Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine + Shoulders and Arms

(Price for each class) Early Registration: Till March 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM Alaska Time $325 for AMTA Members $365 for Non-AMTA Members / $415 thereafter

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  • March 29 – April 1, 2019
  • Anchorage, AK, 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.

Tensegrity Spine

This course examines the spine as a tensegrity truss – how the bones float within the myofascial balance. Assessment and techniques for freeing and balancing the spine address:

  • Anterior and posterior curvatures – lordosis and kyphosis
  • Side bends
  • Rotations (and counter-rotations)
  • Guy-wires on both the front and the back of the spine, and
  • Balancing trunk spinal work into the cervical spine and sacrum

Shoulders and Arms

In this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way.

These include:

  • Releases for each joint of the shoulder
  • Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
  • Elbow and upper arm muscle releases
  • Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases
  • Wrist and hand work

Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course 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
DatesMar 29 – Apr 1, 2019
LocationAnchorage, AK, USA
Venue Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons
Address3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane,
Anchorage, AK 99508
Class Times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Tuition(Price for each class) Early Registration: Till March 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM Alaska Time $325 for AMTA Members $365 for Non-AMTA Members / $415 thereafter
Credits Earned28 CES NCBTMB (14 CEs per class)
Cancellation FeeAll refund requests must be emailed to  or
requested through Eventbrite by the dates listed.
100% refund ends March 8, 2019
50% refund ends March 15, 2019
After March 15, 2019, no refunds will be given.

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