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Tiny Tummies

Melbourne

Presented By

Luisa Miraglia
Neonatal and Paediatric Osteopath
Bio

When

November 24, 2024 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Suited To

Osteopaths

Treat underlying issues in baby's digestive system

Colic, constipation, and reflux are common gastrointestinal issues for tiny tummies, causing distress for both babies and parents. They can lead to problems feeding and sleeping, increased crying and fussiness, and affect bonding and overall emotional health. With a comprehensive understanding of these conditions, osteopathy is perfectly placed to help alleviate discomfort and promote better function in infants.

Learn to use your palpation to assess muscle tone, the vertebral column, cranial structures and restriction in the diaphragm, thoracic spine, and abdomen. Then apply safe, gentle infant-specific osteopathic techniques to address cranial restrictions, optimize cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, and enhance vagal tone and digestive function, as well as release tension in the diaphragm, abdominal organs, and pelvic floor, and improve respiratory function.

Along with strategies to improve baby’s posture, feeding patterns, pelvic floor muscle tone and co-ordination, nerve function, cranial/cervical mobility, parasympathetic tone, and mobility and function of the intestines there is so much you can do!

This in-depth course from highly respected Italian Paediatric Osteopath Luisa Miraglia combines assessment, treatment planning, case-studies and gentle-but-effective osteopathic assessment and treatment techniques. Tiny Tummies will deliver you the knowledge and skills to support your patients and improve the health and well-being in both the short and longer term.

Techniques will be demonstrated and practiced via a combination of detailed pre-recorded videos, on fellow attendees and a planned infant clinic to end the day. The clinic is dependent on suitable parents volunteering. We will do our best facilitate this aspect of the course but for obvious reasons it cannot be guaranteed.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand infant colic, constipation and reflux, their causes, and how they affect little ones (and their parents).
  • Learn a wide variety of assessment tools for babies including;
    • Observation of behaviour, posture, feeding patterns and symptoms,
    • Palpation to assess muscle tone, spinal mobility, cranial structures and restriction in the diaphragm, thoracic spine and abdomen,
    • Tension and mobility of the gastrointestinal system,
    • Evaluation of pelvic floor muscle tone and co-ordination,
    • Evaluation of cranial/cervical mobility to ensure optimal nerve function,
    • and more…
  • Understand real-world applications via cased-based learning.
  • Discover gentle cranial osteopathic techniques to address cranial restrictions, optimize cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, and enhance vagal tone and digestive function.
  • Learn infant-specific soft tissue techniques to release tension in the diaphragm, abdominal organs, and pelvic floor, and improve respiratory function.
  • Restore proper nerve function and alleviate tension via mobilization of the spinal segments.
  • Learn visceral manipulation techniques to improve mobility and function of the intestines.
  • Enhance baby’s parasympathetic tone and facilitate relaxation of the pelvic floor.


Course Details

Tiny Tummies is open to osteopaths of all levels of experience.  The course has a strong practical focus and includes appropriate manual therapy techniques that you can immediately use with confidence in your practice. Best efforts will be made to have infants present but this cannot be guaranteed.

Includes access to around 2 hours of pre-learning videos covering 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, printed course notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 8 hours CPD.

About the Presenter

Luisa Miraglia has more than 15 years’ experience practicing as a neonatal and paediatric osteopath. She graduated from Italian College of Osteopathy in Bologna (2009) and completed a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children, Italy (OCC) (2019). Luisa has pursued further training in Europe and the United States, engaging in courses and clinical rotations collaborating with recognised leaders in the paediatric osteopathy field, including Viola Frymann, Jane Carreiro, Hollis King, Stuart Korth, Susan Turner, Nicette Sergueff, among others.

Her teaching experience in extensive, having worked as a teacher and clinical tutor at the OCC, as a paediatric osteopathy instructor at the OSCE school, as educational director and teacher for the Master's degree program in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Fulcro School of Osteopathy (Treviso), and serving as vice president of the Italian Osteopathy Association.

Luisa is very excited to be bringing her Tiny Tummies course to Australia for the first time.


Where

High Street Holistic
60 High Street
Preston South, 3072
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 | Sydney, Australia
The Howard Dellicastelli Trust
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