Move, Rest and Digest Dissection Livestream with Todd Garcia, Thadd Dudrey and Mel Burns


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  • March 23 – 24, 2024
  • Online course
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In these 2 x 2 hour livestream modules, we will explore the digestive system’s mobility, motility, and motricity, visceral attachments, and comparative anatomy of the organs using multiple donors. Please join Anatomy Trains Certified Teacher, Structural Integration practitioner, Osteopathy and Barral Visceral student, and Dissection Lab Instructor Thadd Dudrey, Master Dissector Todd Garcia, and Anatomy Trains CEO, ATSI practitioner, and Dissection lab assistant Mel Burns for this unique livestream dissection event. To provide multiple views, structures will be dissected in situ as well as ex vivo.

In the first module, we will examine the nine anatomical regions, or quadrants, of the abdomen, and trace the entire digestive system, with some mechanical movement of the donor to show how movement impacts the organs and their attachments prior to dissection. With Todd’s skillful scalpel and Thadd’s expert commentary, we will examine the fascial attachments, ligaments, nerve and vascular supply to the major organs in situ.

In the second module, we will remove the organs from the body and examine them thoroughly from outside in and inside out, exposing these unique structures including how fascially attached the kidneys are to the diaphragm, how manual therapy interventions can impact the organs, how the diaphragm and liver interact,
the location of the iliocecal valve relative to psoas interventions, and how mindful dissection can inform every practice from movement to manual therapy to living better in your body.

This livestream event will be delivered through zoom webinar, expertly moderated by Mel Burns, featuring multiple camera views and detailed anatomical exploration through fresh tissue/untreated cadavers.

Course schedule:

Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Sunday, March 24, 2024

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


  • Salivary glands
  • Tongue
  • Pharynx
  • Glottis
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Large Intestine
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Rectum
  • Urachus – median and medial umbilical ligaments
  • Pelvic peritoneum
  • DIaphragmatic peritoneum
  • Hepato-phrenic
    • Right triangular ligament
    • Right coronary ligament
    • Falciform ligament
    • Left coronary ligament
    • Left triangular ligament
  • Gastro-spleno-phrenic
    • Esophageal hiatus – Rouget and Judaea muscles
    • Phrenology-gastro-splenic ligaments
  • Greater omentum
  • Winslow hiatus – primary and secondary (omental bursa) peritoneal cavities.
  • Large intestine
  • Appendix
  • Cecum
  • Tinea and haustra
  • Iloilocecal valve
  • Fascia of Toldt right
  • Hepatic flexure
  • Hepato – colic ligament
  • Transverse mesocolon
  • Greater omentum – attachments off of greater curvature and transverse colon
  • Gastro – colic ligament
  • Phrenocolic ligament
  • Splenocolic ligament
  • Fascia of Toldt left
  • Sigmomesocolon Primary and secondary
  • Large intestine through the Peritoneum
  • Rectum – location – blending of tinea into structure
  • Pouch of Douglas or Denonvillers fascia
  • Small Intestine – location in abdomen
  • DJJ
  • Jejunum
  • Ilium
  • Iliocecal valve
  • Mesentery – root of the mesentery –
  • Vasculature
  • Stomach – location/shape cardiac notch esophageal sphincter
  • Gastrophrenic ligaments
  • Gastrosplenic ligament
  • Fundus lesser curvature
  • Greater curvature
  • Body pylorus/pyloric sphincter
  • Gastric rugae
  • Lesser omentum
  • Liver/gallbadder – position in abdomen – under diaphragm
  • Right triangular ligament
  • Coronary ligaments
  • Falciform ligament
  • Left Triangular ligament
  • Glisson’s capsule
  • Lobes of the liver
  • Appendix of liver
  • Area nuda
  • Portal vein/IVC
  • Gallbladder body
  • Bile duct
  • Hepatoduodenal ligament
  • Hepatopeduncal
  • Retroperitoneal:
  • Duodenum/Pancreas/Spleen,Kidneys/Adrenals/Ureters/Vessels,
  • Duodenum – D1, D2, D3, D4
  • Greater duodenal papilla
  • Lesser duodenal papilla
  • Pancreas – position head in duodenum – tail to spleen
  • Ducts
  • Spleen – arteries, veins, lymphatics
  • Splenophrenic ligament
  • Pancreaticosplenic ligament
  • Kidneys/adrenal glands
  • Fat pad -Gerota and Zucherkandl Fascias
  • Pelvis
  • Calyx
  • Ureters – dilations/constrictors


Other Structures:

  • Plexi
  • Iliohypgastric
  • Ilioinguinal and subcostal nerves
  • Subperitoneal space/ pelvic cavity
  • Bladder/Uterus/Fallopian Tubes/Ovaries/Rectum or Bladder/Prostate/Seminal Vesicles/Rectum
  • Bladder
  • Peritoneum attachments
  • Pubovesical ligaments/puboprostatic ligaments
  • Ureters insertion
  • Ruggae
  • Trigone
  • If donor is female and these are present – uterus location, fundus, Isthmus, cervix, vagina
  • Peritoneum attachment
  • Fallopian tubes, fimbrae
  • Ovaries -location in ovarian fossa – relationship to peritoneum
  • Broad ligaments to cardinal ligaments
  • Round ligaments
  • Utero-ovarian ligaments
  • Uterosacral ligaments
  • Pouch of Douglas
  • If donor is male – prostate
  • Ligaments Denonvillers fascia
  • Rectum – difference in tube from rest of LI
  • Presacral fascia
  • Anal canal
  • Puborectalis
  • Anococcygeal ligament
  • Internal/external sphincters?
  • Central node of pelvic floor

This course will be provided over zoom webinar with multiple camera views, live chat and Q&A. Recordings will be provided via password protected streaming access for 10 days. This special dissection livestream format allows us to go more deeply into the relationships and applications to multiple manual and movement modalities, from athletic training to trauma resolution to osteopathy.

Note: To ensure a high quality student experience, registration for this course will close on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 PM EDT. Zoom links will be sent out promptly after registration closes.

About Thadd Dudrey:

Thadd Dudrey is a senior faculty instructor for Anatomy Trains. He’s been a full time bodywork practitioner for almost 25 years in Denver, CO. Having a life long love for anatomy and biomechanics he has studied and practiced numerous forms of manual and movement therapies.  Thadd specializes in the treatment of pain and injury using structural integration, functional neurology, joint mobiliztions and visceral manipulation.He also has decades of teaching experience in presenting multiple approaches to hands- on healing. He has been incorporating the treatment of the organs and viscera in his practice for over twenty years, having studied and integrated a dozen different versions of visceral manipulation. He is currently completing a 6 year manual Diplomate of Osteopathy program in the Dominant Republic that has a strong visceral therapy component. Thadd has been assiciated with Todd Garcia and his lab since 2003 when he first started bringing classes of massage therapy students to the lab as part of their program. Every year he helps lead multiple in-person dissection classes for both the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment and Anatomy Trains.

DatesMar 23 – 24, 2024
LocationOnline course
Class Times

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT each day

Teacher(s)Thadd Dudrey, Todd Garcia, Mel Burns
TuitionEarly bird price of $125 held until March 18, 2024 / $275 thereafter
Credits Earned4 CEUs NCBTMB, pending; 4 CECs NPCP, pending; 0.4 CEUs NASM; 4 CEs IASI Cat 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
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