Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physiotherapist Jean-Pierre Barral. VM is an integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of a patient requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems.
Cyriax Diploma Course Program
The European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine, Cyriax (ETGOM) offers updated orthopaedic musculoskeletal medicine – manual therapy continuing education with emphasis on practical clinical reasoning. The ETGOM Teaching Team, under the guidance of Steven De Coninck, presents courses world wide. The Cyriax diploma program focus on relevant inspection, history, and functional examination in order to reach a diagnosis and, possibly, a differential diagnosis. Different kinds of soft tissue treatment techniques are discussed such as transverse friction massage, mobilisation, infiltration, injection, traction and manipulation, possibly in symbiotic combination with other techniques/methods. Additionally, the program focus on diagnosis and therapy within the field of evidence informed musculoskeletal medicine.
Clinical Manual Therapy
The only manual techniques certification series that discusses evidence informed manual therapy from holistic views of the articular, myogenic and neurogenic perspective taught by a licensed physiotherapist trained in Australia who is also a qualified Osteopath. The Clinical Manual Therapy program series which consists of 5 modules, covering the Lumbopelvic complex, Cranium-Cervical complex, Thoracic-rib complex, lower quadrant and upper quadrant.