Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath

Structural Essentials: Abdomen, Chest & Breath

with Carrie Gaynor

Fri - Sun, November 15-17

Fri: 5pm-9pm & Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm

18 CEs - $450 **Early Registration: ONLY $395  before Oct 11

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.

This course conveys 15-20 technique“templates, designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you.  It will fully explain the intent and scope of each move.  You will come out of this course with new tools soft-tissue release.

This class includes:

  • Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.
  • BodyReading (visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ them in the intricacy of individual patterns
  • Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’, with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Students will be able to palpate, assess and treat various areas of the body, based on the regional focus of the course.
2. Students will understand the biomechanical implications of fascial anatomy at a more advanced level
3. Student will enhance their myofascial release, palpation, and postural assessment skills.

The breath is an essential food for life and its passage in and out of the body can be compromised by structural issues in the trunk. The trunk must also act to support the shoulders as well as the neck and head. Its position and relationship with the pelvis can therefore be vital for correct mechanics of the upper limbs and head, neck and jaw.

This course focuses on ribcage and thoracic spine mechanics, and includes:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the breath
  • Various therapeutic views of the ‘normal’ breath
  • Techniques for abdominal fasciae, ribs, vertebral rib joints, and mediastinal visceral tissues, scalenes, and lumbar muscles
  • Techniques for facilitation of the ‘breath wave’ into the front, back, and sides, as well as into each ‘quadrant’ of the rib cage

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.

About the Instructor:

CArrie Gaynor Photo 2015

Carrie Gaynor BSN, RN, BCSI, CFST, E-RYT 500 is a Certified Teacher of Anatomy Trains and senior faculty for Tom Myers’ Kinesis. The 20+ year owner/director of Modern Nature Bodyworks (formally ABSOLUTE Yoga & Wellness), she holds two yoga teacher certifications (Esther Myers -2001 and TriYoga – 2009 / 2013 ) in addition to 25+ years of practice and teaching. She is also a Board Certified Structural Integrator/KMI Practitioner, Certified Level II Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST) and Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer.  As an educator, she is engaging and delivers courses with ease, relevance and passion.  Her private practice focuses on a combination of manual therapy - particularly Structural Integration and FST - and movement practices including yoga and fascial fitness.