VVN: The Vagus Nerve, Balancing the Autonomic System

The Vagus Nerve:
Balancing the Autonomic System

Date:    August 1, 2020
Time:   12:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time 
Registration closes at 3pm ET Friday 7/31


3 contact hours

Connectivity Requirement:  Video/Internet access to Zoom.  You will receive specific instructions once you register.

Taught by:  Gregory S Johnson, PT, FFFMT, FAAOMPT

This webinar will present the functional anatomy of the vagus nerve, its role in maintaining the homeostasis of the autonomic system, current polyvagal theories, and FMT assessment and treatment interventions to restore efficient function of the vagus nerve and the autonomic system.


      • Develop an understanding of the vagus nerve and its role in regulating the ANS
      • Define the Polyvagal Theory
      • Identify pathologies associated with dysfunctions in the ANS
      • Present Functional Mobilization evaluation and treatment techniques for vagal nerve and visceral mobility.
      • Discuss appropriate home program


Course Preparations

It is strongly recommended that you have a subject on which you can practice for the observation, palpation, and treatment guided lab sessions, and a treatment table for lab sessions.

        • View MNM video
        • Recommended reading - Rosenberg, S; Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism North Atlantic Books 2017
        • Recommended video – The Polyvagal theory explained - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AnHlx3qZ30&feature=youtu.be

DUE TO COVID-19 Earlybird Discounts will be extended to 2 weeks prior to course commencement through June.  Earlybird Discounts After June: Register at least one month prior to commencement of in-person courses and receive a discount of approximately 10%.  Register early and save!  Earlybird pricing not available for virtual courses.

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