One Day ‘Prosection’ Human Anatomy Classes

One Day Classes For Integrated Allied Health Professionals.

One day human anatomy classes from January 2019
We are pleased to be offering a series of one day anatomy classes, working on prosected cadavers. These are guided classes aimed at therapists who wish to gain a deeper understanding of various areas of the body.  They are specially prepared areas of the body and although there is no dissection component during these classes, there is plenty of opportunity to handle the specimens.

These specimens have been prepared using traditional anatomical approaches and so will have less of the fascial and connective tissue components that we like. We will however be showing videos and pictures of less prosected material, in order to give more clarity when considering related connective tissues.

Bring questions, debate, discussion and ideas to what are always lively and informative days.

7th January Anatomy and fascia of the Lower Limb £200

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 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, that we will also see specimens 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 therapeutic interventions and commonly presenting injuries in sport as well as every day life.

8th January Upper Limb and Shoulder Girdle £200

Taking in the anterior and posterior shoulder structures including the deep ligaments of the shoulder and discussing rotator cuff structure and common injuries.

We will also look at how shoulder and neck structures overlap and the continuity of the posterior shoulder in to the thoracic and cervical spine.

The workshop will also look at the brachial plexus upper and lower arm and wrist and discuss common presentations around these areas.

9th January Spinal cord, spinal column and Peripheral Nervous System £200

Looking at the extrinsic and instrinsic muscles of the back and spine, how some of the more superficial tissues might cross over to become two sided structures and what this might mean for assessment and treatment.

We will address the spinal nerves and discuss common variations in spinal presentations.  Disc bulges and common presenting problems will also be discussed and observed where available.  The upper spinal cord and its reach into the head will be examined.

The SI joint and lower spinal root nerves will be examined and studied and ideas surrounding sacroiliac movement and pain will be considered.

4th April  Exploring soft tissues in a functional, clinical and treatment context in
relation to common injuries £200

This workshop aims to examine the relationship between presenting pain and anatomical evidence.  How much of what we see in clinic can be understood by the anatomy of the soft and connective tissues.  Do presenting pain levels and how the muscular tissues appear match up?

This one day will look at pain within various contexts and examine the anatomy of common soft tissue injuries, their locations and what else could be considered when addressing these areas.

5th April Endothoracic fascia – fascial compartments of the head, neck, shoulder and thorax including the TMJ £200

The complex arrangements of fascia in the thorax and its relationship to the diaphragm, heart and lungs as well as the continuity of the trachea and oesophagus will be examined and discussed.

Suspensory structures around the throat and mouth will be explored and the continuity of the compartments associated with the mouth, TMJ neck and head will be explored.  Movements of the jaw and their relationship to neck and shoulder dysfunction will also be discussed.

15th April Anatomy of lower back pain £200
AM: Spine, spinal cord and CNS
PM: Pelvis, postural support muscles and the pelvic floor

In this busy day we will aim to examine as many areas and ideas surrounding lower back pain as possible.  Whilst most of us will appreciate that lower back pain is rarely solely associated with the lower back, we will aim to construct a narrative that allows for other areas to be considered.

The morning session will discuss and examine the spine and central nervous system, including some elements of the brain.  In the afternoon we will examine the role, if there is one, of the abdomen in back pain and explore some of the ideas surrounding core stability and the pelvic floor.

16th April Common injuries of the upper and lower body £200

We will be asking attendees to bring their ideas in this interactive learning experience.  What is a hamstring strain for example and what might it look like?  Anterior cruciate ligament tears and what actually happens?  Achilles damage, lower back pain, ruptured and bulging discs, rotator cuff injuries and so forth.

Any injury is easier to understand if we can examine the anatomy that surrounds it and this workshop will allow you a wider view of common presentations.

17th April  Erector spinae and sacrum. Is this the core? £200

What is core stability and what does this phrase really mean?  So much of the ideas around it are focussed on abdominal structures that make little sense when considering stability.

The sacrum with gluteal attachments represents a significant area for stabilisation of the body and it could be that a new narrative is required in order to understand fully the role that stability plays in human functional movement.

In this workshop we will consider some of the more traditional ideas around this controversial area and see if we can establish a newer and perhaps truer, ‘core’.

1st May Pelvis and hips, fascia and function £200

So many attachments so little time.  The relationships around the hips and the muscles that attach from the femur to the inside of the pelvis are poorly described and difficult to treat.

Today we will find them and see what they look and feel like, before discussing ideas around function and how the continuity that surrounds them might best be explored clinically and to good effect.

2nd May  Diaphragm (including psoas and QL), thorax and upper back £200

How do the muscular structures of the upper back impact and affect our ability to breath and vice versa.  In this workshop we will be looking at how accessory muscles of respiration through the neck, upper back and thorax, create diaphragmatic space and change the way we breath.

We will cover some theory in relation to oxygen exchange and address certain conditions where muscular activity might be a major element in breath, such as COPD.  We will look at the lungs and the space they occupy in the thorax and the fascia of the diaphragm as well as their tails.  This will also lead us nicely in to stabilisation of the diaphragm via the psoas and QL.