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Relational Postural Assessment
Date: January 1, 2020 – January 1, 2021
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This online course is designed for the practitioner who is interested in enriching their skills in understanding postural assessment and how it relates to their clinical practice. This course is designed for the practitioner who is interested in learning more about the newest research related to fascia, relational anatomy and biotensegrity as a way to understand and treat global connections and patterns throughout the physical system.
This course will deepen the movement or manual therapist understanding of how to comprehensively view the various patterns of tissue tension and stagnation within an individual’s overall structure. The course content will help create a framework to assess, document and educate clients regarding symptoms, pain, and postural balance.
By the end of this course, students will:
- Be able to define the concepts of tensegrity and how they relate to the physical body (biotensegrity).
- Be aware of the latest research related to fascia and connective tissue.
- Increase their awareness of understanding of relational anatomy.
- Understand various ‘fascial lines’ and their distribution throughout the body.
- Understand how to view common pathologies through the biotensegrity paradigm.
- Be knowledgeable of assessment strategies available to assess the three dimensional balance of the body.
- Be able to document postural assessment findings and communicate them in written and verbal form.
Each recorded session is 60-90 minutes in length. Included in each section are handouts, competency testing (if you are requesting CE hours), research studies, an issue of certificate of completion upon successful passing of a final examination.
This course is NCBTMB approved for 8 CE hours.
Course 1: Fascia and tensegrity
- Fascia as an organ of structure
- Introduction to tensegrity
- Relational Anatomy
- Connective tissue research
Course 2: Postures of restriction
- Introduction to the ‘fascial lines’
- Identification of common postural patterns within this framework
- Secondary compensatory patterns-why we don’t treat
- How manual therapeutic interventions affect three dimensional balance
Course 3: Commonly seen pathologies
- Pathologies thru a biomechanical lens
- Pathologies thru a biotensegrity paradigm
- How should our treatment approach vary
- Is symmetry a postural goal?
- Primary and secondary compensations
- Common manual therapies to address pathologies
Course 4: Introduction to standing postural assessment
- Terminology, documentation-how do we describe what we see
- Introduction to movement assessment
- What to look for, how to identify areas of restriction
- Gathering a hypothesis
- Clinical reasoning with a biotensegrity approach
Course 5: Biomechanical/orthopaedic evaluations
- Leg length
- Pelvic assessments
- Shoulder assessments
- Spinal assessments
- Neurologic evaluations
Course 6: Biotensegral assessments
- Rationale of three dimensional connective tissue balance
- Common superficial tests
- How to prioritize treatment approach
- Application of manual therapy-less is more
- Summary of the Tensegrity Medicine approach