’s interaction with the ground, where imbalances definitely cause compensation further up the body. Effective arch dynamics are essential for easy graceful walking and ‘core support’ – pelvic stability and low back resilience.

Building on modules 1 and 2, module 3 provides a detailed anatomical and functional review of:

  • The foot and leg as shock absorber
  • Ankle mechanics at heel strike – magic in the subtalar joint
  • Foot and ankle as propulsive lever: the mechanics at the ball and toe rocker
  • Body stabilisation during the swing phase
  • Common sense about a ‘short’ leg
  • Shoes and lifelong foot care: what is optimal
  • Walking vs Running: common patterns and the unique human design


This course will be provided over zoom webinar with multiple camera views, live chat and Q&A. Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 5 days. This special dissection livestream format allows us to go more deeply into the relationships and applications to multiple manual and movement modalities, from athletic training to trauma resolution to osteopathy.

Note: To ensure a high quality student experience, registration for this course will close on Monday, February 27 at 12:00 PM EST. Zoom links will be sent out promptly after registration closes. 

US Course schedule:

Module 1:

Monday, Feb 27, 7:00 PM -10:00 PM EST

Module 2:

Tuesday, Feb 28,  7:00 PM -10:00 PM EST

Module 3:

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 PM -10:00 PM EST

DatesFeb 27 – Mar 1, 2023
LocationOnline course
Class Times

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST each day

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Todd Garcia, Kaori Tani
TuitionEarly bird price of $400 USD held until February 13 at 11:59 PM EDT / $500 thereafter.
Credits Earned9 CEs NCBTMB, pending; 9 CEs NPCP (PMA); 0.9 CEUs NASM, pending; 9 CEs IASI Cat. 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
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