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.
The Saver Price of $990 is extended till the 9th Sept 2023 - Sydney

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 $80inc 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.
The Thorax (VM4) Course Dates
Date Course (Click link below for Booking Form) Location
Nov 23-26
(2024)
The Thorax - VM4 Royal On The Park Hotel

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, significantly broadening her skill and interest base. These studies included training in Visceral, Vascular, Neural Manipulation and Manual Articular techniques and CranioSacral Therapy.

Rosie maintains an extensive clinical practice treating adults and children with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, from elite athletes to gastrointestinal and pelvic conditions, from post-surgical to post-trauma conditions, amongst many others. She enjoys the challenges presented by this wide range of patients and utilizes her extensive training in her approach to treating them.

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, VM3, VM4, NM1, NM2, NM3 and LT1 in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Rosie is the eternal student herself, whilst now also immensely 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
May 17-19
(2024)
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(2024)
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(2024)
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Nov 28-30
(2024)
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Date/Time 23/11/2024 - 26/11/2024
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Location Royal On The Park Hotel, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


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