The Thorax (VM4)

(Corresponds to former VMII and PIVM)

CPD/CPE: 24hrs

Course Accreditation - Click here for more informationATMS: Australian Traditional Medicines Society has approved this course for 24 CPE Points

Full Fee: $1200inc GST. Early Saver price of $990, applies until the 21st October 2019.

Course Outcomes

In this four day course, Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4), participants will study the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity and explore the relationship between the hard and soft frame, its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns. The course will provide participants with ample, supervised hands-on instruction in order to practice locating, evaluating and normalizing primary areas of dysfunction.

After taking Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 and 2, participants will have become acquainted with the feel of the different abdominal organs and local restrictions. The Thorax course takes an expanded look at the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity and explores the relationship between the hard frame and soft frame with its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned:

  • To locate the visceral fascia of the throat and thoracic cavity;
  • The anatomy, biomechanics and function of the thoracic organs;
  • The biomechanics of the cervical, thoracic, rib cage and shoulder girdle complex;
  • Techniques to release the soft tissue components of the thoracic inlet and hyoid apparatus and practice listening techniques within the thoracic activity;
  • Integration of the thoracic organs with the complex ligament systems of that body region
  • Techniques for differentiating between somatic and visceral causes for thoracic and spinal problems;
  • Pleura, Lungs, Pericardium, Heart, Mediastinum, Thyroid, Trachea, Esophagus, Sternum, Rib Cage and Thoracic Plexuses.

Prerequisite: VM2 or VM1B

Required Reading

  • Hard copy version of the The Thorax text book by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Pierre Mercier. Available for $70inc 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 The Thorax text book.
    Copy and paste this text EBOOK-The Thorax into the search option at the top right of the screen and press GO to view the VM4 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.
The Thorax (VM4) Course Dates
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Nov 18-21
(2021)
The Thorax (VM4) The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Rosie Greene has been in private clinical practice since 2002, initially as a Remedial Massage Therapist in New Zealand, after changing professional direction, from her first passion of teaching. She then continued her clinical education through courses offered through the Barral and Upledger Institutes in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, which significantly broadened her skill and interest base. These studies included training in Visceral, Vascular, Neural Manipulation and Manual Articular techniques, as well as CranioSacral Therapy.

Rosie maintains an extensive clinical practice treating both adults and children, who present with a very broad spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from the elite athlete to gastro-intestinal and pelvic conditions, from post-surgical to post trauma conditions, amongst many others. Rosie enjoys the challenges that this wide range of patients presents, and utilizes her extensive training in her approach to treating these patients.

In 2010 Rosie was invited to be a Teaching Assistant at courses teaching the Barral Visceral Manipulation curriculum, and has since assisted across the breadth of the Barral Institute curriculum, both locally and overseas. She also runs study groups in New Zealand and Australia. In 2015 Rosie became a Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor for the Barral Institute, and now teaches VM1, VM2 & VM4 in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Rosie is the eternal student herself, whilst now also greatly enjoying using her teaching skills to open the door to the world of visceral manipulation for an increasing number of practitioners.

Rosie Greene Course List
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Sep 10-13
(2020)
Abdomen 1 (VM1) The Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Oct 10-13
(2020)
Abdomen 2 (VM2) The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Nov 18-21
(2021)
The Thorax (VM4) The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

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Date/Time 18/11/2021 - 21/11/2021
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Location The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, 189 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Saver $990.00
Repeat Price $660.00