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Visceral Manipulation III: 
Sub-Diaphragmatic GI Tract 
St. George, UT August 18-19th, 2023

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      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 Mobilization III:

Sub-Diaphragmatic Structures

(St. George, UT) 2-Day Course


Friday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm

August 18-19th, 2023


Westside Studio of Performing Arts

170 N 400 E, St. George, UT 84770

Cost: $550

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

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

BOC Essential Level

14 contact hours – 14 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructors: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-5 Friday and Saturday and will be a combination of Lecture and Lab.

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.


Fees: $550/student.  Course limited to 18 students.

Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant 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 sub-diaphragmatic abdominal viscera.


6) Be able to perform the correct techniques to reintegrate the sub-diaphragmatic abdominal visceral with the dorsal vagal complex.


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 pelvic viscera and the role of mobility of the viscera in biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal signalling.. 

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 pelvic 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 Abdominal Viscera (Lecture)

12pm – 1pm              Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for GI Tract dysfunction (Lab)

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

2:45pm – 5pm           Myofascial Treatment of the Abdominal Viscera (Lab)



9:00am – 10:00am      Current Research Discussion (Interactive Discussion)

10:00am – 11:30am    Chapman's Assessment of the Abdominal Viscera (Lab)

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

12pm – 1:00pm           Lunch

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

2:30pm – 5pm             NeuroVascular/Dynamic Reintegration Abdominal 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 PT is NOT responsible for registrant’s non-refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.

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