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Serving the Washington DC metro area
in Arlington, Virginia since 1990.

Randolph Towers
703-522-7637
Virginia Hospital Center
703-558-5454

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December 2017

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12/14/2017 - Thu
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes - with Yulia Kriskovets  
Yulia Kriskovets

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes - with Yulia Kriskovets

Feldenkrais series at the Teal Center, 4 weeks,
Thursdays, November 30 - December 21, 2017
10:30-11:30 am
Cost: $55/series of 4 classes per person (no drop ins available)

Want better posture, clarity and sleep? Tired of chronic pain and brain fog? Answer: Feldenkrais lessons. You can rewire your nervous system by doing gentle movements to feel better every day.

In this series of 4 Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes, you’ll be discovering current habits that are contributing to your discomfort and building new movement habits to eliminate the cause of the problem. The class outcomes include increases in flexibility, strength, pain relief, new skills and newly-found vitality. The classes are done in lying and sitting on the floor, mats are provided. The class is taught by Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Yulia Kriskovets.

12/15/2017 - Fri
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ugly Sweater Craft Party by P.S.~KARMA  

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Ugly Sweater Craft Party by P.S.~KARMA

Description

Come join us for a fun night of creating Ugly Sweaters. Not only will this be a fun social event, but a family affair as well. We will serve light refreshment, wines, and kid friendly beverages while we decorate our sweaters. We will provide options to use glue guns and hand stitching to add materials of your choice onto your sweater. Come join us for some relaxing Holiday fun!!!!

Pricing: We have a few pricing options for this event.

Bring your own sweater: (Early Bird Pricing)- $25.00 (Until 12/5)

Bring your own sweater: $30.00

Sweater Included: (Early Bird Pricing) - $35.00 (Until 12/5)

Sweater Included: $40.00

Parking:

Metered parking is free around the building. There is also free parking in the parking lot behind the building. To access this parking lot, you will need to visit the concierge desk and ask them for a token to to enter the parking lot. Entrance is from N. Quincy Street, but the concierge will give you more specific instructions to enter the parking lot. Space is not guaranteed in this parking lot.

Sweater Included tickets:

Expect to receive an email shortly after you purchase your tickets asking your sweater size. We cannot gaurantee that the sweater will fit accordingly, but we can guarantee to purchase the size that you tell us to purchase. If we find that the sweater runs small, we will email you for permission to purchase the next size up. We also cannot gaurantee the color. The sweaters will be holiday colors, but we can't guarantee that you will receive a green one, or a red one.

Family Pricing:

Family pricing will vary based on the number of members and ages of family members. Please email Charity Rankins @ pskarmagifts@gmail.com for family pricing. Please remember to include the number of family members and ages of family members. Or select the family pricing ticket and please include a valid email. We will email to get the number of family members and ages, and invoice you the quoted price.

January 2018

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1/5/2018 - Fri
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
"The Assessment and Treatment of Low Back Pain" - with Dr. Ben Benjamin 2.5 day class  
Dr. Ben Benjamin

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"The Assessment and Treatment of Low Back Pain" - with Dr. Ben Benjamin 2.5 day class

Anatomy, Assessment, Theory & Integration, Kinesthetic Learning and Technique

In this workshop you will develop strong assessment skills as well as therapeutic techniques that address the most commonly injured structures in the low back area. You will learn how to differentiate muscle and ligament injuries from the more serious disk injuries. Palpation skills and hands-on treatment techniques are taught and fine tuned. You are given ample time and frequent opportunities in the workshop to acquire these new skills.

There are six major components to the training:

Anatomy: Participants view, draw and palpate the relevant musculoskeletal structures.

Assessment: Participants practice detailed history taking, palpation of injured structures and over 25 specific musculoskeletal assessment tests for the low back.

Theory: This portion presents, in depth, how to use the history, positive assessment test findings and results of palpation to determine which structures are injured. The possible causes of injury are discussed as well as effective treatments.

Integration: After learning the theoretical basis and assessment procedures, the participants integrate this information through hands-on learning games and mock clinics practiced under supervision.

Technique: Detailed treatment techniques to eliminate unwanted adhesive scar tissue are taught, practiced and reviewed several times during the training.

Clinic: On the third day of the training participants practice their skills by taking part in an injury assessment clinic, free and open to the public, under Dr. Benjamin's supervision.

For further information, contact The Benjamin Institute for Advanced Studies at (866) 331-7246.

February 2018

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2/10/2018 - Sat
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol with Nancy Keeney Smith & Cathy Ryan  
Nancy Keeney Smith and Cathy Ryan

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Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol with Nancy Keeney Smith & Cathy Ryan

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Sunday, February 11, 2018
08:30 AM - 06:30 PM
18 Continuing Education Units
Tuition: $350 until January 10th (increases to $375 on January 11th)
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist

This highly practical course is aimed at assisting health care professionals with the development of their clinical expertise – enabling them to work safely and effectively with patients with problematic scars of varying etiology and through the various stages of accidental or surgical trauma recovery.

The material covers the science of wound healing and scar formation (normal and abnormal), pathophysiological scar etiology and considerations for bodywork during the various stages of healing and mature scar formation. Trauma sensitive considerations and communication strategies and are also covered. The course includes instructor demos and participant exchange (assessment and treatment) – including methods/tools for evaluating and tracking treatment outcomes.

The overarching learning outcome is to assist the professional with improving their critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and scar treatment skills to achieve consistently safe and effective clinical outcomes.

Students will be encouraged to share their scar tissue experiences, interact with other therapists in group discussions and will have the opportunity to record demos from instructors to have for their own reference.

March 2018

3/3/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Massage Therapist's Introduction to Pharmacology  
Ruth Werner

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A Massage Therapist's Introduction to Pharmacology

A Massage Therapist’s Introduction to Pharmacology

It’s safe to say that every practicing massage therapist probably has some clients who take medication to manage their health, but the interaction between bodywork and pharmaceuticals is a very under-studied field. This class will introduce key concepts about how prescription and non-prescription drugs work to change function. These concepts will then be extended to include how massage and bodywork modalities may further influence this process.


Participants who complete this class will be able to:

Identify the pattern for drug nomenclature
Describe the mechanisms for drug delivery systems in the body
Explain the mechanisms of action for several common medications that are influenced by massage
Describe common drug adverse and side effects, and how to accommodate for them when possible
Predict the effects and massage implications for drugs that target inflammation, pain, heart disease, and diabetes
Evaluate the best choices for bodywork for clients who take these medications to treat the conditions under discussion.

3/3/2018 - Sat
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Common and Contagious Skin Conditions  
Ruth Werner

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A Massage Therapist's Introduction to Pharmacology

A Massage Therapist’s Introduction to Pharmacology

It’s safe to say that every practicing massage therapist probably has some clients who take medication to manage their health, but the interaction between bodywork and pharmaceuticals is a very under-studied field. This class will introduce key concepts about how prescription and non-prescription drugs work to change function. These concepts will then be extended to include how massage and bodywork modalities may further influence this process.


Participants who complete this class will be able to:

Identify the pattern for drug nomenclature
Describe the mechanisms for drug delivery systems in the body
Explain the mechanisms of action for several common medications that are influenced by massage
Describe common drug adverse and side effects, and how to accommodate for them when possible
Predict the effects and massage implications for drugs that target inflammation, pain, heart disease, and diabetes
Evaluate the best choices for bodywork for clients who take these medications to treat the conditions under discussion.

3/4/2018 - Sun
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Ethics of Client Communication: Talking to Clients About Their Health  
Ruth Werner

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A Massage Therapist's Introduction to Pharmacology

A Massage Therapist’s Introduction to Pharmacology

It’s safe to say that every practicing massage therapist probably has some clients who take medication to manage their health, but the interaction between bodywork and pharmaceuticals is a very under-studied field. This class will introduce key concepts about how prescription and non-prescription drugs work to change function. These concepts will then be extended to include how massage and bodywork modalities may further influence this process.


Participants who complete this class will be able to:

Identify the pattern for drug nomenclature
Describe the mechanisms for drug delivery systems in the body
Explain the mechanisms of action for several common medications that are influenced by massage
Describe common drug adverse and side effects, and how to accommodate for them when possible
Predict the effects and massage implications for drugs that target inflammation, pain, heart disease, and diabetes
Evaluate the best choices for bodywork for clients who take these medications to treat the conditions under discussion.

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3/23/2018 - Fri
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest and Breath  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest and Breath

Date: March 23 – 25, 2018
Time: Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm // Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: Earlybird $395 (until February 23rd) / $445 thereafter
CEs NCBTMB 18; VPTA Pending
$100 non-refundable deposit

Prerequisite:Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop

he 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 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.

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 rib-cage 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

May 2018

5/6/2018 - Sun
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir Writing That Matters ~ Exploring Your Spiritual Self  

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Memoir Writing That Matters ~ Exploring Your Spiritual Self

Date: Saturday, May 6th 2pm
Location: The Teal Center, Randolph Towers, Arlington Virginia
Workshop Leader: L. Peat O’Neil
Participant Fee: $60 General Admission $45 Students/Elders USE COUPON Write100 to receive $15 discount.

Workshop Description:
Explore the spiritual side of your inner life in a light-hearted writing workshop led by published memoirist and essayist L. Peat O’Neil. Guided writing exercises give participants time to uncover hidden aspects of the self and to identify the personal stepping-stones of their life’s path. The workshop focuses on writing about individual perspectives and experiences. We’ll also use brief literary and philosophical quotations to inspire personal reflection.

Passages written during the workshop may later be shaped into essays suitable for publication, however the primary purpose of the writing workshop is to explore and reflect on one’s own spiritual self. The workshop may assist participants who are working on a book-length memoir or autobiography.

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5/19/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Tensegrity Spine

Date: May 19 – 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early bird $345 (until April 20) // $395 thereafter
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
$100 non-refundable deposit
PreRequisite: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop


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.

Tensegrity Spine

This course examines the spine as a tensegrity truss – how the bones float within the myofascial balance. Assessment and techniques for freeing and balancing the spine address:

Anterior and posterior curvatures – lordosis and kyphosis
Side bends
Rotations (and counter-rotations)
Guy-wires on both the front and the back of the spine, and
Balancing trunk spinal work into the cervical spine and sacrum

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

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

June 2018

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6/18/2018 - Mon
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days) - Lauren Cates  
Lauren Cates

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Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days) - Lauren Cates

Date: Monday, June 18 - Saturday, June 23
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuition: $900 until April 18th (increases to $1000 on April 19th)
CEs: 48 Approved for Continuing Education: NCBTMB
Prerequisites: Graduates of a 500+ hour professional massage therapy training program

This 6-day Oncology Massage course is an opportunity to learn not only the basics of oncology massage, but also some of the more specific details that will get you started if your path is leading you in the direction of working with clients affected by cancer.

It includes three supervised, hands-on clinics with actual clients (one specifically addressing scar tissue and two full-body, client-centered sessions). Students will develop a working knowledge of the disease process of cancer as it relates to massage therapy as well as the ability to speak intelligently with colleagues, other medical professionals and clients about the benefits and safety of oncology massage. The course includes daily opportunities to practice hands-on protocols and techniques which can be put into practice immediately. Six days also affords the opportunity to address the topics of building an oncology massage practice and/or hospital program, including how to talk to doctors, how to approach medical offices and infusion centers and how to network within existing programs. In addition to technical skills, students will learn about themselves and their beliefs and assumptions about disease, wellness and death and dying. It might be the most fun you’ve ever had learning about cancer.
Required Reading

Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer, by Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT
Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, by Tracy Walton

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in this class. Your deposit will not be refunded should you cancel out of your selected workshop dates. Only in the event of proper documentation of medical emergency, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel your entire tuition (including the registration fee) may be allowed to be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration will be allowed one time only at the discretion of the instructor.

If you have other circumstances besides those listed above, you may roll your tuition over to another course offered at a later date by giving at least 30 days’ notice and paying a $75 fee per class that you wish to roll over. Any notice less than 30 days is not eligible for rollover – unless the situation can be documented as mentioned above.

Healwell will refund all money for any course we must cancel for reasons such as low enrollment, etc. We reserve the right to cancel class 4 weeks prior to the event should there not be enough interest and minimums not met. Minimums vary depending on location and host site.

If registration is low enough that we must cancel class, students will be notified 4 weeks prior to the scheduled dates. At such time, students may choose:
A) a 100% refund.
B) roll your deposit over to the next listed class with no penalty

July 2018

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7/13/2018 - Fri
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick  
Jamie Elswick

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Healwell Presents: Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client with Jamie Elswick

Date: Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15
Time: 8:30 - 5:30
Tuition: $475 until June 14th (increases to $500 on June 15th)
CEs: 24 Continuing Education Units
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist with at least 24 hours of Oncology Massage training.

Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, and shoulder dysfunction. This course focuses on the basic understanding of the effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. Techniques will include work from The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage™ used to address both the treated and compensatory areas of soft tissue.

Understanding the function of the lymphatic system is essential so there will be a thorough discussion of the lymphatic anatomy and basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the scar region will be taught. All techniques are of a gentle nature to be respectful of the potential traumas held within the treated tissues, a compromised lymphatic system, post-surgical complications and the residual effects of radiation therapy. This course will include lecture, hands-on, and supervised sessions with clients.

Learning outcomes for this 24-hour NCBTMB Approved course include:

Understanding physiology and pathology of scar tissue from surgery and radiation and the effects on skin, fascia, muscle and lymphatic structures.
Recognizing emotional content held in tissues
Identifying benefits as well as contraindications for scar mobilization
Assessment skills
Discussing the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system
Applying basic lymphatic stimulation techniques to the torso
Application of scar tissue mobilization to treated areas
Application of corrective massage techniques to treated and compensatory soft tissue areas

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Included in the course tuition is a non-refundable $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course 30 days prior to the course start date you will be refunded your full tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 30 days (but more than one week) prior to the course start date you will be refunded 50% of your tuition less the $50 registration fee. If you cancel or withdraw from a course fewer than 7 days prior to the course start date your tuition will be non-refundable.

In the event of proper documentation of medical emergency, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel your entire tuition (including the registration fee) may be allowed to be rolled over to a workshop at a later date. This special consideration will be allowed one time only at the discretion of the instructor.

If fewer than 10 students are enrolled in a course 30 days before the course start date, Healwell may cancel the class. If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment your tuition (including the registration fee) will be refunded in full.

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7/27/2018 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function (ATSF) - with Eli Thompson  
Eli Thompson

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Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function (ATSF) - with Eli Thompson

Date: July 27 – 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: EarlyBird $450 (until June 29th) $500 thereafter
CEs: 21 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 21 CEs
$100 non-refundable deposit

One short course. . . long-lasting results for you!

A revolutionary map with practical results! Transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess postural and movement patterns, and to create lasting fascial change with your hands. In this new and expanded 21-hour workshop format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many knock-on effects elsewhere.

This workshop will show you how that happens, how to trace the lines of strain and, most importantly, how you can develop strategies to deal with them.

This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis, blending together the concepts of tensegrity with elastic recoil for movement efficiency.

Get the latest information on fascia, muscle, and movement 

Be able to identify the 12 myofascial meridians and their link to human growth, development, perception and consciousness 

Accurately “BodyRead” posture and movement; assess your clients in a new way
Gain effective myofascial and movement strategies
Develop treatment strategies specific to your clients’ 
structural and functional patterns 


Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function courses give you new techniques to transform structure by reaching deeper issues in the tissues.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for taking the Structural Essentials Series (see below). It is also the pre-requisite for the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration Professional Certification Training.

Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function / Structural Essentials Program

Functional, Fascial and Structural approaches in one program
Understand how the body really moves,
Break the myths of anatomy and physiology
And learn to make the appropriate changes to maximize efficiency.

Begin your journey with: Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

Continue your journey with:

The Structural Essentials Series. These regional intensives combine global postural assessment with movement and manual techniques for efficient and long-lasting results. Each of the 6 Structural Essentials classes is based on consistent functional movement concepts, applied to everyday movement and our new understanding of myofascial efficiency and whole body response. Important research findings are integrated into the presentations, along with cutting-edge applications that can be used for clients on your next day in clinic.

September 2018

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9/15/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms

Date: September 15 – 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuition: EarlyBird $345 (until August 17th) / $395 thereafter
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
$100 non-refundable deposit

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 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.

PreRequisite: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop

Shoulders and Arms

In this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way.

These include:

Releases for each joint of the shoulder
Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
Elbow and upper arm muscle releases
Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases
Wrist and hand work

November 2018

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11/17/2018 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Head, Neck, and Jaw

Date: November 17 – 18, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Tuition: Early Bird $345 (until October 19th) / $395 thereafter
CEs: 14 NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs

$100 non-refundable deposit

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 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.

PreRequisite: Must have attended the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function Workshop

Head, Neck and Jaw

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

Highlights include:

The sub-occipital muscles
The laminar groove & deep cervical muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes & longus colli muscles
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate & facial muscles

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

Arches and the Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 ½ days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 ½ days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days
Days:
Time: