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: $1300inc GST.

The Saver Price of $1100 available to the 25th July 2024 - Melbourne

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 licensed in manual therapy or a student presently enrolled in an accredited manual therapy training program.

Required Reading

  • Hard copy version of the Visceral Manipulation text book by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Pierre Mercier. Available for $100inc GST Plus $15 P/H. Email admin@barralinstitute.com.au or call 0411 488198 to order.

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 3-6
Abdomen 1 - VM1 The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

From an early age, as a keen basketball player, Kåre took a particular interest in how the body functions and the potential benefits of manual therapy. This experience inspired him to study physiotherapy, graduating from the Copenhagen Physiotherapy School in 1995. Continuing with his thirst for knowledge and understanding of manual therapy, Kåre then went on to study Osteopathy at the International Academy of Osteopathy in Belgium, graduating as a DO in 2006.

After graduating, Kåre continued to seek out different approaches to osteopathy through the many connections he made in the osteopathic community throughout Europe and brought these classes to Denmark. In 2008, Kåre was introduced to Jean-Pierre Barral and subsequently invited him to teach his manual therapy approach in Denmark. Kåre was so inspired by Jean-Pierre's method, that he spent the next several years studying with the Barral Institute.


In 2016, after undergoing an extensive teaching apprenticeship, Kåre was approved to teach for the Barral Institute. He then in 2017 became the Denmark Satellite Director for the Barral Institute. Over the past several years Kåre has continued to develop his teaching abilities and now is approved to teach VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, MASP & MALE.

Kåre lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and over the last 10 years has been the Co-owner of an Osteopathic clinic in Copenhagen, with his business partner Peter Maack Groes.

Kåre is a registered member of the Osteopaths in Denmark. M.R.O.DK

Kåre Nielsen Course List
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Nov 22-24
New Manual Articular Approach - Lower Extremity - MALE The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Nov 26-28
Visceral Manipulation Advanced Thorax - VMAT The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney

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Date/Time 22/10/2022 - 25/10/2022
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Location Royal On The Park Hotel, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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