Fascia - The Forgotten System!
Fascia is widely being recognised as an incredibly important Body System in its own right!
Fascia is crucial to whole body communication, force transmission, immune function, proprioception, co-ordination and support of the body.
Annie & Sue have been researching this wonderfully exciting 'system' and are delighted to tell you about our Reflexology CPD training which is based upon treating Muscles and Fascia, the MYOFASCIAL CHAINS in the body. We use and teach specific Reflexology techniques and follow new charts that we have created on The PodyCharts templates.
''OrthoPody is a totally brilliant course, I learnt so much, it will transform my practise and how I look at the body and feet now. Absolutely fascinating. Sue and Annie are amazing and so knowledgeable. Highly recommended''
Sian S. 24.05.22
Absolutely amazing weekend at Inspira Academy studying OrthoPody. Totally ground breaking working on the myofacial chains and meridian lines. As one learner said ‘this is more than a string to my bow this is a whole new instrument’ Jane P 15.05.22
This training programme is about rebalancing MusculoSkeletal integrity via Muscle Chains and Fascia. Ideal for those interested in treatment of clients impacted by MusculoSkeletal compromise and/or injury.
MusculoSkeletal strength and elasticity are often compromised and impacted by issues such as trauma & injury, be that from exercise, sport or a fall, but also from the less obvious things like poor postural habits, the weakening and atrophy of muscles from lack of movement, post operative impact on muscles and fascia, or most commonly, stress and tension. All these factors create inflammation and imbalance which communicates and travels through the length of Muscle Chains and Fascia Tissue.
Accepted anatomical theory states there are eight Muscle & Fascia (MyoFascial) Chains and twelve associated Meridial Tension lines which are integral in the strong and stable framework of the body. (Tomas W. Myers, 2014) By re-balancing the fascia, muscles and structures within these Chains, the body is able to return to its optimal integrity of strength, elasticity, capability and importantly, range of movement.
Whilst studying the 'Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function' course with Tom Myers, Annie discussed Reflexology and representative 'Micro' or 'Imago' work with him, she showed him the OrthoPody Charts, representing his 'Macro' MyoFascial Meridians. Annie & Sue are delighted that Tom has posted the following statement in which he not only recognises the importance of Reflexology and reflecting Macro onto Micro mapping, but also endorses our PodyChart representation of The Anatomy Trains onto the feet, via OrthoPody!!
OrthoPody Reflexology and Anatomy Trains
From Tom Myers:
I have long been a fan of reflexology – for the feet, hands, ear, and face (and even the genital organs, but I steer clear of that one in this country) all have reflexes that refer out to all the body. I call this ‘imago’ – an image of the whole body ‘printed’ ion a single part. Iridology makes a similar map out of the iris of the eye.
I have never ruminated on the connection between reflexology, or ‘zone therapy’ as it was originally called, and the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians. Annie Trigg and Sue Evans did, and here are their projections of some of the lines onto the feet.
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of their process, but it was quite impressed with the trouble they took to get the representation right. I am always happy to see new applications of the Anatomy Trains map – thank you, Annie and Sue!
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The OrthoPody training course will teach you how to:
1) Precisely identify the Muscular Chains and Fascia represented on the feet using graphic charts of the eight MyoFascial Chains and twelve Meridial Tension Lines.
2) Use field measurement techniques (appropriate for use in your clinic space) on the client, pre and post treatment, one appropriate to each MyoFascial chain. These clearly identify responses and changes in the range of joint movements associated with each Chain, as a result of OrthoPody treatments.
3) Treat the client using a protocol of Reflexology techniques and methodology to rebalance each of the MyoFascial Chains and Meridial Tension Lines, including:
*Effleurage *Petrissage *Bi-Manual Duopody *Deep access and touch *Energetic tracing & balancing
Learning methods and materials, a comprehensive teaching manual including:
Eight sets of MyoFascial (MCF) Charts imaged on the templates of The PodyCharts. The image below shows the process involved in creating the 24 Charts that you will receive as part of your training!
Clear tables detailing the illustrated muscles of each chain, with their associated actions.
Detailed anatomical and physiological theory of muscles, fascia and the theories associated with treating the MyoFascial Chains with OrthoPody.
Group tutoring, demonstrations and one to one teaching and support of practical application.
Link to video footage of an example demonstration treatment.
OrthoPody Training Dates
CARDIFF 14 & 15 May, 2022 PodyStep Ahead (Fully Booked)
TORQUAY 28 & 29 January, 2023 vickibenn.wellnesspractitioner @gmail.com
BELFAST 4 & 5 March, 2023 Dorothy Kelly Academy
BRECON 15 & 16 April, 2023 email@example.com
CARDIFF 27 & 28 May, 2023 PodyStep Ahead
COPENHAGEN 7 & 8 June, 2023 https://uk.touchpoint.dk/
Annie & Sue are currently discussing further dates with other hosts in UK, Europe, USA & Canada so please watch this space!
If you are interested in hosting Annie & Sue to teach OrthoPody at a venue near you, please do contact us via the Contacts page or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, Annie & Sue