This course is an introductory course in visceral techniques to the thorax and thoracic viscera. Attendees will explore traditional osteopathic concepts of ventral technique as they apply to the thoracic viscera, ribs and anterior neck. Emphasis will be placed on physical examination, functional anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between diaphragm, ribs, sternum, thoracic spine and cervical spine, to the base of the skull, particularly as they relate to fascial continuity. Included will be discussion of the autonomic nervous system, vascular flow and lymphatic drainage.
Attendees will come away with improved confidence in physical examination, direct and indirect approaches to the ribs and thoracic viscera, and lymphatic techniques. Integration of visceral (ventral) techniques with spinal (dorsal) and cranial techniques will be emphasized at the conclusion.
This is an intermediate level course.
It is strongly encouraged, though not required, that participants have taken a course in abdominal visceral approaches.
Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Continuing Medical Education
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.
Morning coffee and tea will be provided. Lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday. Notify AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts of any special dietary needs no fewer than seven days in advance.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
42 East Laurel Rd., Stratford, NJ 08084
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (480) 816-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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