CE Course Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Walpole, ME - Advanced Assessment, Strategy, and Techniques for the Low Back, Torso, and Ribs
Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00 AM to Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

Date/Time:

August 13 - 16, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:

Anatomy Trains Classroom
180 Clark's Cove RD
Walpole, ME 04573

Prices/Tuition:

$850

Register online

Contact: 

Liza and Becky
Anatomy Trains
[email protected]


 

Moving Into, Through, and Beyond Trauma

Instructors: Tom Myers

Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains

Credits:  28 Category 1 CEs

Course Description:

This 4-day intensive is second of the 4 modules required for ATSI Advanced certification. This course will cover advanced techniques for optimal positioning of the rib cage, as well as the primary and accessory muscles of breathing.

Learn advanced myofascial and movement techniques to produce an even breath ‘wave’, through work with the thoracic spine and their connection with the ribs and rib heads.

This course is open to ATSI (KMI) graduates, IASI members, or graduates of a recognized program in Structural Integration only.

This is Module 2 of 4 modules in the ATSI Advanced Series. These are based on the 4-series that Tom has developed since learning them from Ida Rolf in 1978. Each of the modules covers one session – this module is for the torso/breath session.

  • Session 1 (and Module 1) covers pelvis and legs strategies, ligaments and deep structures
  • Session 2 covers the breath, rib cage positioning, and deep work with the sternum, mediastinum, and individual ribs.
  • Session 3 is for the shoulders and arms, especially the many ligaments and deep structures of the shoulder assembly.
  • Session 4 is a deeper exploration of the head, neck, and jaw, including the hyoid system and tongue, the ligaments of the neck, and structural/cranial work.

These sessions are designed to go deeper to the ‘inner bag’ compared the initial 12-series that tours the entire ‘outer bag’ – the myofascial meridians. These sessions focus on techniques for the Anatomy Trains ‘stations’ – myotendinous attachments – and release of the ligamentous bed for each section. In these modules, you can also review techniques from the original series.

The first three modules can be taken in any order, but these 4 modules/sessions must be completed before the 5th module – session-based clinical practice – can be taken to achieve ‘Advanced ATSI Practitioner’ status. We will offer new modules when our schedule permits and where there is sufficient interest.

Instructor Bio: 

Thomas Myers is the cartographer of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier, 2001, 2009, 2014), the co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), and the author of numerous chapters and journal articles that have been collected in the books Body3, The Anatomist's Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains. He has also produced over 16 DVDs and various webinars, with several forthcoming, on BodyReading visual assessment, Fascial Release Technique, and the applications of fascial research to body training.

Tom and his faculty provide continuing education in Anatomy Trains and holistic myofascial strategies for a variety of movement and manual therapy professionals worldwide, as well as professional certification in Structural Integration based on the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians. Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His Structural Integration programme is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and a member of the Health Advisory Board for Equinox. A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in perinatal issues relating to movement.
Tom lives, writes and sails on the coast of Maine.