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Key Learning Outcomes
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Course Description
This course reviews new research on the ‘fascial system’ and its relevance to physical development and contemporary therapy. We outline relevant myofascial connections related to the jaw, breath, and orofacial function. Skills in visual assessment of body-wide patterns are conveyed via the 12 longitudinal myofascial meridians.
Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of the fascial system in the morphogenetics of body shape and motion.
  2. Define a ‘myofascial meridian’, and see its application to stability and movement
  3. Name and trace the 12 myofascial meridians in the Anatomy Trains system
  4. Visually assess (and relate in terminology) relationships in major body blocks and spine.
  5. Identify pathways in which postural compensations can affect facial expression, jaw tracking, and hyoid-complex movements

Time Ordered Agenda

Minutes: Topic
15 Introduction: The Fascial System Research
15 The Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridian System
15 Review the Cardinal and Spiral lines
10 BodyReading Terminology Introduction
20 BodyReading large group practice
15 Core Line structures and the visceral cylinder
20 Applications to orofacial myology
10 Q & A

Total time: 2.0 hours


About Thomas Myers, CBSI:

Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy.

An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed),  co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (North Atlantic, 2010, 2017), co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide (2019), author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Elsevier).

He has also produced over 20 online learning courses with Anatomy Trains, and others in collaboration with various body-minded professional groups. Tom lives and sails on the coast of Maine in the USA. Tom and his team deliver professional development courses and certification in Structural Integration worldwide.

Financial Disclosures:
Tom is the founder of Anatomy Trains LLC
Tom receives royalties from book sales
Tom receives income from Anatomy Trains LLC, teaching, presenting and consulting

Non-Financial Disclosures:
Available CE Credits

To receive CE credit for this live session, participants must attend the full session and attest to their attendance within five days following the conference.

ASHA Brand Block for IAOM

Participants will earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs, introductory level, for attendance of this 2 hour session.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

AGD PACE Brand Block for IAOM
This course is not pre approved for AOTA continuing education credit.

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