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Osteopathic Medical Sciences IV
Myotherapy College of Utah (MCU)
3950 South 700 East, Suite 100, Millcreek City, UT 84107 (SLC),
March 17-18th, 2023
2-Day Lecture and Lab Series
Class In-Person and on Zoom, Zoom Class will be interactive

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      Osteopathic Medical Sciences IV: Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology, and Pathology is a lecture series for the medical practitioner who seeks to gain a deeper knowledge of the human body. This lecture series will utilize a "systems approach" to these scientific fields, that is, an osteopathic approach. To truly be able to use an osteopathic or systems approach to treatment, the student must have a strong grasp of the underlying medical information gained through a study in anatomy, physiology, embryology, and pathology. This series will begin with an in-depth primer on embryology and then will be organized such that first, anatomy of the system being studied will be detailed, then the physiology of that system will be covered and finally pathology of that system will be enumerated. Several human organ systems such as the aerodigestive, cardiorespiratory, cardiovascular, neurohormonal, musculoskeletal, renal-vascular, reproductive, and genitourinary systems will be covered and correlated to each other, especially through the embryological and pathological views. By learning how humans and the organ systems that interact to maintain health are laid down, grow together, overlap, function through development to adulthood and breakdown through trauma, insults of life, aging and hence breakdown through pathology, the student of the osteopathic approach will gain insight into the patient that is before them in clinical practice. 


This series may be taken in any order, however, not all sections may be repeated in the future.


Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm

March 17-18th, 2023

Myotherapy College of Utah

3950 South 700 East, Suite 100, Millcreek City, UT 84107


Cost: $550 Live; $375 on Zoom

Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-

1) Identify, palpate and test the mobility of the the Thoracic Cage, diaphragm, heart, lungs, and chest. 

2) Identify, list, and recite the muscles, bones, and viscera of the body and their embryological basis of development;

3) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as Fascial Release, Counterstrain, Neurolymphatic and Neurovascular Techniques, to improve function of the thoracic cage, thoracic viscera, and diaphragm / renal function.


4) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests of the body from an embryological, anatomical, and functional basis.



Target audience: Licensed healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, LMT, and ND.

16 contact hours  


Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday.

Fees: $550/student. Course limited to 14 students in-person. $375 for Zoom participants.


Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to provide the clinical practitioner with a strong working knowledge of the embryological, neurological, anatomical, and pathological basis for treating the body and the role of mobility of the viscera in biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal signaling.

Expected outcomes are to develop effective delineation and treatment strategies based upon an integration of new information and the extensive body of knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the body. This class will enhance participant learning through the use of discussion, audio-visual materials, recent research evidence, and extensive lab-based learning.




9am – 10:30am             Current research-based information which illuminates the traditional and up-to-the-minute

                                      information on the understanding of how the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System



10:30am – 12pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for Respiratory, Cardiac, Adrenal, Renal, and

                                      vascular structures of the thorax (Lab)


12pm – 1pm                  Lunch


1pm – 2:45pm               Relation and Testing of Structural Visceral Dysfunction of the Thorax  (Lab)

2:45pm – 5pm               Neurological, Myofascial, and Neuro-Vascular Treatment of the Respiratory, Cardiac, Adrenal,

                                      Renal, and vascular structures (Lab)


9am – 10:30am             The Thoracic Spine and Cage (Human Thorax) (Lecture)


10:30am – 12pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for movement impairment structures (Lab)


12pm – 1pm                  Lunch


1pm – 2:45pm               Relation and Testing of Structural Visceral Dysfunction  (Lab)

2:45pm – 5pm               Neurological, Myofascial, and Neuro-Vascular / Neuro Dynamic Reintegration Treatment of 

                                      the Respiratory, Cardiac, Adrenal, Renal, and vascular structures (Lab)

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. ANS Balance HRV and Pursuit PT reserve the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. Neither ANS Balance HRV nor Pursuit PTis NOT responsible for registrant’s non-refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.

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