Born To Move

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Born to Move (BTM) blends functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue to give you completely new and exciting assessments and treatment strategies for your clients. BTM allows the practitioner to work with motor control, joint and soft-tissue issues all with the same technique – the client is simultaneously assessed, treated and re-educated with pain-free interventions.

What is Born to Move?

Born to Move (BTM, formerly Active Fascia Release/AFR) has been developed by James Earls, blending his understanding of myofascial and functional movement principles with hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue to create a variety of therapeutic effects.

James trained with Tom Myers, the originator of the Anatomy Trains model, and studied functional movement principles with Gary Gray and David Tiberio of the Gray Institute. Born to Move aims to bring the best of both these models together to give you an immediate and effective treatment tool.

Born to Move combines elements of motor control theory with a neuro-myo-fascial approach to identify, treat and finally re-educate the client’s movement patterns. The blending of guided movement with various soft tissue engagement protocols has created a method that addresses the body as a whole and acknowledges the roles of the body’s various tissues and their interrelationships.

Learning Objectives:

Further Highlights Include:

A full repertoire of interventions for the upper body including quadratus lumborum, obliques and intercostals, multifidi and shoulder girdle muscles. Bringing the protocols together to assess and understand the full body connections.

Learning Aids:

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is designed for massage therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and those wanting to add an extra dimension to their treatments. While anatomy and pathology will be acknowledged during the 3 days of training, time is too short to teach basics, so a reasonable understanding is expected to allow for a rapid progression and focus on techniques.

What To Bring:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.


Workshop Format:

Short, intensive and integrated presentations from multiple sources including video of fascial dissections are combined with the palpation of relevant structures. We aim to convey information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.

Learn how to see and ‘read’ the intricacy of individual movement patterns.

Each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’. Plenty of time is dedicated to practice, ensuring you can apply these methods immediately in your clinic.


october 2021

08oct(oct 8)9:00 am10(oct 10)5:00 pmBorn To Move

november 2021

26nov(nov 26)9:00 am28(nov 28)5:00 pmBorn To Move

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