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 5th May 2022.

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
May 26-29
(2022)
The Thorax (VM4) The Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
A.Mackenzie-2014Annabel Mackenzie is a Registered Shiatsu Therapist in the Province of British Columbia. She has had a private practice in Vancouver since 1990. Annabel's manual therapy approach includes Shiatsu, Visceral, CranioSacral, as well as Neural and Manual Articular techniques. Apart from a full clinical practice, Annabel is happy to teach several continuing education seminars in Canada and abroad. Annabel is a Certified Instructor for the following Barral Institute classes: VM1 & VM2 (abdomen) VM3 (pelvis) VM4 (thorax) LT (Listening techniques: an integrative approach to Evaluation) VM5 (Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional relationships) NM1 (Neuromeningeal Manipulation: an integrative approach to Trauma).
Articles & Books Written
Annabel is a translator and editor of Visceral, Neural and Vascular textbooks authored by Jean Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier (French to English) ~ Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves ~ Visceral Vascular Manipulation ~ New Manual Therapy Approach: Upper Extremity ~ Manual Therapy for the Prostate

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Date/Time 19/11/2015 - 22/11/2015
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Location The Adina Apartment Hotel – Sydney, 359 Crown St, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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