Structural Essentials: Shoulders & Arms

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

City: Mandurah
State: Western Australia
Country: Australia
Speaker: Chris Clayton
Date: 14th & 15th 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: 18th & 19th 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: 5th & 6th 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: 2nd & 3rd 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: 12th & 13th December 2024
Venue: The Best Western Plus Launceston, 3 Earl Street
Price: $650 AU
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City: Taipei
State: Taiwan Province
Country: Taiwan
Speaker: Julie Hammond, Director
Date: 3rd & 4th March 2025
Venue: Somategrity Academy, 6F, No.20, Hengyang Rd, Zhongzheng Dist
Price: Please contact Julian on for details and registrations
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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.

Each course focuses on 15-20 core ‘templates’ for technique, which can be applied in different ways for different patterns in your clients. We will teach you the relevant structural anatomy for the area and the common postural and movement implications around each of them. Be an efficient and effective integrative bodywork therapist.

Shoulders & Arms:

This is the fifth workshop in the Structural Essentials series. We are going to look at the balance of the shoulder girdle on top of the rib cage. Understanding the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and arms through the Anatomy Trains Arm lines. In this computer age, the arms get unique usage these days, requiring a complex equation of stability versus mobility to balance correctly on the rib cage, the shoulders can easily be used to compensate for thoracic and cervical deviations or be the cause for them.

This can lead to issues travelling down into the arms and hands, up into the neck and jaw or even into the spine and rib cage. You will learn to recognise ‘ideal’ and compensated patterns and how to tie them into the story of the rest of the body. This will allow you to see what work needs to be done to create lasting results for this area.

This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way. These include:


• Balancing the shoulder girdle on the rib cage

• Releases for each joint of the shoulder

• Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles

• Elbow and upper arm muscle releases

• Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases