Shoulder & Thoracic Spine Assessment, Strategy and Treatment Live Online with Michael Watson


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  • May 18 – 19, 2024
  • Online course
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Discounted price of $125 held for this webinar! Regular price $250. 

Note: To ensure a high quality student experience, registration will close on Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM EDT. 

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please email if you wish to sign up.

We are continuing this innovative series of webinars with ATSI teacher Michael Watson, working with a model to assess patterns in the shoulder girdle on top of the rib cage and relationship to the Thoracic Spine. We will use the lens of Anatomy Trains BodyReading principles for static and movement assessments of the shoulder girdle and arms.  Demands on arm usage with computers and phones have increased, requiring a complex equation of stability versus mobility to balance correctly on the rib cage, and the shoulders can easily be used to compensate for thoracic and cervical deviations, or be the cause for them.

These compensatory patterns can often  lead to issues travelling down into the arms and hands, up into the neck and jaw or even into the spine and rib cage. You will learn to recognise ‘ideal’ and compensated patterns and how to understand them relative to the rest of the body. Michael will demonstrate assessments working with a live model, which will help to develop your own skills in BodyReading.  From initial assessments, a strategy will be developed on how to work to create more balance and ease, and Michael will demonstrate Anatomy Trains fascial release techniques to provide a holistic perspective on working with your clients on issues with Shoulders and Arms.

You will receive guidance on assessments, strategy, and techniques on:

  •  Balancing the shoulder girdle on the rib cage
  • Releases for each joint of the shoulder
  • Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
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 45 days.

Course schedule:

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Module 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Module 2: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

About Michael WatsonMichael Watson

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy.

Beyond yoga, Pilates and Anatomy Trains teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function.

A proud father of 3 home birthed children, Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

DatesMay 18 – 19, 2024
LocationOnline course
Class Times

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT each day

Teacher(s)Michael Watson
Credits Earned4 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 4 CEs NPCP, pending; 0.4 CEs NASM, pending; 4 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.
ContactFrancesca at 888 546-3747
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