Annual Symposium

Each year this symposium will cover a different topic or topics of interest.

10th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium
"Postural Restriction: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Alignment of Functional Patterns"

Patterned restriction is the underlying genesis of aligned or unaligned function. Both biologic and non-biologic configurations depend on restraint. The 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium topic was selected based on the Institute’s effort to study, interpret and understand postural relationships. “The relationship between symmetry and asymmetry is a major preoccupation of scientific cosmology, mathematics, and biology – it is a relationship that each of us embodied”, according to Dr. Phillip Beach who is one of this year’s keynote speakers. He will remind us that “we associate good form and health with an external bilateral symmetry, but internally asymmetry is the norm.” Therefore, having a better understanding of opposition, restraint and limitation will help in determining how we may function more fully with mal-alignment and biodynamic lateralization. Tissue restriction, contractile fields and tensile strength all can contribute to muscle imbalance and joint restriction and no one has wrote more on these subjects, especially from a the evolutionary perspective, than Dr. Matt Wallden, who is our other keynote speaker. Both of these osteopathic trained practitioners and lecturers will compliment all of the other speaker’s messages and objectives, because of their appreciation for the phylogenic development of our cultural patterning of resistance.

Neurological tension and soft tissue tension, resistance and re-tensing will be highlighted by addressing the roles the ankle, the anterior neck and chest wall, and the extraocular musculature play on human adaptation. Personal accounts of how resistance is used as reference for authenticity and environmental endurance enhancement will be shared as well as how to use resistance to change or eliminate ideals. The course attendee will leave with a better appreciation on how to use, modify or eliminate resistance that shapes and patterns our functional alignment of thought, action and process.

April 19-20, 2018
Lincoln, NE

Course Tuition

Early Registration Fee: $495
(4 or more weeks prior to course)

Late Registration Fee: $525
(within 4 weeks of course)

*Please register early. Registration is limited to 120 seats.