Project Description

In this currently 2-part series, we explore the theory of working with the internal organs, their fascial envelopes and their relationships with other structure/function.  Working with the organs is essentially part of the osteopathic approach to manual therapy.  In our courses we draw on our own experience of working with fascia, understanding the visceral anatomy and the effects of a load or motility induction of an organ.  We will explore the organs & their relationship to the musculoskeletal well being and how symptoms may present.   For the manual therapist it is a vital portion of our understanding of functional movement, restrictions and how the visera are directly related to our symptomatic experience.

This course can be applied as a pre-requisite for the Biodynamic Fascial Integration Series (BFI) instructed by Heather Gittens RMT, Program Director.

**For license manual therapists within a regulated Health Care Profession only.

Visceral Connections: A Fascial Approach
Level ONE

December 5-7, 2024
**NEW** Thursday ZOOM 6-9pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm each day

Lead Instructor: Heather Gittens RMT

This course addresses the theory of working with the internal organs and their fascial envelopes.  Referencing our current understanding of fascial anatomy & response to a load with a “user-friendly” approach.  Using our own experience of Fascial Release and it’s relationship to the viscera we will explore the tough-hollow-muscular organs such as the stomach/duodenum & urinary bladder + uterus as a primary focus of the workshop as well as the Liver being addressed time permitting.  For the manual therapist it is a vital portion of our understanding of functional movement, restrictions and how the visera are directly related to our symptomatic experience.

This course can be applied as a pre-requisite for the Biodynamic Fascial Integration Series (BFI) instructed by Heather Gittens, Program Director.

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Visceral Connections: A Fascial Approach
Level TWO

2025 dates TBA
Friday-Saturday
9:30am-5:30pm each day

Lead Instructor: Heather Gittens RMT

The intention of this course is to further one’s understanding of fascial relationships in regard to the viscera developed in level one.  Anatomy will again be thoroughly studied, palpation guided, and primary musculo-visceral relationships explored with movement & fascial loads.  As manual therapists, it is imperative that we understand how our fascial anatomy within the musculoskeletal system is affected by the mobility of all other structures, including the viscera.

Pre-Requisite:  Visceral Connections: A Fascial Approach – Level 1.

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