With Joëlle Voruz D.O. (Switzerland)

This is an intensive training dedicated to women’s health, that offers theoretical and practical tools to increase a practitioner's effectiveness in this vitally important field. Course 1 is to be taken first, after which a practitioner can take either course 2, course 3 or both.

Course 1: The basics in gynecology and pregnancy (4 days)
This first course provides the theoretical and practical tools to be comfortable with the treatment of women’s issues. We will take a journey to better understand and integrate the anatomy and the essence of the pelvic organs, as well as the physiology of menstrual cycles, fertility, pregnancy, and birth. We will couple all our cognitive studies with the refined use of palpation, and practice putting our findings into meaningful language, that the client can understand.

At the end of the course, you may be able to help women with, for example:

- dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation)
- premenstrual syndrome
- pelvic pain (coccyx, pubis, pelvic floor)
- common surgeries (caesarean section, hysterectomy)
- mild pregnancy problems
- bladder dysfunction (pain, recurrent cystitis, incontinence)

Course 2: Advanced Gynecology (4 days)
This class is only open to those who have successfully completed Course 1 (basics in gynecology and pregnancy).
This intensive course may allow you to deepen your understanding of the female body. We will learn advanced techniques for the pelvic organs. This includes hormonal regulation, the vascular system, and the autonomic nervous system. As you increase your knowledges and technical skills you may be able to help clients with

- infertility and miscarriage
- cycle disorders
- polycystic ovary syndrome
- fibroids
- ovarian cysts
- gynecological or breast cancer
- endometriosis
- sexual difficulties and pain
- mild prolapse
- menopause disorders
- incontinence
- interventions such as hysterectomy, mastectomy, termination of pregnancy, caesarean section, ovarian surgery

Course 3: Advanced Pregnancy (4 days)
This class is only open to those who have successfully completed Course 1 (basics in gynecology and pregnancy).

In this class, we welcome aboard the womb, for a comprehensive journey through fertility, pregnancy, birth, and post-partum processes. We will learn how the body changes and adapts through the three trimesters, and how to create a safe and comfortable place inside for mother and baby. We will then go through a series of learning modules to more fully understanding of the birthing and breastfeeding processes, to help us deepen our treatment protocols and tactile skills in --

- preparing for a pregnancy (after surgery, traumatic birth, miscarriage…)
- helping in case of subfertility and during medically assisted procreation
- preventing and healing miscarriage
- dealing with common pregnancy issues
- helping for sciatica and other pelvic pains
- promoting a physiological birth
- recovering after birth and perineal injuries
- treating breastfeeding issues

Courses will be given in English (in Graz, Austria) or French (in Switzerland) with German translation. The techniques taught during the three classes are only external and not endovaginal. The classes are open to both women and men. Emphasis will be placed throughout the course on safety, softness of touch, quality of presence, and listening and respect for the client.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Milne Institute classes C1 and C2, or other professional training in Chiropractic, Craniosacral Work, or Osteopathy.