Manual Therapy for Pulmonary Rehabilitation
October 13-16, 2023
What is your training and experience
Jeffrey Burch received a BA in biology from the University of Oregon in 1975, after which he trained at The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado, receiving his Certification as a Rolfer in 1977. Jeffrey Burch received his Rolfing Advanced Certification in 1990, after which he again began studying at the University of Oregon where he received a second BA in Psychology in 1993 and a Master of Science in Counseling in 1995. His Master’s thesis “Alexithymia and Dissociation” explores topics related to psychosomatic conditions. Jeffrey has been a member of the Rolf Institute board of Directors. He served for many years on the Rolf Institute Ethics committee. He founded the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) Yearbook journal. He is a member of the Rolf Institute research committee. In 1998, Jeffrey began intensively studying CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Cranial Manipulation with French Osteopath Alain Gehin, and Visceral Manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral and his associates. Jeffrey completed the apprenticeship to teach visceral manipulation. Teaching internationally, he offers foundational and advanced courses in assessment methods and treatment methods. Starting in 2010 he began to develop groundbreaking new methods to assess and release adhesions and contractures in joint capsules, bursas, and tendon sheaths. He now teaches these methods.
In Person location
Watertown Center for Healing Arts 22 Mt Auburn St # 10 Watertown, MA 02472
Manual Therapy for Lung Rehabilitation The Manual Therapy for Lung Rehabilitation course provides detailed anatomy description of the lungs and associated structures, analytic skills to locate contractures and adhesions in each structure at a fine scale, and specific manual therapy methods to restore proper function of glide planes and elasticity of tissue. Some embryology will be presented as an aid to understanding structure. Course participants learn to locate and release all fibrositis limiting breath, thereby restoring pulmonary function. Structures presented in detail are: All the glide planes of the lungs, Bronchial Tree, Vasculature of the lungs, Innervation of the lungs, Parietal Pleura, Visceral pleura of the lungs, Walls of the Mediastinum, Natural attachments and glide planes of the respiratory diaphragm, Vasculature of the respiratory diaphragm, Innervation of the respiratory diaphragm, Attachments and glide planes of the respiratory diaphragm, Elasticity of bone in the ribs and sternum, Rib articulations anterior and posterior, Chest wall vasculature, Chest wall innervation, Skin and superficial fascia of the thorax and adjacent areas, Spinal facet joints, and Spinal ligaments: interspinous, supraspinous and anterior longitudinal and flavum Specific mobility testing is taught for each anatomic structure presented. Treatment methods taught to restore elasticity and glide of tissue are: First Barrier Stretch, First Barrier Shear, Listen and Follow, Richard van Buskirk DO’s reconstruction of an original Andrew Taylor Still technique, Harold Hoover DO’s Centralizing Technique (The original Functional Method) Specific pathologies will be presented including related cautions which practitioners must exercise. At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to find, characterize, and safely release all fibrositis limiting breath, thereby restoring pulmonary function.
At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to find, characterize, and safely release all fibrositis limiting breath, thereby restoring pulmonary function. This includes fibrosities between visceral and parietal pleura, within lung tissue, in the nerves and vasculature to the lungs, in the bronchial tree, in nerves and vasculature to the respiratory diaphragm, and chest wall, and in the joints of the ribs and thoracic spine .
Method of Evaluation
instructor observation of student skills in class
Course Daily Schedule
October 13, 14 & 15, 9:00 am - Noon & 1:30- 5:00 pm October 16, 8 am - 11 am & 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Text Book and Instructional Material
A forty-seven page pdf will be provided to each course participant, about one month prior to the first day of class.