Abdomen 1 (VM1)

CPD/CPE: 24hrs

Course Accreditation - Click here for more informationATMS: Australian Traditional Medicines Society has approved this course for 24 CPE Points
CAA: This program has been assessed by the Chiropractors Association of Australia (National) Ltd, a body recognized by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, and allocated 24 Formal Learning Activity Hours
MMA: Massage & Myotherapy Australia has approved this course for 20 CPE Points
OA: Osteopathy Australia Endorsed Course 24 CPD

Full Fee: $1200inc GST.
The Saver Price of $990 is extended to the 29th July 2021 - Brisbane
The Saver Price of $990 is extended to the 11th Sept 2021 - Sydney
If there is no availability in the course you would like to attend, please email shane@barralinstitute.com.au or call 0411 488198 to be added to the standby list.

Course Description

(This course Corresponds to former VM1A)

In this four day course, participants will learn an integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesion, illness, posture and injury. These strains can create fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems. In VM1, participants will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral's innovative approach.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned:

  • The manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity;
  • The dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes & ligaments;
  • The relationship of organs and structural or neuro musculoskeletal dysfunction;
  • How to assess the quality of functional activity & somatic structures as relates to an overall pattern.

Prerequisite: Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting license/accreditation with experience in manual therapy.

Required Reading

  • Hard copy version of the Visceral Manipulation text book by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Pierre Mercier. Available for $90inc GST Plus $15 P/H. Email admin@barralinstitute.com.au or call 0411 488198 to order.
  • Follow link to purchase an EBook version of the Visceral Manipulation text book.
    Copy and paste this text EBOOK-Visceral Manipulation into the search option at the top right of the screen and press GO to view the VM1 Ebook. Sold in USD's

Suggested Reading

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, and/or
  • A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente.
Abdomen 1 (VM1) Course Dates
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Aug 12-15
(2021)
Abdomen 1 (VM1) Royal On The Park Hotel
Sep 25-28
(2021)
Abdomen 1 (VM1) The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney

Damian has been a practising osteopath for 20 years. He was born in Yorkshire, England. He started his initial training in osteopathy at The John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy, before completing his training at the British School of Osteopathy in London.
 
Soon after qualifying as an osteopath in 2002, Damian moved to New Zealand, and has practiced in Hamilton for many years. He took his first course in Visceral Manipulation in 2011 and was hooked from the start, when he discovered that Jean-Pierre Barral’s work reminded him of his early classical osteopathic training. Over the years, he attended numerous VM, NM and Vascular courses, with a belief that Visceral Manipulation was the catalyst to becoming a true holistic practitioner. Damian believes that with an understanding of how the musculoskeletal system, viscera, and psychology are intertwined and interdependent, practitioners have a much greater ability to evaluate, understand and help their patients.
 
Damian became a Teaching Assistant with the Barral Institute in 2013 assisting in classes across the breadth of the curriculum before qualifying as a Teacher.  He says it is a great privilege to be a teacher with the Barral Institute, and that he gets a “massive buzz” when helping others to understand the principles and techniques of Jean Pierre’s work.
 
Before Covid Damian was teaching in Australasia and the USA. He continues to study the Barral curriculum, also as a result of travel restrictions, he’s had a little extra time. During which, he has been exploring the application of Jean Pierre’s principles to the Equus, a project much to the appreciation of both rider and horse.

Damian Kitcheman Course List
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Aug 12-15
(2021)
Abdomen 1 (VM1) Royal On The Park Hotel

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Date/Time 12/08/2021 - 15/08/2021
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Location Royal On The Park Hotel, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Full Price $1,200.00
Repeat Price $660.00