Structural Essentials: Head, Neck & Jaw - Melbourne

Structural Essentials is a completely redesigned program that includes a series of short intensives to give you a solid, reliable, and holistic way of working.

Each workshop can be taken as a stand alone or part of the full ATSI training programme

This series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy by combining movement and specific manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, myofascia, joints, and fascial proprioceptors.

See how inefficient mechanics in one spot can lead to overuse problems (and pain) somewhere quite distant from the original issue – and then use both movement and manual techniques to make quick, effective and lasting improvements.

Course Description:
The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.
Each 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.

Highlights include:
The sub-occipital muscles.
The laminar groove and deep cervical muscles.
Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes and colli muscles.
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth.
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate and facial muscles.
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