Anatomy Trains

A new way of looking at the human body

Introduction


Over the last 15 years, the Anatomy Trains model has been a major contributor to the growing interest in fascia, the body’s ubiquitous connecting tissue.

Learn how the body uses fascia to minimise its energy output, break the myths of concentric / eccentric / isometric muscle contraction. Come away with a solid appreciation of the wonders of the body grounded in the latest research and biomechanics – not levers and vectors but readily usable whole-body strategies that will enable you to see the true source of problems.

Combine movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, based on 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. You will understand how inefficient mechanics in one spot can lead to overuse problems somewhere quite distant from the original misuse – and then use both movement and manual techniques to make quick, effective and lasting improvements.

Get a clearer picture; get a better appreciation of the beauty of human movement; receive a reliable and research-based approach and start making changes for your clients.

In what order do I follow the Anatomy Trains courses?

The courses of Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function


Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

In a 3-day course, learn about the myofascial tissue and its role in the body, see it in context and how it is interdependent with the other body systems.

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Course concept description: Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function

In this exciting new and more comprehensive format you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems. From there we begin to see 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 can have many knock effects.

What is it?

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. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify for motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from.

Content

This is an exciting and fun workshop delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the four days. Research will be referenced showing the roles of fascia in the body, making this an up to date and highly effective skill-building workshop.

Outcome

Learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body. By gradually building BodyReading skills you will learn to interpret movement and postural patterns. We all want to have a 3-dimensional vision of the body and this workshop is the first step towards establishing those skills for your self.

Anatomy Trains is the perfect introduction to myofascial anatomy for any manual therapist. It is also the first essential step along the path to training in Structural Integration with the Anatomy Trains protocol.

The courses of 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.

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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 fulfil in the body.

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Abdomen, Breath, and Chest

This course focuses on ribcage and its relationship with the pelvis to provide a secure anchoring point for the neck and shoulders and thoracic spine mechanics.

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Tensegrity Spine

This course examines the spine as a tensegrity truss – how the bones float within the myofascial balance.

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Shoulders and Arms

Requiring a complex equation of stabilityversus mobility to balance correctly on the rib cage, the shoulders can easily be used to compensate for thoracic and cervical deviations or be the cause for them.

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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.

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Course concept description: Structural Essentials

Designed with the busy therapist in mind, these workshops can be taken in any order. The unique circular skill-building which is inherent in the system means that you do not have to fit your diary around ours.

Each workshop can stand on its own to give you new understanding of each area and how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues. A range of back-up notes will be given with each along with learning assignments both prior and post-workshop. Where possible the information is backed up with current research and critical thinking is encouraged throughout. This unique package is aimed to build confidence and give you fresh insights into the workings of the body’s myofascial system.

Finally, when you have attended each on the series, you can learn how to put all of the skills together to create a comprehensive and effective system. Based on many new and established approaches we believe the Structural Essentials will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

The courses of Structural Strategies


Structural Strategies

Integrate all of the information you have learned in the previous 7 workshops (Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function, and the Structural Essentials series) to create one powerful package: our unique 3 session series.

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Course concept description: Structural Strategies

Integrate all of the information you have learned in the previous 7 workshops (Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function and the Structural Essentials series) to create one powerful package: our unique 3 session series.

The courses of Tom Myers European Tour



Course concept description: Tom Myers European Tour

Tom Myers, the founder of the Anatomy Trains concept, is coming to Europe for a series of courses. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the man who started it all.

The courses of BodyReading 101/102


BodyReading 101/102

“The art of seeing into someone is an old and intuitive one” states Tom Myers, author of BodyReading: Visual Assessment and the Anatomy Trains.

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Course concept description: BodyReading 101/102

Two Day Master Class BodyReading 101/102

“The art of seeing into someone is an old and intuitive one” states Tom Myers, author of BodyReading: Visual Assessment and the Anatomy Trains. This Master Class offers an effective tool to map soft tissue patterns seen in bends, tilts, shifts, and rotations, and once the assessment is completed, how to create a strategy to shape the change either through manual therapy or movement. Bodyreading is useful for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy—including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists. Bodyreading is also a great tool or for movement professionals – teachers of yoga, pilates, GYROTONIC®, and personal trainers – providing the information needed to deliver effective treatments and programs to create long-lasting, systemic change in clients’ shape and structure

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