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NTC is delighted to present
7 International Presenters

for 1 Special Day

This one-day conference brings together an amazing line-up of no less than seven international experts.

Delegates will get to listen to, learn from, meet and speak with all of our biotensegrity experts.

The day involves a number of short and longer dynamic presentations with amazing movement entertainment reflecting the true nature of biotensegrity-based motion. Lots to keep your mind alert and to satisfy your thirst for new ideas, new models and new paradigms.

The BFS Pre-conference day will provide you with the knowledge and science reinforcing a global view of our human architecture. Biotensegrity is the hottest topic in movement and bodywork science.

If you are attending the BFS conference then why not add this extra day and make it a full-on immersion into the exciting world of bodywork science.

It is unique to bring manual and movement therapists, exercise specialists and medical practitioners to work together to bridge the gap between the medical and complementary medical worlds. Biotensegrity is the glue that binds. The day will involve keynote speakers and shorter presentations and demonstrations.

Our great value early bird price includes tea/coffee (available all day) and a hot or cold buffet lunch.

Book your place now as there is limited availability.

This event is for everyone

This pre conference day is open to all and would be of particular interest to those attending the 2018 British Fascia Symposium which takes place at the same venue over the following two days.

John Sharkey

JOHN SHARKEY is a Clinical Anatomist (BACA), accredited exercise physiologist (BASES) and founder of European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a founding member of the Biotensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.) and provides unique Biotensegrity focused dissection courses to manual and movement therapists and other allied professionals in Dundee University, Scotland. John is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), International Journal of Osteopathy and is a medical team member  for the Olympic Council of Ireland. 

Joanne Avison

JOANNE AVISON is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners in a variety of fields. She is a professional Structural Integration practitioner and certified teacher (KMI, Anatomy Trains 1998-2005 Tom Myers’ school) and Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, London, UK.
As a Member of the BioTensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.), Joanne is fascinated by the application of BioTensegrity principles to the understanding of the human blueprint and natural biomotional organisation. Her writing and workshops are devoted to making this emerging context for human movement applicable and clearly understood.

Niall Galloway

Dr. NIALL GALLOWAY is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Chief of Female Urology and Director of Emory Continence Center. Dr. Galloway graduated  from Aberdeen University in 1974. Following surgical training, he pursued specialisation in the field of female pelvic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Galloway serves as the Director of Transitional Care and Adult Clinical Services of the Center for Spina Bifida Research and Prevention. He is involved in teaching and mentoring medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows and is the author of multiple scientific journal articles.

Graham Scarr

GRAHAM SCARR is a chartered biologist and an osteopath with a particular interest in structural mechanics. Fascinated by the numerous examples of geometric patterns and shapes in nature, he has been researching their significance over many years. He is part of a specific interest group looking at the significance of the biotensegrity concept to biomechanics and clinical practice. Working closely with Dr. Stephen Levin he has developed new models that progress our understanding of the structure-function relationship in biology. Graham is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a fellow of  The Royal Society of Biology, and has published several papers on this subject.

Shari Berkowitz

SHARI BERKOWITZ is an ergonomics and biomechanics specialist and Pilates Teacher of Teachers. Shari created The Vertical Workshop which is the leading Pilates teacher education provider in the world. Founded by Shari B in a studio space in Beverly Hills, CA, USA, it is now an international studio traveling around the world as a network of education through workshops, intensive programs, in-person and Skype Pilates sessions, The Pilates Teacher blog and more. Shari believes that the time has come for a paradigm shift in the world of biomechanics which for the past 300 years has examined human movement in purely mechanical ways.

Wilbour Kelsick

Dr. WILBOUR KELSICK received his BSc. in Kinesiology from SFU and his D.C. from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada), and a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Kelsick has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal). Dr. Kelsick holds post-graduate specialties in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has worked as team doctor at the Olympics, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. Dr Kelsick lectures both locally and internationally.

Jan Trewartha

JAN TREWARTHA has been in healthcare since 1979. Originally trained as a State Registered Nurse, she started learning to massage whilst travelling abroad in 1989, went into practice in 1992, and over the years has developed her skills to become a specialist in physical and emotional trauma release. Jan has been teaching massage, bodywork, meditation and self-development since 1993. Jan is the Director of the British Fascia Symposium, and also the Fascia & Energy Consultant for the APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists) and sits on the Executive Committee. ScarWork was developed by Sharon Wheeler and is now taught in the UK by Jan. A subtle, light touch treatment, ScarWork is a powerful approach that sees some fascinating and profound changes in the scar and the adhered tissues.

Biotensegrity Focused

An exciting Biotensegrity focused educational experience with renowned experts, ahead of the 2018 British Fascia Symposium.

See what Dr. Jaap van der Wal says about his experience with Biotensegrity and its importance for the 21st century

Friday May 11th 2018

This exciting event will open at 8:30 am on Friday May 11th 2018 and an action packed day will draw to a close at 5:30pm. Refreshments and buffet lunch is provided for all delegates.

The St John Hotel.

Modern meeting space in Solihull

Conveniently located in Solihull, The St Johns Hotel is close to all major transport links and the city of Birmingham. The hotel offers first class conference space. Each meeting area is outfitted with the latest audio-visual equipment and modern technology and there is free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100MB available throughout.

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Earlybird Booking Now Open

The first 50 places booked for the Pre Conference Day will receive a significant discount from the standard seminar fee.

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