Neck problems

Neck problems: Different causes, connections with the rest of the body. Different symptoms connected to the neck and their approach. About 60-90 minutes of theory and a practical part with some simple examination tests and talking about the clients history and what that can tell us Goals: to learn about the many possible causes for [...]


Why even dancers have to breathe

Why even dancers have to breathe!” A workshop not only for dancers!! Diaphragm – Psoas – Pelvic Floor and their connections with other parts of the body. Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Physiology. If possible examples from the audience, many practical exercises, for dancers and others! About 60-90 min theory and then ca. 90 min of practical [...]


Several specific workshops in Dance Medicine

Several specific workshops in Dance Medicine: a.)Hip and knee problems in dancers. b.) (Typical) Injuries in dance. These are part of the Dance Medicine Education I taught at The Hochschule fuer Darstellende Kunst (Arts University) in Frankfurt,Germany in 2008 (updated of course!). Anatomy, Physiology of the injuries, Medical therapy, prevention, what can I do with [...]


Applied Kinesiology and Osteopathy

Applied Kinesiology and Osteopathy: two methods of Manual Medicine. Presentation of the history (short!), the basic concepts of these methods, and practical demonstrations. What can they do, where could they help and where not? What is the difference between Osteopathy in the US and Osteopathy in Europe? About 90 min., possibly with practical examples from [...]


Craniomandibular dysfunctions

Craniomandibular dysfunctions (CMD) and their connections with the rest of the body. CMD is a common cause for headaches, cervical and lumbar problems, cervicobrachialgia (“I always wake up with my hands and arms in pain or tingling”) and other problems! Anatomical and physiological/neurological theory and explanations. Mouth guards / What is that? Different kinds of [...]



Fascia/connective tissue: what is it? What do we need it for, what does it in the body? Its role as a connector, divider, information storage and information transport. Scar tissue and its problems and qualities. Anatomical and physiological explanations, if possible with examples from the audience. Ca.120 min, depending on the knowledge the audience has [...]



Scoliosis: what is it exactly? Misunderstandings about scoliosis. Definition, different forms of scoliosis with different prognosis; distinguish scoliosis from scoliotic attitude; simple examination tests; braces? Why, when and why not. What can you do with Gyrotonic/Pilates? Ca. 75 min, including a practical part with simple examination tests. Goals: to learn about what scoliosis is and [...]


Proprioception: a seventh sense

“Proprioception: a seventh sense”: what is proprioception? Anatomical and physiological/neurological background. About 90 min of theory, 15 minutes break and then about 120 min of practical workshop with exercises and explanations how to build up a proprioception rehabilitation. Goals: to understand the neurological/physiological principles of Proprioception and to learn a simple practical approach to some [...]