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POSTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

BRISTOL
21st & 22nd November 2020
This workshop is suitable for anyone who works in the movement industry or as a manual therapist. It is also a pre-requisite for the Diploma in Applied Anatomy and Integrated Movement.
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DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ANATOMY AND INTEGRATED MOVEMENT

MODULE ONE – SUPPORT & BALANCE
19th & 20th September 2020
MODULE TWO – ADAPTABILITY
10th & 11th October 2020
MODULE THREE – RESILIENCE
14 & 15th November 2020
MODULE FOUR – REACHING OUT
5th & 6th December 2020
MODULE FIVE – FLUIDITY
9th & 10th January 2021
MODULE SIX – INTEGRATION
6th & 7th February 2021
VENUE - CANTERBURY PILATES
The diploma gives you the skills to design individualised programs for your clients - you will learn what to do and when to do it. The programs you design will be based on the deep assessment of your client’s structure and function to improve their everyday movement.
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DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ANATOMY AND INTEGRATED MOVEMENT

This course is designed to take you on a movement journey…

The diploma gives you the skills to design individualised programs for your clients – you will learn what to do and when to do it. The programs you design will be based on the deep assessment of your client’s structure and function to improve their everyday movement.

Through the course you will build a vocabulary of movement variables – positioning, direction, drivers, range and rhythm – that give you the power to create unique and precise programs for your clients.

The diploma gives you the skills to understand movement, not just exercise. Be warned – this is not an exercise prescription class. There will be no protocols and no sequences. You will explore real-world movement based on a sound understanding of anatomy and you will learn exercise ideas that adapt according to the needs of your client.

By using a range of support materials and experiencing first-hand in your own body you will see how anatomy and movement intertwine. The course will teach you how to consciously and expertly use movement variables to achieve fast and effective benefits for yourself and your clients.

You will learn visual and palpatory assessments in combination with movement and release techniques. Your verbal and visual skills will build to empower you to move beyond the constrictions of the mat and exercise equipment and see them as very versatile tools.

By the end of the course your vision will have widened to open up the vast potential of movement applications. There are endless possibilities to exercise and you will have the knowledge to apply appropriate tools to gain any desired effect.

Following the completion of this diploma your exercise options will be limited only by your inspiration and imagination, and your applications will be precise, assured and integrative.

What to Expect during this Course?

A level of commitment will be required to achieve full mastery of the material. The course will require home study and practice but there will be constant support through guided assignments and access to
your private on-line forums. The forum is available 24-hours a day for help and advice from your fellow students and tutors.

You will be supplied with full, detailed notes and supportive video lectures. Many references (journal articles, books, and videos) will be referred to throughout and most of these will be freely available via the internet or posted in your group’s private on-line resource page.

A range of touch and manual techniques will be taught to empower you to new depths of understanding and your clients to new breakthroughs.

A fully supportive open-learning environment will be created for you to feel safe to explore your movement and your teaching of others, along with the use of verbal and manual cuing.

To ensure you achieve the highest standards, a number of case histories can be completed. These will give you the opportunity to practice the taught elements, experience their power and how they may need to adapt for individual variation.

MODULE ONE – SUPPORT & BALANCE

September 19th & 20th 2020

Where are we going and how are we getting there? An overview of the course and exploring ‘what is integration?’

What support resources will you have on this journey? – suggested reading and reference list, journal articles, video library & access to private group forum.

Experience movement sequences that assess and improve the integrity and mobility of the foot – essential qualities for support and balance for the body.

FOOT TO KNEE

  • The tensegral architecture of the foot – the arrangement of the bones
  • The movement possibilities – the interaction between joints, ligaments and myofascia
  • The two methods of support – form and force, bones and muscles
    Creating & maintaining balance – communicating forces through the tissues
  • Understanding the forces – ground reaction force, gravity & momentum
    The importance of force direction – the difference between top-down and bottom up

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define integration
  • Identify the major anatomical landmarks of the foot, ankle and leg
  • Be able to assess for appropriate tissue reaction in top-down and bottom-up movements
  • Recognise various foot types and how they influence movement and other joint positions such as pelvis and knee
  • Choose interventions using movement and tools to enhance function and integration of the foot and leg

MODULE TWO – ADAPTABILITY

October 10th & 11th 2020

PELVIS & HIPS

  • The tensegral architecture of the hip, pelvis and SI complex
  • The movement possibilities – the interaction between joints, ligaments and myofascia
  • The pelvis as a junction of the body – dealing with forces from above and below and how the body adapts to that
  • Positioning to influence the tissues – how to combine movement drivers, vary direction and fine-tune positioning for precision
  • Range and rhythm – we will explore the effect of speed and rhythm on muscle and fascia
  • Separating fact and fiction – what are the truths of movement? Where do we get our beliefs from?
  • How to choose your sources and identify your prejudices

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define adaptability
  • Identify the major anatomical landmarks of the pelvis, hip and sacroiliac complex
  • Assess for appropriate tissue reaction in top-down and bottom-up movements
  • Adjust movement style to best suit different tissue types
  • Recognise various lumbo-pelvic patterns and how they might influence movement and posture
  • Prescribe interventions using movement and tools to enhance function and adaptability of the lumbo-pelvic area

MODULE THREE – RESILIENCE

November 14 & 15th 2020

BREATH, CHEST AND ABDOMEN

  • The tensegral architecture of the torso – the arrangement of the bones
  • The movement possibilities – the interaction between joints, ligaments and myofascia
  • Where do we get our energy from? Does our breathing pattern define us?
  • Resilience versus ‘Anti-Fragility’ – how can we go off-centre and come back stronger
  • Is ‘working from centre’ the best strategy?
  • How can we use variation to increase limits and explore the unexplored?

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define resilience and anti-fragility
  • Identify the major anatomical landmarks of the trunk
  • Assess for appropriate tissue reaction in top-down and bottom-up movements
  • Adjust movement style to best suit different tissue types
  • Recognise various breathing patterns and how they might influence movement
  • Choose interventions using movement and tools to enhance function of the torso

MODULE FOUR – REACHING OUT

December 5th & 6th 2020

THE SHOULDER COMPLEX

  • The tensegral architecture and the arrangement of the bones
  • The movement possibilities – the interaction between joints, ligaments and myofascia
  • Expression and Expansion – the use of the upper girdle in communication

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define reaching out
  • Identify the major anatomical landmarks of the shoulder complex
  • Assess for appropriate tissue reaction in top-down and bottom-up movements
  • Adjust movement style to best suit different tissue types
  • Recognise various upper girdle patterns and how they might influence movement
  • Choose interventions using movement and tools to enhance function of the upper girdle

MODULE FIVE – FLUIDITY

9th & 10th January 2021

THE TENSEGRAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE SPINE

  • The arrangement of the bones
  • The movement possibilities – the interaction between joints, ligaments and myofascia
  • Influencing the spine from each appendage – influencing each appendage from the spine – drivers and direction
  • Understanding joint interactions – limits and possibilities
  • Allowing fluid communication from one appendage to another
  • Exploring the myths of spinal movement – what is ‘safe movement’?

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define fluidity
  • Identify the major anatomical landmarks of the spine
  • Assess for appropriate tissue reaction in top-down and bottom-up movements
  • Alter movement style to focus movement influence on different tissue types
  • Recognise various spinal patterns and how they might influence movement
  • Choose interventions using movement and tools to enhance function of the spine

MODULE SIX – INTEGRATION

6th & 7th February 2021

  • What is integration? What has been your understanding through this process? Who are you as a movement practitioner now?
  • What changes have you noticed in yourself, in your practice, in your interaction with others?
  • How can you maximise the potential for your clients and your practice?
  • What does integrated movement mean to you?
  • How can you apply the principles and the understanding that you have explored during this process?
  • By this stage you will have developed an enquiring mind and a deep intuition for movement

Learning Outcomes – be able to:

  • Define and recognise integration
  • Assess for local and global postural and functional issues
  • Choose appropriate movement interventions in a progressive, captivating and intelligent way increasing creativity
  • Adjust movement style to focus movement influence on different tissue and personality types
  • Critically assess what you see, what you hear and what you read

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