Beyond Isometrics

Beyond Isometrics is predominantly a hands-on experience.

Preparatory science and research will be discussed for a few hours prior to hands-on.

Classroom (2-3 hours)

  • The difference between a "client" and a "patient"
  • Potential influences in altered contractile integrity
    • The morphological changes in contractile and noncontractile tissues following injury, disuse, abuse, immobilization, etc.
    • Why aggressive passive stretching is counterproductive to tissue and contractile integrity during this stage.
    • Why long duration passive lengthening may be instrumental in connective tissue remodeling.
  • The continuum of investigation of contractile integrity
    • From palpation to relative load and time imposition/response
  • The continuum of progression of contractile integrity
    • From pre-isometric attempts at generating improvement in "trace" contractions...
      • Through solid static contraction
      • To micro-motion
    • In conjunction with progression...
      • From mindless isometrics
      • Through external focus/intention
      • Through "body part" focus/intention
      • To intensely mindful internal contractile focus/intention

Skills acquisition:

  • Tactile sensitivity
  • "Endfeel"
  • Thought process development for customized practical solutions
  • Creating and experiencing the continuum of contractile solutions

Very Limited Enrollment:
Because the majority of time is true hands-on, enrollment is limited to a maximum of 6 in OKC and 10-12 off-site.

These times may change for off-site courses. Check the details for each specific date and location for any changes from the following!

Day 1:
9:00-12:00 Classroom: Contractile states, changes in tissue morphology, etc.
1:00-4:00 Basic and advanced hands-on skill acquisition

Day 2
9:00-12:00 Hands-on applications and problem solving
1:00-4:00 Hands-on continued