Visceral Manipulation III: GI Tract Mobilization is a continuing education class for manual practitioners who want to improve their current skills in palpation and manual manipulation and expand their knowledge and understanding of the structures of the abdomen from the diaphragm to the false pelvis.


This class will focus on visceral mobility of organs, fascias, nerves, ligaments and capsules of abdominal visceral structures to allow for appropriate gut motility and musculoskeletal movement patterns. 


     Restricted abdominal structures can cause decreased mobility and musculoskeletal dysfunction to include pain, loss of function / neuromuscular co-ordination, and weakness in various biomechanical structures that interact with the abdominal viscera such as the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, the pelvis, ribs, and chest.  This class is concerned with the assessment and return to mobility of the viscera of the pelvis from a biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal standpoint and that interaction with other organs, the pelvis, and body as a whole including reflexes and adaptive patterns. Of particular interest is visceral pain referral patterns and the differential diagnosis process to assess or observe the need to refer the patient out.

Visceral Manipulation III:  SubDiaphragmatic Structures, Redmond Feb 28-29, 2020

  • Class participants will be able to:

    ​​1) Identify, palpate and test the mobility of the thoracic structures and abdominal viscera to include joints, capsules / peritoneum, muscles, fascia, blood vessels, lymphatic tissue, and meso-attachments.

    2) Ask appropriate patient history questions that take into account new, research-based understanding of abdominal visceral function and dysfunction as well as "differential diagnosis" questions;

    3) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as Fascial Release, Counterstrain-positional release, Neurolymphatic and Neurovascular Techniques, and NeuroDynamic Reintegration© (NDR©) to appropriately change neural tone, ion and protein concentration and flow, and biomechanical function.


    5) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the thorax and abdominal viscera.


    6) Apply a specific Home Exercise / Self-Treatment Program based on objectively assessed neuromuscular imbalance and somatic dysfunction.

  • Instructor: Neal O'Neal, PT 


    Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday and will be a combination of Lecture and Lab.




    9am – 12pm              Anatomy and Neurology of Pelvic Viscera (Lecture)

    12pm – 1pm              Lunch

    1pm – 1:45pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Lab)

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

    2:45pm – 6pm           Myofascial and Counterstrain Treatment of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)



    9am – 9:30am           Current Research Discussion (Interactive Discussion)

    9:30am – 10:30am   Chapman's Assessment of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)

    10:30am – 12pm      Neurological Assessment of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)

    12 – 1pm                   Lunch

    1pm  – 2:30pm         Chapman's Treatment of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)

    2:30pm – 6pm          Neuro Vascular / Neuro Dynamic Reintegration of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)


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