Visceral Vascular Manipulation – Lower Body (VVML)

CPD/CPE: 18hrs

Full Fee: $1550inc GST. Early Saver applies until 5 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Course Description

This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for the vascular system of the lower body.

  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the vascular system, particularly how arteries dilate or diminish in diameter depending on the function of the body.
  • Understand how compression along vascular structures creates restriction patterns and pain.
  • Learn to locate and release restrictions along the vascular structures using direct techniques on the arteries like compression, decompression and elongation.
  • Explore manipulation of the soft tissues of the arteries of the lower body such as the hepatic, splenic, femoral and popliteal.
  • Enhance your understanding of how increased blood circulation to an organ improves function of the viscera, and learn how to improve the blood circulation to organs, directly and/or indirectly.
  • Learn treatment of the vaso-pressive system and the brain.
  • Discover the research done with doppler ultrasound to determine the best mobilizations of the arteries to improve local and general blood circulation.
  • Understand Barral's view of the knee as a ‘neurological joint,’ and the way to restore intelligence through improved blood flow.
  • Learn invaluable techniques to use after trauma and post-surgery - when conventional musculoskeletal techniques give limited pain and functional relief.
  • Discover the role of the vascular system in treatment post-pelvic, hip and knee surgery.
  • Learn practical integration of vascular treatment into the therapeutic session.

Prerequisite: VM4

Required Reading

  • Visceral Vascular Manipulations by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO. Available for $110inc GST, email shane@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.
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Alain Croibier Formal copy 3Alain Croibier is an Osteopath in France and has been in private practice since 1990. He is a Member of the Registre des Osteopathes de France since 1991 and a Membre Titulaire of the Academie d Osteopathie de France since 1997. Together with Jean-Pierre Barral, Alain Croibier has developed the modalities of Neural Manipulation and New Manual Articular Approach based on their on-going clinical research. Alain Croibier is a Professor for Visceral Manipulation and Osteopathic Diagnosis at the Osteopathic College, A.T. Still Academy, Lyon, France. He is also an International Teacher for Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation (NM) and New Manual Articular Approach (MAA) for The Barral Institute. Alain Croibier holds the title of Co-Curriculum Developer for the Barral Institute. In conjunction with Jean-Pierre Barral, Alain helped develop the modalities of NM and MAA into various manual therapy courses, which he has personally taught to manual therapists around the world. Since 1995 he has been a Lecturer in Visceral Manipulation at the College International d Osteopathie (CIDO), St. Etienne, France. Since 1991 he has been a Guest Speaker at the Centre Osteopathique du Quebec, Montreal, Canada, the Nederland Academy Vor Osteopathy (NAO) Amhem, Nederland, as well as the Still Academy Deutschland, Munster, Deutschland. Previously he has been a Lecturer of Biomechanics, Visceral Anatomy and Visceral Mechanics applied to Osteopathy, in the Ecole Suisse d Osteopathic, Lausanne, Suisse, as well as a Lecturer in Human Anatomy, Biomechanics and Visceral Manipulation at the Institute Superieur d Osteopathie of Lyon, France.
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Date/Time 27/04/2017 - 29/04/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location The Vibe Hotel Sydney, 111 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia


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