Spinal Dynamics: Dissection Livestream with Tom Myers, Todd Garcia and Mel Burns


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  • December 16 – 17, 2023
  • Online course
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Spinal Dynamics: Dissection Livestream with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and master dissector Todd Garcia (live in the lab together!), moderated by Anatomy Trains CEO and ATSI practitioner Mel Burns

Tom and Todd will be together in Todd’s new dissection laboratory in Colorado for this special livestream, moderated Mel Burns, on a new concept of the 3 spirals presented here for the first time. Human beings depend on rotation around their spines more than almost any of our mammalian friends. Come explore the complexity of rotations and the 3 spiral systems that create dynamic movement in the human spine. This course consists of 2 x 3 hour modules, capturing Todd’s masterful dissection with multiple camera views, brought to life by Tom’s pithy narration and clinical commentary from his 40 years of teaching fascial anatomy.

In this specialty class, we will explore 3 concentric spiral systems hidden in the muscle layers – one for the limbs, one for the trunk, and one for the spine. These ‘3 rotational systems’ provide strength, balance, and coordination in athletic and everyday motion – and lead to strain, pain, or loss of power when they get out of whack or drop offline. The outermost of these spiral chains connects contralateral shoulder and hip girdles, while the middle spiral centers and powers the trunk during rotation, and the inner spiral steadies the spine as it turns on its axis.

Come see these three spirals revealed in fresh tissue dissection, embody how they work in action, and how to coordinate them for maximum power.

This special dissection livestream format allows us to go more deeply into the relationships and applications to multiple manual and movement modalities.

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 10 days.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Module 1

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST


  • Trapezius
  • Splenius capitis and cervicis relating to rhombo serratus sling on contralateral side
  • Semispinalis, longissimus, iliocostalis
  • Sub-occipital muscles
  • A-A and O-A joint movements
  • Lattisimus dorsi differentiation to contralateral gluteus maximus (Back Functional Line)
  • Serratus posterior superior and inferior
  • Iliocostalis attachments at rib angles
  • Rib angles
  • Transversospinalis, rotatores
  • Thoracic vertebrae, facet joints, ligaments
  • Lattisimus dorsi relating to first layer of thoracolumbar fascia
  • Intermediate layer of thoracolumbar fascia over posterior erectors
  • Longissimus and iliocostalis
  • Lateral raphé, quadratus lumborum
  • Sacral fascia over the sacral multifidus
  • Sacral multifidus (multifidus lumborum)
  • Posterior lumbar vertebrae – spinous process, transverse process
  • Coccyx

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Module 2

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST


  • Sternocleidomastoid (motor cylinder)
  • Scalenes
  • Longus colli, capitis
  • Pectoralis major and minor
    (Pectoralis major to contralateral external oblique – Front Functional Line)
  • External abdominal oblique
  • Internal abdominal oblique
    · Heart / pericardial attachments to diaphragm
    · Diaphragmatic attachments to ribs and spine
  • Anterior longitudinal ligament
  • Sympathetic chains
  • Thoracic bodies and discs
  • Rib head movements
  • Rectus abdominis
  • Transversus abdominis
  • Psoas major to crus of diaphragm
  • Psoas major relating to quadratus lumborum view side-lying (with movement of femur)
  • Illiacus
  • Iliolumbar ligament
  • Illiopsoas tendon attachment to lesser trochanter
DatesDec 16 – 17, 2023
LocationOnline course
Class Times

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST each day

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Todd Garcia
TuitionEarly bird price of $250 held until December 11, 2023 / $350 thereafter
Credits Earned6 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 6 CEs NPCP, pending; 0.6 CEs NASM, pending; 6 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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