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Visceral Manipulation




An Integrative Approach to Trauma (NM1)

Course Length: 3 days. CPD: 18 hours


Cost:     Full price $1050 incl GST,         

             Early Bird $890 incl GST (payment in full required 6 weeks prior to course commencement)

             Repeat $670 incl GST

             *secure your space now with a $200 deposit 


Course Description:

NM 1 focuses on the effects of trauma on the connective tissues that surround and support the nervous system : the neuro meninges.  The dural layers surrounding the brain and spinal cord make up a reciprocal tension membrane system, and sometime a patient complaint is not in the same location as the area of fixation.  Students will learn key assessment skills to determine whether a person’s main tension is in the spinal dura, the cranial dura, the neurocranium, the visceral cranium or the cranial facial junction.  This is an invaluable class for practitioners who treat the effects of collisional forces on the body, particularly whiplash.


Course Highlights:

  • Study the three primary areas of trauma as they relate to whiplash: physical laws, evaluation and treatment.

  • Learn the appropriate anatomy and physiology for treatment of whiplash and trauma conditions.

  • Learn to locate and release restrictions along the meningeal system.

  • Assess injuries to the soft tissues of the cervical region and learn treatment protocols for optimal release.

  • Learn tests to determine restriction patterns of the cervicobrachial region.

  • Understand how whiplash creates restriction patterns throughout the body.

  • Identify techniques that encompass the whole body, as the whole body receives collision forces in a whiplash injury, not just the cervical spine.

  • Learn to evaluate restrictions in the lumbosacral region.

  • Discover new applications of visceral manipulation principles and techniques as they can be utilized for patients presenting whiplash and other conditions involving trauma.

  • Compare treatment sequence and tests for whiplash and traumatic injuries.



This course is intended for licensed or certified healthcare professionals, or for students nearing completion in their studies to become a healthcare professional. ie Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Physicians, Registered Massage Therapists.  


Required reading:

We strongly recommend that you read these two books, especially the Trauma book before course.

  • Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO &

  • Manual Therapy for Peripheral Nerves by Jean-Pierre Barral, RPT, DO; and Alain Croibier, D.O.

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Suggested reading

Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD and/or

A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Carmine Clemente

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