Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Paediatrics (VAP)

Synopsis: Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Paediatrics applies Visceral Manipulation techniques to working with infants, toddlers and children

Course Highlights:

  • Learn how early therapy on newborns and infants can possibly reduce the percentage of problems later in life.
  • Explore embryology and the developmental landmarks (normal and abnormal) that occur month by month during and after gestation.
  • Discover how to evaluate a baby or child.
  • Learn general treatment ideas, such as how to work with babies, toddlers, and children, as well as working with those who are tactilely sensitive.
  • Understand the signs of trauma, as well as evaluation and treatment techniques.
  • Integrate specific treatment techniques for common visceral restrictions found in children, as well as Barral’s approach to cranial techniques.
  • Learn about Visceral Manipulation precautions and contraindications when working with children.
  • Explore special considerations, e.g. typical surgeries, prematurity, children with neuromotor problems and craniosynostosis.
  • Practice working with infants and children in a supervised environment.

Course Length: 4 Days,  24 Hours course time

Prerequisites: VM1 (Abdomen 1) and VM2 (Abdomen 2), as well as sound knowledge of cranial anatomy.

Any type of cranial training will enhance your seminar experience. NM1 (Neuromeningeal Manipulation), VM4 (Thorax) and LT (Listening Techniques) are recommended, but not required.

Required Advance Reading: We leave it up to each prospective student to assume responsibility for advance preparation. A student may feel frustrated if they do not study beforehand and come prepared with the knowledge from the prerequisite classes.