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Biomechanics of Alignment

NEW 8-DAY FORMAT 

These next 2 classes will be your last opportunity to learn this approach to adaptive alignment from Liz Gaggini.  She will be retiring from teaching after  November 2016

 

Katonah, New York 

Augusts 3-6 & August 9-12, 2016

                       OR

November 1-4 & August 7-10, 2016

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   This 8-day class teaches a full body approach for correcting the structural misalignments that create pain and joint degeneration and greatly disturb equilibrium, balance and integrated movement.  

4 days in class; 2 days off; 4 days in class 

Day 1 – Natural Alignment:  You will learn to assess different skeletal types and the unique natural alignment that each structure needs to have.  Several assessments based on tissue density and length, movement patterns and skeletal shape will be shown. You will learn to determine the natural alignment of structures regardless of their misalignments or dysfunctional overlays.

 Day 2 – Asymmetry and Adaptive Alignment: You will learn to identify patterns of asymmetry through visual evidence, palpation and movement.  You will learn the fundamental process of adaptive alignment that is the very nature of tensegrity structures.  You will see how, due to adaptive alignment, a whole body asymmetry can result from just a single misaligning injury.

 Day 3 – The Biomechanics of the Pelvis:   You will learn the anatomy and kinesiology of the different patterns of tilt, shift, symmetry and asymmetry that can be found within the pelvic girdle.   Work will be demonstrated for bringing the pelvis into balance and symmetry.

Day 4 – The Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle:   As with the pelvis, here you will learn the anatomy and kinesiology of the different patterns of tilt, shift, symmetry and asymmetry that can be found with the shoulder girdle.  Work will be demonstrated for bringing the shoulder girdle into balance and symmetry.

 Day 5 – Appendicular Counter-Rotations:   You will learn how appendicular counter-rotations create adaptive function.   Specific assessments for all the joints of the legs, feet, arms and hands will be demonstrated and practiced. You will learn specific techniques for de-rotating segments of the legs, feet, arms and hands for creating greater adaptive range.

 Day 6 – Axial Biomechanics:  You will learn to apply the principles of spinal biomechanics to the entire skeletal and fascial matrix of the entire torso. You will learn palpatory, visual and movement techniques for assessing vertebrae and rib alignments.   You will learn a full matrix approach for correcting the side bends and rotations of the spine and ribs that integrates with the work for the pelvic and shoulder girdles.

 Day 7 – Cervical and Cranial Biomechanics: As with the torso, on this day you will learn to apply the principles of spinal biomechanics to the neck and head.   You will learn to assess the side bends and rotations of the cervical vertebrae and the boney segments of the cranium and a full matrix approach for realignment.

 Day 8 – Assessment and Whole Body Correction Protocols for Dysfunctional and Functional Asymmetries:  One Session whole body protocols for working with functional and dysfunctional asymmetries will be demonstrated. You will see how not all asymmetries are functionally adaptive. These dysfunctional asymmetries prevent the progress of any structural integration applications.  You will learn special correction protocols for transforming these dysfunctional alignments into functional asymmetries that then can be further corrected with structural work.

 

 

All dates are subject to change. Please check back often or Contact Us for current information.

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Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856