Structural Essentials

Structural Essentials is a completely redesigned program that includes a series of short intensives to give you a solid, reliable, and holistic way of working.

Each workshop can be taken as a stand alone or part of the full ATSI training programme

This series of workshops will take you to a new level in therapy by combining movement and specific manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, myofascia, joints, and fascial proprioceptors.

See how inefficient mechanics in one spot can lead to overuse problems (and pain) somewhere quite distant from the original issue – and then use both movement and manual techniques to make quick, effective and lasting improvements.


Arches & Legs: Online - 2-Days

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a new training format for our Structural Essentials: Arches & Legs workshop!

The new Hybrid format will comprise of two days online theory, followed by a one-day practical face-to-face workshop, taking you through the techniques.



Day 1, Saturday 2nd October 2021:

9.00am - 11.00am AWST

1.00pm - 3.00pm AWST

Day 2, Sunday 3rd October 2021:

9.00am - 11.00pm AWST

1.00pm - 3.00pm AWST

3.00pm - 3.30pm AWST: Questions & Answers

Cost 2-Day Online Workshop:  AUD $500 



More details on the 1-Day Practical workshop, which will be taking you through the techniques learnt online, will be provided at a later stage.

Cost 1-Day Practical Workshop: AUD $190

City: Online
Country: Online
Speaker: Julie Hammond & Chris Clayton
Date: 2nd & 3rd October 2021 - 9.00am - 3.30pm AWST
Venue: Online
Price: $500AUD
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Times: 9.00am - 3.00pm

3.00pm - 3.30pm Q & A Opportunity to ask the teacher any questions.

Course Description:

Our feet are our foundations, imbalances here, clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. In this workshop we will analyse the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.

Arches and the Legs

This course focuses on:

1 Understanding the structure of the foot and being able to palpate relevant bony landmarks and soft tissue structures
2 Understanding the biomechanics of the feet and assessing structurally and functionally
3 Assessing good foot and leg support through: the 3 (or 4) arches of the foot, how they act in walking and standing.
4 How the lower leg muscles act to support the arches
5 BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
6 Unwinding rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee
7 Understanding how to assess and then treat the foot and lower leg and how this can effect
8 Build a foundation for Structural Integration work
9 Understand the foot and its influence on the rest of the body via the Anatomy Trains
10 Give and progressively build on a system v. symptom based approach to healing
11 Use functional & structural assessments to formulate session strategies
12 Apply Fascial Release work based on anatomy and body patterns
Shift from “ technique” to palpation driven work

The Knee and Thigh

A complicated hinge in the middle of two long levers is perhaps not the best of designs – but this ‘elbow designed by committee’ is an excellent work of engineering. The knee joint mediates forces coming down form the hip and up from the foot and still allows a wide dance of movement in all but the frontal plane.


  1. How to differentiate your analysis of the foot and legs from the rest of the mechanical chain, giving an accurate reading of their skeletal relationships
  2. How to assess and then provide good foot and leg support through the three (or four) arches of the foot
  3. How the arches act in walking and standing and their relationship to the pelvis and the AT lines
  4. How to balance the support the arches receive from the long muscles of the calf
  5. Effective strategies to unwind rotational compensations in the foot, the tibia-fibula complex and the knee
  6. Learn how the structures of the knee and thigh co-operate to achieve this and learn how to recognise some of the structural dysfunctions that can occur
  7. BodyRead the various imbalances which can occur
  8. Learn to balance the very common rotation patterns at the knee