early-osteopathy-montage

CERTIFICATE in Osteopathic Concepts

Philosophy and Principles in the 21st Century

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN OSTEOPATHIC CONCEPTS

8 THEORY MODULES, WITH ONLINE RESOURCES, ACCESSED VIA MOODLE.

Content per session:

MODULEDATE (take at own pace)TITLEINDICATIVE CONTENTS
1AWHOSE OSTEOPATHY IS IT ANYWAY?A.T.Still and early players.
1BDeveloping the concepts of lesions and body contributions to health
1CLesions, posture, neural, fluidic and biomechanical dynamics
1DCurrent practice – is it osteopathic?
TUTORIAL ONE  
2AFUNCTION AND PHYSIOLOGYFINDING HEALTH – ‘seeing’
2BLittlejohn’s sensory concepts and equations
2CHydrostatic skeletons, our coelomic posture, Biotensegrity and cellular level health
2DAxial and appendicular dynamics
TUTORIAL TWO  
3AHOW THINGS MIGHT WORK – OSTEOPATHY AND PATHOLOGYCommunication and barriers – releasing health
3BTechniques that communicate or release communicative channels
3CBody impacts on self-regulation
3DPractitioner or patient delivered therapy – the role of touch and passive movements; why we all palate it differently
PRACTICAL BLOCK ONE (INC TUTORIAL THREE)  Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules
4ALESION TRACKING – WHAT DOES IT MEAN? AGG-REL AND MAINTAINING FACTORSViscero-somatic / somato-visceral, maps, topography, where is the ‘segment’, cutaneous reflexes and nuclei – what is driving what?
4BMyofascial ‘lesions’ – what are they?
4CThe primary lesion – does it exist
4DModels – still lesion unwinding, Lovett brother, SAT, SOT, Littlejohn’s curves, ilial lesions, global patterns – what is all this stuff – does the number crunching latter?
TUTORIAL FOUR  
5AFOUNDATIONS – RATIONALITY, PLAUSIILITY, DEFENSIBILITYIs there any evidence?
5BPostural models and the BSP debate – where to go with this story
5COther models – the 5-model model and the Embodied embracing model.  Lets think integrated function and physiology
5DImmune dynamics – exposure, allostasis, dysregulation – can bodywork work?
TUTORIAL FIVE  
6APAIN, PERCEPTION, INTERPRETATIONWhat is relevant in pain?
6BComplex and chronic pain – an osteopathic interpretation
6CRetracing osteopathic exploration – ‘seeing’ your patient
6DAnalysing patients – why technique can’t and shouldn’t be taught
TUTORIAL SIX  
PRACTICAL BLOCK TWO   Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules
7ACAVITIES AND CONTENTS – SPINAL AND APPENDICULAR INTEGRATIONSpinal and cranial cavities, and the CNS and dysfunctions
7BAbdominal cavity and its dysfunctions
7CPelvis and its dysfunctions
7DThoracic cavity and its dysfunctions
TUTORIAL SEVEN  
8ACONCEPTS OF CARE – 21ST CENTURY OSTEOPATHYModern osteopath revisited
8BKeeping it real
8CBeing osteopathic
8DReflections
PRACTICAL BLOCK THREE (INC TUTORIAL EIGHT)   Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules. Final course review.

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