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indexBelow is a list of my Workshops. Check this page regularly for dates, venues and updates. I also offer a mobile service, delivering workshops at your place of work (school/college, clinic, gym, office etc). My workshops are fully recognised and supported by:

 

 

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Part 1. MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (ID: MFRW1)

Part of our “Search for Excellence” Programme.

MFR   1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

(Participants must demonstrate underpinning knowledge of Massage & Kinesiology/Anatomy)

Discover Fascial Anatomy and how to apply basic Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques.

Summary

Myofascial release techniques are rapidly gaining  in popularity because they are, for the most part,  gentle and can quickly show amazing results even when applied by the novice. My workshop aims to provide you with a broad introduction to the myofascial approaches to treatment, widely used in the USA,  Australia and parts of Europe today.

There is a strong emphasis on practical ‘hands-on-work’, combined with a series of short lectures and discussion.

The primary aim of the workshop is to develop the participant’s sense of touch and specifically how subjective “feel” of the connective tissues can change with the application of gentle pressure over time.

This palpatory skill will then be set in the context of the ‘clinical setting and you will also learn the current thinking regarding soft tissue diagnostics, as well as how and when to apply the various techniques.

Objectives

On completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1.  Discuss the general anatomy, physiology, mechanical pathology and biomechanics of the fascial system.
  2.  Perform basic postural and palpable assessment’s
  3.  Cause myofascial tissue to change consistency from a semi-solid state to semi-fluid state (discuss latest research) with the correct application of their hands, forearm, fist and knuckles.
  4.  Palpate subtle movements and restrictions within the myofascia and follow these movements and restrictions, to cause the release and measurable lengthening of the tissues.
  5.  Make clear clinical decisions on when to apply myofascial release techniques based on an understanding of the precautions and contraindications to the taught techniques.
  6.  Apply the taught techniques to the appropriate clinical scenario.

 Course preparation

Suggested pre-workshop reading, FASCIA: The Tensional Network of the Human Body; The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy. I also recommend this link  about Fascia.

*Programme

TIMEDESCRIPTION
17.00CLOSE
8.45Registration
9.00Presentation: Introduction to myofascial release, the concept. Tissue physiology, fascial anatomy and latest research.
10.00Presentation: Anatomy Trains.
10.45BREAK
11.00Practical: Basic postural and palpable assessment’s.
11.30Practical: Biomechanics; posture, cross-hand technique, forearm, fist, knuckles, fingers. developing light touch.
12.30LUNCH
13.30Practical: Basic techniques for tissue lengthening. Transformation of fascia to fluidised state.
15.00BREAK
15.20Practical: Upper and lower limb, Cervical , Scars , Pectoral Girdle, MFR techniques

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

    COST: £100

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Part 2. ADVANCED MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (ID: MFRW2)

Part of our “Search for Excellence” Programme.

2 day’s *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

(Participants must demonstrate underpinning knowledge of Massage, Kinesiology/Anatomy, Fascial Anatomy and MFR)

This 2 day workshop extends your journey into myofascial release. You will consolidate your skills from Part 1 and develop further skills in myofascial release relating to the shoulder, pelvis, head and neck .

This workshop allows time for problem solving, difficulties experienced as well as adding plenty of new techniques. The workshop consists of short lectures and practical sessions.

Content

Following a brief review of the fundamentals of myofascial release, there will be a discussion on exciting new discoveries in the neurobiological systems that govern the behaviour of the fascia and how this influences our understanding of the clinical presentation of musculoskeletal pathology. We will also discuss your findings and experiences of MFR

The overarching theme for the treatment techniques taught is “The intricate fasciae and how this can relate to symptoms.” The techniques in this course are more focal, detailed and develop the participantʼs subtle sense of touch from where they left off after Part I.

Day 1: “Building Firm Foundations”: Fascial Rebalancing of The Lower Body

This day will focus on a series of techniques for realigning imbalances at the pelvic girdle such as hip-rotator
imbalances, pelvic torques, up-slips and other such misalignments after which you will be able to effect a long-lasting structural correction of the lower quadrant in less than 20 minutes.

Day 2: “Releasing Held Tension”: Fascial Release of the Head & Neck, Shoulder, Arm and Hand,

You will have the opportunity to review previously taught techniques and discuss problem patients and other questions that have arisen out of the part 1 workshop, in the intervening period.

You will then complete cervical techniques that will allow you to realign those patients with such common-place presentations as protraction of head-on-neck-on-shoulders and loss of range of movement.

*Programme

Day 1

8.45 Registration:
9.00 Start: Discus groups past experiences of fascial anatomy and MFR
10.00 Practical: Body Reading, hills & valleys. Releases of pelvic floor and decompression of the sacral base.
Hip, Leg and Foot assessments, releases and troubleshooting.
10.45 BREAK:
11.00 Practice session:
12.30 Lunch:
13.30 Practical: Hand, Arm and Shoulder assessments, releases and troubleshooting.
15.00 BREAK:
15.20 Practical: Practice and preparation for day 2
17.00 CLOSE:

Day 2

9.00 REGISTRATION:
Practical:
Problem Patients; clinical solutions An opportunity to review previously taught techniques.
10.00 BREAK:
10.15 Practical: Head and Neck assessments, releases and troubleshooting.
12.30 LUNCH:
13.30 Practical: spine, ribs and low-back
15.00 BREAK:
15.20  Practical: practice
17.00 CLOSE:

Modules:

  • LEG, KNEE & FOOT
  • SHOULDER, ARM & HAND
  • PELVIS, HIP & SACRUM
  • SPINE, RIBS & LOW-BACK
  • NECK, JAW & HEAD

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

   COST: £200 (Book both MFR workshops together get 20% off)

 

REMEDIAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES (ID: RMW)

Part of our “Search for Excellence” Programme.

2 day’s *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

(Participants must demonstrate underpinning knowledge of Massage, Kinesiology and Anatomy)

Definition:

“The act of natural healing by scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, usually by the therapist’s hands, including movement, for a curative or therapeutic effect”

Summary:

Do you want improved results and a wider client base? Then our Remedial Massage Workshop is for you. Designed to enable you to develop existing skills, build confidnce, refresh your knowledge, improve clinical results and therefore increase income.

The Remedial Massage Workshop aims to develop your anatomical knowledge and improve practical skills to enhance your working practice, we introduce advanced techniques and draw attention to body mechanics. The workshop provides a stepping stone for more advanced fields of practice such as Myofacsial Release. you will learn how to take an analytical approach to common pathologies and problems that are likely to present in practice. Build a range of skills and understanding required to assess a problem, develop and apply an appropriate treatment plan.

 TECHNIQUES TAUGHT:

  • SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION (STM)
  • SOFT TISSUE RELEASE (STR)
  • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (TPT)
  • PERIPHERAL JOINT MOBILIZATIONS (PJM)
  • STRAIN COUNTER STRAIN (SCS)

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  COST:  £150 

ADVANCED STRETCHING (ID: ASW)

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

 “Re-boot your clients/athletes body’s”

Discover the latest research that includes “the missing link” that is the Fascial System and how it integrates with the Musculoskeletal System with regards to Stretching.

Content:

  • Introduction to Latest research
  • PNF & MET
  • Fascial Stretching
  • 3D Stretching
  • Pandiculation

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £80

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ORTHOPAEDIC JOINT EXAMINATIONS (ID: OJEW)

2 day’s *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

(Participants must demonstrate underpinning knowledge of Kinesiology and Anatomy)

Specialist examinations of each joint are covered in these hands on workshops.

Workshop Aims:

To up-date newly qualified and experienced manual therapists, techniques to identify joint, muscle and ligament injures. On completion of the course, individuals will be able to competently assess each joint and identify soft tissue dysfunction.

This workshop is suitable for Sports Therapists and Sports Massage Practitioners.

Content:

  • Observations
  • Active ROM
  • Passive ROM
  • Resisted ROM
  • Muscle Strength Tests
  • Special Tests

Joints Covered:

  • ANKLE
  • KNEE
  • HIP
  • SHOULDER
  • WRIST & ELBOW

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  COST: £100

INTRODUCTION TO (ID: IKTW)

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

 A newly developed introductory course, which covers the benefits of using Kinesiology tape with the application of the hamstring, calf, shoulder and knee. The course will also demonstrate a technique for supporting the back with the application of rigid tape.

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £50

 

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MANUAL KINESIOLOGY (ID: MKW)

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

“The Science of Human Movement”

An introduction to the musculoskeletal system and human movement, with emphasis on sites of muscle attachment, joint structure, and the way in which they determine direction of motion around joints. The use of this knowledge in analysis of movement sequences common in sport, exercise routines and in everyday life, and in the selection of appropriate resistance exercises for strengthening specific muscles and muscle groups.

Learning outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this workshop will be able to:

  1. Have an appreciation of the gross structure of the skeleton, joints and muscles of the human body.
  2. Understand how to define movement, and how the sites of muscle attachment and the structure of joints influence movement.
  3. Have the ability to analyse movement sequences with respect to type of movement, joints acted on, and specific roles of muscles involved.

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £80

 

 

 

 

(ID: FTW)

 

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

 (Participants must demonstrate underpinning knowledge of Kinesiology and Anatomy)

Fascia movementFascial Training is a new approach for encouraging a re-modelling of more resilient (stronger & more elastic) collagen tissue network through adequately tailed exercises. It does not attempt to replace conventional sports training, but to complement it with recommendations for specific loading exercises, dynamic stretching as well as ‘bouncing’ movements that utilize and strengthen the elastic recoil properties of collagenous tissues.

This is significant since most injuries in sport, as well as the loss of mobility, flexibility and strength in an aging body, do not occur in the muscle fibers or in the bony skeleton. The weak point in our soft tissue system is the structure of the connective tissue as in ligaments, tendons or joint capsules when they have been loaded beyond their capacity. This course enables sports massage therapists, sports therapists, physiotherapists, professional sports trainers, sports coaches, as well as movement therapists, to understand how Fascial Training Principles can be integrated into their practice.

The workshop consists of theory (80%) and practical (20%) addressing all major aspects of Fascial Training, including:

  • Slings and springs: myofascial chains as elastic springs; factors influencing their kinetic storage capacity
  • Connective tissue stretching: which protocol effects which intra or extra muscular tissue elements?
  • Optimal pre-tension and preparatory counter-movement
  • Loading variations and recovery times
  • How to train for a resilient, strong and elastic fascial body.

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £80  

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE INFLUENTIAL PSOAS (ID: IPW)

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

The Psoas is located behind the abdominal muscles deep within the core of the belly, at the gravitational mid-line. The psoas is a pendulum that spans from the solar plexus to the upper leg allowing free swing of the leg while walking. Influencing every aspect of health and well-being, a healthy, dynamic psoas is a powerful expression of coherency and responsive functioning. The psoas is interrelated to:

  • Skeletal balance
  • Flexibility
  • Range of motion
  • Joint rotation
  • Organ functioning
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Adrenal health
  • Nerve functioning
  • Emotional stability
  • Giving Birth Naturally

Additionally, working with our own psoas helps to dismantle layers of tension and a multitude of muscular and skeletal compensations. Thus, gaining a functional psoas is vital for recovering from symptoms and conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Excessive menstrual cramping
  • Hip socket tension
  • Groin pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Knee, neck, and ankle tension
  • Bladder disturbances
  • Digestive upsets

An essential aspect of the fight-flight-freeze response, also known as the fear response, the psoas expresses our innate sense of safety. The psoas is both an instinctive as well as an emotionally responsive muscle and by tuning into this muscle , we can gain a deeper sense of calm, integrity, and empowerment.

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

 Cost: £50

 

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NLP FOR THERAPIST’S (ID: NLPTW)

1 day *(9.00am – 5.00pm)

  • Have you worked with clients who seem to stop themselves from recovering?
  • Would you like to truly understand how your client’s language gives you important information on their illness?
  • Would it be useful to know how to communicate with your client in a way that creates positive changes?
  • Would you like to get a better understanding of how your client ‘does’ their illness or pain?

We all know that pain and illness are often related to mental and emotional blocks.  NLP can teach you skills and techniques that help you to recognise what blocks your client from recovery and good health. Once recognised, you will have NLP techniques and language skills to help your client there and then, aiding their recovery.  Teaching your client to focus on good health, accompanied with a positive mental attitude, enhances any therapy.

  • Imagine being able to offer clients therapy with such skills—so many therapists realise their clients have emotional blocks and want skills to clear them.  This practical course is designed to give you those skills in an easy to use format.

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £50

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NLP For Athletes (ID: NLPAW)

    • Improve your sporting results, quickly

    • Learn how to truly cope with ‘pressure’, and feel confident at the click of your fingers

    • Learn how to turn anger and fear into aggression and positivity

Active participation is a requirement of this workshop.

  Cost: £50

 

*All workshop dates, cost and times are subject to change with limited prior notice. Bookings and Payment must be made in advance.  Above costs are for individual use, college costs will vary significantly. Class/Programme schedules may vary. See full Terms and Conditions Hear.