CTR introduction course

 CTR  in a biotensegrity context - how to use  geometrical relationships
within the body to treat musculo-skelatal pain and restore sagittal balance


Theoretical blocks, preparing for manual practice strictly follow our course manual.

Updated 2019-05-24

Manual practice is demonstrated, followed by supervised training. The  number of participants is limited to 15.


The small group makes the social part quite relaxed, a sauna, a dip in the Baltic Sea and a nice evening dinner.

Learn how to assess and treat spinal sagittal imbalance using the CTR concept
The CTR introduction courses are advancing.  Today we describe CTR in a bio-tensegrity context. It is a close and precise study of fascial distortion between motion segments. We teach how to use the thorax kinetic chain model to assess spinal sagittal balance. Back pain originating  from spinal sagittal imbalance is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Sagittal balance is a complex entity that up until now only has been assessed radiographically. 

CTR Introduction course 3-days
Teachers; Staffan Norlander, Timo Haapalo
Assistant teacher; Niklas Haapalo
Course Organizer; Rehax Oy,  Vesa Väänänen, email 
Language; English
Price; 650 Euro, VAT included
Accommodation; Details through our course organizer

9:30     Registration
10:00   The Cervico-Thoracic Ratio in a Biotensegrity context
               Measuring, practice, validity and repeatability
12.15   Lunch
13.45   The upper thoracic spine, interpretation of the CTR graph
               Working with dental medical device, pain and tissue modulation
16.00   Diagnostic Classifications
              Sagittal balance- theory
16.30   Summary

9.00    Biotensegrity and mechanotransduction theory
             Postural balancing - T9- hip axis, theory and practice
12.00   Lunch
13.00   Postural balancing - T9- occiput, theory and practice
16.00   Summary

9.00     Postural balancing T1-9 offset, theory and practice
12.00   Lunch
13.00   Postural balancing – Thorax and interconnections, theory and practice
14.30   Summary