April 14-15, 2018
514-830-5444

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - April 14-15, 2018 - Adaptive Bodywork Montreal

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

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March 10-11, 17-18, & March 31- April 01
514-830-5444

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Adaptive Bodywork Mastering Movement series - Soft Tissue Mobilization 1,  Soft Tissue Mobilization 2, &  Intrinsic Sensory Integration movement flow

 

Adaptive Bodywork - Mastering Movement (3 part series)

Includes Soft Tissue Mobilization 1 & 2 and the Intrinsic Sensory Integration certifications

1. AB Soft Tissue Mobilization 1 - Lower Body techniques

2. AB Soft Tissue Mobilization 2 - Upper Body techniques

3. AB Intrinsic Sensory Integration - Full Body Movement Patterning & Integraton

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AB Mastering Movement series

The AB Mastering Movement series has been devised to allow: massage therapists, osteopaths, trainers, coaches, yoga practitioners, performers, athletes, and the general public, possessing no prior experience with any form of manual therapy, to acquire a complete and comprehensive system for full body myofascial optimization.

This series features a table-based Soft Tissue Mobilization certification in 2 parts, as well as the movement-based Intrinsic Sensory Integration certification (how we connect the dots and own our movement potential), this series introduces new tools in the world of Structural Integration. Synching physiology with neurology, an integrated approach is at the heart of Mastering Movement.

These are extremely powerful and transformative techniques that have been distilled down from the wisdom of Structural Integration. In three weekends you will possess everything you need to build a career helping people move better with less pain. The power and the results generated by these techniques will make you stand out and set you apart from other forms of myofascial therapies.

The connective tissue support matrix

The human body responds perfectly to the demands we place upon it. Unfortunately we often inadvertently demand the wrong things of our bodies and incur predictably undesirable consequences. We are formed by the sum of the stress behaviors that act upon us over a 24hr period and not by what we do with the best of intentions during our 90 minutes of exertion at the local gym each day.

Treat the body as a whole

As the integrated body-wide system that it is, and not as a collection of parts. Your goal is to create an environment conducive to optimal, system self regulation, rather than an attempt to repair defective parts. The degree to which you embrace this global principle is the degree to which your work will be successful. If you wish to favorably affect any given symptomatic structure you must insure that every other part of the body contributes and relates favorably to the structure in question. Think globally.

We have to change the industry driven mindset and cognitive dissonance, that drives low yield results. Rather than seeking to optimize movement and functional well being, we spend our time trying to get out of pain, as if pain is the problem. A lack of pain says nothing about how well we are functioning, performing or moving. It is only a clue that something in our behavior is not quite right. How are we functioning as an organism? What is the status of our cellular and metabolic health? Pain is information. Use it to effectively guide the trajectory of your rehabilitation, rather than masking or ignoring it.

What are your goals when receiving bodywork? Hopefully you are a movement detective seeking to optimize your functionality. If you are trying to improve your performance and overall efficiency start by taking the brakes off your system. Take away the negatives before adding a positive. Don't waste your energy trying to develop power or adding load when you have resistance (brakes on) in the system.

Our work focuses on this all important myo-fascial continuum, our richest sensory organ and support system. It is a neural net with more neuro-receptors per square inch than even our retina. This densely innervated tissue is our interface with the environment and its health and efficient activation accurately predicts our ability to successfully navigate and govern our behavior in this environment. Our goal is to fully hydrate and neurally activate this sensory web. We want every cell of every tissue to be actively participating, sensing and communicating with the environment during our movement endeavors to avoid compromised proprioception, spatial awareness, and motor control, which ultimately results in, compensated movement behaviors that rob us of our precious energy and yield sub optimal results.

Use AB Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques to ease off the resistance to free up your support and communication network that has become a shrink-wrapped prison. Adaptive Bodywork reconditions structure and then integrates it via Intrinsic Sensory Integration with more efficient movement behaviors that allow you to reconnect with your environment and optimize your potential for enhanced performance and ease. Modifying the hardware (structure) is not enough if you continue to run outdated software (dysfuntional movement bahaviors/patterns).

 

Instructors:

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Monica Canducci

Monica Canducci is a certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement practitioner working in the artistic field both as a dance performer and a movement coach. Other areas of expertise include: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Coaching, NLP, Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Yoga and Martial Arts. 

Her passion for communication and neuroscience has brought her to explore the fascinating world of interconnections between body, thoughts, emotions and environment. 

In 2009 Monica created Move In Mind, with her husband, the neuropsychologist Davide Pierini. Move In Mind is a method based on the use of mental imagery in movement and rehabilitation, and has achieved extraordinary results. The inspiring collaboration with John Sutherland, creator of the Adaptive Bodywork method, started in 2017 and has led to a further step with the development of the Move in Mind - Intrinsic Sensory Integration method, to maximize performance and achieve a flow state.

Among the books written by Monica: Move In Mind - The power of Mental Imagery in nervous system rewiring (Kindle Edition)

www.moveinmind.com

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John Sutherland

John Sutherland is the founder and senior instructor of Adaptive Bodywork, Certified KMI Structural Integration Therapist, Certified Massage therapist, Primal Blueprint Health Coach Certified Expert, FMS, SFMA , YBT, FCS and GFM Certified

Lifetime athlete: My passion for performance and efficient movement comes from a life of sports and sport competition including; road cycling and cross country skiing, Tae Kwon Do, Squash, Downhill skiing: Giant Slalom and Slalom, Track cycling – 12 National champion Master titles, also enjoys and partakes in equestrian adventures around the world (Africa, Turkey, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Mongolia… ),

The emphasis of my work has now shifted more towards a focus on metabaolic/celular health and longevity, with a secondary goal of optimizing this properly established foundation of health for performance.

www.adaptivebodywork.com

 

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November 18-19, 2017
(514) 830-5444

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YOGA VOLANT presents - Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Montreal - Novemeber 18-19, 2017

Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

 

November 11-12, 2017
(514) 830-5444

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Movati Ottawa - November 11-12, 2017
Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

 

July 15-16, 2017
514-830-5444

 

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques - Adaptive Bodywork Montreal - July 15-16, 2017

Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

 

SAT, NOV 25, 2017 8:30 AM — SUN, NOV 26, 2017 6:30 PM
514-830-5444

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I Certification - Fit 1 Gym - hosts Yoga Detour AdaptiveBodywork certification. - Fit 1 - 46 Fieldway Rd #8, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 3L4,  Canada

Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

 

May 6-7, 2017
1-514-830-5444

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Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Human 2.0 Ottawa - May 6-7, 2017

Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - Foundation Principles & Techniques

Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.

Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.

The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and his/her neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.

The benefit to the practitioner
Adaptive Bodywork is an active approach that saves time by directly targeting only the compromised structures while avoiding needlessly spending time in areas without dysfunction.
With the application of Adaptive Bodywork the therapist remains balanced and relaxed at all times. Most of the applications are done by foot, effortlessly leveraging body weight in a way that is gentle, slow and controlled. A simple transfer of weight from one foot to the other effects great change without ever physically compromising the therapist in anyway.
This approach teaches superb body mechanics that are easy for both client and therapist while greatly rejuvinating the body wide connective tissue matrix, from head to toe.

 

May 20-21, 2017
514-830-5444

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The Bar Vancouver - Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - February 18-19, 2017 - Vancouver

Aches and Pains?
Nobody likes them. They are symptomatic of the ugly iceberg of structural dysfunction rearing its ugly head to make you take notice.
Everyone's body is closing in on them but nobody knows what to do about it.
Independently of whether we do more or we do less, we are progressively becoming shrink wrapped in our connective tissue support system.
It seems like the law of diminishing returns. The more we train, the tighter we get.
Things start to hurt, mobility is lost and inevitably technique suffers. We 
begin to spiral out of control as compensations, compromised form, and overtraining pave the way to injury, wasted time and finally disinterest in our former passions.

Is this really necessary or inevitable?
Are we doomed to degeneration, dysfunction and disrepair?
What can be done to maintain our bodies?

Adaptive Bodywork is a holistic modality that stems from Rolf Structural Integration and is developed by Structural Integrators. Practitioners of Adaptive Bodywork view the body holistically and use their bodies adaptively to do the work (hands, feet, arms, elbows etc.) on a variety of surfaces (floor, table, bench, etc.).
The work realigns and properly tensions the client’s fascial support network, laying down a new and more youthful structural architecture. The client is engaged and participates actively during this process.
The initial unit focuses on the integration of parts or segments of the body with the objective of creating more efficient movement patterns. This approach enhances the structural and functional integrity of these tissues, 
relieving pain, increasing mobility, & functional range of motion

 

Saturday January 7, 2017 8:30 am - Sunday January 8, 2017 18:30
514-830-5444

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Unit I Foundation Principles & Techniques - Movati Athletic - Ottawa - (613) 515-2663

Aches and Pains?
Nobody likes them. They are symptomatic of the ugly iceberg of structural dysfunction rearing its ugly head to make you take notice.
Everyone's body is closing in on them but nobody knows what to do about it.
Independently of whether we do more or we do less, we are progressively becoming shrink wrapped in our connective tissue support system.
It seems like the law of diminishing returns. The more we train, the tighter we get.
Things start to hurt, mobility is lost and inevitably technique suffers. We 
begin to spiral out of control as compensations, compromised form, and overtraining pave the way to injury, wasted time and finally disinterest in our former passions.

Is this really necessary or inevitable?
Are we doomed to degeneration, dysfunction and disrepair?
What can be done to maintain our bodies?

Adaptive Bodywork is a holistic modality that stems from Rolf Structural Integration and is developed by Structural Integrators. Practitioners of Adaptive Bodywork view the body holistically and use their bodies adaptively to do the work (hands, feet, arms, elbows etc.) on a variety of surfaces (floor, table, bench, etc.).
The work realigns and properly tensions the client’s fascial support network, laying down a new and more youthful structural architecture. The client is engaged and participates actively during this process.
The initial unit focuses on the integration of parts or segments of the body with the objective of creating more efficient movement patterns. This approach enhances the structural and functional integrity of these tissues, 
relieving pain, increasing mobility, & functional range of motion

Saturday February 04, 2016 8:30 am - Sunday February 05, 2016 18:30
1-514-830-5444

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Human 2.0 - Adaptive Bodywork Unit I certification - February 4-5, 2017 - Ottawa

Unit II Assessment & Corrective Strategies

In Unit II we will be developing the skills and vocabulary necessary for effective body reading and the ability to relate the findings in a non ambiguous fashion. These body reading skills will be combined with other objective screening and assessment protocols to quickly and clearly demonstrate exactly what is happening in our client's support systems, both statically and dynamically. Equipped with this information we will then be in the position to relocate our client's bodies in a better place, one that optimizes their postural support strategy and energy efficiency. 

These assessments will serve to develop effective Adaptive Bodywork corrective strategies that initially target the client's weakest link. Using an iterative algorithm that employs correctives and retesting, we will progressively develop functional movement behaviours that are both healthy and sustainable. 

The 2 day workshop will be punctuated with a Ground Force Method movement flow series that will serve to reintroduce us to the fundamental neuro-developmental sequence that serves as the basis for all effective human locomotion. This series will help bridge the gap between the structural/bio-mechanical work accomplished over the weekend and the neural component needed to eventually re-pattern the new movement behaviours at a reflexive level.

Having addressed Movement with it's mobility-stability components we will conclude by putting you on the development path you need to be on to help sustain function and health. Using the FCS (functional capacity screen) we will determine if fitness is your first obstacle or if we need to go back down the chain and shore up elements of health and function before continuing. Are the athletes or clients ready to safely explore the next dimension of performance by adding capacity training to their routines?