ACA Course Testimonials
What do people think of the ACA Classes?
Ron was inspired when he delivered the course! It was a complete guide of how to treat and why to treat. It brought together all the modules we have studied and compiled the most complete powerful tool that we can use immediately in our clinic with confidence.
– Dr Elizabeth Walker (Sports Chiropractor), Absolute Body-health Solutions, Bentleigh, Melbourne - Australia
Ron’s Advanced Clinical Application courses are amongst the best courses I’ve ever done in my 18 years as an Osteopath. My knowledge of both hands on treatment and nutritional advice, as well as physiology and pathology, increased 10 fold from these courses. I feel that I’m better equipped than ever to be able to help my patients, especially those 5% of trickier cases. I’d highly recommend these courses to anyone who wants to have more options in their treatment 'toolbox'.
– Andrea Robertson, Southside Clinic, Adelaide, Australia
Here is what some Teacher-TAs think of the ACA Classes
Dr. Mariotti has provided both of these opportunities in this new expanded visceral course for common gastrointestinal issues. He provides us with detailed information about the evolution, embryology, pathophysiology, surgical approaches and nutritional options for the stomach, esophagus, liver and gallbladder in this first class of a five part series. He explains the clinical reasoning behind each technique (visceral, neural, vascular, musculoskeletal) and how these techniques serve to balance homeostasis.
Your sensitivity to listening will also be enhanced as you experience more anatomical relationships of these organs... including the brain.
Be excited, be very, very excited....and get ready for an amazing experience in advanced clinical applications of visceral manipulation."
Gail Wetzler, PT, DPT, EDO, BI-D, Director of Curriculum, Barral Institute of Advanced Manual Therapy
As Jean Pierre often says; "It is often not the one big trauma that decompensates us, but rather all the tiny micro movements that occur in the body, all day long around an altered axis of movement of an organ that creates problems - 24,000 breathes a day, 120,000 heartbeats a day, 3,000,000 micro movements of the hard frame. And so it goes.”
Ron's class was absolutely, and masterfully designed to visually show us what precisely is involved with these micro-movements at the level of organ physiology and biochemistry.
What we cannot "see", we cannot "perceive"! Ron's class opened new doors…new horizons. After seeing the visuals, there was increased awareness of what is occurring within the tissues, and what is possible when we "Wake up a little something".
Ron's perseverance of excellence continues to lead us all forward into new dimensions.
Thank you Ron, for your hours and hours of this labor of love so we can all grow together.
Dee Ahern, PT, BI-D
If you are general with your technique, you get a general response, but if you are specific, you can achieve a more global effect, and truly facilitate health. Allowing the tissues to speak to your hand is the key.
The beauty of this class is that it provides practical tools to let you know how the nervous system, and brain are responding to your hands – whether you are truly following the listening!’
Annabel Mackenzie, RMT, BI-D
Ron’s CG1 class was nothing short of fabulous. It was clear from the outset that Ron was dedicated to collecting and collating valuable and pertinent information about physiology, embryology, chemistry and all things essential to changes our precise work can produce. How fortunate we are to have Ron present this to us in one succinct package. A much appreciated supreme effort. Thanks for inspiring me to do more.
Judy Russel, PT
Here is what some of the students think of the ACA Classes
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Ron’s Advanced Clinical Applications class was more advanced on all levels of thoroughly understanding each organ.
But the deeper value of what I took away was the experience of Visceral Manipulation as a therapy of true compassion. That this therapy, in essence, comes from the heart. The amazing panel of teaching assistants shared their years of experience in the true grace of the therapy, by offering gentle guidance in making the compassionate connection with the patient’s tissues. Observing this style of treatment by several higher-level VM practitioners allowed me to really understand that this is a vital component of the visceral work. It was truly an advancement in my work with Visceral Manipulation.
Esther Garcia-Cuellar, MS, LAc
Since your program my hands ability to be with the tissues with more clarity and connection is 10 fold.
Thank you for the handouts. I thought everything was great. It was a great review for me. At the time I fully understood what your purpose was in giving all the detail. I know it has helped me in my connection with the tissues ( organs).
The timing of your program and being with Brandi the previous week as her TA for VM1 couldn't have been better.
I'm signing up for your next section.
Love your book. I congratulate you on doing such a wonderful job of giving a student a true guide to VM. I loved the way how you guide the student what to notice in the anatomy plates. That alone is worth the price of the book. If you can see it you can feel it. How true.
Your DVD are great as well. When I was helping Brandi I was telling the students they only needed to buy four things. The text for the course, your book, DVD's. and Netters. A handful told me that they order them.
David Jarrin DDS, LMT
Your course is so absolutely amazing!
Loved working with ONLY three organs.
You did a great job....amazing!
Love the slide presentation, love the manual. I really appreciate all the work you put into this course. I love the addition of pulse oximeter's and bringing in the brain.
Exceptional class with extraordinary organization and execution.
Ron did not miss a thing in thinking through in presenting this important information.
Thank you Ron, for the many years and many thousands of hours of preparation.
Absolute dream team of TAs - abundance of riches!
Only missed Tom Takeuchi! Love the gallbladder layered palpation!! Graces notes are the best!! So fabulous to have a class so clinically oriented. Really useful information.
So very grateful to Ron for sharing this remarkable work...
...and to all the teachers who made the best possible TAs.
It felt great to have everything so beautifully organized and supported.
I want to take all your classes. Thank you for everything you do for us. I wish you the best holidays! And a nice long rest.
Would have liked the information about the multitude of connections, which is fascinating, in simpler terms (I am an LMT).
It was great to have so many helpers that went to all of us to guide our hands and understanding.
The class kept me balanced in my thinking and in my hands.
This class was so comprehensive and specific. After taking all the VM and NM classes, this class helped me to fine tune.
Ron was amazing! All of the amazing TAs added incredible value to this class.
Thank you for all the citations and resources.
The brain integration piece is so valuable and I am changing how I evaluate and reevaluate.
Thank you!! Loved your attention to detail and teaching us to practice with attention to detail and specificity.
I also love how you encourage us to imagine until we feel it. I appreciate the authenticity in how you answered questions. You obviously want to offer the best and most correct information to us.
All the TA's were welcoming, gracious and helpful with feedback about hand placements.
Loved the number of TA's as we were able to get assistance when needed. I never felt I couldn't get feedback.
The facilitator, Grace, was great!
So much fun energy and assistance with whatever she could help with. Thank you for the notes!
Excellent attention to detail when explaining each technique.
Really enjoyed interacting with different TAs as each had a unique perspective and approach. I liked that the TAs switched around.
Ron is extremely knowledgeable and I appreciate the resources he provided.
He is authentic in his sharing of his skills and knowledge and humble about his role and place! Excellent representation from peers and unity within BI. I hope this continues throughout his curriculum.
I love the workbook. More precise labs and increase specificity compared to other classes I have attended.
I particularly liked the layered palpation, and walking us through the procedures and intense TA supervision.
All the TA's were excellent...very available to assist. The rotation of TA's to different areas of the room gave us exposure to all the team.
Ron is so much information and passion to share.
He is a gift to each one of us and all who seek healing.
Having Grace's efficient and competent organization is greatly appreciated!
It was amazing to watch and participate in this class. First, to see all the love and admiration shared in the room, directed toward Barral in this beautiful expression of his life work. Ron has done an amazing job presenting Barral's work with clarity and bringing his knowledge as an ND. I feel like I was watching a masterpiece. I am excited to see how all this will deepen my work. Having enough TA's and of such high caliber was an outstanding feature of this class. I also appreciated the reinforcement of the viscoelasticity techniques and the added techniques. This class is so chocked full of great information. I'm not sure where you would fit anymore in! You just set a higher bar, the information, emails, and the manual… Outstanding! I am signed up for all the classes through 2020.
I think this will be similar to when I discovered VM.
I felt a door open on the body. Integrating knowledge of physiology in my hands challenge. I am intrigued with and look forward to how it will impact my care. Thank you for your dedication to this work so that clinicians like me can benefit.
The integration of all the treatment steps, and the validation with the pulse oximeter was most valuable.
What an honor!
So appropriate to give us the hands-on palpations before the anatomy. Super detailed lectures. Kinesthetic before visual is superb! The generosity of sharing the forms to use in our practices is pure gold.
Excellent manual! It was fantastic getting the electronic notes, great slides and visual presentation.
Compared to other classes this class presented much more detail and more focused practice time.
Ron has produced the most extensive lab manual in the Barral Institute with all the complementary information needed for visceral manipulation techniques.
The slide presentations are excellent, as is the manual.
One thing I found most valuable was the integration of the viscera with the brain; also, in-depth understanding of the organs that were covered.
I really appreciate the time, love and work involved in the creation of this clinical manual.
Ron is an amazing teacher-thank you!
What I found most valuable was using the vagal nerve information to learn depth and stimulating the vagus nerve.
I love the biochemistry. So lovely to have the guided layered palpation.
Specificity and help with hand placement for all the techniques was very valuable.
I love the layer palpations and having the techniques talk to through… More effective and efficient. Thank you so much for such a great manual and organization of the manual. What a treat.
This experience provided a chance to increase one's confidence in listening, connecting with the brain and the abdominal organs, while monitoring the vagus nerve.
Who could imagine that I could feel the hepatic artery! Devoted for life!
Ron, what a treat and delight. Wonderful new series. I'm all in. Thank you.
There is no way this big of a class could have as big a success without these amazing and plentiful TAs. Thank you ladies!
I found the guided layered palpations and techniques to be very helpful.
Compared to other workshops I have attended this is superior, the manual is outstanding.… Very detailed.
A dream come true to have all these TA's in one place to help my hands… Amazing!
I found the layered palpations to be most valuable.
This workshop, compared to others I have attended, is one-of-a-kind.
The desire to teach and have us learn is so evident.
I feel very privileged to be able to take Ron's courses. The depth of knowledge is daunting but I love this information.
I liked the specificity on a few organs.
Wow! The physiology and histology of the organs was priceless and much-needed understanding of how/why VM works.
An absolute honor to be here among this team of experts. The best course I have been to in a long time.