Visceral Manipulation I:
St. George, WA, April 28-29th, 2023
Visceral Manipulation I: Pelvic 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 structures of the pelvis.
This class will focus on visceral mobility of organs, fascias, nerves, ligaments and capsules of pelvic visceral structures to allow for appropriate movement patterns.
Restricted pelvic 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 pelvic viscera such as the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, the pelvis, hips, and knees. 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.
New to this class is the focus on the differences in the pelvic floor muscles and their specific function, origin / insertion, and innervation and their relationship to pelvic visceral organ dysfunction and the focus on Endovascular Reintegration of the pelvic.
Visceral Mobilization I: Pelvic Viscera
(STG) 2-Day course
Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm
April 28-29th, 2023
Class participants will be able to:
1) Identify, palpate and test the mobility of the pelvic 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 pelvic 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 lumbopelvis and pelvic viscera.
5) Apply a specific Home Exercise / Self-Treatment Program based on objectively assessed neuromuscular imbalance and somatic dysfunction.
Target audience: All licensed or certified healthcare providers including, but not limited to: PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, and ND.
14 contact hours – 14 1-A hours anticipated
Instructor: 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: $500/student. Course limited to 12 students.
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 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 – 5pm 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 – 5pm Neuro Vascular / Neuro Dynamic Reintegration of the Pelvic Viscera (Lab)
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.