IAHE Masthead 
May, 2013

The International Alliance
of Healthcare Educators
IAHE is a coalition of healthcare
instructors and curriculum developers
united to advance innovative therapies
through high-quality continuing-
education programs.

Class dates/locations can be
viewed by clicking on the
curriculum title.


John E. Upledger, DO, OMM     

Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT

Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT 
Alain Croibier, DO, MRO(F) 


Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT 
Alain Croibier, DO, MRO(F)  

Bruno Chikly, MD, DO
Bruno Chikly, MD, DO

Alaya Chikly, LMT


Kerry D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP 


Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D
Ann Harmon, DO

Judith (Walker) DeLany, LMT

Aminah Raheem, PhD 
Cloe S. Couturier, LMT/CO, CST-D 
Fritz Smith, MD 

Bruce Schonfeld, Advanced Rolfer

Rebecca M. Ridge Ph.D, TEP

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Searchable Article Database

For articles and research information pertaining to the modalities that we offer, an article database is now available that can be searched using various criteria. 

We strive to make our searchable database as comprehensive as possible. If you know of an article that is not included on this list, please e-mail us with the article information.  
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There is an important connection
between the Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor
and the Dura Mater. This is relevant for
many types of manual therapies.


Osteophathic Manual Treatment
and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic
Low Back Pain: A Randomized
Controlled Trial - Annals of
Family Medicine

The three articles noted below report the
study that was done to show the efficacy
of osteopathic manual treatment (OMT)
and ultrasound therapy (UST) for chronic
low back pain. The conclusions were that
the OMT regimen met or exceeded the
Cochrane Back Review Group criterion for
a medium effect size in relieving chronic
low back pain. It was safe, parsimonious,
and well accepted by patients.

Osteopathic Manual Treatment &
Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic LBP-A
Randomized Controlled Trial

Osteopathic TX Eases Low Back Pain

Osteopathic Treatment and Chronic
Low Back Pain - Science News

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Visceral Mobility & Motility Table-Top Flip Chart

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An easy to use collection of over 100 anatomical illustrations of mobility and motility patterns of healthy organs.

A hidden pop-open easel makes this spiral bound guide, a convenient must-have patient education tool. 
Barral Alumni and Students -
$95.00 (retail $150)
Pre-order now. 
Product will ship by
June 30th. 

New Manual Articular Approach DVD Series

This DVD Series introduces a new modality of working with joints developed by Jean- Pierre Barral, DO, in cooperation with Alain Croibier, DO.   


More than 40 years of clinical practice have led to this innovative approach, which includes working with all the different components of a joint - muscles, ligaments, capsule and labrum, synovial fluid inside the capsule, arteries and veins, and nerves.   


This breakthrough approach uses the presence of mechano-receptors to work with connections between the joint  and the brain. As Jean-Pierre Barral states in his introduction in each DVD, "Speak to the brain through the joints."


The 5-part DVD  series includes anatomy, physiology, theory and treatment in a very clear and concise manner to make it user friendly for all manual therapists. The anatomy for each technique is cross-referenced with pages from Thieme and Netter anatomy books for ease of 


VM DVD Series 


The Cervical Spine - 64 min; $79.95 ea.


The Shoulder - 90 min; $135.95 ea.


The Thoracic Spine - 36 min; $44.95 ea.


The Elbow, Wrist and Hand -
70 min; $79.95 ea.


 The Lumbar Spine and Pelvis -
58 min; $79.95 ea.





International Association 
of Healthcare Practitioners 

As a student of any IAHE course, you automatically become a member of the Alumni Association. You receive a complimentary basic membership with the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP) - one of the world's largest practitioner associations.
An upgrade from your basic IAHP membership to the Medallion membership offers an easy to access, personal profile/ webpage to promote your professional status, skills and therapies. As a Medallion member you also can access online class reviews and take advantage of the discount cost for professional liability insurance.

Take advantage of the opportunity. It brings you more options to promote your practice and offers additional benefits.

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From the Desk of
John Matthew Upledger 

Hope this note finds you well.

Here is an eight minute clip from Mark Bertolini, CEO and President of Aetna. In the clip, he speaks about healthcare as well as the benefits of yoga and alternate therapies for de-stressing to enhance productivity and lower individual healthcare costs by about $3,000.  
Mr. Bertolini tells his personal story - a ski accident that resulted in a long list of meds and the prospect of life on disability. Not the outlook he had in mind, he started a healing journey that included CranioSacral Therapy (which he pronounced correctly!). 
I think this excerpt is extremely valuable and eye opening. I wanted to be sure to share with you just how important and necessary your work is...5 grams goes a long way!  
- John Matthew 
Aetna CEO  

Is CranioSacral Therapy
Effective for Migraine? 
Tested with HIT-6 Questionnaire

Excerpt from Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice -
An International Journal.
Nov, 2012.
The Objective - to determine whether or not craniosacral therapy alleviates migraine symptoms.

In Memoriam

Mr. Kenji Oba MRO(J)  
passed away March 28th, 2013, at the age
of 61,  after a long fight with colon cancer.
Mr. Kenji Oba had been an integral part of
Upledger in Japan  and was a great osteopath, teacher
and instructor of CS1 and CS2 for
more than 25 years. He was also the Chairman
of the Japan Osteopathic Academy.
It was Mr. Kenji Oba's wish to spread the Japanese osteopathic technique, "exaggerate method," all over the world through the Upledger Institute International.
He will be greatly missed personally and professionally.

FSMTA Conference  
IAHE staff members enjoying the festivities
at the 2012 FSMTA conference.   

Join us this year in Orlando, FL
June 27-30, 2013 - Booth # 600
Speakers will include:  
Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D; Suzanne Scurlock Durana, CMT, CST-D; Kerry  D'Ambrogio, DOM, AP, PT, DO-MTP; and Mariann Sisco, PT, CST-D. 

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Our Marvelous Lymphatic System: Recent Discoveries Bring New Outlooks in Client Care

by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO


For more than 25 years now, I have devoted my career to the research and study of the lymphatic system-from its physiology to the development of hands-on methods for eradicating associated health conditions. In that time, medical and scientific knowledge of the lymphatic system has continued to evolve as research uncovers new and significant qualities and functions of this marvelous filtering system. What's more, with each new revelation has come a better understanding of how to work with lymph to improve health and eliminate disease.

Words from
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana,

As therapists who are working at the cutting edge of complementary medicine, what helps us feel clearer, steadier, more patient with our clients and well energized ourselves? All of the IAHE curriculums teach therapists how to listen deeply to the system of each patient or client and to mobilize the body's own healing mechanisms (each in their own way.)

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Total Body Balancing 1

I very much enjoyed the "Total Body Balancing 1" class by Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio and his very helpful assistant Dr. Tracey Clark-Worrall. The class started out by challenging my evaluation skills by reviewing some past forgotten postural evaluation methods and adding some new ways to look at the human body in order to gain a new observational perspective.

The evaluation was easy to understand and follow by the students of the different disciplines present in the class. It challenged our critical thinking skills by analyzing posture ROM and function.... 

- Tamara Uliantzeff, PT, LLCC

Fascial Integration: Structural-Visceral Approaches for the Low-Back, Pelvis and Abdomen   


February 8-10, 2013 ~ Santa Monica, CA

Instructor Bruce Schonfeld, Advanced Rolfer 

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We are pleased to note that this class was organized  

by Bruce Schonfeld as a fundraiser to assist long-time IAHE student Michael Mathieu to help with his expenses after his recent accident. Additional fundraisers are planned this year.

 Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST


March 14-17, 2013 ~ Palm Beach, FL 

Instructor: Kenneth Koles, PhD, LAc, Dsc

  Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST

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Tracey Clark-Worall, DO, (MP),


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