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PAST EVENTS

2015

Wellington, New Zealand

Contractile Fields and Meridians - via palpation
27-29 March, 2015

Pilates on Tour 2015, USA

Contractile fields and the Archetypal Postures
8-10 April - Phoenix, Arizona
22-24 April - London, UK
22-24 July - Sacramento, California
14-16 October - Chicago, Illinois

8-10 May - Austin, Texas: Human Movement Patterning

15-17 May - Mountain View, California: Contractile Fields - a new way to understand human movement

Paris, France

CFPCO
22-24 May; Ostéopathie myofasciale
25-26 May; Masterclass

Wellington, New Zealand

Contractile Fields & Archetypal Postures
2 & 3 May
2 day workshop for pilates teachers

Osteopaths New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Contractile Fields for Osteopaths
13 & 14 June
2 day workshop for the osteopath professional
Contact: info@osteopathsnz.co.nz


2014

 

Sydney, Australia

The Archetypal Postures and the Erectorcises

13-14 December, 2014

 

Osteopathie Schule Deutschland, Berlin

International Conference on Fluids and Osteopathy

December 4-9, 2014
 

Absolute Pilates, Charlotte, North Carolina

Human Movement Patterning

November 21-23, 2014

 

New Zealand College of Massage

Contractile Fields - an introduction

August 4/5 in Auckland

August 11/12 in Wellington

 

Australian Osteopathic Association

Contractile Fields - manual therapy applications
December 8/9 in Melbourne and Sydney

 

The Pilates Centre of Austin, Texas

Human Movement Patterning

30, 31 May, 1 June

 

CFPCO, Paris

Postgraduate education for French osteopaths 

16 - 19 May

 

Centre of Balance, Mountain View, California

23 to 25 May

3-day education for Pilates teachers

 

Studio Pilates, El Segundo, California

6 to 8 June

3-day education for Pilates teachers 

 

NZOA Conference, Wairakei, Taupo

6 & 7 September

Lecture and workshop for Osteopaths

 

Wellington, New Zealand

Contractile Fields - what they are and how to use them in manual therapy

February 24, 2012. 5.30-7.30pm; February 25/26, 10am-5pm

A small tailored event to welcome Dr Steven Sanet to New Zealand


Manual Medics, Auckland, New Zealand

Viaduct Event Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland City

Saturday 29th October 0900-1730

"Sports Rehabilitation for Manual Medicine - Perspectives on the lower limb". A full day of diverse speakers and practical interaction, with colleagues from the world of manual healthcare, stimulating thought, practice and self development. 

2013

The Pilates Centre of Austin, Texas

Human Movement Patterning - A New Paradigm

22/23/24 November, 2013


Fusion Pilates, Asheville, North Carolina

Human Movement - new thinking from New Zealand

16/17 November, 2013


Pilates Inspiration, Los Angeles

Human Movement - new thinking from New Zealand

8/9/10 November, 2013 


New Zealand College of Massage

The theory and practice of Contractile Fields

27/28/29 September, 2013


Brugge, Belgium

6/7 April, 2013

My thanks to Philip and Christine Moulaert

 

Paris, France

An osteopathic approach to the Contractile Field model

12/13/14 April, 2013
www.cfpco.fr

2012

Manual Medics

Viaduct Event Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland City

Saturday 29th October 0900-1730

"Sports Rehabilitation for Manual Medicine - Perspectives on the lower limb"

A full day of diverse speakers and practical interaction, with colleagues from the world of manual healthcare, stimulating thought, practice and self development.

http://www.manualmedics.com

 

Contractile Fields - what they are and how to use them in manual therapy

February 24, 2012. 5.30-7.30pm; February 25/26, 10am-5pm

A small tailored event to welcome Dr Steven Sanet to New Zealand. A few places for the keen ($NZ400).

New Zealand College of Massage 

Contractile Fields - an introduction 

August 4/5 in Auckland
​August 11/12 in Wellington

Australian Osteopathic Association

Contractile Fields - manual therapy applicationsDecember
8th in Melbourne and 9th in Sydney


2011 

Australian Osteopathic Association

October 15/16, 2011

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Archetypal Postures – what they are and how to assess them.


Zurich

May 6/7/8, 2011

3-day postgraduate education for Swiss osteopaths. This course will be held again in May 2012

 

Paris

April 30/31, May 1. 2011

3-day postgraduate education for French osteopaths
www.cfpco.fr

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand

August 6/7 A 2-day workshop on Contractile Fields and the Archetypal Postures.
14 Grade 1 CPD points available

Weltec

August 27, 2011
A 1-day workshop with Phillip Silverman on 'Functional Movement - the core patterns'.
Isolation has failed to explain the reality of movement and functionality. We will introduce new methods of assessing and prescribing that are consistent with those who address the body as a complete organism. The day will introduce fundamental postures and movement patterns that underlie all biomechanical functioning. The course will cover how these postures are assessed and consequent strategies for correction. This approach is applicable to the full spectrum of clients – from the average person to the elite athlete.


2010 

WORLD CONGRESS ON LOW BACK PAIN

7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain

www.worldcongresslbp.com
SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2010, HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

Phillip will provide a three-hour post-conference workshop for registered Congress delegates on Archetypal Postures and erecting from the floor to treat endemic back pain. This is suitable for all practitioners wishing to explore this effective approach to accessing and treating endemic back pain.

Back pain is proving to be recalcitrant to understanding and treatment. This workshop will offer a new approach to the assessment and treatment of endemic low back pain via Archetypal Postures of repose, allied with exercises that are derived from the floor to standing transition - the Erectorcises.

For millions of years humans have spent many hours a day sitting on the terrain to rest and work, and then to erect from the terrain to standing. It is a developmental sequence we have all mastered as babies. A modern chair based lifestyle has had a profoundly deleterious effect on our musculoskeletal health by avoiding floor postures that the human physique has embedded both structurally and functionally. As a society if we are to counter our endemic back pain we need to revalue floor based rest, and train the exercise sequences involved in the floor to standing transition - that most basic of movements for an ape derived from Homo Erectus. This advice and the exercises described are applicable to all but the most infirm.

Context for the workshop will emerge from three perspectives:

  • The first perspective is evolutionary via a brief account of the vertebrate transition from the lateral undulating of a fish to a walking bipedal ape.

  • The second perspective looks at the embryology of musculoskeletal development, and the subsequent childhood development towards walking and running.

  • The third perspective is anthropological - all people, all cultures, across all time frames have found ease and rest on the floor, and maintained the strength to erect from the floor throughout their lives.

  • How to assess and facilitate ease in the floor postures and how to erect from the floor with good form and safety will be demonstrated in the workshop with the participants themselves adopting the postures.

All biological systems have self-corrective mechanisms, which in this context are deeply embedded norms of rest, these postures are then functionally coupled with anti-gravity biomechanical patterns that then lift us from the floor. As a society we need to place a value on floor based rest. Deceptively simple advice can make a significant contribution to biomechanical ease.