Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function
Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function (ATSF)
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. 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.
In this workshop, you will cover the myofascial lines as described by Tom Myers – Superficial Front and Back, Lateral, Spiral, Deep Front Line, Arm lines and the Functional lines. For each of the lines we will teach you a range of movement assessments and learn the basics of Fascial Release Technique.
By building your BodyReading skills developed in ‘Anatomy Trains’ 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 yourself. You will also learn to see and correct the myofascial patterns of the body.
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.
Once you have completed ATSF, you can continue your journey with the 6 Structural Essentials Courses:
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 three days.
- Introduce the AT lines in static posture and introduces functional movement assessment.
- Understand many of the roles of the fascial tissues in the body
- Introduce Tom Myers’ unique style of BodyReading, letting you clearly see skeletal relationships using the vocabulary of Bend, Tilt, Shift, and Rotate.
- To be able to see and understand the distal influences through the body – how does the shoulder relate to the opposite foot? – and why we need to assess the whole body if we are to make a lasting change
- Learn to accurately palpate fascial areas through feeling different qualities of tissue
- BodyReading areas in detail, making you ready to explore the body through the SE series
- Movement analysis will be utilised to further aid the vision of the fascial layers gliding.
- The roles of ‘expresses’ & ‘locals’
- Explore the concepts of ‘cylinders’ to the BodyReading and use it to look at the trunk in particular
- Develop fascial touch skills
- To relate global and local tensegrity – expresses versus locals – AT lines versus single muscles – and to understand the necessity of balancing locally as well as the overall posture.