NOTE: This course will be offered again when it is practical and safe to do so in relation to the Covid pandemic. If you are interested to know when and where it will be next offered please send an email to ConEd@eddierosen.com



In a practical and hands-on format this three day course will concisely present essential concepts and skills that will enhance your treatment results. You will discover and develop additional subtle palpatory perceptions that have the potential to profoundly impact your clinical practice.

Coherent movement is a result of two major components. 1) The structural elements of the body must have the capacity to move in a manner that allows optimal transmission of movement and load, and 2) this movement must be organized in coordinated and efficient patterns by the nervous system.

This course will present effective skills that will allow you to facilitate improved integration of structural and neurologic organization. Assessment of bio-mechanical alignment and movement, palpation of inherent movement bias and structural restrictions will form the foundation for the application manual techniques. Select  joint, soft tissue mobilization and neuromuscular techniques will be the core focus of the practical instruction. The assessment template presented in this class will allow you to apply any of the manual therapy approaches you already utilize in a more effective manner.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course the participant will:

1) Be able to discern key areas of increased stress in posture and basic movements.

2) Demonstrate a basic understanding of the bio-mechanics of the skeleton, joints and soft tissues.

3) Be able to visually assess habitual movement patterns.

4) Be able to palpate and discern significant joint and soft tissue restrictions.

5) Be able to identify and palpate inherent movement bias.

6) Demonstrate effective skill in the application of joint and soft tissue mobilization techniques to release key restrictions that limit coherent movement.

7) Demonstrate skill in utilizing active neuromuscular facilitation techniques to effectively reorganize habitual movement patterns and assist in releasing structural restrictions.

8) Put all  of the above elements together in a single treatment session.



Each day will be 8 hours of instruction. This format is designed to allow for integration of presented material between class days without snatching too much of your free time. It is approved for 24 Continuing Competency Hours for California Physical Therapy license renewal, and coupled with the required CPR and Ethics course hours will fulfill the hours required for a renewal cycle. The class also fulfills the requirement for Occupational Therapy Professional Development Units for OT license renewal.

FOR WHOM: Suggested for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopathic and Chiropractic Physicians. May also be appropriate for massage therapists, yoga and Pilates instructors with a good knowledge of anatomy.


Due to the hands-on and technique practice emphasis of the course it is limited to 16 participants.

Instructor Biography: Eddie Rosen graduated in 1976 from the Curriculum in Physical Therapy at the University of California, San Francisco. Throughout his years of practice, he has concentrated on studying, developing and refining manual therapy and movement education skills. His approach to treatment draws from many sources (and over 2,000 hours of continuing education and mentoring from leading clinicians) and rests firmly on knowledge of anatomy, bio-mechanics, the neurologic and physiologic functioning of the body. His professional experience includes work in the fields of neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation and the treatment of disabling spinal pain, orthopedic, athletic and musculoskeletal injuries. He has worked in rehabilitation, home health, acute hospital, pediatric, outpatient and educational settings. He has served as a Clinical Instructor at the School of Physiotherapy in Melbourne, Australia and a visiting lecturer in the Curriculum in Physical Therapy at U.C.S.F. Medical Center as well as instructed numerous continuing education classes.

Eddie founded and directed the Physical Therapy and Movement Education Center in Cotati, California from 1984 to 2006. The center was unique in providing excellent individualized care, integrating the fundamentals of physical therapy with the principles and techniques of Yoga, Feldenkrais, Osteopathy and Pilates. This integrated approach to patient care continues to serve as a guiding principle in his practice.  This course is drawn from the approaches and techniques that have proven most effective and expedient in his clinical practice.

“Eddie Rosen is an exceptional instructor and clinician.  Drawing on his friendly and empathic manner, Eddie combines well his excellent palpatory skills, keen insight into anatomy, and four and one half decades of versatile physical therapy experience, to educate and to heal!”  Yusuf Q. Erskine DO,  Osteopathic Physician

"Eddie utilizes his 35 years of experience, intuition and skill as a 'hands-on' clinician to increase ease of movement and improve function. His compassionate presence and humor are uniquely refreshing in a climate of impersonal care."                              Matthew Zwerling MD, Orthopedic Surgeon


Course approved by: Hands-On and Movement Education Seminars

any concerns may be addressed to: info@handsonmovementeducation.com