Course Description (This course Corresponds to former VM1A)
In this four day course practitioners will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral’s innovative approach.
- Learn manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.
- Explore the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments.
- Examine the relationship of organs and structural or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
- Assess the quality of functional activity and somatic structures as they relate to an overall pattern.
Prerequisite: Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting license/accreditation with experience in manual therapy
- Visceral Manipulation by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Pierre Mercier. Available at http://shop.iahe.com/Product-List/Visceral-Manipulation-Products/Visceral-Manipulation-Revised-Edition, and review http://www.barralinstitute.com/images/prestudy_materials/VM1_Pre-Study_Material.doc
- Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, and/or
- A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente