VVN: The Vagus Nerve, Balancing the Autonomic System

The Vagus Nerve:
Balancing the Autonomic System

A Subject on which you can practice is needed after the first hour of the course.


4 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



Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

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. Subject needed after the first hour of the course.

        • 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

    VVN Virtual  
    Sat, Aug 21, 2021
    Sat, Aug 21, 2021
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