Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs

$525. Save your spot with a $262.50 non-refundable deposit.

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  • August 19 – 21, 2022
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • This course is intended for Manual Therapists.
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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.

Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.

The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.

Objectives

  • How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
  • How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
  • How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
  • How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
  • Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
  • Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.
  • BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
  • Learn to balance the common rotational movements of the knee

Note:  Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course MUST be taken before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

  1. Arches and Legs – 3 days
  2. Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
  3. Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
  4. Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
  5. Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
  6. Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days
DatesAug 19 – 21, 2022
LocationAustin, TX, USA
VenueLauterstein-Conway Massage School
Address4701-Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
Class Times

9am – 5pm each day

Teacher(s)Julie Hammond, Lewis Loder, assistant
Tuition$525. Save your spot with a $262.50 non-refundable deposit.
Credits Earned21 CEs NCBTMB
Cancellation FeeWorkshop sizes are limited. Your place will only be reserved upon full payment.
Refunds will not be provided if you cancel within 30 days prior to the event. If you are unable to attend the event but have
paid in full, you will be provided with a gift certificate that can be redeemed on another Anatomy Trains Australia & NZ event of your choosing.
Once minimum numbers are met, you will receive a confirmation notification. Until you receive such notification,
please do not book any non-refundable travel/accommodation/other.
Due to the uncertainty relating to COVID-19, Bodywork Education Australia Pty Ltd may cancel an event if border
closures restrict the event from taking place or if the health and safety of students will be at risk by running an event. If this occurs a full refund will be processed.
ContactJessica Lyndon
512-374-9222 xt 11
workshops@tlcschool.com

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