28th-30th April 2021
The course is aimed exclusively at osteopaths who have completed a course on movement present or biodynamics.
The perception of visceral sensation is fundamentally different from somatic sensation. The somatic sensation is typically localised in relation to the site of origin. In contrast, the visceral sensation is vague and often refers to somatic structures, as it can also radiate to different portions of the body. The visceral afferents amount to less than 10% of the total afferents towards the spinal cord, showing a more extensive rostrocaudal distribution. Since the visceral afferents converge on spinal neurons that also receive somatic projections, it has been suggested that the visceral sensations that refer to somatic structures do so due to the so-called viscerosomatic convergence. Given these premises, it can be complicated to make a differential diagnosis in relation to a symptom. The latter could originate from a dysfunction of the somatic system or express a visceral dysfunction. As described in biodynamic embryology, the viscera develop hierarchically in a descendant direction. It is, therefore, possible to introduce an empirical differential diagnosis and potelntially a therapeutic approach through those ontogenetic relations. In other words, it is possible to use palpation in viscerosomatic districts with reference to the development of the viscera.
Wednesday 28th April, from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 29th April, from 9.00 to 1.00 and from 2.00 to 6.00
Friday 30th April, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
The course will be held at the centre in Via Cardinale Mezzofanti n.13, Milan (Milano Forlanini Railway Station).
We recommend the following facilities for those who need to stay overnight in a hotel.
The cost of the course is €427.