We look forward to welcoming you to our one-day event focusing on The Fascial Foot.
Featuring our presenters:
John Sharkey MSc, Elizabeth Larkam, Phillip Beach DO, Dr. Wilbour Kelsick DC, BSc, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C), Rachel Tudor
Four leading speakers from the world of fascia share their latest research, insight and provide live demonstrations on this fascinating topic; spend a day with John Sharkey, Elizabeth Larkam, Phillip Beach, Wilbour Kelsick. A Somatic Experiencing session with innovative movement teacher Rachel Tudor takes you into engagement with your own feet to lead you to a deeper awareness, informing both your practice and your self-care.
We know that some may not be able to watch the whole event live so the videos will be available to be viewed for three weeks post the event, until Sunday 30th May 2021.
See below for the full agenda.
Elizabeth Larkam, National Certified Pilates Teacher
Elizabeth is a pioneer of the Pilates Method Alliance® initiative Heroes in Motion® (2012). She was awarded the Medal of the Danish Society of Military Medicine (2010) in recognition of her efforts to improve the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. As a Dance medicine Pilates Specialist at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco (1985-1999), Elizabeth developed, instructed and documented Pilates programs for orthopaedic, spine and chronic pain diagnoses. As Director of Pilates & Beyond for Western Athletic Clubs (1999-2009) she collaborated in the creation of the internationally acclaimed Mind & Body Center.
Elizabeth authored the book Fascia in Motion: Fascia-focused movement for Pilates (Handspring, September 2017) and the Pilates chapter for the book Fascia in Sport and Movement (Handspring, 2015, second edition 2021). She is co-editor of the book in preparation, Pilates Applications for Health Conditions: Case Reports and Perspectives (Handspring, 2021). Elizabeth is a Feldenkrais® practitioner and a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor. She has created and filmed 50 programs on Pilates Anytime and ten on fusionpilatesedu.com. She is a Balanced Body Master Instructor and Mentor.
Elizabeth has participated in eight dissection courses taught by master dissectors Professor Carla Stecco MD, Gill Hedley PhD, Todd Garcia and John Sharkey MSc. She taught the movement component of two dissection courses hosted by Tom Myers (2015, 2016) and one hosted by Balanced Body Pilates (2018). Elizabeth is a participant in the Fascial Net Plastination Project, sponsored by the Fascia Research Society at Guben Plastinarium.
Elizabeth is the host for the Handspring Publishing webinars ‘Moved to Learn!’ and ‘Pilates Applications for Health Conditions’(2020-2021). These monthly forums for movement educators and manual therapists feature interviews with Handspring authors. They are offered on a gratis basis in recognition of the importance of providing community support during the global pandemic.
Lecture title: Every Step You Take
Foot-focused movement sequences alternate with computer animations of embryological development and slides of fascia dissections to enrich your experience of articulate feet. Appreciate the significance of foot function in breathing, vision, balance and walking. Marvel at the fascial connectivity of your feet with every aspect of your neuromyofascial system and resonant fields. Please have on hand a mat, a wall or stable vertical surface, a sturdy stool and a stretch band. When seated on the stool your hips ought to be higher than your knees. The band or stretch material ought to be as wide as the length of your foot and as long as your outstretched arms, from one hand to the other. The movements may be practised while seated or in standing, with or without wall support. Bare feet are recommended. Non-slip socks may be used for warmth and comfort. These movement modules are designed for use in your personal practice and your work with clients.
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick DC, BSc, FRCCSS(C), FCCRS(C)Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Medicine
Dr. Kelsick is the founder and spiritual core of the MaxFit Movement Institute. He has been working as medical staff with the Canadian National and Olympic teams for over 26 years. Also served with the NHL, NBA and attended 10 Olympic Games as health practitioner. In addition, he has been a sports medicine consultant with Olympic athletes from USA, Africa, Caribbean, and Sweden to name a few. His education and experience position him perfectly for this role.
Wilbour's network of colleagues and friends, gathered in his more than 30 years as a healthcare practitioner, expands what he can offer. He received his B. Sc. in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University, and his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Wilbour has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text and recent contributor to Fascia in Sports and Movement (Schleip-Handspring Publishing) and to the Australian Journal of Massage Therapy.
As founder of the “Teach Me to Run Workshop” (an internationally presented workshop on running technique, efficiency and injury prevention) he is passionate about the science of human movement. In addition, he is contributing lecturer internationally in his speciality of sports and rehabilitative medicine. In the past he sat on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal).
His two specialties are sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine and is a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) and the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada).
Lecture title: Stepping Down to Step Up : One of Nature’s gateways to human locomotion and our bioelectric self
The purpose of our feet is more than just to hold up our body. They are also the connection base of our bioelectric self to one of Nature’s largest batteries – the healing earth. We are designed to be in direct barefoot contact with the ground/earth, but industrialization and technological advancement have diminished that purpose considerably.
The complex foot architecture comprises 26 dense fascia (bone) structures in a soup of softer less dense fascia (muscle, ligaments, tendons) encasement. The unique qualities of the foot tissue construct allow it to be a rigid, force-bearing and absorbing or flexible (grabbing or holding) structure as necessary or as function dictates. Basically, it’s designed for variability in human mobility and other living survival functions.
This presentation will discuss the bio-movement (biomechanics) of the foot’s complex function and some of the common dysfunctions associated with human locomotion. The global correlation of such dysfunctions (perils) contributing to inefficient movement and hence injury to the lower and upper body regions will be discussed from a biotensegrity perspective.
Terms and Conditions:
Terms and Conditions: All videos from this event will be recorded and available to watch until 30 May 2021. In the case of the cancellation of this event, all payments will be refunded to the attendees. Should an attendee wish to cancel, we will not refund but will allow the transfer of the ticket to another name. Please email us with the full name and email address of the replacement. This exchange can only be offered until one week prior to the event, not thereafter.