Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip
with Thadd Dudrey
Fri, Sat & Sun, August 18 -20, 2023
Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
18 CEs - $450*
*Save your spot with a $225 non-refundable deposit
About the Workshop:
The 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, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.
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 tension and pain patterns
It is strongly recommended to take 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 this program.
About the Instructor:
Thadd Dudrey has been a structural bodyworker and massage therapist for over 15 years. He is an Advanced Board Certified Structural Integrator with both the Guild For Structural Integration and Anatomy Trains Structural Integration. He is also trained in visceral/organ manipulation, neurological manipulation, functional neurology for bodywork, Spinal Reflex Analysis, Joint Mobilization, CranioSacral Therapy, and Advanced Massage Therapy.
Thadd is a Z-Health Practitioner, an instructor of Anatomy Trains, a teacher of the Franklin Method, a head instructor for Orthopedic Yoga teaching advanced manual muscle testing and Neuromuscular Re-Facilitation, and is a senior faculty member at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado where he teaches advanced studies. He also runs a busy practice in Denver and is the former head massage therapist for the Colorado Ballet.