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Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Arches & Legs

May 29 @ 09:00 - May 31 @ 17:30

Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Arches & Legs

Speaker: Marius Kurkowski
Date: 29.5. – 31.5.2020.
Venue: Biotrening Centar, Maksimirska Cesta 8, 10000 Zagreb
Price: Early Bird 4400 HRK (605 EUR) until 15.4.2020. and 5000 HRK (687EUR) thereafter
Cancellation fee 750 HRK if cancelled before 15.4.2020., no refund thereafter

Application: https://initiumeducation.com/en/application
Contact: info@initiumeducation.com

The Structural Essential series is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors, this series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Arches & 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.

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
The balance of support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf, and
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 form the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide dance of movement in all but the frontal plane.


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
How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee
Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn how to recognise some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur
BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
Learn to balance the very common rotation patterns at the knee

Please Note: To attend FRSB workshops you must have completed Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function or ATI & ATII

The Structural Essentials workshops are most easily absorbed in the order outlined below but you can do them in any order as time permits.

Arches and Legs – 3 days
Fans of the Hip – 2 ½ days
Abdomen, Chest and Breath – 2 ½ days
Tensegrity Spine – 2 days
Shoulders & Arms – 2 days
Head, Neck & Jaw – 2 days

Note:- Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation that the workshop is running


May 29 @ 09:00
May 31 @ 17:30


Biotrening Centar
Maksimirska cesta 8
Zagreb, Zagreb 10000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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