The Upper Extremity Fascia Network: Shining New Light on Pathologies & Connections to the Entire Body

$495 (2 days), $945 (4 days) / After Nov 11th: $525 (2 days), $995 (four days) (4 days)

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  • December 2 – 5, 2016
  • Seattle, WA USA
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The Upper Extremity Fascia Network

Shining New Light on Pathologies & Connections to the Entire Body

The arms are a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering. Their function shapes the brain, language, and human culture. Our modern day tools have become computer devices driven by the hands and in the ‘digital’ world, screen interaction injuries are a global epidemic.

In these hands-on courses, learn to accurately assess upper limb symptoms from an orthopedic lens combined with the global perspectives of Structural Integration and Anatomy Trains. Methods are gentle on the hands and body of the practitioner, and practitioner ergonomics will be strongly emphasized.

Four days of learning: Register for two days or four days. These courses are intended for LMPs, OTs, PTs, MDs, NDs, manual therapists and movement therapists.

First Course, Dec 2-3:

The Upper Extremity: Advancing Your Clinical Skills

We will examine the myofascial meridians for practitioners of all levels. See the role of the Arm Lines, Spiral Line, Lateral Line, Functional Lines and Core Line in setting the position of the shoulder relative to the trunk, pelvis and lower extremities. Research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up-to-date and highly effective skill-building workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore upper body restrictions in relation to the lower body via myofascial force transmission
  2. Learn new objective evaluation methods including hands-on Myofascial Length & Neurofascial Tension Testing
  3. Assess and treat pathologies involved within the Arm Lines from a Certified Hand Therapist’s Perspective
  4. Attain more effective, efficient treatment plans and be able to to document baseline measures and progress.
  5. Learn how to integrate techniques into everyday practice

Second Course: Dec 4 & 5

Upper Limb & Global Patterns: Support, Connection, and Integrated Motion

In this dynamic, movement-based course, learn critical assessment and treatment skills that will optimize strategies and outcomes. We will examine fascial lines with a variety of methods including video, provocative testing, mindfulness breathing assessments and body reading. Explore upper body restrictions in relation to the lower body via myofascial force transmission.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Observe how ‘ fascial tensegrity’ creates (or limits) functional movement all over the body.
  2. Explore kinesiology through video assessment of ambulation emphasizing fascial line restrictions during movement.
  3. Examine and experience how the arm lines participate in gait.
  4. Be able to trace the Arm Line and other myofascial continuities, and to see connections that result in common strain patterns in breathing, optimal upper extremity function, and a freely moveable neck.
  5. Learn 8 specific upper extremity diagnoses that arise from myofascial restrictions in the upper extremity, 4 of which are commonly thought to require surgical intervention vs fascial treatment.
  6. Learn objective evaluation skills to document pre- and post-treatment measures in order to determine treatment efficacy
DatesDec 2 – 5, 2016
LocationSeattle, WA USA
VenueUniversity Of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture
Address3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Class Times

9:00am-5:00pm each day

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Molly Allison
Tuition$495 (2 days), $945 (4 days) / After Nov 11th $525 (2 days), $995 (4 days)
Credits Earned16 CEs for two days; 32 CEs for four days
Cancellation FeeUp to 2 months prior refundable less $100 admin fee; up to 6 weeks prior 50% refund; less than 30 days prior, non-refundable.
ContactHolistic Orthopedics
NotesFour Days of Learning

: Register for Two Days or Four Days
Dec. 2-3 / Dec. 4-5
Register Early as this course will fill quickly

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