THE SIBO DOCTOR EDUCATION PRESENTS
Hosted by Dr Nirala Jacobi
I know firsthand that for tricky cases, I'd be lost without physical gastrointestinal (GIT) diagnostic techniques.
With these patients, I often rely on the skills of physical diagnosis as part of my analysis, including special reflex points, exam skills and manoeuvres to assess structure and function of their digestive tract.
You are invited to join an exclusive group of practitioners to get trained by the Master of physical GIT diagnosis himself: Dr Steven Sandberg Lewis (or SS-L, as we call him). We only have space for 100 practitioners to ensure personal supervision.
For the first time in Australia, we have created this training practicum to help YOU:
When you sign up for this live event, you will also get access to special online video training in basic GIT physical assessment — a perfect supercharge to your training if you are new to the GIT world.
We’ve got all the event details here for you to check out and look forward to seeing you at our live event in November.
Yours, Dr Nirala Jacobi
P.S. We have a limited number of spaces available.
Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis is a Professor of Gastroenterology at National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM) and Author of the clinical textbook ‘Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders'.
"A MUST for any GI-focused practitioner!" Dr Megan Taylor
"If you have the opportunity to learn from SSL, in person, you would be crazy not to do it!" Dr Ilana Gurevich
"I utilize these techniques with almost all of my patients and some return just for the manipulation because they receive so much benefit" Dr Crane Holmes
"I've seen these manoeuvres provide quick and durable relief to patients experiencing GERD, nausea, and persistent abdominal discomfort." Dr Mark G Davis
A Special Training for Naturopathic Practitioners, GPs, MDs and Allied Health Professionals
Our commitment is to provide you with high-quality education on advanced concepts of manual physical assessment skills that you can bring into your practice. As well specialised GIT manoeuvres, you will learn gastrointestinal visceral manipulation, reflex testing, as well as emotional clearing techniques.
Stomach and upper gut dysfunction can stem from structural problems such as partial movement of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. Learn the difference between a true hiatal hernia and hiatal hernia syndrome and how to manually assess and correct a hiatal hernia and diaphragmatic tension to relieve epigastric pain, SOB, GORD/GERD. Using this fascial release technique, you can resolve your patient's epigastric pain within minutes.
Become confident in alternate manual techniques involving occipital, thoracic and diaphragmatic manoeuvres to assess for structural restrictions. These procedures are helpful in the assessment of patients with more complicated gut issues and will add to your ability to provide expert advice and treatment for these patients.
Learn GI Chapman’s, Bennett’s and Riddler’s reflexes to assess for digestive deficiencies such as hypochlorhydria and enzyme deficiencies. You can use these GI reflexes to quickly determine patient's digestive deficits, which is extremely helpful in clinical practice to help you confidently prescribe the right supplement support.
As the connecting point of the small and large intestine, the ileocecal valve (ICV) is an under-appreciated structure. Chronic ICV problems can be the hidden cause to abdominal pain, SIBO and constipation. This important technique is a core competency procedure of this course. You will learn how to manually assess the ileocecal valve, correct open or closed valves, and give your patients relief from chronic ICV conditions.
Here we cover how to easily assess deeper GI organ function with special kinesiology skills across all abdominal organs: stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and colon. These techniques aid in prioritising your treatment plan based on the structure and function of each of these organs. Take the guesswork out of your prescriptions - learn how to truly know if your patients need pancreatic enzymes or other digestive support.
Chronic digestive disorders often have a deep-seated emotional component that can affect the enteric nervous system. This is sometimes evident in a patient's emotional state or stress level, but how do you assess for hidden trauma and emotional patterns? This module covers how to quickly assess emotional contributions using specialised kinesiology techniques to bring lasting resolution to your patient's digestive complaints.
Mantra Twin Towns, Tweed Heads NSW Australia The perfect getaway for your Special Training
Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis ND, DHANP Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis has been a professor at NUNM since 1985, focusing on gastroenterology and GI-associated physical medicine. Within gastroenterology, he has special interest and expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (including microscopic colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (including post-infectious IBS), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal and bile reflux (GERD), biliary dyskinesia, and chronic states of nausea and vomiting. He is the author of the medical textbook Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Digestive Disorders (now in its second edition).
Dr Nirala Jacobi (USA), BHSc ND Dr. Nirala Jacobi graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She practised as a primary care physician in Montana for 7 years before arriving in Australia. Nirala is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a common cause of IBS. She is the medical director for SIBOtest, an online testing service for practitioners. She is so passionate about educating practitioners that she founded “The SIBO Doctor”, an online professional education platform. She lectures nationally and internationally about the assessment and treatment of SIBO and is the host of the popular podcast The SIBO Doctor podcast for practitioners. She is the medical director and senior naturopathic physician at The Biome Clinic, center for functional digestive disorders in Mullumbimby, New South Wales.
DR NIRALA JACOBI PRESENTS
1. Two day live event mastering physical diagnostic techniques for GIT disorders with Dr Steven Sandberg-Lewis
13 hours of lecture and practical demonstrations giving you detailed and specific descriptions of techniques and manoeuvres , as well as opportunities to practice your newly learnt skill under supervision.
2. Event Video of Lecture + Practical Demonstrations
Get online access to the full weekend lecture and practical demonstrations, which will be filmed and available to you to watch anytime you need a refresher. We are going to extra effort to film the lecture and practical demonstrations in a private setting so that you get precise and up-close views of techniques and manoeuvres as a valuable reference guide.
3. Downloadable Transcripts + Lesson Summaries
Content from EVERY lecture and practical demonstration at the live event will be available for download as a PDF. These PDFs are an amazing resource and reference guide which you can print or view on your computer or device.
4. Certificate of Course Mastery
Instil confidence in your patients and peers with a Certificate of Course Mastery for the Functional Gastrointestinal Practicum - Live 2-day hands-on training course. Proudly display the Certificate on your SIBO Doctor education profile so patients can verify your expertise.
5. Access to the SIBO Doctor Practitioner Forum
Connect with professional SIBO and Gastrointestinal Health peers and your fellow course students with access to the SIBO Doctor Practitioner Forum Facebook Group. Use this group to stay up-to-date on research, increase your referral network and maximise your learning opportunities.
BONUS #1 Basic GIT Exam Skills Training Video WITH DR NIRALA JACOBI
30-minute video of the lecture and practical demonstrations prior to the live event, bringing you up-to-speed with basic functional GIT physical exam skills. If you’re new to GIT exam skills, or need a refresher, this video training will help you to fast track your way to becoming a GIT specialist and make the most of the live event.
BONUS #2 Continuing Professional Education Points
Attend the Functional Gastrointestinal Practicum and earn Continuing Professional Education Points for a minimum of 13 hours face-to-face training. This course has been certified for CPE with NHAA, ANTA & ANPA and more.
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What GIT Specialists Say About This Course:
"Learning Dr. Sandberg-Lewis' functional physical exam techniques are a MUST for any GI-focused practitioner! Not only do they provide indispensable diagnostic information, such as assessing gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, and valve function, he teaches visceral manipulation techniques that can IMMEDIATELY address many of the findings. I use the hiatal hernia syndrome visceral manoeuvre with patients every week, with incredible benefit in epigastric pain, GERD, LPR, SOB, anxiety, etc." Dr Megan Taylor, Portland, Oregon
"It’s incredible to sit with Dr Sandberg-Lewis and listen to him and learn from him, and I was lucky enough to have him as one of my professors when I was a student. His information and knowledge is so vast I cannot say… - if you have the opportunity to learn from him, in person, you would be crazy not to do it." Dr Ilana Gurevich, Portland, Oregon
"Having been taught chapman's points and how to correct hiatal hernia syndrome from Dr. Sandberg-Lewis has done wonders to my clinic practice. I utilize this technique with almost all of my patients and some return just for the manipulation because they receive so much benefit. Even from one treatment!" Dr Crane Holmes
"I've used the hiatal hernia visceral manipulation with quite a few patients since I learned it from Dr. Sandberg-Lewis. I've seen this manoeuver provide quick and durable relief to patients experiencing GERD, nausea, and persistent abdominal discomfort." Dr Mark G Davis
"I don't have any experience with Physical Exams" Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've made a training video with Dr Jacobi teaching you the basics of GIT physical exam skills.
Everything from tongue to abdominal exams will be discussed and demonstrated in this video. So if you're just beginning or need a refresher, this video will get you up to speed before the main event.
"How will I recoup the cost of the training" Imagine becoming the functional digestive disorder expert, someone who can confidently examine and instil trust in their patients.
We know that patients LOVE to feel cared for and that their case is being respected and thoroughly examined. You'll be adding another invaluable tool to your in-office toolkit as a gut health detective and can advertise your mastery of this training and easily have a return on investment.
"I already do physical exams - why should I take this advanced training" Let us assure you that you will learn new techniques and manoeuvres to add to your skill set.
Everything from reflex points, release techniques, and emotional pattern assessment will be taught in a variety of teaching styles: Lecture style presentation, close-up demonstration and supervised practice.
"What are my accommodation and flight options?" You can book in with Mantra Twin Towns Hotels and Apartments, adjoining our conference venue. All course participants booking into Mantra Twin Towns can receive discounted accommodation - just let Mantra know that you are booking in for the SIBO Doctor course - Functional Gastrointestinal Practicum.
Flights are available into the Gold Coast Airport - a short 10 minute taxi ride from the airport to the Conference Venue and Mantra Twin Towns Hotels & Apartments.
The Conference Venue also fronts onto the local beach, cafe, restaurant and shopping strip - so all your needs are met in easy walking distance!
"I'm too time poor" Look, we get it, we're all busy.
That's why we made sure to at least have this weekend training in a stunning location so you can bring the family if you want a little getaway. Even the conference room will have a view of the waves!