Visceral Manipulation 1 (VM1) 2023

Date:

19 – 22 Aug 2023

Instructor:

Damian Kitcheman, DO

Venue:

The Living Well Workshop Co.

Fee:

SGD 1,500.00 ( REGULAR ) 

SGD 1,400.00 ( BY JUNE 07 )

Bundle Discount:

VM1 & VM2 = less $100

SGD 2,900.00 ( REGULAR ) 

SGD 2,700.00 ( BY JUNE 07 )

*Registration will be open from 1 Feb 2023

In this course, you will be introduced 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. You will learn basic manipulations for correcting abnormal motions and stress patterns within this cavity. The manual techniques are not advised for pregnant participants.

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.

Course Highlights

  • Learn manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.
  • Explore the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments.
  • Examine the relationship of organs and structural or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
  • Assess the quality of functional activity and somatic structures as they relate to an overall pattern.

Hours:

Registration starts at 830am on the first day of class. Daily class hours are from 9am – 530pm. On the last day, we will end by 4pm.

Prerequisite:

This course is intended for healthcare professionals, or for students nearing completion in their studies to become a healthcare professional, with palpation skills and experience as well as anatomical knowledge.

Advance Preparation

To prepare for the course we suggest that you read Visceral Manipulation. A list of pre-study material will be sent to you upon registration.

Jean-Pierre Barral performs short VM session

Course Cancellation Policy:

  1. Upon registration, $150 is non-refundable.
  2. Cancellation less than 30 days before the course commences, 50% non-refundable.
  3. Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the course commences, 100% non-refundable.
  4. No refund will be given if you do not complete any part of the 4-day course.
  5. The Living Well Workshop Co. Pte Ltd reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an event, all money paid will be refunded in full. We will not be responsible for any travel expenses – air ticket, hotel, etc. – paid by the registrant.