Applied Myoskeletal addresses many conditions including:

  • Pelvic Tilt
  • Unilateral & bilateral pelvic rotations
  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction
  • Functional leg length discrepancy
  • Vertebral rotations
  • Sacral lateral deviation

Class Outlines



Ilio-Sacral Dysfunction by definitions is…. How misaligned Ilia bones influence the Sacrum and functional leg lengths. Includes basic Cervical Assess & Treat. This three-day workshop forms AMT’s most important ‘Foundation’ training. Learn to address the ilia bones not only via the muscles but at the source, the spine, for more effective and longer lasting results. This workshop includes basic neck palpation and the extremely effective, simple ‘Neck reflex’ technique. The correction of the ilia bones takes only one or two moves

Day 2 – SACRO-ILIAC DYSFUNCTION [Plus – Lumbar Spine]

Sacro-Iliac Dysfunction by definition is… How a misaligned Sacrum can impact on the Ilia causing SIJ dysfunction, L5 vertebral misalignment, along with compromising spinal fluid flow. Learn to assess and correct the sacrum and lumbar spine and understand their importance in health and function. Learn of the Occiput’s involvement in sacral dysfunction. One move does the correction! Also learn to assess and correct lumbar spine vertebrae. In particular L5 is responsible for many lower back, pelvis and leg symptoms. Don’t just treat a symptom! Correct at the source which is usually far away from the tight muscle you want to treat. Learn about the reasons why the neck can affect the pelvis via Spinal Reflexes.

Day 3 – NEUROMUSCULAR RE-EDUCTION Along with consolidation of prior two days –

Neuromuscular Re-Education (NREs) are “dysfunction specific” take- home movements or static holds that the client does on a daily basis to lessen or prevent muscle memory pulling the bony structure back out of alignment and back into pain again.?They return a chronic hypertonic muscle back to normal muscle tone. NRE’s are not compulsory, and can be reserved for difficult cases where your corrections aren’t holding. The second treatment is a good place to start if your initial corrections have not held. How often have you heard a client say “I felt good for a few days after the treatment but now the pain has returned”. Areas addressed with NRE’s include the Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine. Most of us are carrying around chronic muscular dysfunction patterns. These are the normal way your body responds to day to day physical stress over a period of months or many years. Unless we receive a different type of injury these ground in dysfunctions often slowly creep back and eventually cause pain again. AMT calls this the ‘Chronic Pain Cycle’ and NRE’s have a high success rate for rectifying this pain pattern. NRE’s are specific for each pelvic dysfunction as identified and addressed in clinic. They have the ability to correct on their own so when done daily are like the client having a mini treatment daily!


Many therapists overlook the fact that the hip joint often undergoes soft tissue adaption whenever there has been a chronic pelvic dysfunction. After pelvic corrections the hip, knee and ankle joints need to be assessed and treated when required for optimum pain control and bodily function. There are workshops that address the ilia (pelvic) bones as taught in the Pelvis & Lumbar Spine Workshop but until now there has been a lack of training in the assessing and correction of hip joint soft tissue dysfunctions resulting from adaptation formed from prolonged pelvic misalignment. This is just one of many valuable tools this workshop will deliver for you

  • ICV TECHNIQUE – Plus its effect on the Lumbar Plexus
  • OBTURATOR EXTERNUS – A big player in hip pain & ROM
  • NEW ITB RELEASE – Favorite technique where you do not even touch the ITB
  • KNEE RELEASES – Techniques that have amazed knee replacement recipients with the additional improvement in ROM
  • VALUABLE ANKLE ASSESSMENT – Learn why the ankle should be checked on ever client regardless of ankle problems, along with correctional techniques

And much more……


This work will streamline your treatments due to its precise targeting of problematic structures. It has been found, coupled with the pelvic work, that this method has practically eliminated the need for clients needing to be referred out to a high velocity thrust style treatment, as a large percentage of vertebrae respond beautifully to precise, gentle and safe soft tissue work.

SPINAL REFLEXES & THE NECK – Treat the sacrum to release muscles effecting upper cervical dura and sub-occipital muscles

LEARN MOTION PALPATION OF THE NECK – This extremely valuable assessment skill not normally available to Soft Tissue Therapists. You cannot find something if you are not looking for it!

MANY NECK RELEASES – You have no idea how free a neck will feel after this work is completed. Your clients will love this work!

SEATED NECK WORK – Things can change once in gravity. Iron out those restrictions that you missed in the supine neck work.

LIGAMENTUM NUCHAE – This is the first specific neck correction as it releases so many neck muscles. It will amaze you at its effectiveness.

C1 vertebra – Some say the most important vertebra in the spine along with its Lovett Brother partner L5 vertebra.

NECK REFLEX and CRADLE TECHNIQUE Two fast gentle and effective technique for misaligned vertebrae.

UPPER TRAPS – (Learn an amazing way to return them to correct muscle tone without even touching them! I use this on almost everyone as the upper traps are the most common muscle to house trigger points)

PAIN BETWEEN SCAPULA – Isolate the culprit muscle/s and treat accordingly

SUBSCAPULARIS – Learn a most effective way to treat this important rotator cuff muscle

1st RIB RELEASES – Learn two posterior releases, along with an anterior release

UPPER THORACIC RIB FIXATION – Learn how to address the condition, which is often involved in shoulder, neck, and arm pain

And more…


This workshop is relatively new and has only been taught in Australia, UK, and USA to date. Not to down play the other valuable material taught on this day, the main reason this workshop was formulated was to pass on AMT Meridian Therapy.


“John, I am blown away with what the meridian work can do! I’ve had amazing results, thank you so much for sharing it with us”

“This meridian work is simply amazing! Client in this morning who had a very nasty fall on a dry ski slope several weeks ago. Responded really well to Bowen but we were struggling to restore full ROM in the left arm and shoulder. Working from the charts and where he feels his pain and restriction, P, TW, and GB meridians and 100% ROM restored! I LOVE this work!”

       (First Half of day) AMT MERIDIAN THERAPY can be used in several ways…

  • For common every day clinical presentations including ITB, piriformis or gluteal pain. Although other methods can address these conditions the speed at which pain and spasm dissipates will often amaze you!
  • For those less common presentations that have proved resistant to your usual therapeutic intervention…. These include stubborn Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Neck pain, Arthritic joints (won’t cure of course, although often months of relief from one treatment!). Basically, AMT Meridian Therapy an option for any musculoskeletal condition that is not responding to your usual therapeutic intervention.


  • Q: Does it work on everyone?
  • A: No as we are addressing the body’s meridian system. If this system is not responsible for the dysfunction there would be little or no response, although from experience you will be often pleasantly surprised by its consistency.


  • Q: Is AMT Meridian Therapy a form of Bowen Therapy?
  • A: The technique requires you to address specific meridian points with your Bowen moves, So it is being progressive, and using your Bowen with emphasis on the meridian system.


  • Q: Is it hard to learn? And do I have to have a background in Eastern healing arts?
  • A: AMT Meridian Therapy is simple to learn and you don’t need a background in understanding the meridian system. You will be able to use it successfully the first day back in the clinic!

(Second Half of day) –

  • TMJ DYSFUNCTION – New sequence that can be performed with or without a knuckle or tongue depressor in the mouth. Includes a Sphenoid balance technique.
  • SPHENOID – COCCYX INTER-RELATIONSHIP. Learn the importance of addressing both in the same treatment
  • KIDNEYS – Learn a new technique for the Kidneys along with the importance they can have on the coccyx. You will use your own assessment skills to validate addressing.

SUPERFICIAL ABDOMEN FASCIAL RELEASE – This is a gentle and effective non-procedural method of addressing fascial restriction within the superficial abdominal region. Its benefits are many, including localized scar tissue, visceral fascia and myo-fascial restrictions, aiming to return the fascia towards optimum function.