Structural Essentials

Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath

18 – 20 June 2018

This course is intended for manual therapists and advanced movement/fitness therapists.


Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath Overview

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Pre-requisite: Must have completed the Anatomy Trains for Structure and Function course.

 

Abdomen, Chest & Breath

The breath is an essential food for life and its passage in and out of the body can be compromised by structural issues in the trunk. The trunk must also act to support the shoulders as well as the neck and head. Its position and relationship with the pelvis can therefore be vital for correct mechanics of the upper limbs and head, neck and jaw.

This course focuses on ribcage and thoracic spine mechanics, and includes:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the breath
  • Various therapeutic views of the ‘normal’ breath
  • Techniques for abdominal fasciae, ribs, vertebral rib joints, and mediastinal visceral tissues, scalenes, and lumbar muscles
  • Techniques for facilitation of the ‘breath wave’ into the front, back, and sides, as well as into each ‘quadrant’ of the rib cage

The Structural Essentials (SE) workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

  1. Arches and the Legs – 3 days
  2. Fans of the Hip – 3 days
  3. Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 3 days
  4. Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
  5. Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
  6. Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Note: Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

About Michael Watson

Michael Watson’s journey of self-discovery has led him around the world, teaching and sharing his passion for anatomy and alternative modalities of exercise and therapy. Beyond yoga, Pilates and Anatomy Trains teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats and clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level of training and continues to develop ideas that bring an integrated approach to health, movement and wellness. As a certified teacher of Yoga, Pilates, functional anatomy and with a degree in Sports science, Michael brings an in depth awareness to his clients based on a strong understanding of anatomy, the body and its function. A proud father of 3 home birthed children, Michael is also a natural birth advocate and works progressively in his home base of Bermuda alongside his wife in bringing awareness to birth and reforming birth options for women.

Course Details


Date:

18 – 20 Jun 2018
Mon – Wed
9am – 5pm daily

Fees:

S$1,080 early registration

S$1,200 after 14 May 2018

Fees are due upon registration.

Venue:

Orchard Parade Hotel
1 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247905


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Educator:

Micheal Watson

 

Contact:

Karine Weyland

karine@corefitness.com.sg