In this course, attendees will explore the inherent motions, or motility, of the viscera of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis. These motions are not to be confused with the motility of the gastrointestinal tract as described in gastroenterology books, nor with mobility, which is movements caused by respiration. Visceral motility occurs at a rate of 5 to 7 cycles per minute, concurrent with a visceral motility of the brain. As the organ moves away from the midline, it is called inspir, and when returning to the midline it is called expir. This motion is three-dimentional. Its amplitude is small enough that it can’t be measured or seen radiographically, but it is palpable. In organs that are weak or strained, the motility is less. In addition to being palpable, the strength of motility can be palpated in the corresponding meridian. The motions reproduce the embryological development.
Visceral chains connect the cranium, the viscera, the upper and lower extremities and the spine. We find these chains in patterns, which allows us to be able to more precisely understand, diagnose and treat what appear to be cranial, musculoskeletal and visceral problems, in a more effective sequence.
“Central sag phenomenon" is a recent clinical discovery that connects Sutherland’s idea of sacral sag with spinal ligaments, visceral ptosis and prolapse, with the hips, psoas, and iliacus muscles. This sag phenomenon occurs quite frequently and is connected with recurrent low back pain, SIBO, bladder problems, urinary frequency and incontinence, BPH, fatigue, and difficulty standing for prolonged periods.
Continuing Medical Education
22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.&
Sunday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch are on your own. Coffee and tea will be provided.
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1 Registrations received after March 2 will be processed on-site, incurring a $150 late fee. 2 The AAO’s associate members, international affiliates and supporter members are entitled to register at the same fees as full members. This course is not appropriate for students.