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Kelly A Clancy

As an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand therapist, Structural Medicine Specialist, and Bowenwork Practitioner, Kelly uses her skills as a manual therapist and ergonomist to address the postural components that can contribute to pain and dysfunction. Along with treating the structural issues that may be present, Kelly also assesses ergonomics, stress and nutritional factors, and their impact on the body’s regulatory systems. She founded the Seattle Center for Structural Medicine, which houses multi-disciplinary holistic practitioners who practice whole mind/body strategies to rehabilitate their clients back to optimal health. She is also the founder of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy and has developed the Tensegrity Medicine™ methodology. She teaches nationally and internationally lecturing on topics related to Tensegrity, fascia and therapeutic assessment and treatment strategies.

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About this Course

Here is what some of our  students are saying about this course:

"This is an amazing course and Kelly is a fantastic teacher. A huge amount of information is presented well structured which makes the learning easier. The photos of clients and videos help so much to understand different kinds of dysfunction. Thank you for the opportunity to review the lessons over and over again. For me it is extremely helpful".

"Thank you for all your hard work in this course and in your practice.  This has been an eye-opener for me.  Obviously, I have much to learn, and this class has been great for expanding my knowledge base".

"When this class came up I was very excited to learn more to help my clients.  Your information was amazing and opened up a new world for me of assessment and treatments".

"Thank you Kelly!  You have invested a lot of time and energy into the content, videos, and thoughtful responses to each of our comments/questions"

"Great course and inspired to learn more and change my practice to achieve less is more".

" I will never do Bowenwork the same again.  I am so thankful for this knowledge that you have shared.  I know it will make me a better instructor and practitioner.  I am looking forward to learning more from your vast wisdom and knowledge of this wonderful body".

"Love your information. I am excited to take future classes with you. I feel like this has been the missing link for me".

This online course is designed for the practitioner who is interested in enriching their skills in understanding postural assessment and how it relates to Bowen therapy and other forms of manual therapy.  This course is designed for the practitioner who is interested in learning more about the newest research related to fascia and biotensegrity as a way to understand relational anatomy and global connections through the physical system.

This course will deepen the manual therapy practitioners understanding of how to comprehensively address the various components of tissue tension and stagnation within an individual’s overall structure by creating three dimensional balance utilizing hands on techniques.  The content will help create a framework to assess, document and educate clients regarding symptoms, pain, and postural balance.

Logistics: This is a six session recorded presentation series.  Each recorded video will be accompanied by an ongoing discussion board.  A multiple choice examination will be offered at the end of the series  Upon successful completion you will receive your CE certificate for 9CE's which are approved through the NCBTMB. CE certificates will be awarded by the Northwest School of Structural Therapy. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Be able to define the concepts of tensegrity and how they relate to the physical body.
  • Be aware of the latest research related to fascia and connective tissue.
  • Increase their awareness of understanding of relational anatomy.
  • Understand various fascial lines and their distribution throughout the body.
  • Be able to document postural assessment findings and communicate them in written and verbal form.

Each course will be 60-75 minutes in length.  Included will be handouts, competency testing, issue of certificate of completion upon successful completion of final examination.

Course Outline:

 Course 1:  Fascia and Tensegrity

  •  Fascia as an organ of structure
  •  Proprioception/interoception
  •  Introduction to Tensegrity
  • Relational Anatomy
  • Connective tissue research

Course 2:   Postures of restriction

  • What are myofascial chains and why are they important
  • Identification of common postural patterns 
  • Understand the concept of secondary compensatory patterns-when to treat
  • How Bowen and other manual therapeutic interventions would affect three dimensional patterns

Course 3:   Commonly seen pathologies

  • Learn abut common pathologies from a biotensegrity view
  • How do these patterns connect to the myofascial lines
  • How to determine a treatment plan and prioritize treatment
  • Common Bowen moves and other manual therapies to address these pathologies

Course 4:  Introduction to standing postural assessment

  • Terminology, documentation
  • Introduction to movement assessment
  • What to look for, how to identify areas of restriction

Course 5:   Biomechanical/orthopaedic evaluations

  • Leg length
  • Pelvic assessments
  • Shoulder assessments
  • Spinal assessments
  • Neurologic evaluations

Course 6:  Myofascial assessments

  •  Rationale of three dimensional connective tissue balance
  •  Common superficial myofascial tests
  • Clinical reasoning of application of Bowen moves and other manual therapies
  • Putting it all together in a comprehensive evaluation