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Company Name : Institute of Structural Medicine™
Contact Name :  Donna Bajelis
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Location : 103 Ross Rd Twisp WA 98856 United States
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Structural Medicine is a customized evaluation, treatment and collaborative team approach to an individual’s unique health issues. Distinctive to the field of structural integration, Structural Medicine directly addresses specific pathologies, painful complaints, and movement dysfunctions. It bridges well-established and proven evaluation tools found in mainstream medicine (strength, range-of-motion, postural assessment) with the latest scientific developments in alternative treatment therapies (manual therapy, myofascial release, movement education and neuromuscular re-education, energetics, and dialogue).

Myofascial Length Testing
Unique to Structural Medicine is a sophisticated diagnostic procedure, myofascial length testing (MFLT). MFLT is essential for treatment of complex inter-related traumas. The objective findings empower the practitioner to formulate a customized plan for treatment of individual pathologies; provides a language to communicate intelligently and objectively with other medical professionals; provides physical measurements, pre and post treatment, to monitor or modify the treatment program, as well as enhance progress.

Extensive Evaluation
Structural Medicine involves extensive evaluation of postural alignment and movement, in order to balance the myofascial tone, length, and strength across all the major joints of the body. Through myofascial reorganization, the Structural Medicine process moves the body closer to a more efficient organization and function in gravity (the individual’s structural and functional “blueprint”).

Body Awareness and Pain Management: An Integrated Process
Through verbal dialogue and movement re-education, Structural Medicine helps uncover attitudes and unconscious beliefs that contribute to or limit postural integrity and efficient movement dynamics. By means of an integrative process of postural evaluation, MFLT, manual therapy, dialogue, movement and neuromuscular re-education, a new-found empowered awareness develops to re-align posture, movement patterns, and a sense of self. This often results in the alleviation or reduction of pain associated with the pathology.


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2019-2022 Practitioner Class is Now Forming

Next ISM Class Begins in 2019We offer a four-year, 2,108-hour practitioner training program, culminating in certification as a Structural Medicine Specialist.TM The program consists of eight to nine five-day weekends per year, held in Twisp, Washington. After the second and third year, there is a retreat intensive. Some training may take place in the Seattle area. Between segments and practicum, students engage in Independent Study and document their findings in short essays. Learn about our training program, career rewards and application process.

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Structural Medicine Approach to Client Treatment - Arm Lines - Part 4 of 4

Part of a Four-Part Structural Medicine Approach to Client TreatmentElevate your professional journey and revolutionize your impact on your clients’ lives with the Institute of Structural Medicine’s 2024 Series.This unique learning experience, blending the convenience of online education with the enriching hands-on aspects of in-person training, is your gateway to a higher level of skill, engagement, and success.Are you ready to go beyond conventional approaches and cultivate a thriving cash-based private practice, where clients eagerly anticipate their next session? We invite you to immerse yourself in a transformative series comprising four engaging webinars and four dynamic weekend trainings. Whether taken individually or as a comprehensive series, these offerings are meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge and techniques needed to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on your clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your skills and unlock the potential for unprecedented success in the year ahead.Discover the Power of a Multidisciplinary ApproachIn this 4 part series with Donna Bajelis, PT, ACSMS, BCSI, and Joe Kelly, ACSMS, BCSI, GCFP, LMT, you will discover how Structural Medicine applies a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Physical Therapy and Structural Integration techniques to develop customized and highly detailed treatment plans to address the complexity of factors relating to client pain and dysfunction.We’ve all got clients that are dealing with painful and complex issues. Maybe they’ve been to multiple medical practitioners, and even had surgeries, yet are still dealing with pain. This series will walk you through Donna and Joe’s unique approach to working with complex patients.Introducing Myofascial Length Testing (MFLT)Donna’s groundbreaking MFLT will be your new secret weapon. This innovative assessment, developed by Donna herself, allows you to assess myofascial meridians and their role in creating restrictions and rotations in the body’s organization.By combining this cutting-edge tool with your client’s history, visual assessment, and goals, you’ll craft a crystal-clear treatment plan. You’ll observe the techniques and strategies implemented to untwist and lengthen areas of the body operating under compressive and shearing forces. At the end of each workshop, we’ll observe and discuss the changes in each other’s structure, function, and MFLT results. You will also learn how to help educate your clients to find better body awareness and easier movement inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.Dates and Subject AreasTimes are Pacific Standard Time through March 9, then Pacific Daylight Time beginning March 10.Free Introduction to Structural Medicine and Sacroiliac Joint PainWebinar: January 23, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Online | FreeLow Back and Sacroiliac JointWebinar: February 20, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: March 9–10, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonHip and KneeWebinar: April 9, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: April 20–21, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonShoulder and NeckWebinar: May 7, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: May 11–12, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonArm LinesWebinar: August 27, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: September 28–29, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In Person

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Structural Medicine Approach to Client Treatment - Shoulder and Neck - Part 3 of 4

Part of a Four-Part Structural Medicine Approach to Client TreatmentElevate your professional journey and revolutionize your impact on your clients’ lives with the Institute of Structural Medicine’s 2024 Series.This unique learning experience, blending the convenience of online education with the enriching hands-on aspects of in-person training, is your gateway to a higher level of skill, engagement, and success.Are you ready to go beyond conventional approaches and cultivate a thriving cash-based private practice, where clients eagerly anticipate their next session? We invite you to immerse yourself in a transformative series comprising four engaging webinars and four dynamic weekend trainings. Whether taken individually or as a comprehensive series, these offerings are meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge and techniques needed to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on your clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your skills and unlock the potential for unprecedented success in the year ahead.Discover the Power of a Multidisciplinary ApproachIn this 4 part series with Donna Bajelis, PT, ACSMS, BCSI, and Joe Kelly, ACSMS, BCSI, GCFP, LMT, you will discover how Structural Medicine applies a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Physical Therapy and Structural Integration techniques to develop customized and highly detailed treatment plans to address the complexity of factors relating to client pain and dysfunction.We’ve all got clients that are dealing with painful and complex issues. Maybe they’ve been to multiple medical practitioners, and even had surgeries, yet are still dealing with pain. This series will walk you through Donna and Joe’s unique approach to working with complex patients.Introducing Myofascial Length Testing (MFLT)Donna’s groundbreaking MFLT will be your new secret weapon. This innovative assessment, developed by Donna herself, allows you to assess myofascial meridians and their role in creating restrictions and rotations in the body’s organization.By combining this cutting-edge tool with your client’s history, visual assessment, and goals, you’ll craft a crystal-clear treatment plan. You’ll observe the techniques and strategies implemented to untwist and lengthen areas of the body operating under compressive and shearing forces. At the end of each workshop, we’ll observe and discuss the changes in each other’s structure, function, and MFLT results. You will also learn how to help educate your clients to find better body awareness and easier movement inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.Dates and Subject AreasTimes are Pacific Standard Time through March 9, then Pacific Daylight Time beginning March 10.Free Introduction to Structural Medicine and Sacroiliac Joint PainWebinar: January 23, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Online | FreeLow Back and Sacroiliac JointWebinar: February 20, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: March 9–10, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonHip and KneeWebinar: April 9, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: April 20–21, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonShoulder and NeckWebinar: May 7, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: May 11–12, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonArm LinesWebinar: August 27, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: September 28–29, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In Person

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Structural Medicine Approach to Client Treatment - Hip and Knee - Part 2 of 4

Part of a Four-Part Structural Medicine Approach to Client TreatmentElevate your professional journey and revolutionize your impact on your clients’ lives with the Institute of Structural Medicine’s 2024 Series.This unique learning experience, blending the convenience of online education with the enriching hands-on aspects of in-person training, is your gateway to a higher level of skill, engagement, and success.Are you ready to go beyond conventional approaches and cultivate a thriving cash-based private practice, where clients eagerly anticipate their next session? We invite you to immerse yourself in a transformative series comprising four engaging webinars and four dynamic weekend trainings. Whether taken individually or as a comprehensive series, these offerings are meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge and techniques needed to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on your clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your skills and unlock the potential for unprecedented success in the year ahead.Discover the Power of a Multidisciplinary ApproachIn this 4 part series with Donna Bajelis, PT, ACSMS, BCSI, and Joe Kelly, ACSMS, BCSI, GCFP, LMT, you will discover how Structural Medicine applies a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Physical Therapy and Structural Integration techniques to develop customized and highly detailed treatment plans to address the complexity of factors relating to client pain and dysfunction.We’ve all got clients that are dealing with painful and complex issues. Maybe they’ve been to multiple medical practitioners, and even had surgeries, yet are still dealing with pain. This series will walk you through Donna and Joe’s unique approach to working with complex patients.Introducing Myofascial Length Testing (MFLT)Donna’s groundbreaking MFLT will be your new secret weapon. This innovative assessment, developed by Donna herself, allows you to assess myofascial meridians and their role in creating restrictions and rotations in the body’s organization.By combining this cutting-edge tool with your client’s history, visual assessment, and goals, you’ll craft a crystal-clear treatment plan. You’ll observe the techniques and strategies implemented to untwist and lengthen areas of the body operating under compressive and shearing forces. At the end of each workshop, we’ll observe and discuss the changes in each other’s structure, function, and MFLT results. You will also learn how to help educate your clients to find better body awareness and easier movement inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.Dates and Subject AreasTimes are Pacific Standard Time through March 9, then Pacific Daylight Time beginning March 10.Free Introduction to Structural Medicine and Sacroiliac Joint PainWebinar: January 23, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Online | FreeLow Back and Sacroiliac JointWebinar: February 20, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: March 9–10, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonHip and KneeWebinar: April 9, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: April 20–21, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonShoulder and NeckWebinar: May 7, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: May 11–12, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonArm LinesWebinar: August 27, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: September 28–29, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In Person

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Structural Medicine Approach to Client Treatment - Low Back and Sacroiliac Joint - Part 1 of 4.

Part of a Four-Part Structural Medicine Approach to Client TreatmentElevate your professional journey and revolutionize your impact on your clients’ lives with the Institute of Structural Medicine’s 2024 Series.This unique learning experience, blending the convenience of online education with the enriching hands-on aspects of in-person training, is your gateway to a higher level of skill, engagement, and success.Are you ready to go beyond conventional approaches and cultivate a thriving cash-based private practice, where clients eagerly anticipate their next session? We invite you to immerse yourself in a transformative series comprising four engaging webinars and four dynamic weekend trainings. Whether taken individually or as a comprehensive series, these offerings are meticulously crafted to empower you with the knowledge and techniques needed to elevate your practice and make a lasting impact on your clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to level up your skills and unlock the potential for unprecedented success in the year ahead.Discover the Power of a Multidisciplinary ApproachIn this 4 part series with Donna Bajelis, PT, ACSMS, BCSI, and Joe Kelly, ACSMS, BCSI, GCFP, LMT, you will discover how Structural Medicine applies a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Physical Therapy and Structural Integration techniques to develop customized and highly detailed treatment plans to address the complexity of factors relating to client pain and dysfunction.We’ve all got clients that are dealing with painful and complex issues. Maybe they’ve been to multiple medical practitioners, and even had surgeries, yet are still dealing with pain. This series will walk you through Donna and Joe’s unique approach to working with complex patients.Introducing Myofascial Length Testing (MFLT)Donna’s groundbreaking MFLT will be your new secret weapon. This innovative assessment, developed by Donna herself, allows you to assess myofascial meridians and their role in creating restrictions and rotations in the body’s organization.By combining this cutting-edge tool with your client’s history, visual assessment, and goals, you’ll craft a crystal-clear treatment plan. You’ll observe the techniques and strategies implemented to untwist and lengthen areas of the body operating under compressive and shearing forces. At the end of each workshop, we’ll observe and discuss the changes in each other’s structure, function, and MFLT results. You will also learn how to help educate your clients to find better body awareness and easier movement inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.Dates and Subject AreasTimes are Pacific Standard Time through March 9, then Pacific Daylight Time beginning March 10.Free Introduction to Structural Medicine and Sacroiliac Joint PainWebinar: January 23, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Online | FreeLow Back and Sacroiliac JointWebinar: February 20, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: March 9–10, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonHip and KneeWebinar: April 9, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: April 20–21, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonShoulder and NeckWebinar: May 7, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: May 11–12, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In PersonArm LinesWebinar: August 27, 2024 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | OnlineWorkshop: September 28–29, 2024 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | In Person

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Myofascial Length Testing Introduction

In this video, Donna Bajelis introduces the concepts of myofascial length testing as a way of addressing a patient’s restrictions and developing a customized treatment plan.

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Testing the Superficial Front Fascia

In this video, Donna Bajelis presents myofascial length testing of the superficial front fascia (extensor halluces longus/brevis).

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