What is Born to Move?
Born to Move (BTM, formerly Active Fascia Release/AFR) has been developed by James Earls. It is a blend of his understanding of myofascial and functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue to create a variety of therapeutic effects.
James trained with Tom Myers, the originator of the Anatomy Trains model, and studied functional movement principles with Gary Gray and David Tiberio of the Gray Institute. Born to Move aims to bring the best of both these models together to give you an immediate and effective treatment tool.
Born to Move combines elements of motor control theory with a neuro-myo-fascial approach to identify, treat and finally re-educate the client’s movement patterns. The blending of guided movement with various soft tissue engagement protocols has created a method that addresses the body as a whole and acknowledges the roles of the body’s various tissues and their interrelationships.
During the 3 days we will cover:
Who Can Attend?
The course is open to massage therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors. It will benefit those who want to add an extra dimension to their treatments. While anatomy and pathology will be acknowledged during the 3 days of training, time is too short to teach basics, so a reasonable understanding is expected to allow for a rapid progression and focus on techniques.
Qualification Recognition by Professional Associations:
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
Course fees include:
- 3 days classroom tuition
- A full set of course materials
- Interest Free Easy Pay Instalment Plan
- Certificate of Attendance for your portfolio – 15 cpd points
Introducing the People Behind Born to Move
We are so fortunate and excited to be hosting the brilliant James Earls here at MSCM. James is an acclaimed author, lecturer and bodyworker specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. In recent years he has concentrated on blending movement with manual therapy to create a new approach, ‘Active Fascial Release’.
Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of James’ since he first started practicing bodywork over 25 years ago. Throughout his career James has travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, Art Riggs, and Gary Gray. James worked alongside Tom Myers to co-author “Fascial Release for Structural Balance”, a definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns. His’ vision of what manual therapy could look like in the 21st century led to the founding of Anatomy Trains UK and Ultimate Massage Solutions in the early 2000’s.
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 not only osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists but also movement therapists.
James has collaborated with some of the top researchers in bodywork and fascial theory and has been involved in a number of projects involving research into fascia, movement and treatment modalities. 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.
Owen is an experienced and merited clinician and educator. He approaches both with enthusiasm and dedication. In his clinic, in the East of England, he takes a polymath approach to all aspects of bodywork putting into practice the latest ideas and theories. He works with a wide variety of patients that regularly include professional athletes, dancers and musicians.
A highly educated and dedicated clinician, he has learnt from some of the leading pioneers including Thomas Myers, Robert Schleip, David Tiberio and Diane Lee.
When not in his clinic Owen is busy teaching around the world. His teaching offers a unique blend of art and science. Demonstrating his passion for anatomy, biomechanics, sport, art and philosophy.