This is a practical/clinical class for physicians who are just learning visceral approaches and for those who have been working with visceral dysfunctions for a long time.
The science of the last 20 years has confirmed what A.T Still and Carl McConnell told us over 100 years ago. The viscera ride in the tide of respiration. Some, such as the prostate, move less than a centimeter. Some, such as the kidneys, can move up to 9 cm with deep inhalation. In a visceral dysfunction, this motion is decreased. The evidence shows that the more important the dysfunction, the larger the restriction of motion.
Some visceral dysfunctions are associated with a medical diagnosis, as in the case of the esophagus in connection with GERD. Some visceral dysfunctions are more “unindicted co-conspirators,” as in the case of renal dysfunctions and low back pain. All visceral dysfunction cause facilitated spinal dysfunction.
The visceral movements have been measured with MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-rays, and fluoroscopy. Visceral mobility before and after treatment will be checked to compare with what the scientific norms are.
Research has created a basis for knowing what normal motion is. The question becomes What is normal? Is it only the lack of symptoms? One limitation in radiology is it normally is based in only two dimensions while the viscera exist and move in three dimensions. However, we now have a basis for knowing what is normal, what is common and what is pathological. Studies are just beginning to cross correlate osteopathic diagnosis, medical diagnosis, ultrasound diagnosis, symptoms, and post treatment diagnosis and changes. The theoretical basis for this course comes from research done in English, French and German.
In this three-day course, the thorax, abdomen and pelvis will be covered. At least one organ will be covered with the most recent updates, including motion testing, listening, motility, arterial and venous systems, parenchymal tension, neurological systems, lymphatic system, and emotional connections.
All DOs interested in the viscera, students, faculty, prospective visceral teachers, and long term visceral treaters are encouraged to attend this course. There will be something new for everyone.
Continuing Medical Education
22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.
Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Morning coffee, tea and juice will be provided each day as will lunch. Notify AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts of any special dietary needs no fewer than seven days in advance.
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., MET – 470 Lab
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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