Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials Arches and 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 analyse 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.


1. Make a differential analysis of the feet and legs in relation to the rest of the movement chain, and to recognize relationships within the skeleton

2. Conduct an assessment of the foot and leg support of the three (or four) foot arches

3. Learn how the arches work during walking and standing and what their relationship is with regard to the pelvis and the Anatomy Trains lines

4. Learn how to find a balance in the support that the arches have from the long muscles of the calf

5. Teach effective methods to solve rotatory compensations in the foot, the tibial fibula complex and the knee

6. Learn how the knee and hip structures work together to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur

7. 'Reading' the various forms of imbalance that can occur

8. Learning to balance common rotational patterns from the knee

Course planning

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Registration with coffee and tea


01 - 03 September 2023
  • Amsterdam
  • Michael Watson en
  • 23 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    23 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen)
  • €745,00 €695,00 Avail. until 01 Aug 2023
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