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Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1; Organ Specific Fascial Mobilization
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6/24/2010 to 6/27/2010
When: 6/24/2010
Where: Sponsor: The Barral Institute
Chicago, Illinois 
Contact: Dawn Langnes

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When: June 24 -27, 2010 (other dates below)

Where: Chicago, IL, as well as other cities in US and Canada


Barral Institute –


Complete course description:

Viscera move like the musculoskeletal system in 3 dimensions. A ligamentous support system attaches them to the posterior wall of the body. If there is tension in the ligaments, there will be tension and compensations in the back body wall and throughout the body. An integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of any musculoskeletal dysfunction requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. All viscera have physiological motion that relates to normal pain-free movement, so knowledge of these relationships and the anatomy involved are essential to see patients within an integrated framework. The key in Visceral Manipulation is to find the most significant areas of reduced mobility. A restriction will pull the surrounding tissue towards it. This creates fixed, abnormal axes that the body is forced to move around. And this chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for disease and dysfunction throughout many systems – musculoskeletal, neurovascular, urogenital, digestive, respiratory and more.

Course objectives:

- Study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from French DO, PT Jean-Pierre Barral’s innovative approach.

- Learn manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.

- Explore the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments.

- Examine the relationship of organs, and structural or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

- Assess the quality of functional activity and somatic structures as they relate to an overall pattern.

- Examine organs such as the liver, stomach, gallbladder, small and large intestine, and their relationship to structural or neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction.

- Learn new evaluation techniques to identify the most effective order in which areas should be addressed during your treatment plan.

Course Dates:

April 15-18­ Ottawa, ON

April 22-25 New London, CT

April 29-May 2 San Francisco, CA

April 29-May 2 Albuquerque, NM

May 13-16 New York, NY

May 15-18 Palm Beach, FL

June 10-13 Pittsburgh, PA

June 10-13 Burlington, VT

June 10-13 Phoenix, Arizona

June 24-27 Chicago, IL

June 24-27 Portland, OR

August 12-15 Washington, DC

August 26-29 Boston, MA


Program Content Area: Orthopedics
Course Type: Traditional
Instructional Level: Various
Intended Audience: PT, PTA
CE Contact Hours: 24
Course Approval: IDFPR

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