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FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY SEMINARS BLOG:  Functional Anatomy Seminars offers high-quality seminars to manual-medicine practitioners, providing guidance in assessment, diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation.  Composed of two main seminar series, F.A.P. Functional Anatomic Palpation Systems, and Functional Range Release, Functional Anatomy Seminars is dedicated to improving the skill set of any and all manual practitioners including Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Osteopath’s, Acupuncturists, and Physical Medicine doctors.

The creator and head instructor of Functional Anatomy Seminars, Dr. Andreo A. Spina has created this blog in order to better comunitcate with certified practitioners as well as those interested in the FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY SEMINARS systems of assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.  Weekly posts include case discussions, anatomical reviews, and an “ask Dr. Spina” section where Dr. Spina will answer any and all questions related to manual care and physical conditioning.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob Pewtner permalink
    May 24, 2010 5:06 pm

    After reading some of the comments made as to why it is so important to offer these seminars especially the palpation seminars as that particular one is relevant to me I feel the courses that are offered today are to short,to much text book based and not enough hands-practical work, their doesnt seem to be a fine balance and one always feel at the end of the course that I don’t have enough expirence and confidence to get out their and start working.

    Kind Regards
    Rob Pewtner
    Sports massage therapists
    Cape Towm
    South Africa.

    • May 25, 2010 3:00 pm

      I agree Rob….our seminars are approximately 90% hands on work. We also provide a system of palpation as opposed to simply memorizing the anatomy…thus it is easier to apply it to practice immediately

  2. Kyle Ramirez permalink
    July 25, 2012 6:17 am

    Dr. Andreo Spina,

    In one of your proximal hamstring articles you noted:
    “By treating the entire SBL with active release technique and stretching,
    while simultaneously stretching the SFL, the lines of pull/strain within the patient
    were balanced.”
    Was the SBL treated all in one day? Were they treated proximal to distal?


    • July 25, 2012 1:36 pm

      Hi Kyle…thanks for the question

      First off…I wrote that article a long time ago and have since altered my approaches to suit the evidence that has surfaced. For example, I no longer utilize ART…

      Anyway, to answer your question, if you were to treat the entire SBL in one treatment properly, you treatment visit would be approximately 8 hours. Treatment can/should only be focused at the start in the area of the weakest link (i.e. area of pain) until it is released. You can simultaneously provide home stretching exercises for the rest of the line….As the condition improves, you can then broaden your treatments to include areas of the connecting chain. The direction is of no matter…you would only treat areas found to be aberrant in your assessment.

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