Born to Walk – with James Earls

Born to Walk – with James Earls

15 cpd points

Join us for a 3 day ‘Born to Walk’ course exploring human movement and learn new assessments and interventions to help your clients back walking comfortably, efficiently and as smoothly as possible.


Walking is one of the most common daily functions, but one of the least understood biomechanically. To understand anatomy the therapist must first understand function.


On this course, we analyse the mechanics of efficient gait, looking at the chain of movement events from the feet to the spine and into the shoulders. Upon completing this course you will have the tools to understand true, real-life movement and how to correct faulty patterns.


Based on the well researched and well-received text of the same name, this course is designed to help the therapist understand functional anatomy. In this workshop we analyse the mechanics of efficient gait, looking at the chain of movement events from the feet to the spine and into the shoulders. We explore how gravity and momentum work in concert with joints and the fascial and myofascial tissue to improve proprioceptive communication, muscle firing, and collagenous tissue recoil.


You will come away with the tools to investigate, analyse and intervene in non-pathological walking. We will explore the many ways in which collagenous tissues assist movement efficiency and then learn how to build a personalised movement program to improve your clients’ gait.

This course helps you:


  • Assess your client’s postural and movement patterns with greater accuracy
  • Analyse the normal motion of the spine
  • Understand the connections and correcting mechanisms between the pelvis and the feet
  • Assess the feet and their role in shock absorption
  • Relate textbook anatomy to your client’s actual movement patterns
  • Apply Myofascial Slings & Robert Schleip’s Fascial Fitness in function
  • Effectively identify and correct your client’s faulty movement patterns

Course Objectives:


The course will be split into roughly equal time on:


Course Format:


Who Can Attend?

This course is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy or for anyone involved in bodywork or movement therapies.

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

More Information:


Course fees include the following:


  • 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


Recommended Textbook

Text book – ‘Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement’ by James Earls


You may also be interested in the following:

Special Offer


For those booking onto the 3 courses below at the same time

Born to Walk, Born to Move, and Move to Integrate

you will receive signed copies of the following 3 books by James Earls:

Born to Walk – : Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement

Fascial Release for Structural Balance

Understanding the Human Foot


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Introducing James Earls


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 is 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.


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