$499.00 USD

Functional Anatomy for Bodywork, Movement and Yoga

Functional Anatomy: The Secret to Therapeutic Effectiveness

Functional anatomy is an essential area of knowledge for anyone who wants to help people with pain. If we understand the true action and function of each muscle in the body, we understand what activities would be limited by that muscle (daily activities, yoga postures, etc.), how it might be likely to get into trouble, how to contract and stretch it.

Trigger point therapists rely completely on functional anatomy of muscles, because we have to be clear about which muscle we're on, where the trigger point locations reside, and how to change its length. Yoga teachers and other movement facilitators will be able to understand the true causes of limited motion, which is a key step toward restoring graceful, pain-free movement. 

Essential, Useful Information That You Will Learn

This online course covers 60 of the foundational muscles for trigger point therapists, and for each muscle discusses:

- Muscle attachments in a visual manner, not just memorizing

- Muscle actions and function during the activities of life

- How to palpate the muscle clearly in common positions on the mat

- Techniques such as isolated contraction that can be used to distinguish the muscle from its neighbors

- Common complaints and referred pain caused by the muscle

- How to passively shorten, actively contract and stretch the muscle in convenient treatment positions on the mat

Instead of the usual dry, memorization-oriented A&P, this class strives to be as interactive and hands-on as possible to increase retention and make learning anatomy fun. For each muscle, we show actual examples of palpating, contracting and stretching the muscle that you can follow along with on your own time.

This course will be a life long reference that you have streaming access to 24/7, and will quickly become essential to your practice.