Practical Anatomy – the Knee
With Julie Burtis, Doctor of Physical Therapy
October 22nd noon-3pm
Have you ever wondered about the knee joint – how it works or what you can do to protect it? This workshop is intended for both teachers and students who wish to gain a better understanding of the knee joint and its supporting musculature. Class will include both traditional lecture and hands-on learning.
In this three-hour workshop, participants will:
- Understand the anatomy of the thigh, lower leg, and the knee joint itself.
- Discuss the relationship between core and hip strength and optimal knee alignment and function.
- Learn to visualize correct knee alignment in standing yoga poses, squats, and lunges.
- and finally discuss common causes of knee pain including IT band syndrome, patellar tendonitis, meniscus, and hamstring issues.
No previous experience of anatomy or yoga is required. Copies of anatomical illustrations will be provided for all participants. The cost of the workshop is $50.
When: Saturday October 22nd
Julie Burtis is a doctor of physical therapist and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Introductory ll level. She is a graduate of the teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has traveled to India twice to study with the Iyengar family. Her teaching integrates mindfulness, breath work, and precise therapeutic exercise. She enjoys working with students of all levels and is particularly interested in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.