Upcoming Classes

The Bow and the Bowstring: from Postural Imbalance to Chronic Pain

September 8-10, 2017, Indianapolis, IN.

24 hours CME anticipated.


Based on A.T. Still’s reference to the archery bow and its string, this course will introduce diagnosis and treatment of the mechanical midline and its structures. Although other courses have addressed the embryological, vascular and neurological midline, we will explore the physical structures that make up the midline, how to assess them for dysfunction and how, in what order, and when to treat them.

What do a tight linea alba, tongue tie, anosmia, recurrent knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and a chronically flexed vertebra all have in common? They can all occur from restricted midline structures. If your patients have pain, postural, hormone or growth issues or they are returning for the same complaint over and over - A.T. Still would suggest that we need to look at the Bow or the String for the possible cause. Abnormal tensions in these midline relationships can be the cause of chronic conditions that are difficult to treat otherwise.

The course will begin by exploring 3-D palpation to obtain a better sense of how tissues are supposed to move together. Analysis of 3-D palpation will uncover structural relationships between tissues and how they feel under the hands. This will guide us into diagnosis of the midline structural restrictions. As we explore the body’s regions and their structures, we will learn to feel the sequence or hierarchy of the structures and the restrictions they cause. Rational treatment of the restrictions and the impact on the body when freedom returns will then be examined.

Who can attend:

DO, MD, Dentist or students of those professions.

Who should take this course?

Anyone who desires a deeper understanding of 3-dimensional palpation of anatomical relationships and how physical midline structures can influence or hinder health.


To register, please click HERE or call 317-228-9270.


For the course brochure, please click HERE.


For the course handout, please click HERE.

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