A Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera

A Basic Course in Visceral Manipulation

Merchandise Details: ThoracicViscera2018

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, New Jersey

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director

20 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.

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Member Price: $1,100.00
Non-Member Price: $1,100.00

Maximum Capacity: 40
Maximum CME Credits: 20

When: 11/9/2018 @ 08:00 AM to 11/11/2018 @ 12:30 PM
Registration open from: 4/10/2018 to 11/11/2018

  Registration Closed  
Event Description

Course Description
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.

Course Times
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. 

Meal Information
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.

Course Location
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
42 East Laurel Rd., Stratford, NJ 08084

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (480) 816-3200 or globallyyourstravel@cox.net.

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Sept. 2
Sept. 6 through Nov. 6 On or after
Nov. 7
Academy member in practice* $750 $800 $1,000
Member resident or intern $550 $600 $800
Student member $350 $400 $600
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,050 $1,100 $1,300
Nonmember resident or intern $850 $900 $1,100
Nonmember student $650 $700 $900

Richard G. Schuster, DO, is in private practice in Indianapolis, and he teaches courses on osteopathic manipulative treatment around the country.

After completing an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic principles and practice, Dr. Schuster graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He completed a residency in family medicine at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio, and he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sports medicine at the Toledo Hospital in Ohio.

The chair of the AAO’s 2015 Convocation in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Schuster serves on the AAO’s Board of Trustees, and he is the vice chair of the AAO’s Education Committee.

Nearby Hotels

SpringHill Suites Voorhees Mt. Laurel/Cherry Hill
1031 Voorhees Dr.
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
(856) 782-2555
2.1 miles to campus

Wingate by Wyndham Voorhees Mt. Laurel
1000 Laurel Oak Rd.
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
(856) 627-1000
2.1 miles to campus

Hampton Inn Cherry Hill/Voorhees
121 Laurel Oak Rd.
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
(856) 346-4500
1.7 miles to campus