This exploration is based on Ron’s extensive expertise in American and European Osteopathic Concepts, Embryology, Energetics, Anatomy, Structural Integration, the Berry Method and more.

 

Pelvis

A detailed journey into the biomechanics of the Pelvis, both inter and intra-osseously, and how these relate to soft tissue structures in the walking cycle.

· The concept of Lemniscate and how it relates to normal mechanics and treatment
· Detailed look at all five portions of both the long arm/short arm of sacro-ilial and ilio-sacral and how to hydrate these
· Intra-osseous restrictions via embryologic, traumatic and stress lines of force
· Hip joint health and ligament/capsule hydration
· Why treatment of the pelvic floor is crucial to normal walking mechanics and cranio-sacral breathing
· The coccyx’s relation to head/neck problems and why your "tail" should wag when you walk!

 

Diaphragm, Ribs and Embryonic Midline

A detailed journey into the biomechanics of the Ribcage both inter and intra-osseously and how these relate to soft tissue structures in the walking cycle.

· The concept of Lemniscate and how it relates to soft tissue structures in the walking cycle
· How the respiratory diaphragm impacts global normal mechanics and treatment health through pressure regulation in the body on the macro and micro levels
· The spirals of walking and how they relate to the diaphragms of the body
· Embryonic midline development
· Relationship of spinal curvatures to gravity
· Why treatment of the pelvic floor is crucial to normal walking mechanics and cranio-sacral breathing

 

Knee and Ankle

A detailed journey into the layering & integration of the lower extremity.

· Intra-osseous restrictions via Embryologic, Traumatic and Stress lines of force
· Fibula spirals will be explored inter and intra-osseously in dynamic energy storage and shock absorption in the walk cycle
· The concept of lemniscate in relation to walking cycle mechanics and treatment
· Lauren Berry’s concept of tissue misplacement and how it relates to Ida Rolfs statement of "Put it in place and call for movement"
· Detailed look at Knee/Ankle/Fibula mechanics
· Interosseous membrane details

 

Upper Extremity

A detailed anatomical journey into the biomechanics and anatomy of the upper extremity.

·The concept of Lemniscate and how it relates to normal mechanics and soft tissue hydration
· Detailed look at the shoulder anatomy through the lens of the Tissue Misplacement concept of Lauren Berry
· Treatment of the embryologic portions of the upper extremity
· The clavicle as extremity versus rib
· Interosseous membrane details and hydration
· Subtle accessory motions of the healthy elbow and their relation to interosseous membrane health
· Select anatomical structures will be built three dimensionally out of clay and other materials to solidify and anchor the principles and relationships
· Embryologic "Gestures" of the arms

 

Anterior Neck and Cranial Base

A detailed journey into the biomechanics of the Basicranium down through the anterior neck.

· The concept of Lemniscate and how it relates to normal mechanics and soft tissue hydration
· Detailed look at the anterior neck anatomy and how it hangs from the base, tying it, the viscerocranium, and gut tube together
· Treatment of the embryologic portions of the occiput and temporal bones
· The Styloid diaphragm and its relation to the breathing of the cranial base
· The three dimensional relationship of the styloid diaphragm, hyoid suspension and viscerocranium balance
· The embryologic Pharyngeal arches and their relationship to the nervous system
· The postural relationship between the mediastinum, the nuchal ligament and the falx cerebri
· Details of why specific cervical disks wear out

 

Cranial Base Part Two and Embryology of the Neural Tube

Topics to be explored

· Treatment of the embryologic portions of Occiput, Temporal, and Sphenoid and how restrictions of these can mimic all the classic Sutherland Biomechanical patterns of SBS
· Detailed treatment of the Venous sinus network of the cranium. Participants will learn to build this network three-dimensionally for deeper understanding
· The concept of Cranial Vertebrae and ways of using this model to treat the cranium differently than the Sutherland model

*Prerequisites required for the Cranial Base Part Two class are Anterior Neck and Cranial Base class and or extensive cranial and/visceral knowledge. Please respect this. Due to the nature of intensive exploration of any area of the body it is suggested you have a standing appointment with your favorite therapist to allow integration after the course.