The Functional Fascia Webinar Series for Manual and Movement Therapists

One day human anatomy classes for 2020 have all been cancelled due to the closure of our facility following the coronavirus outbreak

I am however very pleased to be offering a series of webinars that will cover all the subjects we had planned for these anatomy days.  The first webinar is on Monday 30th March at 8pm GMT and will be an introduction to fascia, covering what it is where it is and what relevance it has to manual and movement therapies.

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Over the last 12 years, I have collected thousands of photographs and hundreds of hours of video from classes I have conducted in dissection labs around the world.  This material is invaluable for allowing the therapist to gain a greater understanding of the human form as it relates to hands on or movement approaches.

Each of my webinars will look at specific areas and discuss how I dissect or think about them differs from a classical anatomical approach.  You will gain an enhanced understanding of how these areas relate to each other and how they might affect other areas of the body in both function and dysfunction.

The first webinar is free, with each subsequent session costing just £5 a price set to make this content accessible to as many people as possible.

I will be adding to the subjects as I go along, but please contact me if there is any area or subject you would like to see covered.

The Psoas:  In search of the mythical core
What muscular and fascial structures might make up the idea of the core and how have we become obsessed with the psoas as being a key part of this system?  In this workshop we will examine and palpate the psoas in situ in the abdominal cavity, examine the surrounding abdominal tissues and fascia and aim to develop a different view of some of the central areas of the human form.

The muscles of the spine: Thoracolumbar fascia, erector spinae and the deep structures of the SacroiliacSo much of manual therapy involves working on the back.  The muscular layers are surrounded by differentiated fascial structures that join up at some significant areas of the body.  In this workshop we will look at both the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the back, how they connect inwards, outwards, above and below.  We will aim to build a co-ordinated understanding of how the spine and posture is supported and moved by these structures and how manual therapy might influence them.

The fascia and anatomy of the lower limb, hamstrings, knees, extrinsic muscles of the pelvis
In this full day’s workshop we will examine the structures of the lower limb and how they blend in to the areas of the pelvis and lower back.  The focus on this is to try and understand load and force distribution as it relates to this area and build a three dimensional understanding of how muscle and fascia are blended in and around the inomonate bone and into the lower back.  The gluteus maximus and how it connects and becomes part of the hamstring group, will be examined and treatment and assessment approaches will be discussed.