Visercal Manipulation 2

Course Length: 4 Days, 24 Hours course time

Course Description

(Corresponds to former VM1B)

In this four day course, Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2, participants will expand on the functional anatomy, hand placements and techniques learned in Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 to give them a deeper understanding of the abdominal cavity and its relationship to the cranial, thoracic and pelvic cavities.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned:

  • The deeper structures within the abdominal cavity, focusing on the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, greater omentum, peritoneum, and their connective or suspensory tissues;
  • The concept of restriction planes, mobility and motility;
  • How to begin to incorporate multiple long-lever techniques into clinical VM work;
  • Specific techniques for locating and evaluating each organ, along with the effects and contraindications, learned in a hands-on, lab environment.

Prerequisite: VM1

Required Reading

  • Hard copy version of the Visceral Manipulation II text book by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Pierre Mercier.

Suggested Reading

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, and/or
  • A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente.