This two-day workshop will assist the participant in appreciating some of the different layers of the thoracic cavity, including assessing its fascial and visceral contents.
Participants will be encouraged to explore ways of improving their body positioning to enhance their proprioception during examination and treatment. This approach will be used throughout the workshop when applying visceral and fascial techniques.
The choice of techniques will include practical and suitable visceral techniques that participants would easily integrate with a more structural and biomechanical concept of the body and health.
Indications and contra-indications will be discussed throughout the weekend.
• Competently perform a variety of osteopathic techniques and design adaptations that are appropriate to the patient’s needs and justified by knowledge of the relevant principles.
• Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of human biomechanics and how dysfunction in one area may lead to altered function elsewhere in the body.
• Integrate current healthcare models to reach a diagnosis and an effective management program for the patient.
• Reflect on the relevance and nature of osteopathic intervention possibilities within a wide variety of clinical presentations.
• Evaluate the patient-practitioner relationship and the importance of the responsibilities implicit in the relationship.