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This page is structured firstly with a course overview and then course descriptions.  Please scroll down for course descriptions and pre-requisites for each class or click on class name to move to its description.  They are in order of Visceral Manipulation Courses, Neural Manipulation Courses and then other courses.  Not all classes are currently offered by BIUK, although we hope to offer them all in the future.  If you have a particular request for a class please do contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Visceral Manipulation Courses

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1)

Course Length: 4 Days, 24 Hours course time

Synopsis: In VM1 you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral's innovative approach.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Experience with sensitive, light-touch palpation

Required Advance Reading: Visceral Manipulation by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, or A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente.

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 Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2)

Course Length: 4 Days, 24 Hours course time

Synopsis: In Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 you will expand on the functional anatomy, hand placements and techniques you learned in Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 to give you a deeper understanding of the abdominal cavity and its relationship to the cranial and thoracic cavities.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM1 (Abdomen 1)

Required Advance Reading: Visceral Manipulation II by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

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 Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)

Course Length: 4 Days,24 Hours course time

Synopsis: Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3) studies the relationship between functional and structural mechanics of the pelvis.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM2 (Abdomen 2)

Required Advance Reading: Urogenital Manipulation, by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

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Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4)

Course Length: 4 Days,  24 Hours course time

Synopsis: After taking Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 and 2, you've become acquainted with the feel of the different abdominal organs and local restrictions. In the Thorax workshop, you'll take an expanded look at the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity. You'll also explore the relationship between the hard frame and soft frame with its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM2 (Abdomen 2) .

Required Advance Reading: The Thorax, by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

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Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (VM5)

Course Length: 4 Days, 24 Hours course time

Synopsis: VM5 studies the use of Manual Thermal Evaluation to evaluate and improve organ functions.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM3 (The Pelvis) and VM4 (The Thorax).

Required Advance Reading: Manual Thermal Evaluation by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO and Understanding the Messages of Your Body by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

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VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: Explore in depth the connections between our organs and our emotions.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM5 (Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional).

Required Advance Reading: Understanding the Messages of Your Body by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

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Visceral Manipulation and Paediatrics (VMPED)

Course Length: 3 Days,  18 Hours course time

Synopsis: Visceral Manipulation and Paediatrics applies Visceral Manipulation techniques to working with infants, toddlers and children

Course Highlights:

Prerequisites: VM2 (Abdomen 2), NM1 (Neuromeningeal Manipulation) & LT1 (Listening 1). 

Required Advance Reading: We leave it up to each prospective student to assume responsibility for advance preparation. A student may feel frustrated if they do not study beforehand and come prepared with the knowledge from the prerequisite classes.

 

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Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Paediatrics (VAP)

Course Length: 4 Days,  24 Hours course time

Synopsis: Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Paediatrics applies Visceral Manipulation techniques to working with infants, toddlers and children

Course Highlights:

Prerequisites: VM2 (Abdomen 2), as well as sound knowledge of cranial anatomy.

Any type of cranial training will enhance your seminar experience. NM1 (Neuromeningeal Manipulation), VM4 (Thorax) and LT (Listening Techniques) are recommended, but not required.

Required Advance Reading: We leave it up to each prospective student to assume responsibility for advance preparation. A student may feel frustrated if they do not study beforehand and come prepared with the knowledge from the prerequisite classes.

 

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Visceral Manipulation: Viscerovascular Manipulation; Upper Body (VVMU)

Visceral Manipulation: Viscerovascular Manipulation; Lower Body (VVML)

Course Length:  3 Days Each, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for the vascular system of the body.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisites:  VM4 (Thorax).

Required Advance Reading: Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

 

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Visceral Listening Techniques 1 (LT1)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: LT is designed to reinforce powerful "listening" skills.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM1 (Visceral Manipulation) or NM1 (Neuromeningeal Manipulation) or  CSTI (CranioSacral Therapy I), or  LDTI (Lymph Drainage Therapy 1) or  MLI (Mechanical Link I).

Required Advance Reading: None


 

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Listening Techniques 2: An Integrative Approach to Evaluation (LT2)
Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time.

Synopsis: LT is designed to reinforce powerful evaluation tools known as "listening" skills. No matter what types of modalities you practice expanding your evaluation abilities will enhance your treatment outcomes. Listening Techniques’ are palpation tools developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO which enable you to fine-tune your assessment skills. Through ‘Listening’ you will be able to determine which body structures are involved, and identify the best approach for treatment results.

Course Highlights:

    •  Focused Listening on the brain, nerves, vascular system and articulations.
    •  Deepen "listening skills" (palpation procedure) that help guide you to the proper manipulation site.
    •  Learn to interpret the information the body is offering regarding imbalances and dysfunctions.
    •  Explore through listening how to determine which body structures are involved, and identify the best approach for treatment results.
    •  Practice listening to the body systems, as they respond to your treatments.
    •  Learn to identify the correct approach and amount of force when working on different parts of the body and with different clients.
 

Prerequisite: LT1 class, VM3 or 4 and at least 1 year of practice after LT1 class.

Required Advance Reading: None

 

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Advanced Visceral Components of the Abdomen and Pelvis (VMAP)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours for CPD purposes

Synopsis:  With 40 years of experience working in Visceral Manipulation Jean-Pierre Barral has now refinded and created new techniques in relation to the abdomen and pelvis.  Through further advancing listening, treatment skills and specific pulse evaluation, this seminar will improve your hand sensitivity and increase your visceral manipulation competence levels.

Course Highlights:

 

                          - treatment of stomach ulcers, hiatus hernias and gastroesophageal reflux.

                        - colic and inferior mesenteric arteries

                        - hamorrhoidal venous system, liver and lumbar spine relationships

                         - right kidney, ascending colon and second part of duodenum anatomical and physiological

 

Prequisite: VM2 or VM1 and LT1
 

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Advanced Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax (VMAT)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: The workshop will present specific and advanced techniques and explain the anatomy, breathing mechanism, function and physiology of the thorax.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM4 (Thorax).

Required Advance Reading: The Thorax by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO.

 

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Visceral Manipulation Dissection (VMD)

Course Length: 2 1/2 days

Synopsis: Explore human anatomy with a visceral manipulation focus.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM1 (Abdomen 1).

Required Advance Reading: None.

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Visceral Integration Workshop (VIW)

Course Length: 2 days

Synopsis: Practice the skills learnt in Visceral Manipulation classes and give and receive treatment

Workshop Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM1-4

Required Advance Reading: None.

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Visceral Manipulation Certification (VMC)

 - PLEASE CONTACT BARRAL INSTITUTE UK TO REGISTER FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION

There are 2 levels of Visceral Manipulation Certification. 

After levels VM1-4 & LT1 there is the Techniques Certification, after levels VM5&6 there is the Diplomate Certification. 


Synopsis: Earn your certification in Visceral Manipulation from the Barral Institute - and assure patients your training comes straight from the source – Jean-Pierre Barral.
Visceral Manipulation Certification through the Barral Institute is much more than a credential. The VM Certification credential establishes you as a dedicated professional with the knowledge and skills to uphold high standards of excellence. VM Certification increases your networking and referral status, as your colleagues and potential clients see your commitment to excellence.

Visceral Manipulation Techniques Certification (CVTP)

Certification Highlights:
    •  Ensures a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and Visceral Manipulation Therapy techniques.
    •  Helps preserve the right of qualified healthcare professionals to practice Visceral Manipulation
    •  Demonstrates your commitment to excellence and enhances your networking and referral status.
    •  Paves the way to future healthcare legislation, licensing and insurance reimbursements.
    •  Techniques Certification: Allows you to use the professional designation "CVTP" in your title.

Requirements:
1. Successfully complete the following seminars:
    •  Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1)
    •  Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2)
    •  Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)
    •  Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4)

    •  Listening Techniques 1 (LT1)

2. Successfully complete a Techniques-level at-home objective exam for each class level.

3. Submit five (5) case write-ups following the required format.

4. Successfully complete a practical /oral /written exam with a Certified BI Examiner that tests your ability to understand and apply VM techniques from class levels VM1-VM4.

Note: Visceral Manipulation Certification through the Barral Institute certifies a person’s abilities in Visceral Manipulation (VM). Since certification does not provide a legal right to practice, a person must have the appropriate credential and/or license to practice manual therapy in their area.

 

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Visceral Manipulation Practitioner Certification (CVMP)
Certification Highlights:
    •  Ensures a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology and Visceral Manipulation Therapy techniques.
    •  Helps preserve the right of qualified healthcare professionals to practice Visceral Manipulation
    •  Demonstrates your commitment to excellence and enhances your networking and referral status.
    •  Paves the way to future healthcare legislation, licensing and insurance reimbursements.
    •  Diplomate Certification: Allows you to use the professional designation "CVMP" in your title.

Requirements:
1. Successfully complete the following seminars:
    •  Visceral Manipulation: Manual Thermal Evaluation and Introduction to VisceroEmotional (VM5)
    •  Visceral Manipulation: VisceroEmotional Relationships (VM6)

2. Successfully complete at-home objective exam for each class level.

3. Submit ten (10) case write-ups following the required format.

4. Successfully complete a practical/oral/written exam with a Certified BI Examiner that tests your ability to understand and apply VM techniques from class levels VM5-VM6.

Notes: Visceral Manipulation Practitioner Certification includes Techniques Level. Techniques Certification must be successfully completed before sitting for the practical/oral exam of the Visceral Manipulation Practitioner Level, or a person may take the Techniques and Visceral Manipulation Practitioner Level practical/oral/written exams at the same time.

Visceral Manipulation Certification through the Barral Institute certifies a person’s abilities in Visceral Manipulation (VM). Since certification does not provide a legal right to practice, a person must have the appropriate credential and/or license to practice manual therapy in their area.


 

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Clinical Symposium with Jean Pierre Barral (SYMJP)

Course Length: 1 day

Synopsis: Enjoy this exceptional opportunity to witness Jean-Pierre Barral -- the developer of Visceral Manipulation and Nerve Manipulation -- as he demonstrates his skills on pre-selected cases and audience volunteers (time permitting). Observe hands-on presentations in particular areas, such as paediatrics, geriatrics, low-back pain or fibromyalgia. Then spend the afternoon with Jean-Pierre Barral as he discusses these and other cases from a Visceral Manipulation viewpoint. It's a rare opportunity to gain insight and expertise from one of the world's leading authorities in complementary care.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Any healthcare practitioner may attend; only alumni of VM2 (Abdomen 2) or higher-level courses may participate in question-and-answer sessions.

Required Advance Reading: None.

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 Neural Manipulation Courses

Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This is a specialized course focusing on the impact of whiplash.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Experience with manual listening skills.

Required Advance Reading: Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO & Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

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Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Upper Body (NM2)

Course Length: 3 Days,18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for peripheral nerves of the upper body.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Neural Manipulation: Neuromeningeal Manipulation (NM1).  It is advised that you should perform at least 100 brachial plexus treatments before taking this class.

Required Advance Reading: Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

 

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Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Lower Body (NM3)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for peripheral nerves of the lower body.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Neural Manipulation:  Peripheral Nerve Manipulation: Upper Body (NM2).  It is recommended you have practised at least 100 femoral and sciatic nerve treatments before taking this class.

Required Advance Reading: Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

 

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Neural Manipulation: Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for nerves of the brain, and cranial region.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Lower Body (NM3)

Required Advance Reading: Manual Therapy for Cranial Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

 

 

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Neural Manipulation: Central and Peripheral Connections (NM5)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: With 40 years of experience working in Visceral Manipulation Jean-Pierre Barral has now refined and created new techniques in relation to the intervertebral disc pain conditions. Through further advanced Listening, treatment skills and specific evaluation, this seminar will improve your hand sensitivity and increase your manual therapy skills.

 

Prerequisite: Neural Manipulation:  Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation (NM4)

Required Advance Reading: Notes from your NM1-4 classes.

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Neuro-Visceral Manipulation of the Thorax and Abdomen (NVMTA)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis:  The workshop will present specific and advanced techniques that work with the nervous system of the abdomen.
Course Highlights:

Pre-requisite: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (VM2) and NM2 or NM3

Required Advanced Reading - be familiar with the contents of VM1 and VM2 and be aware of the anatomy of the abdominal nervous system.
 

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Visceral, Neural and Articular Advanced Clinical Synthesis (VNAC)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

VNAC, developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, is designed to help Visceral, Neural and Manual Articular trained practitioners sharpen their skills by integrating these evaluation and treatment techniques in the clinical setting.

Course Highlights:

Pre-requisite: VM3 OR VM4; and NM2 OR NM3; and MALE OR MAUE OR MASP
Advance Preparation: To prepare for the course we suggest that you review your class notes and study guides from the pre-requisite classes.

 

Neural Manipulation Certification (NMC)

Description and Prerequisites to come.

 

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New Manual Articular Approach to the Joints Courses

Course Length: 3 Days each course, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: These courses explore a comprehensive approach to joints. They integrate all aspects of the joint including the nerve, artery, bone, capsule, and ligaments, as well as visceral and emotional connections.

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting licensure/accreditation with experience in manual listening skills and must have strong anatomy knowledge of peripheral nerves. Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Upper Body (NM2) and Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Lower Body (NM3) recommended but not required.
Required Advance Reading: Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

 

Course Length: 3 Day, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This courses explores a comprehensive approach to joints - determining the primary dysfunction as well as the anatomical or physiological systems that are contributing to the dysfunction.  Integration of these techniques into treatment sessions will also be focused on.

 

Prerequisite: New Manual Articular Approach Upper Extremity (MAUE) and New Manual Articular Approach Lower Extremity

 

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Strategic Crossroads of the Body 1 (SCB1)

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis:  Pleura, fascia and peritoneum are considered as mechanical and immunologic protective envelopes to their contents. They permit harmonious gliding of all the structures they surround. Their fibres have very precise and logical directions, according to their different mechanical roles .Pleura, fascias and peritoneum, in addition to their mechanical roles also permit electromagnetic wave transmission.


During this course we will see the most important fascial and peritoneal crossroads where nerves, arteries, veins and lymph canals have the risk to be compressed in case of retraction, fibrosity due to surgery, accidents, hormonal imbalance and systemic diseases.  This seminar will permit you to locate the most important crossroads and to find the way to release their tensions with precise and specific techniques.

 

Diagnosis of crossroad compression includes checking arterial pulses, evaluating for nerve compression and finding fibrosed tissues.  After treatment we can reevaluate arterial pulses to have an objective measure of the effect of the treatment.  Treatment of the strategic crossroads of the body includes considering its impact on the entire body.


Includes the following "crossroads":

Prerequisite: VM2 and one of MALE, MAUE, MASP, NM2 or NM3.

 

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Clinical Applications for Disc Disorders: Soft Tissue Applications (BICADD)

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis:  With 40 years of experience working in Visceral Manipulation Jean-Pierre Barral has now refined and created new techniques in relation to the Intervertebral Disc Pain Conditions. Through further advanced Listening, treatment skills and specific evaluation, this seminar will improve your hand sensitivity and increase your manual therapy skills. Practical skills include learning to palpate and release restrictions of the spinal discs themselves.  This is based on research that Jean-Pierre Barral has done allowing imaging of the changes made with Visceral Manipulation techniques on the intervertebral discs of the spine.

 

Prerequisite: VM2 or VM1 and LT1.

 

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Advanced Visceral Manipulation: Physiological and Neural Endocrine Effects of Soft Tissue Treatment and Clinical Applications (AVMHC)

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis: 
With 40 years of experience working in Visceral Manipulation Jean-Pierre Barral has now refined and created new techniques. Through further advanced Listening, treatment skills and specific evaluation, this seminar will improve your hand sensitivity and increase your manual therapy skills. Considering the impact manual techniques can have on the hormonal system is a more recent area of study for Barral and he will present his practical techniques in this new seminar.

 

Visceral Manipulation affects the mobility and motility of the organs. It also affects the vascular, nervous, emotional, immune, and neuroendocrine stimulation systems. In this advanced seminar, we will study how very precise Visceral Manipulation techniques facilitate local and central neuroendocrine reactions.

Visceral Manipulation techniques activate through the vagus nerve and the sympathetic plexuses, and the hypothalamus responds. Most of the central effects follow the local mechanoreceptor stimulations. For example, when food is ingested it creates local dilations in the organs, which stimulate the local nervous fibers that then cause the brain to react. In this seminar, you will learn the precise visceral localizations that facilitate the best central responses. You will also see how to manipulate the vagus nerve—a key connection between the organs and the brain.
 

 

Prerequisite: VM2 (Abdomen 2).

 

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Advanced Visceral Manipulation: Visceral and Osteoarticular Relationships (AVMVOR) 

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis:  The viscera have a distinct relationship with the spine and joints throughout the body. This course explores this special interface, in particular, how the visceral system affects the structural system. Through the integration of advanced visceral manipulation techniques, new possibilities arise for the treatment of osteoarticular dysfunctions.

It is rare to find a spine that is free from fixations; an articular blockage that is solely of mechanical origin is rarely seen. Our experience has shown that articular fixations are often the expression of an underlying visceral or psychological problem. The cervical spine is a perfect example where a blockage may come from a visceral, cranial, circulatory, musculo-ligamentary, or dural membrane source.

- Learn how by treating the visceral system, you will influence osteoarticular dysfunctions.

- Understand the visceral connection to the structural system of the body.

- Expand your evaluation skills using listening and inhibition techniques to develop effective treatment plans based on the evaluation findings.
 

Prerequisite: VM2 (Abdomen 2)

 

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Advanced Visceral Manipulation: The Brain (AVMTB) 

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis:  This course explores a comprehensive approach to the brain using visceral manipulation approach.
 

Prerequisite: LT1 or VM6 prior to 2008.

 

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Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System (VNANS) 

 

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 hours course time


Synopsis: 

Equilibration of the autonomic nervous system is necessary for the long-term treatment of visceral dysfunction and many other symptoms. Explore and develop a new insight into the autonomic nervous system in accordance with the polyvagal theory.

Course Highlights

Prerequisite: VM2 and NM1

 

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Advanced Urogenital Manipulation (UGMA)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

Synopsis: This course will introduce you to visceral manipulation concepts with reference to urogenital conditions. It has been created and is taught by Gail Wetzler, DPT,EDO, CVMI, Colarado USA.  Gail has instructed visceral manipulation since 1992, and has been Director of the Visceral Manipulation Curriculum since 2000. This course will contain advanced techniques for men's and women's health.
 

Course Highlights:

Visceral Approach to Mens issues includes:

 Visceral Approach to Womens issues includes:

Prerequisite: Only open to physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and medical doctors due to the internal pelvic techniques component. VM3 is also required

 

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Gynaecological Visceral Manipulation

Course Length: 1 Day, 6 Hours course time for CPD purposes

 

Synopsis: This course is a unique class that does not fall under the Barral Institute. This course is designed as advanced training for those who have already studied visceral manipulation. It has been created and is taught by Gail Wetzler, PT,CVMI, California USA.  Gail has instructed visceral manipulation since 1992, and has been Director of the Visceral Manipulation Curriculum since 2000.

 

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: Only open to physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and medical doctors due to the internal pelvic techniques component. Previous completion of either VM3 Pelvis class or Visceral Approach to Women's Health class is required.

 

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 Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Application Courses

The goal of this series of 5 classes is to provide the practitioner with the following:

Course Highlights:

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Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Gastrointestinal Issues - 1  (VM-ACA-CG-1)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This advanced level workshop will strengthen the participant’s expertise in integrating Barral’s Visceral Manipulation techniques with common gastrointestinal issues as seen in the clinical practice. The focus of this class (CG-1) is the abdominal organs including the stomach, liver and gallbladder. The participants will gain a deeper understanding of each organ including their associated membranes, ligaments, innervation, vascularization, spatial and functional interrelationships, and organ-brain connections. Evaluation skills, treatment options and guidelines to enhance patient education including diet/lifestyle and “self-treatment” will be presented.

 

Course Highlights:


Prerequisite: VM2 (Abdomen 2) & LT1 (Visceral Listening Techniques 1) or VM1-4

Required Advance Reading: VM1, VM2 & LT1 Study Guides

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Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Gastrointestinal Issues - 2  (VM-ACA-CG-2)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This advanced level workshop will strengthen the participant’s expertise in integrating Barral’s Visceral Manipulation techniques with common gastrointestinal issues as seen in the clinical practice. The focus of this class (CG-2) is the abdominal organs including the duodenum, jejunoileum, colon, and rectum. The participants will gain a deeper understanding of each organ including their associated membranes, ligaments, innervation, vascularization, spatial and functional interrelationships, and organ-brain connections.

 

Course Highlights:

Prerequisite: VM3 & LT1 or VM4

Required Advance Reading: Review VM1-3 and LT1 study guides

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Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Gastrointestinal Issues - 3  (VM-ACA-CG-3)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This advanced level workshop will strengthen the participant’s expertise in integrating Barral’s Visceral Manipulation techniques with common gastrointestinal issues as seen in the clinical practice.

 

Course Highlights:


Prerequisite: VM1-4

Required Advance Reading: Review your VM1-4 and LT1 study guides.

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Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Gastrointestinal & Urogenital Issues  (VM-ACA-GU)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This advanced level workshop will strengthen the participant’s expertise in integrating Barral’s Visceral Manipulation techniques with common gastrointestinal issues and urogenital issues as seen in the clinical practice.

 

Course Highlights:


Prerequisite: VM3 & LT1 or VM4

Required Advance Reading: Review VM3 and LT1 study guides.

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Visceral Manipulation: Advanced Clinical Applications for Common Thyro-Cardio-Pulmonary Issues  (VM-ACA-TCP)

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This advanced level workshop will strengthen the participant’s expertise in integrating Barral’s Visceral Manipulation techniques with common issues of the Thyroid, heart and repiratory systems as seen in the clinical practice.

 

Course Highlights:


Prerequisite: VM4 & LT1 or VM3

Required Advance Reading: Review your VM4 and LT1 study guides.

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Visceral Manipulation Dermal Relationships

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis: This workshop is co-taught by Jean-Claude Guimberteau and Olivier Bazin.  It is the bridge between research and visceral manipulation in relation to the skin and connective tissue layers.

 

Course Highlights:


Prerequisite: VM2

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Visceral Lymphatic Balancing 1

Course Length: 3 Days, 18 Hours course time

 

Synopsis:

At the request of Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), RPT, this course was developed by Dr. Kerry D’Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP to specifically complement Visceral Manipulation treatment.

Visceral Lymphatic Balancing is an effective manual therapy treatment to relieve congestion and remove accumulated waste and edema in the organs to decrease pain, restore full function and allow for optimal healing. The VLB procedure involves both short and long lever manual pumping and drainage techniques to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements that stimulate fluid motion and aid in the re-circulation of the venous and lymphatic flow. These subtle manual techniques not only activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation, but also stimulate the immune system and help balance the autonomic nervous system.

For the visceral system to maintain health and homeostasis, each organ must receive unobstructed blood flow, balanced nervous system input, and unrestricted energy flow. However, the overall health of an organ is not only dependent on its inflow, but also, more importantly, on its outflow. This concept is based on the understanding of an important principle of manual therapy, Drainage Precedes Supply.

Specifically applied to the Visceral System, this means that all organs need a healthy inflow of oxygenated and nutrient rich blood for cellular homeostasis and repair. However, for organs to receive this healthy circulatory inflow, there must first be properly functioning transverse diaphragms, autonomic nervous system and lymphatic outflow to drain the organ tissue. If lymph circulation stagnates due to injury, infection, surgery or bad diet, organs become congested and the ability of the organ tissue cells to receive healthy blood is compromised. This leads to an accumulation of cellular waste products in the tissues causing pain, tension, and oedema. To prevent damage and promote healing, this accumulated waste and oedema must be promptly removed.

Course Highlights:
•Learn a Six Step Treatment Approach to Visceral Lymphatic Balancing.
•Perform a Total Body Screening Examination.
•Evaluate and balance the Transverse Diaphragms and Autonomic Nervous System.
•Perform and apply Lymphatic Balancing Specific Techniques to release lines tension and eliminate congestion within the visceral cavities.
•Perform and apply Lymphatic Balancing Supporting Techniques (Active Lymphatic Pumping Exercises) to extend and maintain the treatment effect beyond the current session.

Prerequisite: VM2

 

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