ATSI Advanced Module 4 – Techniques for Skull, Jaw, Neck
- Course Details
Advanced Assessment, Strategy, and Techniques for the Skull, Jaw, Neck and Spine
Presented by Tom Myers
This 4-day intensive is the final of the 4 modules (followed by a practicum) required for ATSI Advanced certification. This course will cover advanced techniques for optimal positioning of the head, neck, jaw, and spine.
In this course, we review the library of techniques including approaches you learned in basic training for the various layers and muscles of the motor cylinder of the neck. This course includes a more exacting exploration of the sub-occipital muscles including obliquus capitis superior, rectus capitis, lateralis, and rectus capitis anterior.
This course includes a more detailed exploration the hyoid and glossal (tongue) complex, and how it relates to swallowing and speaking difficulties, as well as new detail on TMJ and related syndromes for the intra-oral and intra-nasal work. Included are structural approaches to cranial dysfunction, to balance the cranial and the visceral skeleton.
Finally, we will expand the repertoire of techniques and approaches to the spine.
This course is open to ATSI (KMI) graduates, IASI members, or graduates of a recognized program in Structural Integration only.
This is Module 2 of 4 modules in the ATSI Advanced Series. These are based on the 4-series that Tom has developed since learning them from Ida Rolf in 1978. Each of the modules covers one session – this module is for the torso / breath session.
• Session 1 (and Module 1) covers pelvis and legs strategies, ligaments and deep structures
• Session 2 covers the breath, rib cage positioning, and deep work with the sternum, mediastinum, and individual ribs.
• Session 3 is for the shoulders and arms, especially the many ligaments and deep structures of the shoulder assembly.
• Session 4 is a deeper exploration of the head, neck, and jaw, including the hyoid system and tongue, the ligaments of the neck, and structural / cranial work.
These sessions are designed to go deeper to the ‘inner bag’ compared the initial 12-series that tours the entire ‘outer bag’ – the myofascial meridians. These sessions focus on techniques for the Anatomy Trains ‘stations’ – myotendinous attachments – and release of the ligamentous bed for each section. In these modules you can also review techniques from the original series.
The first three modules can be taken in any order, but these 4 modules / sessions must be completed before the 5th module – session-based clinical practice – can be taken to achieve ‘Advanced ATSI Practitioner’ status. We will offer new modules when our schedule permits and where there is sufficient interest.
|Dates||Aug 18 – 21, 2020|
|Location||Walpole, ME, USA|
|Venue||Anatomy Trains Classroom|
|Address||180 Clark's Cove RD|
Walpole, ME, 04573
9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day (1 hr for lunch)
|Tuition||$750 / $850 after May 1, 2020|
|Credits Earned||28 CEs IASI - cat 1; 28 CEs NCBTMB, pending approval|
|Cancellation Fee||Up to 8 weeks prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; Less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior 50% refund; less than 30 days prior nonrefundable|
|Contact||Becky or Francesca |
Get in touch if you have questions about this course.