Practitioner Assessment Skills Course (PASC)

PASC Module 1 – general assessment, lower back, neck shoulders, and fascial release technique

PASC Module 2  – lower back review, sacral, coccyx, hamstrings, knees, ankles, and facial release technique.

PASC Module 3  – lower back review, pelvic, elbows, wrists, more sacral.

PASC Module 4 – Cranial Considerations – TMJ “The hidden imposter”

PASC Module 5 – Cranial Considerations – TMJ “Practical implications”



Practitioner Assessment Skills Course (PASC) is 5 x 1 day or 1 x 3 day program.  PASC is a combination of effective assessment techniques developed from many different sources. These include direct practical contact with four of
Tom Bowen’s original six students, plus many other notable practitioners of Australian and overseas bodywork.

Course is designed to provide an efficient and effective way of assessing clients receiving Bowen therapy with the emphasis on understanding the process of change. Based on 26 years experience as a practitioner, the course covers assessments of all the main Bowen areas/procedures. The assessment techniques includes, visual, palpation, orthopedic, kinesiological, intuitive, fascial, hydrostatic as well as those developed by the author for own experience and that of learning from four of Mr. Bowen’s original students.

In taking this workshop, therapists can provide more specific application of the technique by understanding the effects of the moves. By observing the quantitative changes in the body during a treatment, in turn enhances the
results of the treatments by providing the right amount of intervention.

Also provide a better understanding of the technique, the outcomes and be more effective and efficient in the application of the techniques. This allows the practitioner to communicate to other therapists in a quantitative
assessment manner, when referring to, or receiving referrals from other health practitioners. More confident in dealing with clients and other allied health practitioners.

Understand a conceptual philosophy underpinning Bowen therapy both at a macro and micro level. Learn to assess various parts of the body and evaluate paths of dysfunction. Devise appropriate treatment options. Evaluate the effect of the move/s on different parts of the body during the treatment. Re-evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment process.

The course participant will learn, be able to explain and reproduce in a manner consistent with other practitioners; subjective and objective measures defined by visual, intuitive, biomechanical, fascial, hydrostatic and kinesiological outcomes.

Other techniques have been developed by the author over 26 years of clinical experience that has proven both effective and time efficient methods of assessment.

Developed from the experience of thousands of clinical hours as a remedial and Bowen therapist, PASC incorporates a blend of orthopaedic, kinesiological, fascial and intuitive assessment techniques. This course will provide the participant with range assessment and validation skills to enhance their practice. Open to all practitioners, the course will cover pre and post-treatment assessments. Students will be given the time to use the treatment style of their choice, validating the outcome of their treatment.


What you will learn:

1 – Easy apply clinical assessment skills that allow you to quickly identify the most common pathologies. These will cover lower back, neck and shoulders. Additionally, a special assessment and release technique (developed from one of Tom Bowen’s students) will be covered. This is not taught in any Bowen training and unique to PASC.

2- Using a combination of muscle testing, biomechanical observations, fascial, hydrostatic and intuitive methods, get immediate feedback that your treatment has worked.

3 – Confidence building approaches to ensure that your techniques are reliable, stable and re-producible.


Course Details:

This course has sold out in the past and has limited seats available. We recommend registering early to reserve your seat.

An Early bird price is offered to those registering early.

Locations and details will follow closer to the date. If the course is not offered in 2023 a full refund is available with no penalties. If a you require a refund 6 months or more, prior to the start of class a $50 transit fee will be applied. All other refund policies apply closer to the start of the date. Please see Refund & Course Payment Plan Policies.

Instructor: Ron Phelan

If you are a returning student, please email us at [email protected] to let us know which courses you have taken so we can give you the appropriate coupon.


PASC courses for 2023:

Earlybird pricing is before 28 July 2023

Module 1 – 8th Sept 2023
Normal $175 USD       Earlybird $150 USD

Module 4 – 9th Sept 2023
Normal $200 USD      Earlybird $175 USD

Module 5 – 10th Sept 2023
Normal $250 USD      Earlybird $225 USD

Modules 4 & 5
Normal $450 USD      Early bird  $400 USD

Modules 1& 4& 5
Normal $625 USD     Early bird $550 USD

If you are a returning student, please let us know which courses you have already completed, by emailing [email protected] & we can email you a coupon for the discount.

For PASC Modules 4  (T.M.J.)

Prerequisite for Module 4 – practitioner, minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and having completed at least one of Modules 1, 2 or 3.  


For PASC Module 5

Prerequisite for Module 5 – Module 4
Note: Those retaking the TMJ classes do not have to take the PASC 1,2 or 3 modules


PASC 2 & 3

– email [email protected] to be put on the waiting list and to be notified when we have a date and loaction.