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Dianne Woodruff, CMA, PhD



323 Kerr Street, Suite 100
Oakville, ONT L6K 3B6
T: 905-845-1011
F: 905-849-4198


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Body-In-Motion is a wellness studio, offering: • classes & workshops in movement education, rehabilitation & soft tissue treatment • a Certification program in Myofascial Integration • treatments using CranioSacral therapy, myofascial integration & other modalities • whole body conditioning & integration for balance, coordination, flexibility & strength with 3-D Workout Body-In-Motion: For a body that works well and feels better.

Profile and Credentials        

Dianne L. Woodruff,CMA, PhD has been in private practice since 1988. She is a Registered Movement Therapist, a CranioSacral practitioner, and a specialist in Myofascial (soft tissue) pain. She has a doctorate in Somatic Education. She is a frequent author on PTontheNet. Dianne is the creator of 3-D Workout: A fresh approach to resistance training & coordination.

Philosophy and Comments        

Body-in-Motion is dedicated to helping people move well and feel better. Humans are designed to move but our technical culture has us stuck to chairs, looking at screens for long hours of each day. Any injury or pain leads to further inactivity. Body-in-Motion teaches you how to care for yourself, provides therapy for your pain and a conditioning program to help you get in shape. Learning about your body and how to pay attention to it gives you control and confidence. Give yourself the gift of care and attention at Body-in-Motion.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Please contact Body-in-Motion for schedules and fees of treatments and courses and to order 3-D Workout videotape. 905-845-1011 or info@body-in-motion.com

Certification Program        

Myofascial Integration Certification
Myofascial Integration is a hands-on treatment approach to soft tissue pain using body movement, manual techniques and observation. The Myofascia is the fibrous covering of a muscle and the surrounding tissues that support, separate and guide muscles in their actions.

The certificate program is comprised of five weekend classes & related assignments, clinical supervision hours, a 100 hour practicum and an examination. Each course addresses a separate but related topic to build skills and confidence in the use of one's hands, assessment and treatment protocols. CMAs may take the certificate course to fulfill the ISMETA upgrade requirement. A working knowledge of anatomy and Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movementsm are prerequisites. Individual course descriptions are below (Movement Fundamentals in Rehabilitation, Postural Muscle Assessment and Stretching, Working with Fascia, Muscles in Patterned Action, Clinical Applications).


Anatomy of the Body-in-Motion
An intensive course of 30 classroom hours covering an introduction to muscles, bones and connective tissues in an active format. The learning process is supported by:
• A full-sized skeleton
• The Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
• Lecture/discussion
• Movement exploration and palpation
• Review questions for each class
March 31, 2005 - June 2, 2005

Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movementsm
Get your body together before you load it.
An experiential and theoretical course in the basics of this unique approach to movement re-education prepares the student for learning applications in MFI.

Movement Fundamentals in Rehabilitation
Applying the principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movementsm for assessment, treatment and after-treatment support. Understanding function in bipedal movement is a key to problem-solving painful conditions. Prerequisite: Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals of Movementsm or equivalent.

Postural Muscle Assessment And Stretching
Understanding the roles of postural and phasic muscles in movement and function: how to stretch yourself and another safely and effectively and to integrate the changes with movement. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of anatomy. [0.2 CECs available for Stott Pilates instructors].

Working with Fascia
Understanding the anatomy and behaviour of this important structural system; learn how to recognize traumatized fascia through palpation and how to treat yourself and others using specialized manual techniques; learn how attention and intention form the basis of effective treatment. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of anatomy.
March 4-6, 2005

Muscles in Patterned Action
Learn a selection of essential movement patterns (sequences of muscle activation) underlying scapulo-humeral and pelvic-femoral rhythms. Learning these patterns teaches you how all muscles work in patterns to accomplish movement. Prerequisite: Working with Fascia.
April 2-3, 2005

Clinical Applications in Myofascial Integration
A selection of treatment protocols applying the skills learned in courses 1-5. Conditions may include sacroiliac dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, scapulo-humeral problems, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or others appropriate to the group. Prerequisites: Working with Fascia and Muscles in Patterned Action.
May 28-29, 2005

Do you have a group that would like to have a course or a training series? Please contact Body-In-Motion to get more information or set up the details.


Movement Therapy
A movement therapist uses a visual analysis of your movement to evaluate your problem, improve your range and quality of movement, and modify your movement habits for more efficient and pain-free motion. Clients learn how to create and participate in the changes that make a difference in their daily and professional lives. Gentle exercises are individually selected and taught during the session. Valuable for every body and all ages.

CranioSacral Therapy
For headaches, jaw, neck and back pain using delicate manipulations and deep relaxation without drugs.

Under normal conditions the body corrects and heals itself. If, due to trauma or stress, it is unable to restore wellness, this osteopathic approach may help. Dr John Upledger, D.O., developed techniques of very light touch and traction on the bones of the head, spine and sacrum. The connective tissues which support every structure in the body are also gently adjusted and released of restrictions that prevent normal tissue activity.

Soft Tissue Pain/Myofasical Therapy
All of the body's tissues that are not bone or cartilage are soft tissues, including muscle, skin and connective tissue (fascia). It is generally believed that soft tissues heal by themselves in time, but what can be done when they don't heal? Nothing shows up on an X-ray or scan but you are still in considerable pain and experience dysfunction because of it.

The most effective approach to this problem is "release" of the myofascia (the covering of the muscle that stiffens and tightens with trauma). A soft tissue factor should always be considered when pain does not go away after 4 - 6 weeks.

Lymphatic Drainage
A treatment modality guided by the subtle lymphatic waves to enhance fluid circulation in the body, detoxify the body and boost immune function. Consider Lymphatic Drainage if you are experiencing chronic pain and/or inflammation.

3D Workout & The Ab Lesson        

3-D Workout
3-D Workout strengthens your muscles and joints for function, efficiency and endurance. It also improves your balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and grounding.

Conventional fitness assumes you are coordinated and ready to move but most people are not. 3-D takes you back to basics--to the patterns you need to move well and feel better. It trains you in a unique approach to resistance work and teaches you proper stretching.

Ask us about arranging a class at your work, condo complex, gym, club or for a group of friends or co-workers. Order 3-D Workout: Vol 1 The Basics, the 48 minute video tape with 19 3-D Workout exercises to learn & use at home.

Level 1: The Basics -> January 20, 2005(10 classes) 11:30-12:30
Level 2: Building on the Basics -> January 19, 2005(10 classes) 7:00pm-8:00pm

The AB Lesson
The AB Lesson is a precise combination of muscle lengthening and strengthening to support function and power in the abdominals. It is a product of years of research and teaching on how muscle groups can work for or against a goal. It is not written up in magazines and is not taught to personal trainers. The AB Lesson can:
• strengthen your abdominals
• improve your posture
• increase your body awareness
• enhance the results of your workout

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