Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 Tensegrity Touch new research project

We are starting a new research project at the Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo, in which we plan to measure the degree of tensegrity with accelerometry during the TT maneuvres, along with the monitoring of muscle activity with EMG (electromyography). 
Our hypothesis is that, besides the already described involuntary muscle activity during the maneuvres, we would detect a change in the patterns of muscle recruitment after the maneuvres, namely, a rise in the tonic activity and possibly a decrease of phasic activity. Let us see!

2015 Tensegrity Touch classes

We had three Tensegrity Touch classes in 2015: in Gals, Switzerland, in June 27-28; in Manchester, England, in July 26-27 and in São Paulo, in August 21-23 and September 25-27. Most students in those classes were Rolfers and physiotherapists.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 Tensegrity Touch activities:

We had 4 TT classes in 2014: June 5-8 in Poznan, Poland a class for physiotherapists; June 14-20 in Zurich, Switzerland a class in which most students were rolfers and we also had a physiotherapist; August 29-31 in São Paulo, also a class with various practitioners and in October 4-6 in Chicago, where we also had practitioners from different fields. The experience of having people coming from diverse backgrounds is surely enriching.

In 2014 we also inaugurated two supervision groups in São Paulo, with monthly gatherings. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

2013 overwiew and the new name: Tensegrity Touch

It has always been a difficult task to choose a name to refer to our work. How to summarize and describe it using one or a few words? Besides, our comprehension about it is constantly evolving and the apparently appropriate terms change overtime. We believe Muscle Repositioning needed to be "upgraded" and we chose Tensegrity Touch. Achieving the condition of tensegrity (both in the client's and in the practitioner's systems) seems to somehow describe one of the work's main features.

In 2013 we taught the scheduled classes in Brazil and Poland, with plans to maintain continuing education programs in those locations.We also have plans to teach in other European cities (Berlin and Zurich) in 2014.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013 MR classes

In Poznan, Poland, we have scheduled two classes. From July 4th to 7th we will teach a basic 4-day class, and in July 8th and 9th we will teach a two day upgrade class, for the students that have already attended the basic 4-day classes in 2011 and 2012. Those classes are aimed for manual therapists of various backgrounds, like structural integrators, physical therapists, osteopaths, physical educators, Feldenkrais and Eutony practitioners among others. The techniques taught are suitable to be used in different therapeutic settings.

In São Paulo, Brazil, we will teach a 3-day class from August 23th to 25th. This class is aimed for Rolfing Structural Integration practitioners, and is aimed to the employment of MR techniques within the Rolfing setting.

Spontaneous movements study under way
Thanks to their published articles, various authors have mingled in an international group of study about spontaneous movements. We are describing the types of movements, their possible neurological and structural mechanisms and also discussing their possible biological significances. As such spontaneous behaviors have been observed in various therapies and practices, we are also making a list of them. We plan to publish articles based on this interesting collective effort. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New class in Poznan:

From July 12 to 15 we taught another class for physical therapists in Poznan, Poland. Again, feedback is cheering! We are planning continuing education and new classes in Poznan for next year.