Course Title: BodyReading 101 & 102
Course Location: 5401 Western Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301
Course Date(s): October 21-22, 2023
Course Time: 9am - 5pm
Course Instructor(s): Tom Myers
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $550 / $650 after October 10th
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: email@example.com
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 14.5 Ces Category I
Course Description: Take your postural assessment skills to the next level!Come one, come all! This skill-building workshop is for Movement Professionals and Manual Therapists – trainers, massage therapists, rehabilitation specialists and yoga / Pilates teachers.Can you see what the skeleton is doing inside the standing or moving body? This workshop builds your skills in seeing and palpating skeletal relationships – the key to effective whole-body training and treatment strategies.Each person is a complex set of interactions based on their history, injury, training, feelings, and attitude. Learning to see these relationships accurately is essential in unwinding postural patterns that are causing pain, dysfunction and inhibiting optimal movement.Practice seeing specific tilts, rotations, and shifts that get hooked into our unconscious patterns and rob us of energy every day. These skills can be immediately applied to your clients tomorrow.Once you know the skeletal pattern, we review the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians, long chains of myofascial force transmission responsible for holding the skeletal patterns in place.The real problem is often quite far away from the site of pain or skeletal imbalance. Learn to see inside the body for more efficient and long-lasting treatments.This workshop includes:How myofascia, joints, and nerves co-create lasting postural patternsTreatment differentiation for areas of concentric and eccentric tensionBasic functional assessments to see what moves and what does notEasy charting of your findingsTom Myers’ Anatomy Trains workshops are fast-moving and engaging, designed for working professionals with no time to waste. Bring your sense of humour and a notebook.“The art of seeing into someone is an old and intuitive one” states Tom Myers, author of BodyReading: Visual Assessment and the Anatomy Trains. This Master Class offers an effective tool to map soft tissue patterns seen in bends, tilts, shifts, and rotations, and once the assessment is completed, how to create a strategy to shape the change either through manual therapy or movement. Bodyreading is useful for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists. Bodyreading is also a great tool or for movement professionals – teachers of yoga, pilates, GYROTONIC®, and personal trainers – providing the information needed to deliver effective treatments and programs to create long-lasting, systemic change in clients’ shape and structure.
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.