Visceral Manipulation palpation skills and techniques will be taught to assist the practitioner in identifying and mobilizing the organ and will learn to identify the different levels of the structures (tissue, capsule, fluid, neural, and blood supply to the organs.) Very specific techniques will be taught to mobilize the visceral body on structural, fluidic and electro-magnetic level according to the traditional Osteopathic approach.
This course is excellent for practitioners who are looking to gain tools for those patients who may not be responding to treatment to visceral strains and shears that present as a primary cause.
One learning objective per student hour
- Students will name specific anatomy based on osteopathic principles necessary to be proficient in visceral manipulation.
- Students will identify the Role of the Artery as Absolute, according to the founder of Osteopathy, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, and will learn several of the axes of motion of the viscera according to traditional osteopathic teachings to lay the foundation for palpation & listening strategies according to visceral manipulation.
- Students will practice some of the oscillatory techniques used to mobilize the container of the structural body and to help identify where vaulting tendencies may be present.
- Students will recognize patterns of motion connected to viscera, bone, joints, and capillaries to become proficient in visceral manipulation.
- Students will identify the anatomy of the visceral body and the pressure systems contained within the 5+1 spheres (cranial, cervical, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, and core link.)
- Students will gain proficiency in palpation techniques that will open up the body structurally in order to reach the visceral body.
- Students will differentiate structural, fluidic and energetic bodies from a classical osteopathic point of view, including their unique characteristics.
- Students will identify the barrier of tissue as it is important to not go beyond the boundary.
- Students will practice 4 classic treatment approaches with focus placed on dialoguing with strains in the direction of ease verses into the direction of the strain and apply it to the level of the viscera with biodynamic listening.
- Students will observe clinical sessions where a variety of the learned techniques will be applied.
- Students become competent in palpation strategies for fluid, structure and electro-magnetic field of some of the viscera in the gastrointestinal, cardiorespiratory, urogenital, and neuroendocrine systems. An introduction to the all-influential visceral spine defined as the central chain by Phillippe Druelle, D.O.
- Students will increase expertise in how trauma may impact the central nervous system innervation and the structure of the spine. Interrelationships will be discussed.
- Students will identify oscillation techniques according to the General Osteopathic Technique (GOT.)
- Students will differentiate bone, fascia, viscera, nerves and blood vessels with regard to palpation for manual therapy.
- Students become competent in palpation strategies for fluid, structure and electro-magnetic field of the viscera, specifically stomach, liver and small intestine.
- Students will obtain greater awareness of techniques to open up the greater and lesser omentums also known as “the other organs” that can help people who face the potential of digestive stagnation.
- Students will increase visceral manipulation skills of the small intestine, lungs and plural recesses to help the two eliminatory systems.
- Students will locate and increase palpations kills of the kidneys, psoas, visceral pelvis, to gain greater knowledge of the urogenital visceral manipulation approach.
- A brief introduction to auto-immune tendencies including the subject of Lyme disease will be presented.
- Some journeying through the anatomy in meditative state as well as other integrative techniques will be shared.
Carey Benenson Taussig D.O. (IT) is an Osteopathic practitioner, professor, and certified graduate of Boston University and the College d’Etudes Osteopathique (CAN.) Teaching and working both in Italy and in the U.S., she is also an affiliate of the of the national Italian society ROI (Registro degli Osteopati d’Italia.) She first made her mark as an educator when her biodynamic visceral manipulation program was featured by Bastyr University in 2016. At that time, she was also published in the National Publication, Massage Magazine, and was recognized for creating a synergetic fusion between the biodynamics and the traditional philosophies originally established by the late 19th century bone setters and grandfathers of Osteopathy and visceral manipulation including the Founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still as well as Dr. Barber and more.
In her teachings she brings in the component of asking the viscera which body the strain is imprinted upon within the three bodies. This three-body concept was originally recognized in traditional Osteopathic teachings where it is taught that we have three bodies: the structural body, fluidic body, and electromagnetic body. She teaches also about the space inbetween the bodies where we can journey beyond the matter to invite or be invited to dialogue with matter in different phases of life and development. This often allows opportunity to shed the ancestral strains that can be translated through the generations through the ground matter and through the grid of the DNA.
Having also a science background, Carey helps the student keep their feet rooted in the anatomy offering the possibility to experience the liquid state of the continuum and the constant of energy in her teachings. With this, she stays footed in the anatomy and in her classes, she outlines the influence of the artery, capsule, tissue, scar tissue, vessels and nerves that can have a primary influence on the functionality of the organ (dense) or viscera (hollow organ.) The matter and the position of the structures count in their functionality potential.
At the same time, Carey refers often to the poetry in nature as a way to mirror in a true reference point to maintain the fulcrum without exhaust. She acknowledges the power of the visceral spine being more influential at times then the vertebral spine and lectures on the resonance potential of certain key point structures to maintain the tidal patterns of homeostasis.Carey is highly intuitive, studied also with grand master physicians and practitioners worldwide and has studied extensively with the Native American Church. She is known for her extensive work with some of the most complicated cases involving the brain and nervous system, the heart, autoimmune disorders, chronic and acute pain as well as her extensive understanding and experience in
PreviewSession One: The Visceral Body and Visceral Spheres
PreviewSession Two: Course Overview, The Role of Artery Absolute, General Osteopathic Techniques
PreviewSession Three: Gastrointestinal System
PreviewSession Four: The Cardiorespiratory System
PreviewSession Five: The Urogenital System
PreviewSession Six: The 14 Diaphragms