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This two-day workshop is designed to assist the participant to appreciate some of the different layers of the thoracic cavity including an assessment of 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. A similar approach will be used when applying visceral and fascial techniques to optimise the release of the diaphragm and the superficial fascia of the thorax and neck, mobilisation of the mediastinum, pericardial ligaments, oesophagus and bronchi.
The choice of techniques will include effective and suitable visceral techniques that would be easily integrated by participants 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 be able to 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 models of healthcare in order to reach a diagnosis and an effective management programme 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.