The Biomechanics of Adaptable Alignment – Module 1
• At least 3 years of private practice experience
Natural Alignment and Pelvic Biomechanics
This 4-day module is the first of four modules that define, differentiate, and explore the integral relationship between, Natural Alignment and the biomechanics of Adaptable Alignment as developed by Rolfer ™ Liz Gaggini. Natural Alignment is the individual structural blueprint with which we are born. Adaptable Alignment describes the body’s ability to orient, balance, and function efficiently in gravity.
In order to achieve one’s optimal Adaptable Alignment, asymmetries and compensatory patterns must be addressed in the context of one’s Natural Alignment.
- those looking to acquire: 28 IASI Category 1.
Natural Alignment and Pelvic Girdle Biomechanics covers:
Natural Alignment: Assess different skeletal types and study the unique Natural Alignment that each structure requires to function with both balance and ease. Assessments based on tissue density and length, movement patterns and skeletal shapes are demonstrated. Learn how to determine the Natural Alignment of structures regardless of their misalignments or asymmetrical overlays.
Asymmetry and Adaptive Alignment: Identify patterns of asymmetry through visual assessments, palpation and movement. The fundamental process of adaptive alignment is the nature of tensegrity structures. Discover that due to adaptive alignment, a whole body asymmetry can result from a single misaligning injury. Learn to differentiate between Functional and Dysfunctional Asymmetries.
The Biomechanics of the Pelvis: There are specific anatomical contributors of the different patterns of tilt, shift, symmetry and asymmetry found within the pelvic girdle. Techniques to bring the pelvis into balance and symmetry within Natural Alignment are observed, practiced, and discussed.
The full course consists of four modules:
1. Natural Alignment/ Biomechanics of the Pelvic Girdle 2. Biomechanics of the Shoulder Girdle
3. Appendicular Rotations and Counter-Rotations
4. Axial Biomechanics