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VFM: Visceral Functional Mobilization
November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
Visceral Functional Mobilization (VFM) is a course designed to train the participant to palpate and identify structures of the digestive system, starting from the esophagus to the rectum, including the gallbladder, liver, and sphincters. Other structures that will be introduced include the diaphragm, prostate, bladder and uterus. Research has identified that limited visceral mobility impacts skeletal mobility and the function of the involved organ. This course is designed to train the participant to identify mechanical dysfunction within the abdominal viscera and provide treatment strategies to enhance function and mobility. This course is an expansion upon and refinement of the visceral section previously taught in Functional Mobilization II (FM II).
~Develop anatomical palpation skills for the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive organs.
~Correlate subjective and objective findings gained from directed questions, Functional Tests, Functional Movement Patterns, PNF, and palpation.
~Correlate changes in visceral mobility to functional changes in the spine and extremities.10245 N.
~Identify appropriate FM strategies to enhance mechanical capacity of identified restrictions.