ATSI Explained

ATSI Structural Integration is practiced as an old-world craft with a 21st century comprehension of how your body structure works.

Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) is one of the physical therapy options we offer in Barrie, ONATSI (Previously Kinesis Myofascial Integration) (KMI) springs from the pioneering work of Dr Ida P Rolf, as developed, by Thomas Myers. KMI consists of a multi-session protocol (usually 12) of deep, slow fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education. KMI is one of a number of schools that train practitioners in ‘Structural Integration’, Ida Rolf’s name for her own work. Structural Integration is practiced as an old-world craft with a 21st century comprehension of how your body structure works.

The ATSI ‘brand’ of structural integration concentrates on doing deep, lasting, and significant work, with anatomical precision, blended with movement and sensitivity to the unfolding individual experience. The KMI ‘recipe’ for structural integration is based around the “Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians” concept, which are explored in the book written by Thomas Myers. Published by Harcourt Brace (Elsevier) in 2001 and a 2nd edition in 2008.

The design of ATSI is to unwind the strain patterns residing in your body’s locomotor system, restoring it to its natural balance, alignment, length, and ease. Common strain patterns come about from inefficient movement habits, and our body’s response to poorly designed cars, desks, telephones, and airplanes, etc.

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