The Thorax - VM4 focuses on the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity, After taking VM1- VM3: The Abdomen 1 - 2 and The Pelvis you've become acquainted with the feel of the different abdominal organs and local restrictions, as well as their dynamic relationship with the pelvic cavity. In VM4, you will explore the relationship between the hard frame and soft frame with its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns. During this seminar you will be introduced to techniques via hands-on practice, that manipulate the soft tissue within the thoracic cavity and listening techniques, that help with the evaluation.
Learn to identify, receive and conduct Jean-Pierre Barral's method of evaluation and treatment for the organ systems of the pelvic cavity, including the integration of the pelvic organs with the complex ligament systems of that body region.
Explore visceral fascia of the throat and thoracic cavity.
Review the anatomy, biomechanics and function of the thoracic organs.
Study the biomechanics of the cervical, thoracic, rib cage and shoulder girdle complex.
Learn techniques to release the soft tissue components of the thoracic inlet and hyoid apparatus.
Practice listening techniques within the thoracic activity.
Understand practical integration of the thoracic cavity organs.
Learn integration of the thoracic organs with the complex ligament systems of that body region.
Discover techniques for differentiating between somatic and visceral causes for thoracic and spinal problems.
Special Focus on Pleura, Lungs, Pericardium, Heart, Mediastinum, Thyroid, Trachea, Esophagus, Sternum, Rib Cage and Thoracic Plexuses.
Upon completing the seminars of Visceral Manipulation, you will have the ability to look at the wholeness of a person (muscles, skeleton and organs), a complete image and understanding, a new style of manual therapy.