Visceral Manipulation 2: Abdomen 2 (VM2)

Visceral Manipulation 2: Abdomen 2 (VM2)

Date: September 9-12 2017   Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: Addington Haven, Addington, Christchurch
Instructor: Pierre Vey

Date: June 21-24 2018   Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: Addington Haven, Addington, Christchurch
Instructor: Rosie Greene

CPD/CPE: 24hrs

Full Fee: $895. Early Bird $845 applies until 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.


Course Description

In this four day course, participants will expand on the functional anatomy, hand placements and techniques you learned in Visceral Manipulation 1: Abdomen 1 to give you a deeper understanding of the abdominal cavity and its relationship to the cranial and thoracic cavities.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned:

  • To explore the deeper structures within the abdominal cavity, focusing on the kidneys, pancreas, spleen, greater omentum, peritoneum, and their connective or suspensory tissues
  • Learn about the concept of restriction planes, mobility and motility
  • Begin to incorporate multiple long-lever techniques into your work
  • Participate in supervised, hands-on sessions that guide you through specific techniques for locating and evaluating each organ, along with the effects and contraindications

Prerequisite: VM1 (Abdomen 1).  Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting license/accreditation with experience in manual therapy.

Required Reading

Visceral Manipulation II by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.  Available at http://shop.iahe.com/Product-List/Visceral-Manipulation-Products/Visceral-Manipulation-Revised-Edition, and review http://www.barralinstitute.com/seminar_schedule/prestudy_materials.php

Suggested Reading

  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, and/or
  • A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente