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© 2010 - 2018 by Peak Research Institute, 501 (c) (3)
d.b.a. Institute for Anatomical Research

Institute for Anatomical Research
1490 West Fillmore Street, Suite 130
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Tel: 719.651.0064

Introductory Anatomy Tour

Are you learning anatomy for the first time? Do you have little experience in a lab setting? Are you curious about how our bodies respond to our life choices?

This class is designed for small groups such as school classes that do not have a specific agenda as to what they want to study on the cadaver. Here we take a “tour” of the cadaver’s general anatomy and specific adaptations. We will observe the general locations of organs, muscles, nerves, etc.  We will also peek into the life of the donor by noting disease patterns such as arthritis and other conditions. This exploration generally lasts two hours, however we can provide a longer session if needed. Call us and we will set aside a specific time for your encounter as well as negotiate group pricing.

​Groups are arranged weekly and slots go fast.  Contact us to set up your time

Custom Group Workshop -

Would you like to study a body part or structure for an extended time? Do you have a special dissection you would like to perform? If so then contact us to arrange your private special experienc

We have two locations: One in Denver that is large and able to accommodate bigger class sizes and more tables and one located in Colorado Springs that is smaller, offering a more intimate experience. 

  It is possible to arrange a variety of lab experiences:  

One of the most common is to arrange a cadaver for you and your group or class  to dissect over a number of days.  

You can also bring your class to study from our in house professionally  prosected cadavers which will enhance your subject. 

As a private lab, we are not limited to these specific experiences so we encourage you to contact us to see what is possible.

Unique Discovery Workshops

Select Saturdays 9am to 12pm

There are times when our "teachers" (cadavers) are showing us a unique health condition.  Often it is one of those aha moments we have in the lab that we just have to share.  We set aside certain Saturdays to share these discoveries 

This class typically offers an intensive look at a single system, disease process or part of the body. You’ll get a more in depth study of the anatomy and physiology, as well as the pathology related to the unique discovery.  We will discuss how the muscles, fascia, organs, vessels and nerves integrate into a functional and or dysfunctional whole.  The body parts/systems covered will depend on our cadavers.

Join our email list or follow us on social media for announcements on these classes  

Functional Anatomy of Movement Based Practices

Would you like to understand the anatomy behind such popular health practices as Yoga, Piliates, Weight training??

These classes are designed for groups of professional trainers in Yoga, Pilates and exercise as well as the dedicated students of each discipline .

If you are serious about your practice and want to get a better insight as to how your training is affecting your body then we have a class for you.  

  • Our Functional Anatomy for Yoga class will focus on how asana, vinyasa and pranayama affect the body in their own unique ways. 

  • Our Functional Anatomy for Pilates s class will feature discussions on the powerhouse and breath control as well and lengthening, contracting and the global affect of certain exercises. 

  • Our Functional Anatomy for Personal Training will cover topics such as core strength, breath control and multi vs single joint exercises. 

Each class will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the practice 

Functional Anatomy of Bodywork

This is a unique inside look at the anatomy that we touch everyday in the clinic.

These classes are designed for groups of bodyworkers as well as the dedicated students of bodywork of all types from massage to shaitsu .

If you are serious about your practice and want to get a better insight as to how you are affecting your clients body then this is your class.  

  • We touch a three dimensional body but only have diagrams that are two dimensional. This distorts the locations of various vital structures like arteries, veins and nerves.  Its important to get these locations right to prevent injury.  Here we can see them in place which helps to understand the relationships they have with other tissues.  

  • The anatomy in books is a generalization and does not reflect the actual anatomy we all walk around with. Our bodies have been used, and have been changed by that use, sometimes profoundly.  Here we will look at how use creates all manner of adaptions and adjustments to our anatomy. 

  • The class will also include discussions on anatomical theories on topics including: Fascia, myofascial meridians, muscles, muscle slings, and other connections not often found in text books. 

 

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