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Akasha Studio at Diane Lee & Associates in South Surrey, BC, Canada


February 11, 12 2023


This course is for ISM Series or Discover Physio Series (prior to 2014) Grads only. If you feel you qualify for this course but the system won’t let you register – it means you are not in our system, yet.  Email Carol at and we’ll check our database and let you know if this is for you!

If you did the Series prior to 2014, this course will provide you with access to many hours of online video lectures and lab support from the updated current Series and short courses as well as the 330 video package of skills called the ISM Flow course. It will allow you to complete the first part of the requirement for ISM certification – that is the completion of the online quizzes and viewing of this material.  Come update and see where we have gone since 2013!  Lots has changed.

If you did the ISM Series in 2014 or later, come and refine/review/consolidate your skills and meet other practitioners to build your referral network. Come and prepare to certify!

Sorry we do not have you in the list of our ISM Series Grads. Make sure you are logged in to your account. For more info about clinical mentorship in the Integrated Systems Model click here.

Learn more about this course by visiting the course homepage!

Who can attend

This course is open to all ISM graduates (Discover Physio Series Graduates (2007 – 2013, ISM Graduates 2014 – 2022) who wish to update their skills, gain access to 330 videos in the ISM Flow course that is now part of the current ISM Series and also prepare for ISM certification. If you did your ISM Series prior to 2015, you will not have the complete online course material in your account and we will put it there after registration!

If you did your Series prior to 2014 you may not be in our system yet, so please email Carol at for further information on how to register for this course.

About This Course

This is a 2-day highly practical course that will update/refine your ISM skills for:

  1. Understanding the concept of Functional Units and how this expedites finding the relationships between drivers in different regions (trunk vs head/neck vs extremities).  No more laundry list of 12 findings to play off one another – that’s exhausting!
  2. Learning how to use the new clinical reasoning reflection form for all functional units. The completion of this form is now required as the first part of ISM certification. Even if you don’t want to certify and become an affiliate clinic for training your colleagues/team, this form will help you clinically reason your most complex clients. This form was introduced during the 2022 ISM Series.
  3. Learning how the dura becomes tense and loses mobility – integrating Barral concepts with ISM for the cranium and neurodynamic mobility. When is the skeleton causing the loss of neural/dural mobility and when is loss of dural/neural elongation causing changes in the skeletal behaviour. This impairment is usually a result of unresolved physical, emotional, and or social trauma and we will go deeper into Porge’s Polyvagal theory and Deb Dana’s clinical application of the approach to assist in managment of these persistent conditions.
  4. Integration of ISM and spinal deformities such as structural scoliosis – with guest lecturer and DLA associate Judit Orban – more than a lecture this time!
  5. Any thing special you want to review – i.e. update on DRA, update on when to spend time ‘waking up’ a muscles (Stage 1 training) vs moving straight to movement training etc. You just need to tell me!

Come join Diane and the senior ISM assistants for 2 days of learning and take home more ISM tools to improve your efficacy and efficiency.


Once registered you will have full access to the relatively new ISM Flow course package, completion of this is the first part towards ISM certification.

To prepare for your update course, please go to your Courses under your profile and review any or all of the new material that is there since you did the ISM Series – it updates every year!


Akasha Studio at Diane Lee & Associates

101-15303 31st Ave

Surrey, BC V3Z 6X2


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Online Classroom Prep Included

This is a combination online and in-class course. In order to make the most effective use of our time together in person, online materials are included to help you prepare for the class and (in some cases) for support/review after. This online material will remain accessible as long as you maintain an account with Learn with Diane Lee. Please read the prep material carefully before class.


  1. ISM Flow


    Thanks, this is a great course for reviewing ISM!

  2. Brilliant!


    A brilliant resource to take all Series Graduates to the new level and guide them to using and developing the framework. Thank you Diane, and Courtney.

  3. This is amazing!


    Thank you so much Diane, this is amazing! Again thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us, this has been the best thing I could have done for my career and longevity as a Physio

  4. Fantastic Resource


    A great collection of really specific videos. Clear and concise. A perfect go-to for any of the techniques that you are unsure of, and a great revision tool for the ISM principles.

  5. Great synthesis!


    Amazing to have all aspects of the ISM assessment in one place. Well organized and easy to follow. Well done!


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