One and Two Day Classes

Two Day Classes, Nottingham
For Integrated Allied Health Professionals

These shorter courses are hands on dissection classes aimed at those working in the fields of hands on therapeutic treatment such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports and massage therapists, Bowen therapists and so forth. Please see terms and conditions for more detail

Movement therapists and those involved in Pilates, Yoga or rehabilitative therapies might also find them useful and are invited to apply.

All delegates will be required to provide a brief CV and professional reference and to sign a non disclosure contract and waiver form as a condition of attendance.

No photography is permitted.

The Nottingham courses work on partly dissected cadavers. ADDITIONAL NOTE. From February 2017 we will be using a Surgical Soft embalming technique for our classes as well.  For more detail on the difference between embalmed and unembalmed cadavers, please click here.

The donor material we will be using comes from the National Repository, an initiative set up to provide surgeons with material to practice techniques that will enhance their skills.

We will be working on the partial areas of the donated cadavers for all these classes.  This makes the classes more cost efficient than the full five day classes, hence the cost.

ALL functional fascia classes are hands on dissection opportunities, where attendees are fully engaged with the dissection process under expert guidance and tuition.  We do not use prosected, heavily embalmed specimens, but examine the structures in situ with all of the surrounding  tissues intact. This is the only class of its kind anywhere in the world.

You will be led gently in to the process and guided  carefully through each of the stages of dissection.  All materials will be provided.

Please contact us for further information or to apply for a place on any of these courses. Conditions Apply
20 & 21 June Erector Spinae, Abdomen and Sacrum. Is this the Core? £350

One of therapy’s more controversial subjects.  What is “The Core?”  Is it a thing or things, how is it defined and does it even make any sense?

Theories around core training, core stability and core function have been a core (sorry) part of many therapist’s language for several years.  In this two day class we will dissect out all the classical core structures and test some of the theories surrounding the ideas.

We will separate lower back structures and study the tissues that form our basis for upright, bi-pedal function and see how they relate to tissues both near and far from wherever we might be.

This is a chance to put together a joined up approach to spinal function and understand the difference between the anatomy we see in the book and how it really appears on a human form.

22 & 23rd June  Diaphragm, Thorax and  Upper Back £350

In this two day class we will look at the muscles of the upper back, deep and superficial and the way they attach upwards, downwards and sideways.

The diaphragm tends to be isolated in terms of how it is studied and here we will examine its relationship to some of the structures that stabilise it and allow it to do the job it does.  Endothoracic fascia will also be studied before we go deeper in to the thoracic cavity and dissect the contents of the thorax.

The opportunity to view the lungs in relation to the structures of the shoulder, the upper back and diaphragm is an incredibly rare one and over this two days we will get a 360 degree view of the entire upper body and its connections to the neck and shoulders.

The connective tissues surrounding the heart, its intimate relationship to the diaphragm and how deep connective tissues of the shoulder and neck affect the physical state of the thoracic cavity, will also be covered.

If you have any interest in respiratory function, in particular related to sport and movement, then this workshop will take you to a level of understanding these tissues that is unattainable in any other format.

 

11th October Foot Dissection for Podiatrists Only. £180

A one day dissection class of the foot and ankle on fresh material.   To book on this course, please email jill.cresswell@nhs.net

 

9th & 10th October Viscera and their fascia.  £350

A tour through the visceral tissues in the abdomen and thorax, including heart and lungs, stomach, intestinal tissue and organs of the abdomen.  We will look at how these organs are arranged and relate to each other and study the diaphragm as the common denominator for them all.

In addition we will address common variations and presentations and look at what tissues we can palpate in the living human.  This is a must for all visceral manipulators and those interested in the enormous variation that this area presents.

 

5th & 6th December  Anatomy and Fascia of the Lower Limb.  £350 

Hips, knees, lower leg and ankles.  Looking at the connected nature of the leg and how common injuries and presentations might appear.

We will examine and dissect  the knee and hip  joints and look at the structures that rise from the ankle over the knee to create function, movement and potential pain in and around the knee.
It is possible and indeed quite probable, that we will also be faced with hips and or knees where surgery has taken place and if this is the case, we will be able to examine the scarring that takes place in this kind of surgery.

We will discuss current threapeutic interventions and commonly presenting injuries in sport as well as every day life.