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Virginia Hospital Center
703-558-5454

           
 
 
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February 2019

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2/23/2019 - Sat
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol  

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Scar Tissue Management: Principles, Practice, and Protocol

Date: Feb 23, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tuition: $375 until December 31st (increases to $395 on January 1st)
18 Continuing Education Units
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.

March 2019

3/22/2019 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function  
Eli Thompson

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Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

Dates Mar 22 – 24, 2019
Class Times 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
Tuition $450 / $500 after Feb. 22, 2019
Credits Earned 21 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 21 CEs
Cancellation Fee Up to 8 weeks prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; Less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior 50% refund; less than 30 days prior nonrefundable

Contact Becky or Francesca
888-546-3747
info@anatomytrains.com

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 the pre-requisite for the ATSI Professional Certification Training.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and 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.

Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program

Begin your journey with: Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

May 2019

5/17/2019 - Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs

Dates May 17 – 19, 2019
Time 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
Tuition $450 / $500 after April 19, 2019
Credits Earned 21 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 21 CEs
Contact Becky or Francesca
888-546-3747
info@anatomytrains.com


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.

Arches and the Legs – Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.

The Knee and Thigh – A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.

Objectives

How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.
BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
Learn to balance the common rotational movements of the knee

Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

June 2019

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6/3/2019 - Mon
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days)  
Healwell Educators

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Oncology Massage Intensive (6-days)

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

48 Continuing Education Units
Approved for Continuing Education: NCBTMB
Tuition: $900 if paid in full by April 2nd (increases to $1000 on April 3rd)
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.

Cancellation Policy
A $500 deposit is required to hold your space in this class. Included in this deposit is a non-refundable $75 registration fee. The full course tuition is due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class.
For complete details: https://healwell.org/events/76/oncology-massage-intensive-6-days

July 2019

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7/13/2019 - Sat
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Healwell Presents: Considering Fascia in the Mix: A Massage/Manual Therapy Approach  
Cathy Ryan

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Healwell Presents: Considering Fascia in the Mix: A Massage/Manual Therapy Approach

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
14 Continuing Education Units
Tuition: $375 until May 1st (increases to $425 on May 2nd)
Prerequisites: Must be a practicing massage therapist or physical therapist

This course is designed to advance the therapist’s understanding of fascia’s structure and function and pathophysiological consequences associated with commonly addressed clinical presentations (e.g. soft-tissue scars, sprains/strains, tendinopathies, over-use type injuries, low back pain/dysfunction, sliding and force transmission impairments and neurovascular compression syndromes).

The aim of the practical component is to assist the therapist with; broadening their skill set (assess for fascial dysfunction, manually engage fascia and provide safe, non-invasive treatment), improving delivery of care and achieving better patient outcomes.
The course material includes emerging research and concepts from the International Fascia Research Congress’ and evidence informed clinical considerations applicable to massage/manual therapists.

To expand the therapist’s ‘global’ thinking and treatment skills, an introduction to the functional lines (e.g. myokinetic chains or myofascial meridians) will also be included.

The material and hands-on are delivered in a comprehensive, yet user-friendly manner, infused with humor and loaded with easy to integrate, practical skills and knowledge!

Cancellation Policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Included in the course tuition is a non-refundable $75 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 $75 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 $75 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.

7/19/2019 - Fri
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip

Dates Jul 19 – 21, 2019
Times 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday/9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Tuition $400 / $450 after June 14, 2019
Credits Earned 18 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 18 CEs
Contact Becky or Francesca
888-546-3747
info@anatomytrains.com


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.

Fans of the Hip

The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs and into the one spine and therefore has a hugely complex role to fulfill in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as ‘the joint that determines symmetry’ and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis – the keystone of human architecture – by organizing the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.

Highlights include:

Seeing how the soft tissue is arranged in an easy to understand pattern
Using these fans to balance pelvic tilts and torsions
Learning how to work accurately, effectively and sensitively with the adductors around the ischial ramus and deep lateral rotators, leading to the pelvic floor
The psoas complex and the many variations on ideas of how it does (or does not)
affect pelvic, low back and hip patterns

It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

Cancellation Fee Up to 8 weeks prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; Less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior 50% refund; less than 30 days prior nonrefundable

November 2019

11/16/2019 - Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms  
Eli Thompson

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Structural Essentials: Shoulders and Arms

Dates Nov 16 – 17, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm both days
Tuition $350 / $400 after October 16, 2019
Credits Earned 14 CEs NCBTMB; VPTA 14 CEs
Contact Becky or Francesca
888-546-3747
info@anatomytrains.com

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.

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

Note: It is strongly recommended to take the Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function course before taking the SE courses. Familiarity with the Anatomy Trains lines and concepts is key to getting the most from the program.

Cancellation Fee Up to 8 weeks prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; Less than 8 weeks and up to 4 weeks prior 50% refund; less than 30 days prior nonrefundable
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