4th Annual Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries Workshop Held in NYC
Course combines movement & medicine for fitness professionals
NEW YORK, NY (July 9, 2009) – The 4th Annual Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries (FAMI) Workshop was recently held at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine with 77 participants from 20 states and five countries. The four-day workshop, designed for fitness and movement professionals, entails in-depth discussions with distinguished anatomists, informative sports medicine lectures by leading physicians and hands-on experience with cadaver prosections. Participants of the weekend course included Pilates instructors, yoga instructors, personal trainers, physical therapists, dance educators, massage therapists and GYROTONIC® instructors.
“The FAMI Workshop is an annual event that draws participants from around the world,” said Carrie McCulloch, MD, FAMI Workshop Course Director and Medical Director of Kinected, an integrative Pilates wellness center in Chelsea. “It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all movement and fitness professionals to gain access to invaluable medical school resources—essentially it’s a mini-med school experience packed into four incredible days. Learning anatomy from a textbook only tells part of the story; at FAMI, participants get to see the human body in living color, an unforgettable experience that changes their view of our bodies’ structure and function.”
Participants who complete the FAMI Workshop can earn Continuing Education Credits from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the Pilates Method Alliance and STOTT PILATES®.
“We began this workshop four years ago as a means to help bridge the gap between the medical and movement worlds,” stated Matt McCulloch, FAMI Co-Director, Co-Founder of Kinected and master Pilates instructor. “The demands on fitness professionals are extremely high—countless injuries and conditions walk through our studio doors every day. This course equips movement professionals with needed access to information on anatomy and injuries, allowing them to garner their knowledge straight from the medical experts themselves.”
“This workshop gave me incredible access to information I had never encountered before,” said Sarah Lockwood, a Pilates instructor and former FAMI participant. “It was a pleasure to interact with people from the medical profession.”
“This course should be required for anyone working with the human body in a fitness setting,” said former participant John Garey, master Pilates instructor and founder of John Garey Pilates. “FAMI is a place of openness where you can ask questions and get a direct, useful response,” said Feather Davis, also a Pilates instructor. It is truly a one of a kind learning experience.”
Created in 2006, the FAMI Workshop was designed to fill a void in the educational resources available to fitness and movement professionals. FAMI is a team made up of anatomists, physicians and fitness educators that created an anatomy and injuries course that is comprehensive and practical, involving hands-on learning with client-based application. The workshop helps to bridge the gap between movement and medicine, fulfilling the clinical education needs of fitness professionals. For more information about the FAMI Workshop, visit www.famiworkshop.com.