VM4 09.07-10.23 VAN

VM4: Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax
VM4 September 7-10, 2023 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



In this course, you'll enjoy an expanded look at the functional biomechanics of the thoracic cavity. You will also explore the relationship between the hard frame and soft frame with its countless articulations for respiration, circulatory requirements and upper body movement patterns.

We are planning to video the entire course, and to make the demonstration portions of the class available on DVD as a review for course participants at some point in the future. If you are hoping to be a demo during the course, please be aware that we will request that you sign a video release. Additionally, please plan on appropriate garments knowing they may be projected on an ongoing basis to those who purchase the DVDs, as well as use for educational purposes via other means, including the internet.

Advance Preparation:
The required reading for this course:
1. Study Related Anatomy:
2. Jean-Pierre Barral's textbook, The Thorax, available at

For additional preparation and delving deeper into the anatomy, watch:
1. Online Video Anatomy Series - OLV-ASVMT available at
2. DVD-Advanced Visceral Manipulation - Thorax (D-AVMTH) with Jean-Pierre Barral, available at

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