Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip with Eli Thompson
Friday, Saturday, November 8, 9: 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday, November 10, 2019: 9 am – 1 pm
$375 AMTA Member| $395 Non-Member by 9/30/19| $445 All registrations after 10/1/19
Fox Valley Technical College Appleton Main Campus
1825 N Bluemound Drive Appleton, Wl 54914
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.
• 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
• Learn to balance the common rotational movements of the knee
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, Body Reading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.
Participant Materials: Massage Table, sheets/towels, Non-oily lotion, Specific Clothing:
During the practical portion of this workshop, participants will be asked to remove articles of clothing.
(The legs, abdomen and most of the back will be exposed for palpation and technique). Therefore, we ask that you dress appropriately for you and your fellow students to feel comfortable in the classroom. Suggestions: briefs/boxers for underwear, full coverage bra, or a 2-piece swim suit work best but form fitting clothing such as running shorts, sports bra, tank top are adequate*.
*No one is compelled to disrobe beyond their comfort level.
PHONE REGISTRATION available: Call Casey Guilfoyle 920-246-3474 for assistance.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Clarion Inn Appleton 3033 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914
Contact Clarion Inn Appleton directly at 920-731-4141 to make reservations by October 5, 2019.
• Please request American Massage Therapy Association - Wisconsin Chapter to receive the group rate.
• All guest room reservations are required to have one guest 21 years of age or older occupying the room.
Eli Thompson He has been a Massage Therapist for almost two decades, graduating from the Muscular Therapy Institute of Cambridge, MA with a strong emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and pathology. He completed his certification in structural integration with Tom Myers at his Anatomy Trains Structural Integration School (ATSI) in 2003.
Eli became a Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains in 2005 and travels throughout the US and South America giving lectures, teaching workshops, and mentoring teacher trainees. While not traveling he offers ATSI Structural Integration and Therapeutic Massage at the Boston Posture Center. He also designed and produces teaching tools known as ‘Tensegri-teach’ models, which show the importance of soft-tissue balance to clients and are sold through Anatomy Trains.
With a background in mechanical engineering, a history of Martial Arts, and a family of five, Eli is effectively able to weave complex scientific theories into the constant movement and humanity of life. He finds satisfaction in conveying to his students “the seamless wonder of our bodies, our minds, and our experience of life itself.”
The Structural Essentials (SE) 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 days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days
Note: It is not required, but strongly recommended taking 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.
REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund, minus $30.00 administrative fee.
No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 72 hours prior to the event.
ADA ASSISTANCE available upon request.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS: Contact Casey Guilfoyle, Education Chair (920)246-3474 email@example.com