BEGINS MAY 30th 2009

The Santa Rosa Kaiser Physical Therapy Department

Invites you to attend

The Anatomy of Touch

The Skeleton and Joints, An Overview

Course Description:

 This 16-hour course combining lecture, demonstration and lab is designed especially for working manual therapists and movement specialists (PT, PTA, OT, CMT, DC, DO, MD, LAc, Feldenkrais Practitioners, Pilates, Dance and fitness instructors) who want to deepen their palpatory skills and gain foundational knowledge of applied anatomy and biomechanics.

The course will begin with a one-day (six-hour) workshop that will survey the skeleton and major joints in the context of basic arthrokinematic and biomechanical principals. This will be followed by four 2-½ hour evening classes that will cover the major skeletal and joint structures:  (1) Cranium, cervical spine, and thoracic spine; (2) Lumbar spine, sacrum, and pelvis; (3) Upper extremities; (4) Lower extremities.

The primary focus will be on deepening skill in being able to clearly

(& comfortably) palpate, identify, and perceive various qualities of movement in relevant structures. The emphasis of the class will be on developing foundational skills. As one’s palpatory skill and precision mature and as one works with a specific intention, technique develops spontaneously.


Kaiser Santa Rosa Physical Therapy Department, 3975 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg 5, Suite 154

Meeting Days/Times:

Saturday May 30th 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Wednesday June 3th, 7:00PM 9:30PM

Wednesday June 10th, 7:00PM 9:30PM

Wednesday June 17th,7:00PM 9:30PM

Wednesday June 24th, 7:00PM 9:30PM 

16 hours, CEUs applied for (for APTA, ATA, ACSM)

Cost:  $395       Discount for early registration: Professionals, $325, Students $300 for registration by 5/10/09 (Sliding scale of up $195 off if your finances would otherwise prevent attendance, based upon available space, please email your discount request)

Please make checks payable to: Eddie Rosen PT and send to:

429 East Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA, 94931

For more information or to reserve a space, e-mail, or call 707.795.0210

Instructor Biography:

Eddie Rosen is a 1976 graduate of the Curriculum in Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco. His thirty years of professional experience include work in the fields of neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatrics, the treatment of disabling spinal pain, orthopedic, athletic and musculoskeletal injuries.

Eddie founded and directed the Physical Therapy and Movement Education Center in Cotati, California from 1984 to 2006. The Center was unique in integrating the fundamentals of physical therapy with the principles and techniques of Yoga, Feldenkrais, Osteopathy and Pilates. This integrated approach to patient care continues to serve as a guiding principle in Eddie’s practice. He currently has a solo manual therapy and consulting practice in Northern California.

"I'm not sure if I aspire more to be a craftsman or a teacher in my work with individuals, but I am continually fascinated by the complexity of the human body and the richness of human beings. I am enthralled both by the transformative power of touch and by our capacity as human beings to learn and improve."
- Eddie Rosen