Functional Active Release

with Robin Lansman

More than another treatment tool: hands-on rehabilitation with less physical demand on the practitioner

There are so many tools to choose from when addressing MSK problems and particularly muscle components of the case in hand.

Many manual therapists already use myofascial release, ART, deep soft tissue, inhibition pressure points, acupressure, functional technique, massage and many more.

FAR is quite different as the patient is involved all the way through the assessment and treatment phases as well as the rehabilitation exercise phase. This means the patient and their feedback help manage the process more closely and allow for a bespoke programme of care with easy to measure outcomes.

This in turn helps practitioners know if their approach is working. An adaptive and individual form of physical therapy, loved by patients and their therapists. Ideal for chronic stiffness, improving strength and flexibility, through muscle activation and release.

Friday 9th February 2024

This very practical workshop aims to enhance the holistic assessment and care of LBP and Sciatica

The workshop is informed by the NICE Guidelines for LBP and Sciatica, and  will explore the various types of Mechanical Sciatica and demonstrate a protocol for both treatment and remedial/rehab exercise.

This will be based on a greater understanding of all the mechanical components that create the individual presentations of “sciatica”.

Special Offer

The full cost of the course is £195.  Book before 31st December and the cost is reduced to £155 - a saving of £40!

APM members also get a £10 member's discount - just log in to see your discount code.

The course fee can also be paid in 2 instalments.  That's just £72.50 per month for 2 months.

Your Tutor

Robin Lansman is a hugely experienced osteopath.

He has been practising for 35 years and has taught Exercise and Rehabilitation Osteopathy – FAR  to both Undergraduates and Post graduates across the UK and Europe.

He regularly is asked for media interviews, sharing his passion for his work on BBC Radio and TV.

His approach has evolved over the years and spans a holistic assessment methodology which embraces a range of biomechanical models to benchmark progress and rehabilitate patients. The hands on FAR approach combines the best of other soft tissue release approaches, producing fast and effective changes that also engage the patient fully in their recovery. This is also combined with bespoke muscle activation exercises that allow patients to feel empowered and motivated.

He has represented his Profession as Institute of Osteopathy President and has carried forward that role, into Coaching for the Council of Deans of Health Leadership Programme as well as being an active Trustee of the Institute Of Health Promotion and Education.

Dates and Times

The course takes place on Friday 9th November.

The day will start at 9:30am and finish at about 5:00pm, with a couple of breaks for refreshments and an hour or so for lunch.  Lunch is not provided, but there are some very nice cafés nearby.

Alternatively, feel free to bring your own food and eat in the APM lounge.



The full cost of the course is £195.  However, there's a £40 discount available until 31st December.

APM members also benefit from an additional £10 discount.

To make things easier for you, the cost can be spread over 2 equal, monthly instalments.  There is no additional charge, and the option to do this will appear on your booking form.



Academy of Physical Medicine, Charles Parker Building (South Wing), Midland Road, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8DN. 

Free parking is available in our own car park, along Midland Road and in a few other places which we'll make known to you nearer the day.

We can also provide you with details of local accommodation, should you need it.

The What3Words address of our entrance: flop.stacks.then

Nearest Train Stations


All students must have a good understanding of anatomy, as well as the clinical reasoning skills to put the training into practice appropriately. A list of those who are automatically eligible to attend is shown on the right.

Other therapists, including students of osteopathy or chiropractic, might also be eligible - please let us know if you would like to attend, and we will confirm with the tutor.


The course is ideal for: