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LCSP continuing education programs provide professional developement opportunity for our lifelong learners of physiology to enhance and learn new skills. LCSP's courses are taught by passionate instrutors. Discover a wide range of credited with certificate and non-credited courses we offer through the year.

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VISCERAL MANIPULATION Level 1

Instructor: Carol Dobrinsky

Credentials: MTAM, MTAS, NHPC and CMMOTA.

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Date & Location

CANCELLED

Date:  September 12 &13, 2020.

Time: 9:00 am

Cost:

Members

Early Bird: $399.00
Regular: $450.00

Non-Members

Early Bird: $449.00
Regular: $500.00

Location: Best Western Premier

Prices include lunch.

Early Bird Pricing valid until August 15, 2020.

Course registration deadline: September 1, 2020.

Course Description

COURSE INFORMATION FOR VISCERAL MANIPULATION FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS

This seminar focuses on the treatment of the visceral cavity, emphasizing palpation skills, and treatment of various ailments due to a congested abdominal state.

This course is based on the principles and concepts of Osteopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and adapted to work in a massage practice.

The course is informative and should eliminate any intimidation a therapist might have regarding treatment of the visceral cavity.

  • Has been approved for 14 CEU’s from the MTAM
  • This course is a 2 day , 8 hours/day , with a 1-hour lunch each day.
  • In total, there is 8 hours of anatomy and physiology, and 4 hours of pathology.
  • The prerequisite for this course would be at least a 2-year minimum of massage experience, and the student must be of good standing with their association.
  • Proper draping and history taking will be reviewed and practiced.
  • Practicum will be monitored closely, to ensure that the students are following the prescribed method for treatment.
  • There is no formal examination process, although they are evaluated during the practicum on Day 2 afternoon.
  • The material is a 200-page Power point presentation, with a printed hand book for the students to take home.
  • This course relates to Massage Therapy and is a benefit to professional massage therapists in the following ways:
  1. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy technique, that assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the mobility and motility of the organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body revitalizing a person and assists in relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction and poor posture. I believe it’s the missing link to managing chronic pain.

The movement of an organ can be restricted by surgical scars, adhesions, infection, illness, poor posture or traumatic injury. A restriction prevents the “gliding and sliding” action of  the organ over other structures within the body, creating an area of fixation.

Our body learns to accommodate by moving around this area of tension, and over time this repeated movement leads to chronic irritation and inflammation causing musculoskeletal, neural and visceral dysfunction.

Course Goals

Students who complete this course will be able to:

• To safely be able to locate and palpate and treat the contents of the abdominal cavity and treat in the gentlest manner, to affect the body’s dysfunctions or imbalances.

Required Texts, Materials, or Equipment

• Course notes will be provided.

• Attendees may want to have anatomy references available.

• Attendees may wish to bring tools they use in practice (ex. IASTM tools, foam rollers).

• Massage tables may be required, dependant on location of course.

Instructor Bio

Carol Dobrinsky

Contact: TBA

COURSE INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

  • Carol has been practicing massage therapy for over 25 years. She specializes in Visceral manipulation treating digestive disorders, chronic pain and women’s health issues.Carol graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy from the Advanced program in 1994. Carol also graduated from Red River Community College Nursing program in 1979. She’s obtained a Master’s Level in Visceral Manipulation from Dr. Josh Lloyd, DO. In 2014.

Professional Experience

  • Carol has lived and traveled through Europe and the United Kingdom, where she has studied and practiced various healing modalities. These include Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese Internal Organ Massage), Aromatherapy, Touch for Health, Reiki, Soft Laser Therapy and Nutritional Counselling.She operated a massage and aromatherapy clinic in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, (1987-1991), where she also worked with an Osteopath, where she gained inciteful techniques. It was through this time period, where she learned and fell in love with the invaluable treatments to the abdominal cavity. Since returning to Canada in 1992, she continued to study and develop Visceral Manipulation techniques, especially adapted to work in a massage therapy setting.Carol has found her nursing background has enhanced her massage practice by having a better understanding of pathologies and the patterns of chronic pain, and its management. She has found that throughout her years of practice, results were obtained when visceral manipulation was introduced into the massage therapy treatments. The results were longer lasting and quicker.

    Visceral Manipulation is often the missing piece of the puzzle with many patients with chronic, persistent pain issues. Specializing in visceral work to treat digestive disorders, chronic pain, anxiety disorders and women’s issue massage therapy has allowed Carol to be able to help more people. Every day she strives to both educate and heal her patients, empowering them to live better healthier lives.