Get To The Guts Of Your Patients’ Symptoms.
Stretching from head to pelvis, the visceral fascia is the most complex layer of fascia in the body and fundamentally involved with major vasculature, thoracic and abdominal systems. Learn to confidently examine and treat your patients viscero-fascial contributors to their pain or dysfunction in this course from osteopath Liz Howard.
You will practice a range of effective techniques and protocols that will enable you to confidently treat the supportive fascia of the thorax and abdominal viscera, including links to the musculo-skeletal system.
Exploring Visceral Fascia has a strong practical focus including treatment protocols (including patient education and self-management tools) that you can use immediately in your practice to improve patient outcomes.
- Update and extend your understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the visceral fascia of the thorax and abdomen
- Discover the key questions to ask in the case history to help identify viscero-fascial dysfunction contributing to their symptoms
- Recognize when your patient will benefit from direct or indirect viscero-fascial techniques
- Learn treatment protocols and planning for common presentations involving viscero-fascial restrictions
- Learn and practice new techniques you can use to confidently treat visceral fascia.
- Learn simple patient education and self-management tools
Attendees also have the opportunity to attend Liz Howard’s popular Myofascial Release course which explores the functional anatomy and amazing properties of fascia and introduced assessment, protocols and techniques to address myofascial restrictions and contributors to pain.
The Exploring Visceral Fascia course is applicable to all allied health manual therapy practitioners. It will include practical examination and treatment protocols you will be able to use with confidence in your practice.
The course will run from 8:30AM to 4PM. Places are limited to 20 attendees. It also includes morning and afternoon tea, printed notes and an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.
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Sun, 06 March 2022
Lecture and Hands-on
Australian Shiatsu College
103-105 Evans St, Brunswick,
Osteopath and Pain Educator
Liz has over 20 years of experience as an Osteopath and has worked at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia for over 5 years. Her main focus is the holistic management of complex pelvic pain with the interdisciplinary team, working closely with Professor Thierry Vancaillie (Gynaecologist and Pain Medicine Specialist).
Her roles include Osteopathic care, pain education, clinical specialist in sacral neuromodulation and facilitating group education for pelvic pain. Most recently she has been helping manage the women suffering from pelvic pain after mesh surgery for prolapse or incontinence at WHRIA and the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.
Liz has been involved in clinical research at WHRIA and in conjunction with the Royal Hospital for Women since joining WHRIA. In addition to numerous poster presentations, her work in major journals includes:
Vancaillie, T., Tan, Y., Chow, J., Kite, L., & Howard, L. (2018). Pain after vaginal prolapse repair surgery with mesh is a post‐surgical neuropathy which needs to be treated–and can possibly be prevented in some cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/ajo.12804
Vancaillie, T., Kite, L., Howard, E., & Chow, J. (2018). Sacral neuromodulation for pelvic pain and pelvic organ dysfunction: A case series. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 58(1), 102-107. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/ajo.12752
Her teaching experience ranges from lectures and technique in Undergraduate and Master’s Osteopathic programs (University of Western Sydney, Southern Cross University), clinical supervision of Osteopathic students (UWS, SCU, SportsMed Mumbai), Osteopathy Australia National Conference presentation, Pelvic Floor Seminars, GP education evenings and Allied Health events.