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Dissection Livestream Specialty Class: LumboPelvic Stability - A One-Day Layered Dissection
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Dissection Livestream Specialty Class: LumboPelvic Stability - A One-Day Layered Dissection
Course Location: Live Online
Course Date(s): September 18, 2021
Course Time: 10am - 12pm / 3pm - 5pm
Course Instructor(s): Tom Myers and Todd Garcia
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $150 / $250 after September 10th
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 4 Category 1 CEs


Course Description: Understanding our ’spinal engine’ requires first-hand knowledge of the many crossing layers of fascia and myofascial sheets around the spine. Module 1 explores the posterior side of this lumbar ‘pump’, from latissimus dorsi and the superficial nerves down through the more profound layers of the thoraco-lumbar fascia, linked to the erectors and posterior abdominals, and finally to the tiny (but neurologically mighty) muscles that truss the vertebrae deep in the neural arch.A deeper understanding of lumbopelvic stability (and power) comes in Module 2, where we study the myofascial ‘grip’ on the front of the spine – the bodies, discs, and transverse processes. Here we expose the iliopsoas complex, the quadratus lumborum, and the deep autonomic and somatic nerves, as well as exploring discs and relevant ligaments. Putting the anterior and posterior together yields a coherent picture ofnhow the human animal stands up on its hind legs.All in situ, all unfolding in real time with a master dissector, all untreated tissue, with natural colour and movement. This unique and one-off course is designed for osteopaths, physiotherapists, advanced trainers and rehabilitation workers. Come see the body’s actual ‘core’ for yourself.

Instructor Bio(s): Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier). He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-oriented professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his faculty conduct professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.Todd Garcia is owner and director of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. Todd is a faculty member of Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado where he has been teaching human anatomy in the Physicians Assistant Program for 10 years.Todd also teaches human anatomy for the Emergency Medicine Department of Front Range Community College, Westminster, Colorado. Todd specializes in human dissection, and has been teaching anatomy for 15 years. He has worked together with anatomy/physiology textbook publisher Benjamin Pearson, and author, Thomas Myers in the creation of anatomy/physiology textbooks and DVD’s.As director and teacher at Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. Todd continues to teach human anatomy classes to students of more than 20 different schools ranging from entry level massage therapist to graduate students. For 7 years Todd taught human anatomy continuing education classes at the Anatomical Institute of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Todd’s dissection experience is in the range of 10,000 hours. His region of specialty is the cranium.