CPD Workshop – Anatomy Trains® FRSB – Nov 2013

Anatomy Trains®

Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB)


‘Arches & Legs’

“Fantastic for improving athletic performance, for ankle and knee injury rehab ideas, and for applying novel treatment strategies for complex patients”


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Date: 22nd, 23rd & 24th November 2013
Full Fee – £360
Venue: The Bond Company, Birmingham UK
Times: 9am – 5pm


Teacher: James Earls


For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk 


The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses – based on the book of the same name – divided into functional regions. Each course thoroughly conveys 15 – 20 technique ‘templates’, designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you.

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.
 Arches and the Legs
Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyse the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.
1. This course focuses on good foot and leg support through: The 3 (or 4) arches of the foot, how they act in walking and standing, and
 2. The balance of support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf, and
 3. Unwinding rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
The Knee and Thigh
A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this “elbow designed by committee” is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down from the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide range of movement in all but the frontal plane.
 1. How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
 2. How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of  the foot
 3. How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
 4. How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
 5. Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee.
 6. Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn to recognize some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur.
 7. BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
 8. Learn to balance the very common rotation patterns at the knee
For further information or a booking form contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk 
James Earls

James Earls – Teacher

 James Earls is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration.
Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 20 years ago. Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, developer of the Anatomy Trains concept. James and Tom founded Kinesis UK, which co-ordinates Anatomy Trains and Kinesis Myofascial Integration training throughout Europe, and together they authored ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance,’ the definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.


James teaches a range of courses across the UK and Europe as the Director of Kinesis UK, and is also a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the world. Renowned for his relaxed and humorous style, James is a popular presenter whose subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists, and is in demand from the Sports Medicine departments of Premiership Football and Premier League Rugby teams.


James has collaborated with some of the top researchers in bodywork and fascial theory including Art Riggs and Robert Schleip, and is now involved in a number of projects involving research into fascia, movement and treatment modalities. He is also the founder and Director of Ultimate Massage Solutions, one of the UK’s most prestigious providers of professional literature and workshops in the bodywork field.

CPD Workshop – Anatomy Trains® for 2012

CPD Workshops for

Complementary Therapists/Practitioners


Anatomy Trains®

Myofascial Meridians
for Manual Therapists
Dates to be advised for 2013  Birmingham UK
Times:  9am – 5pm
Teacher: Mike Doxey
 Assistants: Marie Steadman
& Ron Coutts

One short course………..                                 Long lasting results for you!

Set your anatomy knowledge free! Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains® weekend intensives are holistic, fun and very useful. Completely transform your view of myofascial anatomy and expand your ability to assess your clients’ posture and movement.

Anatomy Trains is a revolutionary map for analyzing soft-tissue patterns, and developing strategies for unwinding these patterns via various forms of manual and movement intervention. The Anatomy Trains concept moves beyond mechanical “cause and affect” actions of muscles to the integrative relational connections of real-life functional movement.

Anatomy Trains offers skills that hands-on therapists, regardless of their modality, can use to see their clients more clearly and work more effectively.

Workshop Format: The workshop is split into roughly equal time on 1) lecture/presentation of the concepts and the lines, 2) BodyReading™ and postural  analysis, and 3) fascial plane and myofascial plane techniques from Tom’s KMI Structural Integration and movement education library.

This course helps you:

  • BodyRead your client’s postural and movement patterns with greater accuracy and integration.
  • Gain access to effective treatment strategies for resolving postural distortions, which may occur some distance from the obvious site of pain or limitation.
  • Enable you to make distinct changes in your clients’ structure in a few short moves.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand basic properties and connected nature of fascia, and tensegrity applied to fascia and human movement.
  • A succinct and relevant introduction to geometry/character of the connective tissue, and the topology of fascial planes
  • Be able to identify and trace the 6 major and 6 supplemental fascial meridians along which movement, tension, and postural distortion travel
  • Be able to BodyRead™ postural patterns based on analysis of Anatomy Trains lines
  • Apply knowledge to construct a bodywork session appropriate for the specific pattern of each client.
  • This course also serves as a prerequisite for entry in the KMI 500-hour Certification Training.

Learning Environment:

  • Illustrated lecture
  • Open inquiry atmosphere; questions encouraged; high degree of vitality and humour
  • Participants will exchange palpation and practice BodyReading (visual assessment) on one another under supervised analysis of instructor and assistants.

 For further details or if you wish to be added to our waiting list for 2013 contact pauline@simplyholistictherapies.co.uk


The movement of the human body is something that Mike has been passionate about since childhood. Mike comes to this form of bodywork with extensive experience as fitness professional and Body Controlled Pilates teacher. He has been in private practice since 1990. Through his background in professional football, cycling, triathlon, yoga and Pilates, Mike has developed his natural intuitive awareness & understanding of the workings and movement of the human body.

Fascinated by the integration of movement and manual therapy, Mike studied with Tom Myers, and having completed his KMI training, has expanded his one to one practice. With his work as a Pilates teacher, he has found that incorporating structural integration, and particularly the KMI approach, has completely changed how he looks at the body, making the two arts very powerful in enabling the individual to make optimum use of their body. Michael’s practice is based in London & Brighton.

For more information about Anatomy Trains and Myofascial work visit – www.anatomytrains.com.




Marie Steadman has been a practicing massage therapist in Leicestershire for the past 17 years, starting in Aromatherapy and in later years predominately Sports massage. She graduated in Structural Integrationfrom KMI in 2010, then subsequently in 2011 went on to take KMI Teacher Training and now is working towards becoming a Certified KMI Teacher. 



A practicing therapist for about 17 years. Ron has absorbed and mastered the techniques of Massage, Manipulative Therapy, Sports Therapy and Electrotherapy and Structural Integration. A large amount of Ron’s work is associated with assisting and rehabilitating sports people, but clients come from all walks of life. Ron enthusiastically engages is self development and encourages the same of his practice colleagues. “It is really important that the therapist is as good as he can be, the patient deserves it!” Ron has a broad spectrum of interests including: Anatomy, fishing, singing and almost any sport!