Manual Therapy for Lung Rehabilitation

Three-part course with Jeffrey Burch

Assessment and remediation of lung glide planes, pulmonary vasculature and chest wall

This three one-hour course will give you:

  • Insight into the anatomy of the lungs and their relationship to the chest wall

  • Selected embryology topics as they illuminate the assessment and treatment methods

  • Clear methods to assess specific adhesions and contractures in the pulmonary respiratory system

  • Treatment methods to remediate specific tensions in the bronchial tree, pulmonary vasculature, and in the (vagus) nerves to the lungs


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Assessing and Releasing Lung Adhesions

  • Visceral pleura of each lobe of each lung to the parietal pleura of the chest wall
  • Visceral pleura of the inferior lobes of the lungs to the parietal pleura of the respiratory diaphragm
  • Visceral pleura of each lung to the mediastinal pleura
  • Visceral pleura to visceral pleura in each of the fissures of the lungs
  • Special attention to the apex of each lung, and the tails of each lung
  • Embryology of the lungs particularly with respect to the formation of the hylum
  • Embryology of the respiratory diaphragm


Assessing and Releasing Tension in the Lungs

  • Structure of the Bronchial tree, vascular tree and complex innervation of each lung.
  • Assessment of tensions in the bronchial, vascular and innervation trees for each lobe of each lungs.
  • How to reduce tensions in the bronchial vascular and innervation trees for each lobe of each lung
  • How to recognize and reduce stiffness in the parenchyma of the lungs
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Treating Elements of the Chest Wall

  • Elements of anatomy of the chest wall including bones, musculature, innervation vascularisation, skin and parietal pleura
  • How to differentiate tension in skin, bone, nerve vasculature and parietal pleura
  • Methods to reduce tension in elements found to be excessively tight
  • Methods to balance tension in the elements of the chest wall with the tensions in the airway, vascular and nerve trees

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Jeffrey Burch has got an academic background in biology and counselling. He was trained as a Rolfer at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute and studied Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute, later specialising in visceral manipulation.

Join Jeff as he describes anatomy, biomechanics and treatment methods of lung rehabilitation.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact us.

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