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Visceral Osteopathy: Abdomen
Sat, 1 Jul 2017, 09:00 – Sun, 2 Jul 2017, 17:30 BST
This two day course will cover a range of viceral techniques including palpation of the abdomen and the ligamentous structures, assessment and mobilisation of the diaphragm, liver, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon and mobilization of abdominal transitional zones or "sphincters".
Attendees will develop a high level of integration and knowledge, learn to refine and critically appraise their experiences of osteopathic approaches, and explore a range of visceral osteopathic management methods.
By the end of the course attendees should be able to:
- Perform competently a variety of osteopathic techniques and be able to design adaptations that are appropriate to the patient’s need and justified by knowledge of the relevant principles
- Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of human biomechanics and how dysfunction in one area may lead to altered function elsewhere in the body
- Integrate current models of healthcare in order to reach diagnosis and an effective management program for the patient
- Reflect on the relevance and nature of osteopathic intervention possibilities within a wide variety of clinical presentations
- Evaluate the patient-practitioner relationship and the importance of the responsibilities implicit in the relationship
About the tutors
Valéria Ferreira, DO, MS
Valéria was born in Brazil and has been a resident in London for the past 28 years. She is an enthusiastic and committed lecturer and practicing osteopath. Valéria completed an MSc in Osteopathy (2006) at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), where she conducted a research project investigating the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on patients with endometriosis. She continually upgrades her training and knowledge by attending regular workshops in advanced osteopathic techniques and anatomy/dissection sessions. Valéria is a higher education teacher, who teaches at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). She also delivers various CPD courses in osteopathic integration in the UK, Europe and in Brazil, exploring the application of the structural, fascial, visceral and cranial approaches and techniques. She runs a very successful practice in the City of London, where she has worked for the last 22 years.
Dr Ioná Bramati-Castellarin Ph.D, B.Sc.(Hons) Ost Med D.O, N.D.
Dr Bramati graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2001 and for the past 16 years has been practicing in London at IBCcare. She is the only known specialist with a doctorate on clinical osteopathy in autistic children suffering from gastrointestinal dysfunction. Dr Bramati was awarded a PhD by the University of Westminster and recently published her research on the effects of visceral osteopathy in autistic children. Dr Bramati’s research project was approved for collaboration with King’s College Hospital, London; endorsed by the National Autistic Society; and sponsored by BCOM via a grant from the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association. Dr Bramati is committed to helping improve the quality of life and wellbeing of children on the spectrum using a non-invasive form of therapy – visceral osteopathy.
After graduating from BCOM in London, Dr Bramati attended numerous post-graduate courses in visceral, cranial, and structural osteopathy. She is a former BCOM Clinic Tutor and Paediatric Lecturer, worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children - London and used to be on call at St John and St Elizabeth’s Birth Unit, treating new-born babies and mothers post-labour.
She is an international speaker at a variety of osteopathic conferences and recently was awarded the Elsevier/International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research New Researcher Prize – ICAOR 10 for her research in treating autistic children with visceral osteopathic techniques.
- Bramati-Castellarin I, I. et al (2016). Repeat-measures longitudinal study evaluating behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism before, during and after visceral osteopathic treatment (VOT). Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. In Press January 2016.
- Bramati-Castellarin I (2013). Evaluation of behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in autistic children after visceral osteopathic treatment. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 16, e13-e14.
- Bramati-Castellarin I (2010). Effect of osteopathic treatment on the gastrointestinal system function of autistic children. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2010, Page 120.