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February 2018

2/22/2018 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE Lecture: Postural Restoration Institute approach to Physical Therapy - with Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, MA, PRC  
Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, MA, PRC

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FREE Lecture: Postural Restoration Institute approach to Physical Therapy - with Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, MA, PRC

Learn more about how the proper respiration and breathing techniques can help you!
Join Karen Taylor Soiles, PT, MA, PRC for this FREE Lecture
Thursday, Feb 22
7pm
As she teaches you the benefits of postural respiration when experiencing and treating conditions such as, shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome and shoulder dysfunction.

2/24/2018 - Sat
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kombucha: LOVE Your Guts - Rachel Abbett  
Rachel Abbett

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Kombucha: LOVE Your Guts - Rachel Abbett

Kombucha is a fermented tea rich in immunity-boosting probiotics, energizing B vitamins, liver detoxifying enzymes and joint-friendly glucosamine. Learn to make this fizzy beverage with nutrition consultant Rachel Abbett. She will go step-by-step through the process so you can learn the do's and don'ts of the SCOBY and have an engaging discussion about gut health.

Rachel will finish the workshop with an all-ages alternative to wine tasting, sampling 6 different flavor infusions compliments of local artisan Element Shrub. You will leave with a mason jar full of freshly brewed kombucha and a culture to take home, and the knowledge to get brewing in your own kitchen.

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2/26/2018 - Mon
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Happy Back Feldenkrais cont.- with Yulia Kriskovets Class begins on Monday 2/26  
Yulia Kriskovets

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Happy Back Feldenkrais cont.- with Yulia Kriskovets Class begins on Monday 2/26

Is your resolution for the New Year - to get rid of the back pain and discomfort? You want to move better and feel more vitality? Answer: Feldenkrais® lessons.

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 benefits include less pain, more flexibility and strength and better overall well being. 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.

Dates as follows:
Monday, February 26 - class begins on Monday, February 26th
Monday, March 5
Monday, March 12
Monday, March 19
Time: 10:30am
Fee: $55/4-week series. (NO drop-ins)

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
Massage Therapy and Pathology: Common and Contagious Skin Disorders  
Ruth Werner

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Massage Therapy and Pathology: Common and Contagious Skin Disorders

Massage Therapy and Pathology: Common and Contagious Skin Disorders

Massage therapists work so closely with the skin that it is vital to be well-informed about common and contagious skin problems. This class covers the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage for the following: herpes simplex, fungal infections (ringworm), staph infections, psoriasis, dermatitis/eczema, and skin cancer.

Participants in Massage Therapy and Pathology: Common and Contagious Skin Disorders will be able to…

Identify and describe the definition, demographics, etiology, signs and symptoms and common treatment options for each of the conditions under discussion

Discern the variables that inform clinical decision-making for massage therapy for each of the conditions under discussion

Describe risks and benefits of massage therapy for each of the conditions under description

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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The Ethics of Client Communication: Talking to Clients About Their Health

How many times have you been working with a client and noticed in the middle of the session something that made you wonder about his or her health? How many times have you felt uncomfortable discussing it?

This class addresses the delicate art of communicating professionally and with open hearts when we have concerns about our clients’ well being. Key topics include…

Medications that may influence bodywork choices;

Visual or palpatory signs that are red flags;

Maintaining boundaries for client safety (how to say “no” when your client says “yes”)

Basic principles of active listening will be reviewed and employed as students break into small groups to role-play a variety of difficult client-therapist conversations, all based on real-life situations provided by past participants. Attendees will develop the skills to make responsible, professional, client-centered choices with their work—even in situations where some approaches to massage are impractical.

3/22/2018 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE Lecture: Longevity Thermography -Safer, Healthier Breasts - with Tammy Leiner and Dominique Murray  
Dominique Murray

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FREE Lecture: Longevity Thermography -Safer, Healthier Breasts - with Tammy Leiner and Dominique Murray

What it does: Thermography takes thermal images (camera pictures) of the breast and other regions of interest (head, abdomen, arms, legs, feet) to aid in the detection of circulation, inflammation, pain, vascularity and functional patterns such as thyroid or immune.

How it works: State-of-the-art thermography screenings use ultra-sensitive infrared cameras and sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce high-resolution diagnostic images of these temperature and vascular patterns.

• Thermography is for: men, women, healthy, sick, young, old, holistic minded, stubborn, preventive and skeptical
• Help in Early Detection
• Learn more about this non-invasive technique

Early detection of inflammatory processes can be a powerful tool with prevention.

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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

Fri start time 1pm-5pm

3/31/2018 - Sat
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Integrating Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment  
Dr. Ben Benjamin, PhD

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Integrating Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment

Join Dr. Ben Benjamin for his new, hands-on workshop which now includes assessment and friction therapy treatment. At each full-day training, you will learn several dozen assessment tests, as well as cross-fiber friction, and myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the neck, shoulder, low-back and knee.

This new workshop presents elements from the Advanced Technique "Neck and Back" and "Shoulder and Knee" workshops in context with the principles of Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment. While some of you may have taken these workshops before, the purpose of this new workshop is to give you a comprehensive view of working with these injuries from the initial assessment to treatment.

You will also understand the anatomy of these structures as never before through physically locating and palpating each muscle, tendon, and ligament targeted with these techniques. Most of these injury-related techniques were developed from actual cases from Dr. Ben Benjamin's clinical practice.

April 2018

4/7/2018 - Sat
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eat Like A Nutritionist - with Rachel Abbett  
Rachel Abbett

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Eat Like A Nutritionist - with Rachel Abbett

Saturday, April 7
11am - 1pm

Learn how to shop, cook and eat like a nutritionist! Start off summer on the right foot by joining Rachel from Luminous and Grounded for a presentation on eating the way nutrition experts eat. There's so much conficting information out there. This is your opportunity to make sense of what's in the media and ask questions. We'll talk about using food as medicine and send everyone home with aspirations to be a nutritarian.

May 2018

5/5/2018 - Sat
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roll Away Your Neck and Shoulder Pain. Yamuna Body Rolling with Michele Masset  
Michele Masset PT, L Ac, ST , CIMT, YBR I, GXS I

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Roll Away Your Neck and Shoulder Pain. Yamuna Body Rolling with Michele Masset

Saturday, May 5
10:00a-12:00p and 1:00p-3:00p (4 hours total)
$100 (balls not included, pearl ball $20 purchase at the class)

Offset your daily computer stress -- Reduce your neck, shoulders tension & pain
Prevent shoulder and neck injuries -- Improve your posture

• Neck Pain
• Shoulder Dysfunction
• Rotator Cuff Problems
• Thoracic kyphosis
• Bad Posture
• Neck or Shoulder Stiffness
• Osteoarthritis
• Thoracic outlet syndrome

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.

5/12/2018 - Sat
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kombucha Brewing Workshop - with Rachel Abbett  
Rachel Abbett, Nitrition and Lifestyle Coach

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Kombucha Brewing Workshop - with Rachel Abbett

Saturday, May 12
11:00a-1:00p
$20

Kombucha is a fermented tea rich in immunity-boosting probiotics, energizing B vitamins, liver detoxifying enzymes and joint-friendly glucosamine. Learn to make this fizzy beverage with nutrition consultant Rachel Abbett. She will go step-by-step through the process so you can learn the do's and don'ts of the SCOBY and have an engaging discussion about gut health.

Rachel will finish the workshop with an all-ages alternative to wine tasting, sampling 6 different flavor infusions compliments of local artisan Element Shrub. You will leave with a mason jar full of freshly brewed kombucha and a culture to take home, and the knowledge to get brewing in your own kitchen. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

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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

Local Hotel Reservations for The Holiday Inn:
MAKING RESERVATIONS

A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting Feb 13, 2018 at this web address:

Booking Website:
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49599501

June 2018

6/14/2018 - Thu
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Lecture - BEMER Therapy - with Rajika Mahan  
Rajika Mahan

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FREE Lecture - BEMER Therapy - with Rajika Mahan

Thrive with good energy!
Free health talk on BEMER therapy.

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Learn about this cutting-edge technology from Germany that enhances blood flow and oxygen delivery to the cells in just 8 minute sessions. Recharge and regenerate while you sleep at night with the patented Sleep Program.

BEMER enhances: general blood flow, cardiac function, physical fitness, endurance, strength, energy, concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction, relaxation, sleep, and the body’s nutrient and oxygen supply and waste disposal.
Scientifically proven :: FDA registered :: NASA co-operation

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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

October 2018

10/6/2018 - Sat
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley  
Louise Kelley

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Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 Day course
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuition: 495 (until September 8th); $595 thereafter
CEs: 15 NCBTMB; VPTA 15 CEs

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the postural influences of: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature, and a positionally restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to assess and restore polyarticular muscular chain function of the thorax. Treatment interventions including manual and non-manual techniques to restore reciprocal and alternating respiratory and rotational function of the thorax will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and intervention strategies when treating diagnoses such as shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder dysfunction.

Education Level: Advanced
​Student Faculty Ratio 16:1

Course Registration:

*Recognize structural influences and breathing patterns of faulty postures.
*Design a postural isolation and inhibition program that includes the integration of appropriate dynamics of respiration to reduce occupational, leisure, and sleep breathing dysfunction.
*Release restrictive polyarticular chains and torsional patterns of the trunk through specific manual and non-manual orientation of ventilatory muscle.
*Restore thoracic scapular force couples, rib alignment, and abdominal-diaphragm muscle integration for appropriate motor and sensory perceptual skill development of the upper extremities.

A Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours is awarded to attendees upon the successful completion of this course. Before attending a course, please verify CEU acceptance with your profession’s regulating body.

Participation is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

10/7/2018 - Sun
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley  
Louise Kelley

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Postural Restoration Institute: Postural Respiration - Louise Kelley

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 Day course
Time: 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuition: 495 (until September 8th); $595 thereafter
CEs: 15 NCBTMB; VPTA 15 CEs

This advanced lecture and lab course is structured so that clinicians will gain an appreciation for the postural influences of: rib torsion, asymmetrical oblique strength, inconsistent breathing patterns, habitual use of accessory respiratory musculature, and a positionally restricted diaphragm. The focus of this course will be to assess and restore polyarticular muscular chain function of the thorax. Treatment interventions including manual and non-manual techniques to restore reciprocal and alternating respiratory and rotational function of the thorax will be covered. Participants will be able to immediately apply PRI clinical assessment and intervention strategies when treating diagnoses such as shortness of breath, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder dysfunction.

Education Level: Advanced
​Student Faculty Ratio 16:1

Course Registration:

*Recognize structural influences and breathing patterns of faulty postures.
*Design a postural isolation and inhibition program that includes the integration of appropriate dynamics of respiration to reduce occupational, leisure, and sleep breathing dysfunction.
*Release restrictive polyarticular chains and torsional patterns of the trunk through specific manual and non-manual orientation of ventilatory muscle.
*Restore thoracic scapular force couples, rib alignment, and abdominal-diaphragm muscle integration for appropriate motor and sensory perceptual skill development of the upper extremities.

A Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours is awarded to attendees upon the successful completion of this course. Before attending a course, please verify CEU acceptance with your profession’s regulating body.

Participation is limited to ensure a low faculty to student ratio. Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

Please register early. Courses will be canceled or rescheduled if fewer than 15 participants have registered by the early registration deadline of four weeks prior to the scheduled course date.

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
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