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Visceral Manipulation II: Head, Throat, and Chest Structures

Seattle (Redmond), WA, October 4-5th, 2019

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      Visceral Manipulation II: Head, Throat, and Chest Structures is a continuing education class for manual practitioners who want to improve their current skills in palpation and manual manipulation and expand their knowledge and understanding of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory structures. This class will focus on visceral mobility of organs, fascias, nerves, ligaments and capsules of nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory visceral structures to allow for appropriate movement patterns. 


     Restrictions in the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory structures can cause decreased mobility and musculoskeletal dysfunction to include pain, loss of function / neuromuscular co-ordination, and weakness in various biomechanical structures that interact with the head, throat, and chest viscera such as the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, the jaw, the vestibular, ocular, and adaptive righting mechanisms, the inner ear (hyperacusis or tinnitus), and breathing, swallowing, chewing, and speaking.  This class is concerned with the assessment and return to mobility of the nasopharynx, larynx, and respiratory viscera from a biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal standpoint and that interaction with other organs, the head, throat, and chest, and body as a whole including reflexes and adaptive patterns.

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Visceral Manipulation II

Head, Throat, and Chest Structures

Seattle (Redmond), WA, October 4-5th, 2019

Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm

October 4-5th, 2019

14961 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052

cost: $500

Hotels we suggest:
Hyatt House Seattle/ Redmond, 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA 98052
Baymont by Wyndham Seattle/Kirkland, 12223 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Redmond, 17770 NE 78th Pl, Redmond, WA 98052





Learning Objectives: Upon course completion, the participant will be able to-

1) Identify, palpate and test the mobility of the head, throat, and chest due to visceral restriction to include joints, capsules / peritoneum, muscles, fascia, blood vessels, lymphatic tissue, and meso-attachments.

2) Ask appropriate patient history questions that take into account new, research-based understanding of upper body visceral function;

3) Demonstrate various treatment strategies such as Fascial Release, Counterstrain-positional release, Neurolymphatic and Neurovascular Techniques, and NeuroDynamic Reintegration© (NDR©).


5) Perform appropriate Global and Regional provocation tests for the Head, Throat, and Chest viscera.


6) Apply a specific Home Exercise / Self-Treatment Program based on objectively assessed neuromuscular imbalance and somatic dysfunction.

Target audience: Licensed healthcare providers including, but not limited to:

PT, AT, DC, MT, RN, OT, LMT, and ND.

BOC Essential Level

14 contact hours – 14 1-A hours anticipated  


Instructors: Neal O'Neal, PT 

Class is held 9-5 Friday and Saturday


Fees: $500/student, associates of Autumn Mayberry may utilize a discount code found HERE .  Course limited to 12 students.


Materials Provided: A binder of the course materials will be provided to each student to follow along and take notes during the lecture and lab portions of the class.

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to provide the clinical practitioner with the knowledge of how recent research has changed current clinical treatment approaches to the head, throat, and chest viscera and the role of mobility of the viscera in biomechanical, neurological, and neurohormonal signalling.

Expected outcomes are to develop effective delineation and treatment strategies based upon an integration of new information and the extensive body of knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the head, throat, and chest viscera. This class will enhance participant learning through the use of discussion, audio-visual materials, recent research evidence, and extensive lab-based learning.



9am – 12pm              Anatomy and Neurology of Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lecture)

12pm – 1pm              Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm           Global and Regional Provocation Tests for Head, Throat, and Chest (Lab)

1:45pm – 2:45pm      Relation and Testing of Structural Visceral Dysfunction  (Lecture)

2:45pm – 5pm           Myofascial and Counterstrain Treatment of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)



9am – 9:30am           Current Research Discussion (Interactive Discussion)

9:30am – 10:30am   Chapman's Assessment of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)

10:30am – 12pm      Neurological Assessment of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)

12 – 1pm                   Lunch

1pm  – 2:30pm         Chapman's Treatment of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)

2:30pm – 5pm          Neuro Vascular / Neuro Dynamic Reintegration of the Head, Throat, and Chest Viscera (Lab)


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