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VISUALISING INTERNAL ORGAN MOVEMENT

DELTADYN

Imaging of visceral movement with breath conducted by Belgian Osteopaths.  They have imaged normal and abnormal visceral movement comparisons, and also pre- and post-treatment visceral movement comparisons.

https://www.deltadyn.be/recherches

https://www.deltadyn.be/therapie-copy

THE HELICAL HEART

3D movement and function of the heart as a vortex

DIAPHRAGM IN ACTION

Real-time video XR imaging – notice movement of the diaphragm, ribs, heart, lungs & liver

DIAPHRAGM 3D ANIMATION

Accurate  animation of normal diaphragm action

BETH’S FIRST LARYNGOSCOPY

Vocal cords in action

 

ON ANATOMY, FASCIA AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE

GIL HEDLEY’S INTEGRAL ANATOMY DISSECTION SERIES

Gil Hedley’s Somanaut YouTube channel includes his 4 volume Integral Anatomy dissection series.  Progresses through layers of the body for a perspective on how layers and systems integrate – Skin and Superficial Fascia, Deep Fascia and Muscle, Cranial and Visceral Fascia and finally Visceral Fascia

In the way that the map is not the territory – the anatomy textbook is not the human body.  This series offers a fascinating and important insight into the integrated human form.  To have watched this series has certainly added new qualities to the information I feel in my hands as a therapist.

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DR JEAN-CLAUDE GUIMBERTEAU VIDEOS

    French plastic and hand surgeon who’s “current passion lies in exploring and defining the movement of tissues beneath the skin, using intraoperative endoscopic visualization of living tissue  … has developed a new concept on living tissues and proposed a new paradigm for the development of biological structure in man.”

    Fascinating, intriguing, mind-blowing must watch if you have any interest in the body and how living tissue is constructed.

    BIOTENSEGRITY: A NEW WAY OF MODELLING BIOLOGIC FORMS

    A perspective on biological forms through the lens of  Tensegrity, or “Tension Integrity”, which is an architectural principle in which structural balance is maintained between isolated rigid compression elements inside a net of continuous tension.  Such structures are lightweight, efficient and resilient.  There are many examples of this in nature including the human body.

    Steven M Levin MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon re-examines the application of “Newtonian mechanics as it would be applied to a column or building built with rigid materials and standing in one place on solid ground … humans, and all biologic structures, are mobile, omnidirectional, gravity independent structures built of ‘soft materials’, foams, colloids and emulsions … mechanicals laws as applied to these structures may be different. It is impossible to explain the mechanics of a dinosaur’s neck using standard Newtonian mechanics.”  

    Published papers, modelling, commentary & further resource link.

    FASCIA CONGRESS

    Website for International Fascia Research Congress.  Abstracts:

    RESEARCH AND ARTICLES

    KIDNEY MOBILISATION AND ULTRASOUND DOCUMENTATION

    Thesis research by Jaques-Marie Michallet, student of Jean-Pierre Barral.  Ultrasound was used to measure and document changes in the amount of Kidney movement in 25 people before and after treatment.  Subjects were experiencing back pain +/- cystitis, UTI, knee pain, sciatica or SIJ pain.

    23 demonstrated a clear increase in Kidney movement immediately after treatment.  18 cases were re-examined 2-6 months later, showing improvements either were maintained or continued to improve.

    VISCERAL MANIPULATION AND ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

    Video:  Dr Mariotti gives a preview of soon to be released research by the international lecturer for the Barral Institute AJ De Koning, DO, & Dr Stefano Bianchi, Cardiologist, on the application of visceral manipulation with patients experiencing atrial fibrillation.

    Article:  Arrhythmias, Vagus Nerve, Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation A.J. DeKoning.  Research + discussion of the relationship between stomach and heart.

    THE EFFECT OF VISCERAL MANIPULATION ON DIASTASIS RECTI ABDOMINUS

    Research presented at American Physical therapists association.  Improvements in Diastasis Recti postpartum abdominal separation measured in 3 women.

    PERITONEAL ADHESIONS – ARTICLE

    Presence and Distribution of Sensory Nerve Fibers in Human Peritoneal Adhesions Hassan Sulaiman, FRCS, Giorgio Gabella, MD, PhD, Christine Davis, MSc, Steven E. Mutsaers, PhD, Paul Boulos, MS, FRCS, Geoffrey J. Laurent, PhD, and Sarah E. Herrick, PhD. Annals of Surgery Vol. 234, No. 2, 256–261 © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

    Human peritoneal adhesions are highly cellular, innervated, and vascularized Sarah E. Herrick , Steven E. Mutsaers , Peter Ozua , Hassan Sulaiman , Abdul Omer , Paul Boulos , Martyn L. Foster , Geoffrey J. Laurent. Journal of Pathology Early View. Vol. 192 Issue 1, pp. 67-72. 26 Jun 2000 (online). © 2008 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

    BARRAL INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA VIDEO RESOURCES

    Case Presentation 1: chronic problems involving adhesions after multiple bowel surgeries improved with visceral manipulation.

    Case Presentation 2:  chronic abdominal pain, back pain and depression related to the history of difficult bowel and shoulder surgeries improved with visceral manipulation.

    Case Presentation 3:  Dr Mariotti explains the relationship between the viscera (organs) of the pelvic region and lower back pain supported by a patient case study.

    Visceral Mobility:   Dr Mariotti explains the effects that adhesions can have on visceral mobility, with the support of a study done by Gil Hedley, showing images of fresh dissections from the study.

    Listening Techniques: Dr Mariotti explains what the Listening Technique is, and how it is used to assess the body and to guide treatment.

    Neuroplasticity of the Gut, Visceral Adhesions and Visceral Manipulation: Dr Mariotti presents at Australian Osteopathic Association, annual convention, 2013 Perth, Australia

    Visceral Manipulation Research:  Dr Mariotti shares research completed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, Gail Wetzler, PT and Daniel Amen, MD, regarding visceral manipulation and its effects on the brain as demonstrated by the use of SPECT scans.

    Ricky Williams Concussion Pilot Study

    VISCERAL MANIPULATION RESEARCH AND ARTICLE DATABASE | BARRAL INSTITUTE

    LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY RESEARCH AND ARTICLES | CHIKLY INSTITUTE

    CRANIAL SUTURE MOBILITY

    Assessment of calvarial structure motion by MRI (Crow et.al 2009) MRI images serial slices through the same plane over 6 minutes demonstrate statistically significant changes in skull dimensions.  For the nerds: references 1, 6, 17 are interesting to follow

    Research relevant to cranial osteopathy page on Art of Osteopathy website: a collection of referenced articles relating to cranial/sacral/dural mobility and palpatory reliability.

    Summary of peer-reviewed articles relating to cranial therapies on the Osteopathic Cranial Academy website.

    LEADING INTERNATIONAL PRACTITIONERS

    VISCERAL SYNERGY

    website for Dr Ron Mariotti, Seattle based Naturopathic Doctor and VM Instructor

    WETZLER INTEGRATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTRE

    website for Gail Wetzler, Los Angeles based Physical Therapist and VM Curriculum co-developer

    COURSEWORK

    BARRAL INSTITUTE

    International Course Schedule for Visceral Manipulation (VM), Neural Manipulation (NM) and Manual Articular Approach (MAA)

    BARRAL INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA

    Australian Course Schedule for VM, NM, MAA

    CHIKLY INSTITUTE

    International Course Schedule for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)

    CHIKLY INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA

    Australian Course Schedule for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)

    MISCELLANEOUS

    THE EARTH’S VISCOSITY

    The earth has viscosity (“thick, sticky, semi-fluid consistency)!!  Who would have thought… Modelling of variable rotational speeds and axes of movement.  Cool movies

    WATER CURE

    On the importance of drinking enough water, the human body being composed of ~80% water.  In short:  for each 30kg of your body weight, drink 1L of water.  You can count herbal tea, green tea.

    COR-KINETIC BLOG

    Pain is in the brain” – is it a load of s**t?’ is the article that got my attention – a reflection on mis/interpretations of modern pain neuroscience.  Really appreciate the rest of their blog series too.  “Is there such  a thing as a bad exercise? Or just bad application?”  or ‘Are you in love with a ‘Magic Muscle”‘ and ‘What does the evidence tell us is the best exercise for back pain?‘  Well informed examinations of beliefs about movement and pain based on re/examination of evidence, refreshingly dosed with irreverent good humour.

    BIOTENSEGRITY BLOG | JOHN SHARKEY

    John Sharkey, clinical anatomist, exercise physiologist and neuromuscular therapist, teaches on a wide range of topics related to human movement, BioTensegrity and bodywork therapy.

    LIBERATED BODY PODCAST

    “Liberated Body is where body nerds unite. There is so much exceptional work going on in the wide variety of somatic fields* and at Liberated Body we are building bridges between disciplines and diving into the latest insights about this wondrous thing we get to live in.”