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Watertown, MA - The Ribs and their Relationships
Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6:00 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses


September 22, 23 & 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


($30.00 discount for registration by August 11, 2017)

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Pat Heckmann
303 449 5903 ext 105

Instructor: Tessy Brungard, assisted by Eric Jacobson (Rolf Institue® of Structural Integration)

IASI CE Credits: 22 IASI Category 1 credits

Course Description:

The ribs are a primary protective and organizing aspect of the thorax. With several joints to the spine and the sternum for each rib, and with the attachment of many other structures to them, including myofascial, visceral and the shoulder girdle, they are part of a very complex system. Because of their central importance, and their direct relationship to the breath, disorganization of the ribs can cause deep and system wide difficulties. That system can be difficult to understand and work with effectively. In this class we will discuss the anatomy and functional aspects of the ribs and their relationships to neighboring structures. We will explore how rib disorganization affects these structures and how these structures affect the ribs. We will study the implications of breathing fixations and trauma on rib organization. And, we will learn specific manipulation techniques for resolving these issues to bring the whole system to a higher function. This class will include lectures, demonstrations, pracitcums, and exchanges of sessions.

Instructor Bio: 

Tessy Brungardt received her BA in environmental Biology in 1976. Once introduced to Rolfing® Sructural Integration in 1979, she was inspired to take her exploration into the human realm. She became an Advanced Rolfing® Instructor in 2002, and maintains a practice in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Eric Jacobson, PhD, MPH, assisant faculty, was trained by Dr. Ida Rolf in 1974 and has been practicing in the Boston, Massachusetts area since then. He completed the Rolf Institute® advanced training in 2005. Jacobson investigates alternative medicine at Harvard Medical School, and published the results of his clinical trial of Rolfing® Structural Integration for chronic low back pain in 2015.