where movement meets medicineJoin us for the FAMI Workshop—a world-renowned immersion course that brings the best of medical education to the movement world!
"A life changing experience that has already brought my Pilates practice to a new level. FAMI has given me X-ray vision." -- FAMI 2010 participant
Held within a medical school, the FAMI Workshop provides participants with access to the best and brightest teachers and teaching tools the medical community has to offer.
Our curriculum focuses on the anatomical and clinical knowledge needed to train clients safely and effectively. Each day of the workshop deals with a different area of the body:
Each day our faculty leads participants on intensive journeys from the lecture hall to the gross lab – journeys designed to demystify the body from the inside out. The daily curriculum includes:
• In-depth foundation lectures given by distinguished anatomists
• Informative clinical perspective lectures given by leading physicians
• Hands-on experience with 3-D cadaver prosections in gross anatomy laboratory sessions
• NEW! biomechanics & wrap-up rehab perspective lectures with physical therapists
• radiology sessions
These sessions given by anatomy and faculty are held at the beginning of each day, and serve to orient the student to the particular musculoskeletal and nervous system anatomy of the day’s body region.
gross anatomy laboratory sessions
These sessions provide participants with the incredible opportunity to see, touch and learn from 3-D cadaveric prosections (regions of cadavers that have been meticulously dissected to demonstrate intricate details of anatomy). Participants are divided into small groups during these sessions, promoting an intimate environment for viewing the prosections and listening to discussions lead by anatomy faculty. At the end of the course, participants will also have a chance to test their new knowledge of anatomical structures with a fun, mock practical exam.
clinical perspective lectures
Lead by orthopedists, neurologists and sports-medicine physicians on our clinical faculty, these sessions shed light on many common injuries affecting the day’s body region: demystifying what happens to the body, why it happens, and how the injury should be treated.
NEW! biomechanics lab + wrap-up rehab perspective lectures
You asked, we listened! By popular demand, we’ve added even more biomechanics and rehab perspectives into the FAMI curriculum. In addition to the Gross Anatomy stations featured each day in lab, a physical therapist will lead a Biomechanics Lab session related to the body region in focus. Then, at the end of the day, a physical therapist will lead a Wrap-up Rehab Perspective Lecture on a featured injury. The Biomechanics Lab session and Wrap-up Rehab Perspectives lecture will link knowledge gleaned during the day to movement and client scenarios--offering a beginning exploration into the anatomy behind injury prevention and rehabilitation principles.
X-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, bone scans…you’ve probably had a few, and surely so have our clients. These sessions are designed to give the fitness professional an overview of radiologic modalities – what they are, how they work and why they are used. Participants also learn how to read images, identifying the normal from the not-so-normal.