Kurs - Visceral Therapy

Visceral Therapy

Instructor: Hans Fauville MSc Ost DO | price: 800 Euro (for two modules)

Course intended for: physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, osteopaths, masseurs, manual therapists

Place and date:

Warsaw (Poland) / I: 29-31.03.2019,II: 20-22.09.2019
Wroclaw (Poland) / I:17-19.05.2019 , II:04-06.10.2019
Katowice (Poland) / I: 14-16.06.2019 , II:18-20.10.2019
Poznan (Poland) / I: 28-30.06.2019, II:13-15.12.2019
Gdansk (Poland) / I: 30.08-01.09.2019, II: 31.01-02.02.2020
Cracov (Poland) / I: 06-08.09.2019, II:17-19.01.2020

Time: 6 days (two modules)

*payment for each module at the latest 21 days before starts

Course in English, translated into Polish.

Visceral manipulation is the practice of an experienced therapist using his or her hands to move and release fascial restrictions in the patient’s abdomen and pelvis to encourage the normal movement and function of the internal organs. Most people are familiar with the idea of joint and muscle restrictions causing tightness, pain and limited movement in their bodies, but don’t consider the role of their organs. It is common for people to go to their physio, or massage therapist to treat pain and alignment issues; unfortunately, many times these practitioners may just be treating the outer shell of the problem if they aren’t considering the mobility of organs in the patient’s alignment and movement patterns.
The physiological function of each individual visceral organ is imperative for a good and healthy digestion process. Therefore the normal physiology of the organ is explained as well as the symptoms which are related to, or possibly due to a decreased function of the organ.
Next to that also the pathology of the organ is explained as well as the signs and symptoms associated with this real pathology. The participant is also trained to differentiate between dysfunction and pathology, using the knowledge of symptoms and the examination techniques which are given through the course.
A lot of practical is included in the course: palpation, examination and treatment techniques of each mentioned structure. These techniques are shown, explained and practised; and next to that also explained and trained to use them as diagnostic tools. By building up the course this way, the participant learns to apply the techniques in a well thought manner.

The osteopathic approach of examining and treating the abdomen is provided through different thinking patterns. The relations between viscera and the human body (viscero- somatic), and between viscera and the innervation level (segmental) give the participant an idea of the holistic way of thinking and working as an osteopath. The participant does not work on the organ itself, but learns to look at innervation, arterial and venous blood supply, lymphatics and autonomic innervation.
Finally, through working in guided smaller groups with case stories, the participant learns to detect possible red flags, to use the most correct examination techniques, to ask the best anamnestic questions and to work out a treatment approach for a patient.

The goal of the course is not just to show some techniques; but to give the participant the confidence to start including visceral anamnesis, examination and treatment techniques in a safe and determined way when the need for it can be interesting in the complaints or symptoms of a patient.

Course program:

Module I: Stomach – duodenum – pancreas – small intestine – large intestine

Day 1 :

9:00-18:30
o Principles of viscerosomatic lesions
o General principles of visceral palpation
o Stomach & duodenum
▪ Topographic Anatomy
▪ Examination techniques
▪ Symptoms related to a local dysfunction
▪ Symptoms related to a local pathological situation (visceral pathology)
▪ Treatment techniques
▪ Viscero-somatic relations, segmental relations

Day 2:

9:00-18:30
o Small intestine and large intestine
▪ Topographic Anatomy
▪ Examination techniques
▪ Symptoms related to a local dysfunction
▪ Symptoms related to a local pathological situation (visceral pathology)
▪ Treatment techniques
▪ Viscero-somatic relations, segmental relations

Day 3 :

9:00-15:30
o Integration
▪ Practical classical example of assessment and treatment by the teacher
▪ Participants work on each other
o Large intestine (remaining techniques)
o Red flags
o Q&A

Module II: Liver – kidneys – diaphragm – oesophagus – mediastinum – anterior throat complex

Day 1 :

9:00-18:30
o Principles of viscerosomatic lesions (recap)
o General principles of visceral palpation (recap)
o Liver & kidneys
▪ Topographic Anatomy
▪ Examination techniques
▪ Symptoms related to a local dysfunction
▪ Symptoms related to a local pathological situation (visceral pathology)
▪ Treatment techniques
▪ Viscero-somatic relations, segmental relations

Day 2:

9:00-18:30
o Diaphragm – mediastinum – oesophagus – anterior throat complex
▪ Topographic Anatomy
▪ Examination techniques
▪ Symptoms related to a local dysfunction
▪ Symptoms related to a local pathological situation (visceral pathology)
▪ Treatment techniques
▪ Viscero-somatic relations, segmental relations

Day 3 :

9:00-15:30
o Integration
▪ Case – based differential diagnosis in small groups based on patient anamnesis
▪ Metabole signs and symptoms + diet changes
o Anterior throat complex (remaining techniques)
o Red flags
o Q&A
Each participant receives a script and a certificate in English.

INSTRUCTOR:

Hans Fauville MSc Ost DO

a professional osteopath, senior lecturer and co-principal of FICO – osteopathy academy. After his Master in Physiotherapy he finished the FICO (Flanders International College of Osteopathy) osteopathy education in Belgium, followed by a BSc and MSc in Osteopathy in Germany, Dresden. Teaching has been a passion for the last decade, and now he is a senior teacher on visceral manipulation, vertebral manipulation and has great expertise in teaching differential diagnostics. Since 5 years he has evolved to being a principal of FICO – osteopathy academy Belgium and Poland.

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