Connecting the head to the pelvis and beyond, the visceral fascia is one of the most complex fascias in the body and fundamentally involved with distributing the major neurovasculature to the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic systems. Learn to confidently examine and treat visceral fascia contributors to pain or dysfunction in this course from osteopath Liz Howard.
You will practice a range of effective techniques and treatment models that will enable you to confidently treat the supportive fascia of the thorax and abdominal viscera, including links to the musculo-skeletal system.
Exploring Visceral Fascia has a strong practical focus including treatment models (patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
This course follows on from Liz Howard’s Myofascial Release or Myofascial Release Online course which explores the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia and introduces assessment, protocols and techniques to address myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain.
Attendees can choose to register for Myofascial Release Online as well as Exploring Visceral Fascia and recieve 20% off. Select the Visceral registration + Myofascial Online ticket option.
The Exploring Visceral Fascia course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It will include practical examination and treatment models you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.
The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, printed notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.
Advanced Pain Management Osteopath Liz Howard practices at the Women's Health & Research Institute of Australia treating pelvic pain. She has more than 25 years’ experience as an osteopath, pain educator and clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation.
Liz has more than 16 years’ experience teaching at multiple Australian universities and as a CPD provider.
Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and International Allied Health events, most recently in Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand.
Find out more about Liz Howard's experience treating pelvic pain here.
It had heaps of relevant information which was delivered in a really easy to understand and enjoyable manner. Liz was a fantastic presenter and the printed course notes were a huge help. I found the case studies really useful as they were helpful in terms of understanding how the fascial techniques could be applied and also from the note-keeping perspective.
Liz is by far one of my favourite presenters. She is down to earth and very approachable but has such a wealth of knowledge and experience and a great way of distilling and presenting information. The content was perfectly contained, with just the right amount of material to come away with something to use straight away and not feel overwhelmed.
The courses are always a really reasonably price, which I appreciate. The online content was well presented and easy to watch.
Sara Jane Hammond
The information was imparted with clarity and ease. The group was small, which made for a fully engaged learning experience.
Liz is a wonderful teacher. She doesn't come from a place of ego-driven boasting, which many presenters do, but communicates well and shares her knowledge generously.
It was a fabulous course which I thoroughly enjoyed and have put to good use in my daily practice.
Endometriosis is a whole body issue, affecting the nervous, immune, endocrine, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems. A growing body of research is exploring the interconnectedness of all these systems. But how do you apply that knowledge to your patients?
The Endo Enigma takes a cutting edge understanding of endometriosis, inflammation and pain science and combines them with traditional osteopathic principles and philosophy to develop a clinical reasoning framework you can easily apply to people with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain in your clinical practice.
In this one-day course participants will gain an understanding of what endometriosis REALLY is - debunking many current myths. You will learn an individualised assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endo and how it fits within the context of an interdisciplinary team.
Treating endometriosis requires a number of skills; including hands-on manual therapy, pain education and lifestyle management. You will learn a variety of external manual techniques for pelvic pain that can be used together as a model or individually. The course includes a nutrition component, and a variety of tips to assist with whole person management of this complex issue.
The Endo Enigma is full of practical information you can immediately implement to improve how you work treating endometriosis.
The Endo Enigma course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. You’ll leave with a framework for developing an assessment and treatment plan for patients with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis. Internal techniques will not be demonstrated.
Includes access to around 3 hours of pre-learning videos will cover anatomy and other background topics. On the day the course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 9 hours CPD.
Rebecca Malon and Sarah Dryburgh are both passionate about treating endometriosis and pelvic pain. They believe in taking a research-informed approach to enhance traditional osteopathic principles to provide the best osteopathic care.
Rebecca Malon is based on the Sunshine Coast and in clinic at Freya Health she primarily treats women's health issues focusing on pelvic pain, hormonal health, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. She graduated RMIT with a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy in 2010 and completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) in 2019.
In addition to her clinical role Rebecca is a lecturer and Curriculum Facilitator in the Myotherapy Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health and is the Queensland practitioner member for the Osteopathy Board of Australia. She has been a contributor to multiple women’s health and endometriosis panels including presenting for University of Melbourne, Hypnobirthing Australia and QENDO
See Rebecca’s full bio here.
Sarah Dryburgh has treated hundreds of people with endometriosis and pelvic pain since completing her Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology) and Master of Osteopathy with honours in 2011. She curently practices at Pivot Osteopathy in Brisbane
She has also completed additional studies in breathing through the BradCliff Method, women's health issues (particularly around chronic pelvic pain), pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and extensive additional training in the neurobiology of pain, which is useful for many conditions. She also has a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine through the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Sarah has been a frequent guest presenter on various women’s health panels, she was the osteopathic representative for the Future Health Leaders Forum and also created and ran a Women’s Health Symposium in Brisbane 2019.
See Sarah’s full bio here.
The presenters’ knowledge was impeccable and all the information was so valuable. The slides were great and contained just the right amount of info. It was well paced and I definitely came out feeling well-armed. Loved it
Well-presented pre-course anatomy review and content as well as great manual skills and nutrition taught on the day. As a physio the group of Osteo's were so welcoming and patient with our holes in clinical osteo knowledge!