Myofascial Trochlear: new perspectives for structural assessment
When different parts of a body overlap, attach to the same place or share a nerve of action, they are rarely, if ever, considered in terms of what effects this conjoinment might have from a functional perspective.
This talk, being presented for the first time at Therapy Expo 2023 will propose a newly considered classification for muscles that conjoin in specific ways and consider how this model is able provide new insight for structural assessment of injury, scarring and mechanical function as well as re-imagining performance potential.
Julian Baker has been a manual therapist and teacher for over thirty years and has been leading human dissection classes for manual and movement therapists since 2007. A popular and sought after speaker, he approaches anatomy and therapy from a different angle and is renowned for his humorous and accessible manner.
- Here are the learning outcomes for attendees of the presentation:
- 1. Understand the concept of overlapping body parts, shared attachment points, and nerves of action and how these factors are rarely considered in terms of their functional effects.
- 2. Gain knowledge of a newly proposed muscle classification system, Myofascial Trochlear, that takes into account the conjoinment of muscles.
- 3. Learn how the Myofascial Trochlear model can provide new insights and perspectives for the structural assessment of injuries, scarring, and mechanical function.
- 4. Explore the potential implications of this classification system in re-imagining performance potential and enhancing performance outcomes.
- 5. Expand understanding of anatomy and therapeutic approaches by embracing a fresh approach that considers the impacts of conjoinment on functional outcomes.
- 6. Discover new tools and perspectives that can be applied in daily practice as manual and movement therapists.