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Visceral Manipulation 1 ~ Abdomen

Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction.

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Visceral Manipulation 1 ~ Abdomen
Visceral Manipulation 1 ~ Abdomen

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Feb 19, 2024, 5:00 PM

Missoula, 510 S 5th St W, Missoula, MT 59801, USA

About the Event

VISCERAL MANIPULATION: ABDOMEN 1 (VM1)

EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: 2.4 CEU/24 hrs

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: Introductory

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days 1-3; 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registar Here: https://shop.iahe.com/Workshops/Abdomen-1-VM1

OR Call: 866-522-7725, ext. 2

The introductory level workshop will introduce participants to the models and concepts of functional

biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's Visceral Manipulation approach. This method of

evaluation and treatment is based on the concept that each of our internal organs rotates on a

physiological axis. Focus is on the abdominal cavity and includes the organs, their membranes,

ligaments, innervation and their spatial functional interrelationships. Participants will learn basic

manipulations for correcting abnormal motions and stress patterns within this cavity. It includes

lecture, demonstration and practice for each technique presented.

COURSE PARTICIPANTS: Licensed or certified healthcare professionals or students, including

Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Naturopaths, Athletic Trainers,

Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals.

Learner Objectives

• Explain the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and

ligaments, and the related fascial implications.

• Explain the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal organs.

• Evaluate the functional movement of the abdominal organs through mobility and motility

assessments.

• Identify and explain the abdominal organ mechanical relationship to the lumbar spine, pelvis

and extremities.

• Explain the relationship of the visceral restrictions to load transfer for posture, body

mechanics, arthrokinematics and kinetic movement.

• Explain and implement visceral manipulation techniques for chronic low back pain, shoulder

dysfunctional patterns, unexplained diaphragm dysfunction, hypo and hypermobility of the

spine, bladder, bowel or pelvic problems due to loss of abdominal pressure system.

• Demonstrate how a dysfunctional visceral column affects our core stability.

• Demonstrate manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of fascial

dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.

• List common causes of visceral restrictions, precautions to visceral manipulation and

contraindications to visceral manipulation.

• Explain how 90% of neuromusculoskeletal issues have some visceral component.• Describe the 4 systems that support the abdominal organs.

• List the 3 visceral ligaments that have tensile strength in the abdominal cavity, describe their

location and demonstrate techniques to treat each of them.

• Explain the visceral relationship to the neuromusculoskeletal system including direct

ligament attachments to spinal segments, visceral-somatic feedback loop, somatic nerves and

lesional chains.

• Perform a layer abdominal palpation to appreciate characteristics of the following layers:

Epidermal layer, dermal layer, subcutaneous fat, anterior rectus abdominus fascia, rectus

abdominus proper, posterior rectus abdominus fascia, transverse abdominus fascia and

muscle, parietal peritoneum, greater omentum and jejunoilieum.

• Describe the anatomy of the liver, explain how its restrictions could cause thoracic/rib pain,

sciatica, right shoulder pain and right sided neck pain and then demonstrate visceral

manipulation techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the stomach, explain how its restrictions could cause thoracic/rib

pain, left shoulder pain and left sided neck pain and then demonstrate visceral manipulation

techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the duodenum, explain how its restrictions could cause lower

thoracic/upper lumbar pain, abdominal pain, psoas and quadratus lumborum dysfunction

and then demonstrate visceral manipulation techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the gallbladder, explain how its restrictions could cause left scapula

pain, thoracic pain and left sided neck pain and then demonstrate visceral manipulation

techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the jejunoileum, explain how its restrictions could cause left

sciatica, low back pain, lower thoracic and upper lumbar pain and joint pain of lower limbs

and then demonstrate visceral manipulation techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the cecum, explain how its restrictions could cause right SI

dysfunction, right sciatica, right thigh pain, right lower abdominal pain and constipation and

then demonstrate visceral manipulation techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the sigmoid, explain how its restrictions could cause left sciatica,

SI/coccyx issues, left iliac fossa pain and constipation and then demonstrate visceral

manipulation techniques to assist in treating its restrictions.

• Describe the anatomy of the large intestines, explain how its restrictions could cause left

sciatica, back pain, left side varicose veins, joint pain of lower limbs and glenohumeral

periarthritis and then demonstrate visceral manipulation techniques to assist in treating its

restrictions.

• Evaluate the 5 abdominal sphincters, assess whether they are functional or dysfunctional,

implement visceral manipulation techniques to the dysfunctional sphincters in order to assist

in regulating the autonomic nervous system.

• Recognize the various visceral influences on chronic psoas dysfunction and chronic

quadratus lumborum dysfunction.

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