Walker Technique 1 Course (WALK1)
This 'NEW' Bodywork Course is accredited by the CThA.
Bernard Elliot Smith brings the astonishingly effective Walker Technique to our Course list; approved by the CThA as Post- graduate Advanced Therapy Techniques.
The Walker technique is a versatile, robust, powerful soft and hard tissue (bone, cartilage) release and re-alignment system, with a broad selection of applications for all areas of the body. It was specifically developed for the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback; born out of two other well known Australian therapies; the Alexander and Bowen Techniques.
Walker Technique applications can be used (singly or in combination) as a separate therapy, or within sessions already utilisng other types of therapy - extremely useful for any therapist seeking to obtain improved results. Applications comprehensively cover most common conditions such as various causes of backache, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, hip, leg and joint dysfunction and many other presentations. Walker also addresses numerous uncommon conditions e.g. cluster headaches, glue ear, hearing difficulty, snoring, cerebellar disorders and much more.
Walker Technique is an astonishing postural realignment technique that has evolved from years of experience of other hands on therapies such as Alexander and Bowen Techniques, which, alongside Physiotherapy, utilise equivalent anatomical principals.
The Walker Technique was discovered by Max Walker; a farmer and Bowen Therapist who lives in Australia. The therapy was developed by Bernard Elliot-Smith; also an advanced Bowen Therapist, who worked extensively alongside Max Walker; running workshops, and has since been teaching the technique for many years in the UK.
Due to injury, poor posture and repetitive strain patterns, the body's proprioceptive systems are constantly fed with proprioceptive signals of the abnormal position of the collapsed interstitial spaces in the connective tissues. If these are not corrected, then over time, out of sheer momentum these abnormalities are recorded as 'normal' in the bodies connective tissue matrix.
For example, a person who habitually breathes shallowly and sits repeatedly with round shoulders will become set permanently in that posture because the body 'thinks' the connective tissue is in a 'normal' position and doesn't 'see' it any longer as abnormal.
As a result the connective tissue maintains this incorrect maladapted alignment; compounding a state of reduced mobility, discomfort and pain and maintains this adaptation unless it is given a corrective.
The good news is that Walker Technique inputs the corrective; the 'right message’ into the tissue, which then understands and corrects the situation. Rather than waiting for the body to respond and rebuild the damaged tissue, which can take days or weeks, the Walker Technique proactively works on the tissue in such a way that the damaged tissue is rebuilt by the body immediately’.
Please note: Walker Technique 1 is one of three Walker Technique Courses. Having attained the Walker Technique 1 qualification one can proceed to Walker Technique 2 & 3. (presently engaged in the Accreditation process).
For qualified Therapists.
Studies commence at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 5.30 p.m.
This is a mainly practical course interspersed with theory that is fundamental to fully grasping this astonishing, effective and reliable technique.
- Understanding Walker Technique
- Working with Walker Technique
- The Skeleton
- List of anatomical directions
- The Spine & the Cranio-sacral axis
- Overview of Movements and Blockages
- Walker Techniques Movements on Tissue
- Overview of the 7 choke points
Includes procedures for:
- Neck & Head, Sternacleidomastoid Muscle, Wry neck
- Head, Cluster Headaches release procedure
- The head & neck joints - related disorders
- Aligning the Atlas & Axis joints
- Neck when turning head release procedure
- Travel sickness relief
- Blocked sinus's, cold or flu, snoring
- Glue Ear, hearing difficulty
- Carpal Tunnel, hand pain, weak grip
- Testing & releasing the Psoas muscle
- Releasing the Illiacus muscle
- Unequal leg length procedure
- Sacral Bursitis procedure
- Muscle Motor Control tests for cerebellar disorders
- Sacro-iliac Joint Alignment
- Sciatica, Piriformis release
- Rotated lower leg, Hip Pain, Back pain, knee & ankle problems
Many Associations accept our Courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 category B Points).
Please note: This Course is a post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of Qualification will be awarded to successfully completing Students.