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THE THEORY

Finding the primary is not fundamentally a technique seminar.

It is a set of principles to give you the understanding of how to effectively deliver your technique and understand why it is so effective.  

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What else will it give me?

Help you minimise the physical stress on your body  

Immediate feedback on the outcome of your intervention.

Allow you to confidently and accurately form a diagnosis and prognosis  

Deliver a precise and effective treatment for maximum neurological change 

Improve the speed and certainty of your results  

Integrate with any technique; chiro, osteo, physio, soft tissue.  

CORE FOCUS
We develop ANY PRACTITONER (chiropractors, osteopaths, physios, soft tissue therapists) to think about how, where and when to apply a treatment. (and when not to!) 

We utilise Sensory Movement testing to highlight the areas of most stress on the system.

With a history of layered trauma or stresses, the body will adapt in a way that creates compensatory patterns from its original state. This course allows you to find the area within the system to maximise the unravelling of the compensations. We look to affect the area specifically to reverse the neuroplasticity and to aid the remapping of the neurology. 

THE PRINCIPLE
The principle we teach allows you to find the area which will initiate the brain to unravel any faulty neurology that is holding a system in a state of ‘dis-ease’. The protocol has a hierarchy to check, which facilitates the most effective rewiring of incorrect neuro-plastic patterns. Uniquely, it focuses on the sensory cortex stress, which has a higher innervation to the brain than the motor system.

This course allows you to pinpoint the primary hinging point in a person’s neuroplasticity at that specific time, in that specific environment. The primary hinge point serves as the area directed for us to input a notification to the nervous system, to stimulate and maximise proprioceptive change.  This will then kick start the nervous system to move that person towards homeostasis and optimal function over time. 

We call this principle open gate.  It is the overarching idea that you cannot move the gate to the next field without it becoming open. If you can open the gateway, the neurology then can get to work rewiring the system. 

WHAT IT FACILITATES
Finding the Primary allows a clearer pathway for the body to accept normal localised care application. The energy we put into the system will need to change depending on the environment at that specific time.  The resulting effect will leave the system FREE from proprioceptive INHIBITION in that moment, bringing about a sympathetic to parasympathetic change. 

The protocol allows systematic uncovering of the compensatory layers of holding and guarding of the musculoskeletal system, enabling one to move a person neurology towards homeostasis and balance.  

IT IS RESTRICTED, SHOULD I ADJUST IT?  

  • Tissues may not always be tight as a primary problem, quite often it is compensatory.

  • Tissues may be restricted as an innate stabilisation of the body to provide structure to an otherwise compromised area.

  • If one adjusts such a tight area that before understanding whether it is a primary issue or compensatory, it will destabilise the area. ·

  • In many cases, spinal restrictions and muscle spasms are the bodies innate coping mechanism, and to an extent will block the body against an adjustment.

  • As a clinician you may feel this as resistance, holding or rebound in the tissues against an adjustment. It will feel like trying to adjust into a concrete wall. Your aim is always to work with the intelligence of the body and not against it.

CAN THERE BE MORE THAN ONE PRIMARY?

 

•       The Primary problem is the primary problem only at the time. Layered trauma in a persons life can cause layered compensatory patterns in neurology, so often there is not one answer to complex problems. This course will show you where to start and to progress and move through the compensatory levels step by step to move a person towards homeostasis. 

•       Adjusting a primary at that time can often cause a change of how the body allocates energy in the body and will then often reveal the next layer of neurology – (should you adjust the next layer at the same time?).

•      The principles guide you where in the system requires single or multiple adjustments in any one visit

•       Once a primary problem is addressed accurately, the innate intelligence of the body will unwind some of the compensatory mechanisms itself. This will be evident in restrictions removing themselves. 

•       If the same restriction or symptom in the body keeps re-appearing visit after visit for extended periods of time in initial stages of care or subsequent stages of flare up; it suggests you are working at the site of secondary compensation.  

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE  

1

The theory + mechanics behind movement testing and normal tone

2

How to ensure accurate sensory movement testing and get reliable readings. 

Principles which allow you to get to the root cause of the problem.

3

How to align your body and mind to work synergistically with the energy of a patient.  

4

Development of Efficient testing: to home in on the specific adjustment required rather than a scattergun approach. Promotes your longevity to minimise physical exertion to avoid burnout.  

5

Give YOU THE SKILLSET & confidence to tackle the most complex of cases 

6

Gives you the ability and confidence to critically think quickly and apply concise testing and effective adjustments to see immediate results in pain and function in a normal flowing practice environment.

Upcoming Events

  • ADVANCED - CARDIFF 2023
    ADVANCED - CARDIFF 2023
    Sat, 09 Dec
    Cardiff
    09 Dec, 10:30 – 10 Dec, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
    09 Dec, 10:30 – 10 Dec, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
    At least one of the other FTP course must have been done prior to doing the advanced course. Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • Fundamentals - Cardiff -  Feb 24/25th 2024
    Fundamentals - Cardiff -  Feb 24/25th 2024
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Cardiff
    24 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 25 Feb 2024, 14:30
    Cardiff
    24 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 25 Feb 2024, 14:30
    Cardiff
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • ADJUSTING A - Sheffield. May 18th & 19th 2024
    ADJUSTING A - Sheffield. May 18th & 19th 2024
    Sat, 18 May
    Sheffield
    18 May 2024, 08:30 – 19 May 2024, 13:30
    Sheffield
    18 May 2024, 08:30 – 19 May 2024, 13:30
    Sheffield
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • ADJUSTING B - Cardiff 2024
    ADJUSTING B - Cardiff 2024
    Sat, 14 Sept
    Cardiff
    14 Sept 2024, 08:30 – 15 Sept 2024, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff
    14 Sept 2024, 08:30 – 15 Sept 2024, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  •  Fundamentals. November 30th & 1st December 2024
     Fundamentals. November 30th & 1st December 2024
    Sat, 30 Nov
    London
    30 Nov 2024, 08:30 – 01 Dec 2024, 14:00
    London, London, UK
    30 Nov 2024, 08:30 – 01 Dec 2024, 14:00
    London, London, UK
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to discover and understand a unique approach to assess a person’s neurological system when adjusting to ensure that there are no underlying blockages that may be stopping you and them getting the results they need.

Upcoming Events

  • ADVANCED - CARDIFF 2023
    ADVANCED - CARDIFF 2023
    Sat, 09 Dec
    Cardiff
    09 Dec, 10:30 – 10 Dec, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
    09 Dec, 10:30 – 10 Dec, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
    At least one of the other FTP course must have been done prior to doing the advanced course. Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • Fundamentals - Cardiff -  Feb 24/25th 2024
    Fundamentals - Cardiff -  Feb 24/25th 2024
    Sat, 24 Feb
    Cardiff
    24 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 25 Feb 2024, 14:30
    Cardiff
    24 Feb 2024, 10:30 – 25 Feb 2024, 14:30
    Cardiff
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • ADJUSTING A - Sheffield. May 18th & 19th 2024
    ADJUSTING A - Sheffield. May 18th & 19th 2024
    Sat, 18 May
    Sheffield
    18 May 2024, 08:30 – 19 May 2024, 13:30
    Sheffield
    18 May 2024, 08:30 – 19 May 2024, 13:30
    Sheffield
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  • ADJUSTING B - Cardiff 2024
    ADJUSTING B - Cardiff 2024
    Sat, 14 Sept
    Cardiff
    14 Sept 2024, 08:30 – 15 Sept 2024, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff
    14 Sept 2024, 08:30 – 15 Sept 2024, 14:00
    Cardiff, Cardiff
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to LEARN the intention, thought process and skillset of adjusting the Primary
  •  Fundamentals. November 30th & 1st December 2024
     Fundamentals. November 30th & 1st December 2024
    Sat, 30 Nov
    London
    30 Nov 2024, 08:30 – 01 Dec 2024, 14:00
    London, London, UK
    30 Nov 2024, 08:30 – 01 Dec 2024, 14:00
    London, London, UK
    Join Tom Greenfield and Tom Lawrence on a two day seminar to discover and understand a unique approach to assess a person’s neurological system when adjusting to ensure that there are no underlying blockages that may be stopping you and them getting the results they need.
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