Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest, and Breath – POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBD

$425 / $475 after April 15, 2020

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  • May 15 – 17, 2020
  • Peterborough, NH, USA
  • This course is intended for Manual Therapists.
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Due to the ongoing health concerns around Covid-19, this class will be rescheduled. We will update this listing as soon as we have the new dates and will look forward to seeing you in class at a later date. 

For specific questions about this course, please contact our local sponsor, Meredith Stephens at 603-672-1331 or

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Abdomen, Chest & Breath

The breath is an essential food for life and its passage in and out of the body can be compromised by structural issues in the trunk. The trunk must also act to support the shoulders as well as the neck and head. Its position and relationship with the pelvis can therefore be vital for correct mechanics of the upper limbs and head, neck and jaw.

This course focuses on ribcage and thoracic spine mechanics, and includes:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the breath
  • Various therapeutic views of the ‘normal’ breath
  • Techniques for abdominal fasciae, ribs, vertebral rib joints, and mediastinal visceral tissues, scalenes, and lumbar muscles
  • Techniques for facilitation of the ‘breath wave’ into the front, back, and sides, as well as into each ‘quadrant’ of the rib cage

Note:- Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation that the workshop is running

DatesMay 15 – 17, 2020
LocationPeterborough, NH, USA
VenueBody Works at Depot Square
Address12 Depot Square
Peterborough, NH 03458
Class Times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday

Teacher(s)Meredith Stephens
Tuition$425 / $475 after April 15, 2020
Credits Earned18 CEs NCBTMB
Cancellation FeeCancellation prior to 2 months, refundable less $100 admin fee; cancellations prior to 6 weeks, 50% refund; cancellations 30 days prior or less, nonrefundable
ContactMeredith Stephens

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