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Visceral Manipulation II: 

Head, Throat, Chest Structures, and Sub-Diaphragmatic G-I Tract

SLC, UT, December 10-11th, 2021

      Visceral Manipulation II: Head, Throat, and Chest Structures 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 nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory structures. This class will focus on visceral mobility of organs, fascias, nerves, ligaments and capsules of nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory visceral structures to allow for appropriate movement patterns. 


     Restrictions in the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory 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 head, throat, and chest viscera such as the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, the jaw, the vestibular, ocular, and adaptive righting mechanisms, the inner ear (hyperacusis or tinnitus), and breathing, swallowing, chewing, and speaking.  This class is concerned with the assessment and return to mobility of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory viscera from a biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal standpoint and that interaction with other organs, the head, throat, and chest, and body as a whole including reflexes and adaptive patterns.

anterior throat musculature

Visceral Manipulation II

Head, Throat, and Chest Structures

SLC, UT, December 10-11th, 2021

Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm

December 10-11th, 2021

Myotherapy College of Utah

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

cost: $500 In Person, $375 Zoom

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

1) Identify, palpate and test the mobility of the head, throat, and chest due to visceral restriction 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 upper body visceral function;

3) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as Fascial Release, Counterstrain-positional release, Neurolymphatic and Neurovascular Techniques, and NeuroDynamic Reintegration© (NDR©).


4) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory viscera.


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


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

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

16 contact hours 

Instructors: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-6 Friday and Saturday


Fees: $500/student.  


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 the knowledge of how recent research has changed current clinical treatment approaches to the head, throat, and chest viscera 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 head, throat, and chest viscera. This class will enhance participant learning through the use of discussion, audio-visual materials, recent research evidence, and extensive lab-based learning.



9am – 12pm              Anatomy and Neurology of nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory Viscera (Lecture)

12pm – 1pm              Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for Head, Throat, and Chest (Lab)

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

2:45pm – 5pm           Myofascial and Counterstrain Treatment of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)



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

9:30am – 10:30am    Chapman's Assessment of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory Viscera (Lab)

10:30am – 12pm       Neurological Assessment of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory Viscera (Lab)

12 – 1pm                   Lunch

1pm  – 2:30pm          Chapman's Treatment of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory Viscera (Lab)

2:30pm – 5pm           Neuro Vascular / Neuro Dynamic Reintegration of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory Viscera (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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