Human anatomy and physiology is more than just interesting, it is fascinating.

What Is Included

Each attendee will receive a detailed handout of all areas that we will cover in the course. 6 full days of classes are included,

What We Will Cover

This Anatomy Intensive Course is like no other, and it will give you a deep understanding of the skeleton, muscles, and movements whether you are a dance teacher, Pilates Teacher or health professional.

Day 1 : Functions of the skeletal muscle system

Day 2 : Types of movements by synovial joints

Day 3 : The origin and insertion of the muscle ....Last day....

Objectives :

At the end of this Course, the student should be able to:

- List the general characteristics and functions of skeletal muscle tissue.
- Describe the structure of a muscle
- Briefly describe how muscles contract
- List the muscle contractions and describe the function of each
- Differentiate between isotonic and isometric contractions
- Define the following terms: origin, insertion, synergist, antagonist, and prime mover

Functional Anatomy – FA

Instructor Trainer needs to have access to a Bryan Edwards Flash Pack as well as the Trail Guide to the Body or another suitable anatomy reference.

This course is as interactive as possible. Students will have the opportunity to work in pairs, groups and individually to integrate the material through quizzes, postural analysis and exercise analysis. The Objectives of this course is to understand anatomy as it pertains to the skeleton and muscular system as a multi-planar biomechanical system, and be able to integrate the information into different actions in different planes of movement. Since anatomy is not two-dimensional, as it is presented in literature, but rather three-dimensional, it is important to have students palpate muscles and bony landmarks. Providing opportunities for students to find the anatomical structure on the skeleton or on themselves, and not just from the slide show or text book, will help them conceptualize the muscle, joint or bone.


From Saturday 2 July to Friday 8 July 2016
From 1 pm to 6.30pm
6 days – 30 hours

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In order to book your class, an advance of 36% of the price is required.

For more information contact Caroline Berger :
Phone: 00 33 6 50 81 18 92
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The muscular system: what is it, what does it do, and how does it work.

The human muscular system plays a vital role in maintaining posture and is essential for movement of the body. The Physio-Anatomy of the movement course enables the learner to explore the structure and functions of the human muscular system. It outlines the different types of muscles and the different makeup of these muscles. It explains the roles each muscle has in relation to movement of the body and explains how the nervous system controls muscular activity. This free will be of great interest to students of Pilates, dance, anatomy, as well as healthcare professionals, who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the human muscular system.

The Physio-anatomy of the movement teaches students to locate and identify all musculo skeletal structures relevant to movement and exercise. Detailed study of the bones, connective tissues and muscles will complement postural assessment, muscle testing/palpation and analysis of human movement. Some time will be spent understanding how muscles are layered one on top of the other and how they work together to create movement. The objective is to provide students with a clear understanding of how the all the body systems work together to achieve movement.

The course format will be comprised of lecture, discussion and practical sessions that involve visual & manual identification of body structures. Our goal is to provide the student with a functional learning environment. This course is open to anyone wanting to know more about the human body. It is designed with the mind/body health practitioner in mind. Each year I have to find out if my class is necessary.

So I ask three different questions every year:

1. How many of you know the structure the lung without which you cannot breath? And about the three-dimensional breathing?

One person ! I guess we need the class for my first question.

2. How many of you know the number of muscle we need to abduct the arm?

Three people! I guess we need the class for second question.

3. How many of you know about the ideal posture?

No Body ! Oups ! I guess we need the class for the third question.