Courses

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Course Dates

Course PictureVM1 January 25 – 28 2020 (JHB)

VM2 January 30 – February 02 2020  (JHB)

VM3 – October 08 – 11 2020 (JHB)

VM4 April 25 – 28 2020 (JHB)

NM1 April 30 – May 02 2020 (JHB)

Visceral Manipulation 1 – 24 CEU’s

Lecturer: Joanne Enslin de Wet
BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA, BI – Diplomate
Date : January 25 – 28 2020 (JHB)
Time: 9.00 am – 5 .00 pm ( last day ends 3.00pm)
Venue: 78 Ballyclare Drive, Riverclub, Sandton
Cost: R 9800.00 for 4 days
Repeat Students: R 8 800.00

In Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen (VM1) you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral’s innovative approach.

Course Highlights:

  • 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.

Visceral Manipulation 2 – 24 CEU’s

Lecturer: Joanne Enslin de Wet
BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA, BI-Diplomate
Date : 30 January -02 February 2020 (JHB)
Time: 9.00 am – 5 .00 pm ( last day ends 3.00pm)
Venue: 78 Ballyclare Drive, Riverclub, Sandton
Cost: R 9800.00 for 4 days
Repeat Students: R 8 800.00

In Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen 2 (VM2) you will expand on the functional anatomy, hand placements and techniques you learned in Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 to give you a deeper understanding of the abdominal cavity and its relationship to the cranial and thoracic cavities.

Course Highlights:

  • Explore the deeper structures within the abdominal cavity, focusing on the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, greater omentum, peritoneum, and their connective or suspensory tissues.
  • Learn about the concept of restriction planes, mobility and motility.
  • Begin to incorporate multiple long-lever techniques into your VM work.
  • Participate in supervised, hands-on sessions that guide you through specific techniques for locating and evaluating each organ, along with the effects and contraindications.

Visceral Manipulation 3 The Pelvis – 24 CEU’s applied

Lecturer: Joanne Enslin de Wet
BSc Physiotherapy (Wits) , BSc (Med) (Hons) Sport Science UCT, MSc Exercise Physiology Boston University USA, BI-Diplomate
Date : To be confirmed
Time: 9.00 am – 5 .00 pm ( last day ends 3.00pm)
Venue: 78 Ballyclare Drive, Riverclub, Sandton
Cost: R 9 800.00 for 4 days
Repeat Students: R 8 800.00

Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) studies the relationship between functional and structural mechanics of the pelvis.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn to identify, receive and conduct Jean-Pierre Barral’s method of evaluation and treatment for the organ systems of the pelvic cavity, including the integration of the pelvic organs with the complex ligament systems of that body region.
  • Discover techniques for differentiating between somatic and visceral causes for pelvic and low back problems.
  • Discover how to integrate the pelvic organs functional movement patterns.
  • Explore additional principles of direct and indirect approaches and their appropriate applications.
  • Integrate the pelvis into the body with principles of Lines of Tension and Interrelationships.

Visceral Manipulation 4  The Thorax – 24 CEU’s applied

Lecturer: Annabel Mc Kenzie RST, BI – Diplomate
Date :April 25 – 28 2020
Time: 9.00 am – 5 .00 pm ( last day ends 3.00pm)
Venue: 78 Ballyclare Drive, Riverclub, Sandton
Cost: R 12 800.00 for 4 days
Repeat Students: R 11 800.00

After taking Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 and 2, you’ve become acquainted with the feel of the different abdominal organs and local restrictions. In the Thorax workshop, you’ll take an expanded look at the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity. You’ll also explore the relationship between the hard frame and soft frame with its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns.

Course Highlights:

  • Explore visceral fascia of the throat and thoracic cavity.
  • Review the anatomy, biomechanics and function of the thoracic organs.
  • Study the biomechanics of the cervical, thoracic, rib cage and shoulder girdle complex.
  • Learn techniques to release the soft tissue components of the thoracic inlet and hyoid apparatus.
  • Practice listening techniques within the thoracic activity.
  • Understand practical integration of the thoracic cavity organs.
  • Learn integration of the thoracic organs with the complex ligament systems of that body region.
  • Discover techniques for differentiating between somatic and visceral causes for thoracic and spinal problems.
  • Special Focus on Pleura, Lungs, Pericardium, Heart, Mediastinum, Thyroid, Trachea, Esophagus, Sternum, Rib Cage and Thoracic Plexuses.

Neuromeningeal Manipulation: An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1)- 18 CEU’s applied

Lecturer: Annabel Mc Kenzie RST, BI – Diplomate
Date :April 30 – May 02 2010
Time: 9.00 am – 5 .00 pm ( last day ends 3.00pm)
Venue: 78 Ballyclare Drive, Riverclub, Sandton
Cost: R 12 800.00 for 4 days
Repeat Students: R 11 800.00

Study the three primary areas of trauma as they relate to whiplash: physical laws, evaluation and treatment.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the appropriate anatomy and physiology for treatment of whiplash and trauma conditions.
  • Learn to locate and release restrictions along the meningeal system.
  • Assess injuries to the soft tissues of the cervical region and learn treatment protocols for optimal release.
  • Learn tests to determine restriction patterns of the cervicobrachial region.
  • Understand how whiplash creates restriction patterns throughout the body.
  • Identify techniques that encompass the whole body, as the whole body receives collision forces in a whiplash injury, not just the cervical spine.
  • Learn to evaluate restrictions in the lumbosacral region.
  • Discover new applications of visceral manipulation principles and techniques as they can be utilized for patients presenting whiplash and other conditions involving trauma.
  • Compare treatment sequence and tests for whiplash and traumatic injuries.

Jean-Pierre Barral’s Neural Manipulation is not just another manual therapy that we add to our work, but rather it is a “style” of communicating with the body. We are doing all of these techniques, not to FIX something in the body but rather to ‘wake up a little something’ as Jean-Pierre Barral says over and over again.
Barral says, “What we are wanting to do is to give the body a clear message.” “To be specific in a short time.” He says these things over and over. These are his messages of proprioceptive communication – his unique style and approach to working with patients. To have and hold this deep appreciation of the messages of the body. To hear him say, “Ahh you know, you can fool yourself with your stories; only the tissues know.