Structural Essentials: Head, Neck & Jaw

The Structural Essentials workshops can be taken as stand alone workshops or as credits towards the full ATSI training.

Full Head, Neck & Jaw Course Description:

The Structural Essentials workshops are a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses, divided into functional regions. Each course thoroughly conveys 15 – 20 technique 'templates', designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you.

The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.

City: Taipei
State: Taiwan Province
Country: Taiwan
Speaker: Julie Hammond, Director
Date: 26th & 27th March 2024
Venue: Somategrity Academy, 6F, No.20, Hengyang Rd, Zhongzheng Dist
Price: Please contact Julian on for details and registrations
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City: Mandurah
State: Western Australia
Country: Australia
Speaker: Chris Clayton
Date: 16th & 17th May 2024
Venue: Seashells Mandurah, 16 Dolphin Drive
Price: $650 AU
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City: Jakarta
State: Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Country: Indonesia
Speaker: Chris Clayton
Date: 20th & 21st July 2024
Price: Please email or WhatsApp +62 812-9333-8360 for info and bookings
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City: Herston (Brisbane)
State: Queensland
Country: Australia
Speaker: Chris Clayton
Date: 7th & 8th October 2024
Venue: The Mayne Events Space, 288 Herston Road
Price: $650 AU
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City: Hong Kong
State: Hong Kong SAR
Country: Hong Kong
Speaker: Chris Clayton
Date: 4th & 5th December 2024
Venue: MYO Sports Clinic, 7/F Abdoolally House, 20 Stanley Street
Price: Please email for info and bookings
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City: Launceston
State: Tasmania
Country: Australia
Speaker: Maree Clayton
Date: 14th & 15th December 2024
Venue: The Best Western Plus Launceston, 3 Earl Street
Price: $650 AU
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Each class includes:

  • Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.
  • BodyReading (visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and 'read' them in the intricacy of individual patterns
  • Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and 'feel', with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.

Highlights include:

  • The sub-occipital muscles.
  • The laminar groove and deep cervical muscles.
  • Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
  • The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes and colli muscles.
  • Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth.
  • The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate and facial muscles.