John Sharkey MSc.

When you book your ticket, you will be able to choose (FREE and included in the overall price):

One workshop and one lecture over the weekend.
OR
One lecture on each of Saturday and Sunday

You may also choose one early morning workshop over the weekend.


Once you have booked your workshop/afternoon lectures, you will not be able to change these choices until you arrive at the venue via the Workshop Desk (subject to availability).

Sunday Workshop - (hands-on) 40 places, 34 available

Treating Myofascial Pelvic Pain – Learn advanced myofascial techniques to improve your ability to work with non-specific Myofascial Pelvic Pain conditions

This workshop is informed by medical research, mixing theory of anatomy supported by a short hands-on practicum. Integrating clinical anatomy and exercise physiology (the foundation of all bodywork and movement therapies) John will provide examples of manual applications for non-specific myofascial pelvic pain (and other common pain issues). The concept of Fascia as a Hydraulic Amplifier, Emergent Properties and Guided Stress Transfer will be investigated in a dynamic manner related specifically to hands-on, digital applications. Delegates will appreciate tensional re-arrangement of the myofasciae within the continuity of embryonic associated fasciae. Consideration will be given to specific loading applied to targeted tissues, direction of the application, velocity, amplitude, frequency, time, depth, combinations/integrations and breath.

Concepts such as BioTensegrity, Mechnotransduction, and Fluid dynamics will be discussed.

John Sharkey MSc is an accredited Clinical Anatomist and Exercise Physiologist and is author of five books in addition to contributing to the third edition of the renowned Travel and Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Trigger Point Manual (In Press). He is a pioneer of the Levin biotensegrity model providing dissection courses with a special focus on biotensegrity. John is an accredited member of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists (BACA) and is an Exercise Physiologist (BASES) having received his qualifications from Liverpool University, University of Chester and Dundee University, Scotland.

John is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), a reviewer for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He is the programme leader for the Masters degree in Neuromuscular Therapy and a senior tutor with the University of Chester.

Requirements for course:

Please bring, if you can: couch cover and cushion

Bring one large towel.

Wear comfortable clothing. Very short, or no, nails.

Bring lubricant (oil, cream, beeswax or other).

Open to all practising therapists.