Functional Bodywork with James Earls (Side-lying and Kneeling) is a progressive course which blends functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue to give you completely new and exciting assessments and treatment strategies for your clients. Using Functional Bodywork allows the practitioner to work with motor control, joint and soft-tissue problems all with the same technique – the client is simultaneously assessed, treated and re-educated with pain-free interventions.
In this re-formatted workshop, we teach how to work the major joints and tissues in side-lying and 4-point kneeling as these are perfect positions to access deep tissues comfortably while still allowing your client to move.
The combination of deep, intelligent touch coupled with the client’s movement creates a powerful therapeutic tool that empowers and educates the client on their own body (standing is taught in another workshop).
You will learn how to position your client safely and how to cue their movement to create predictable reactions through their system
What is Functional Bodywork?
Functional Bodywork, (formerly Active Fascia Release/AFR) has been developed by James Earls, blending his understanding of myofascial and functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue to create a variety of therapeutic effects.
James studied functional movement principles with Gary Gray and David Tiberio of the Gray Institute. We teach true functional anatomy grounded in evidence and experience.
Born to Move aims always to give you an immediate and effective treatment tool.
Functional Bodywork combines elements of motor control theory with a neuro-myo-fascial approach to identify, treat and finally re-educate the client’s movement patterns. Blending guided movement with various soft tissue engagement protocols creates a method that addresses the body as a whole and acknowledges the roles of the body’s various tissues and their interrelationships.
In this particular Functional Bodywork course you will
- Explore how to work the major joints and tissues in side-lying and 4-point kneeling as these are perfect positions to access deep tissues comfortably while still allowing your client to move. (Standing Functional Bodywork is covered in another course).
- Learn how to position your client safely, efficiently and how to cue their movement to create predictable reactions through their system.
- Learn many principles for effective soft tissue manipulation
- Learn how the body moves as a system – we know it’s all connected, but in this course you will learn what that really means.
James Earls Bio
James Earls is a writer, lecturer and bodyworker, specialising in blending movement with manual therapy. Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 30 years ago. James is now concentrating on finding new approaches to understanding how to apply movement and myofascial principles to bodywork. Having helped build the reputation of Anatomy Trains for Tom Myers through the UK, Europe and worldwide, James now teaches a range of his own courses and is a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the globe. Renowned for his relaxed and humorous style, James is a popular presenter whose subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists. James’ blend of movement and fascial understanding led to the publication of his well-received “Born to Walk”, an introduction to the interconnected mechanics of the body, and “Understanding the Human Foot”, which takes a fresh and functional approach to this important area of our body.
2 days In Person Course
Date 2nd & 3rd December 2023
This course is applicable to all hands on therapists including Soft Tissue Therapists, Sports therapists as well as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths
Minimum level required to access the course: Level 3
£295 for the whole course.
Payable in full or instalments available please email us for this option