Get to the guts of your patients’ symptoms.
Stretching from head to pelvis, the visceral fascia is the most complex layer of fascia in the body and fundamentally involved with major vasculature, thoracic and abdominal systems. Learn to confidently examine and treat your patients viscero-fascial contributors to their pain or dysfunction in this course from osteopath Liz Howard.
You will practice a range of effective techniques and protocols 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 protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
• Update and extend your understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the visceral fascia of the thorax and abdomen
• Discover the key questions to ask in the case history to help identify viscero-fascial dysfunction contributing to their symptoms
• Recognise when your patient will benefit from direct or indirect viscero-fascial techniques
• Learn treatment protocols and planning for common presentations involving viscero-fascial restrictions
• Learn and practice new techniques you can use to confidently treat visceral fascia.
• Learn simple patient education and self-management tools
This course follows Liz Howard's popular Myofascial Release course which explores the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia and introduced assessment, protocols and techniques to address myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain. Completion of Myofascial Release is compulsory for registration in Exploring Visceral Fascia.
Where possible both Myofascial Release and Exploring Visceral Fascia will be presented on the same weekend allowing attendance to both courses at a discounted rate.
Find out more about Myofascial Release here
Liz Howard has more than 20 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 Allied Health events.
See Elizabeth Howard's full bio and details about her other cpd courses here
Liked the commitment of the speaker and enthusiasm in teaching. Valuable information and concision of research. Lots of hands on and practice time.
Claude Vergez – Osteopath
Liz is super knowledgeable! I loved all her different analogies & metaphors to help make learning easier and funner. Both Liz & Virginia have great energy and understanding of how to run a fun course and keep everyone super engaged.
The written notes are excellent. The information and presentation were engaging and accessible. The presenter was really enthusiastic and explained techniques well. The barista fresh coffee was a nice touch. As was the Lindt chocolate and muesli bars.
Felicity Marguin – Osteopath
Smaller numbers with good student/tutor ratio.
Great information with strong practical bias.
Straightforward explanation easy to follow.
Fantastic printed notes.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and prior hard work in exercise development etc.
Small group number - made it flow nicely, I felt like when I needed to ask a question or get some guidance Liz or Virginia were right there.
Content was great - easy to apply straight away when back at work
Small intimate group: focus on technique; 1 day length is perfect.
John Gledhill – Osteopath
Very hands on practical. Easy to incorporate into everyday practice.
The pace of the course was great and it was a really good mixture between factual information and hands on work.