Evidence-Based Visceral Manipulation: Finding Best Practices for Evaluation and Management

Finding Best Practices for Evaluation and Management

Merchandise Details: Visceral_2017-12

UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director

22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

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Member Price: $1,224.00
Non-Member Price: $1,224.00

Maximum Capacity: 48
Maximum CME Credits: 22

When: 12/8/2017 @ 08:30 AM to 12/10/2017 @ 04:30 PM
Registration open from: 5/3/2017 to 12/10/2017

  Registration Closed  
Event Description

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. 

Course Times
Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Meal Information
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.

Course Location
University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., MET – 470 Lab
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Travel Arrangements
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (800) 274-5975 or globallyyourstravel@cox.net.

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Oct. 24
Oct. 25
Nov. 26
On or after
Nov. 27
Academy member in practice* $874 $924 $1,074
Member resident or intern $774 $824 $974
Student member $574 $624 $774
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,174 $1,224 $1,374
Nonmember resident or intern $874 $924 $1,074
Nonmember student $674 $724 $874

* The AAO’s associate members, international affiliates and supporter members are entitled to register at the same fees as full members.

A 1994 graduate of what is now the A.T. Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, served an internship and combined residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family practice through the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens. He is board certified in both neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Lossing studied visceral manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (France). An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Lossing contributed to the second and third editions of the American Osteopathic Association’s Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine textbook.

As the AAO’s 2014-15 president, Dr. Lossing was featured in a segment of “American Health Front!” that focused on osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Dr. Lossing and his wife, Margret Klein, OA, run a private practice in San Rafael, California.

Course LocationCampus map
University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

The course will be held in the Medical Education & Training Building (#13 on map) in MET-470Lab.

You may park in Lot 7 or Parking Garage 9. See map.

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (800) 274-5975 or globallyyourstravel@cox.net.

The AAO recommends the hotels below that are close to the UNTHSC/TCOM campus. Ask for the UNT rate when registering.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1505 S University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-2000
1.3 miles from campus

Springhill Suites
3250 Lovell Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 878-2554
1.2 miles from campus

3150 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-1300
1.7 mile from campus

Homewood Suites
2200 Charlie Ln.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 921-0202
1.4 miles from campus

Residence Inn
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 885-8250
1.0 mile from campus