Heel and Sole – Anatomy & Advanced Work for the Feet

Heel and Sole: Anatomy and Advanced Work for the Feet

with David Lauterstein

November 11, 2018
Sunday, 10am-5pm

6 CE hours - $125*

*TLC Students/Grads get a 10% Discount

Most therapists do not have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the feet – even though they underlie every single thing we do!   Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Knowing this anatomy will dramatically enhance the quality of your work.  It will also help you problem-solve problems of injury and chronic tension in the feet that are so common.

In this class you will spend a blissful day learning about the anatomy of the foot, learning advanced techniques and experiencing detailed, relaxing foot work!  This will add a new dimension to what you offer your clients and add tremendously to their satisfaction with your work and its results.


  • The 4 layers of muscles in the soles of the feet – both extrinsic and intrinsic
  • The structure of the muscles on the dorsum of the foot
  • More about the plantar ligament and plantarfascitis
  • Essential trigger points
  • Cross-fiber friction for key ligaments
  • Deep massage and Zero Balancing techniques to benefit both the structure and energy flow through the feet

About the Instructor:

11.01.Web.StaffHeadshot.DavidDavid Lauterstein, LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.”  David regularly teaches in England and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of the books, Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists, Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing and The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork. He is certified in Structural Bodywork, Zero Balancing and is a ZB Faculty member. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972). Click hereto learn more about David, his books, and classes.