DIPLOMA in Osteopathic Concepts
Philosophy and Principles in the 21st Century
DIPLOMA IN OSTEOPATHIC CONCEPTS (or, Certificate, if you take the online webinars only)
LONDON VENUE CONFIRMED – LONDON SCHOOL OF OTEOPATHY – FOR THE PRACTICALS.
ENROLMENTS OPEN NOW (the discount period ended 31 MARCH 2023). Early bird price is £1250.
THIS PROGRAMME COVERS A RANGE OF HISTORICAL AND CURRENT OSTEOPATHIC CONCEPTS, ND EXPLORES THE EVUDENCE BASE, AND THE EVIDENCE BIAS / ABUSE! IT ALSO INCLUDES A RANGE OF TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING FASCIA, FLUIDS, NERVES, BONES AND A PHYSIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF TISSUE STATES AND TECHNICAL APPROACHES. IT INCLUDES A TEACHING CLINIC OPTION.
ALL PRACTICAL DATES AND VENUES – TO BE CONFIRMED.
Full price is £1500 This includes the practicals and teaching clinic dates.
When you pay, you agree to abide by the terms of the student agreement. Please note the refunds policy. These are all found of the forms and other info page – see main menu.
COURSE STARTING SEPTEMBER 2022, BUT YOU CAN ENROL UP TO THE END OF OCTOBER, AND VIEW RECORDINGS OF ANY SESSIONS, and you can attend the live streamed tutorials and also the practical blocks.
The venue for the practicals are to be confirmed.
ALL THE COSTS AND THE DATES AND OTHER DETAILS / MORE CONTENT DESCRIPTORS ARE IN THE BROCKURE, PLEASE READ / DOWNLOAD.
This is an amazing Post Graduation programme – this Certificate in Osteopathic Constructs is a wide ranging examination of original osteopathic ideas and observations, and then exploring them through the lens of current science, and the healthcare role-paradigm that osteopaths have found themselves bound by (in certain countries). Bringing original osteopathic thought to the fore front of debate is not fashionable these days, but, if osteopathy is to continue to provide a unique perspective to health, function and self, then these concepts MUST be allowed to be explored, before being thrown out as unevidenced – to dismiss them because the science is lacking is to admit that no one is looking at the concepts in order to research them. No evidence is not the same as saying the evidence refutes these concepts.
This is a 8 weekend-equivalent theory programme – delivered via recordings, with lots of other resources, articles, links also available. Included as well are in person practical sessions ( three 2-day weekends – SAT-SUN IN PERSON practical plus clinic) which allows you to really get into the osteopathic dynamics. Note: international students speaking English can still take this programme if you can come to the UK for those lectures! There is a one block week if you prefer.
The practical sessions are intensives – and each of the 3 blocks are required (or the one full week. There are no additional dates so please ensure you can come. At a pinch you can miss one weekend, but missing all 3 will mean you get awarded an ONLINE award, not a full award. There is no refund if you can’t make the practicals, and if you have to leave the programme part way through, again, there are no refunds as you get long term access to the material. As the course is set at a low price to make it as affordable as possible, there is no leeway for refunds for any reason unless it is not delivered. Please see the student agreement.
The programme focuses on A.T.Still and J.M.Littlejohn, and a whole range of somatophysiological and osteopathic concepts to bring into focus current biological, neuroscience, psychological, social and interpersonal research to understand disorders, people’s experiences of them, and how much and in what way hands on care (through the lens of osteopathic applied principles) can contribute to improved agency, function and sense of self, as well as perhaps a diminution of pathological involvement.
Lets get back into the contribution that osteopathic philosophy could make and halt a slide towards a confined allied health musculoskeletal practice which was not the way osteopathic practice was originally envisaged.
All the lectures are recorded, and you can access them many times through the Moodle online platform. Forums and tutorials are also included.
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN OSTEOPATHIC CONCEPTS
8 THEORY MODULES, WITH ONLINE RESOURCES, ACCESSED VAI MOODLE.
There is: ONE LIVE BROADCAST ZOOM TUTORIAL MEETING FOR Q AND A PER MODULE – USUALLY THURSDAYS, 6PM-7PM (8 HOURS 0F TUTORIAL IN TOTAL) – DATES AND TIME TBC: NB THESEMAY BE DONE IN PERSON, IF THEY CAN BE COMBINED WITH THE PRACTICAL BLOCKS, DUE TO SCHEDULING PROXIMITY.
There are also the 3 X 2-DAY PRACTICAL WEEKENDS, OR A ONE WEEK BLOCK INSTEAD, USUALLY IN LONDON, BUT THE DATES AND TIMES ARE TBC. 9-5 each day.
AVAILABLE FOR OSTEOPATHIC STUDENTS AND OSTEOPATHIC PRACTITIONERS ONLY.
Content per session:
|1A||6/9/22||WHOSE OSTEOPATHY IS IT ANYWAY?||A.T.Still and early players.|
|1B||13/9/22||Developing the concepts of lesions and body contributions to health|
|1C||20/9/22||Lesions, posture, neural, fluidic and biomechanical dynamics|
|1D||27/9/22||Current practice – is it osteopathic?|
|2A||4/10/22||FUNCTION AND PHYSIOLOGY||FINDING HEALTH – ‘seeing’|
|2B||11/10/22||Littlejohn’s sensory concepts and equations|
|2C||25/10/22||Hydrostatic skeletons, our coelomic posture, Biotensegrity and cellular level health|
|2D||1/11/22||Axial and appendicular dynamics|
|3A||8/11/22||HOW THINGS MIGHT WORK – OSTEOPATHY AND PATHOLOGY||Communication and barriers – releasing health|
|3B||15/11/22||Techniques that communicate or release communicative channels|
|3C||22/11/22||Body impacts on self-regulation|
|3D||29/11/22||Practitioner or patient delivered therapy – the role of touch and passive movements; why we all palate it differently|
|PRACTICAL BLOCK ONE (INC TUTORIAL THREE)||2-3-4 DECEMBER 2022||Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules|
|4A||3/1/23||LESION TRACKING – WHAT DOES IT MEAN? AGG-REL AND MAINTAINING FACTORS||Viscero-somatic / somato-visceral, maps, topography, where is the ‘segment’, cutaneous reflexes and nuclei – what is driving what?|
|4B||10/1/23||Myofascial ‘lesions’ – what are they?|
|4C||17/1/23||The primary lesion – does it exist|
|4D||24/1/23||Models – 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||26 JANUARY 2023|
|5A||31/1/23||FOUNDATIONS – RATIONALITY, PLAUSIILITY, DEFENSIBILITY||Is there any evidence?|
|5B||7/2/23||Postural models and the BSP debate – where to go with this story|
|5C||21/2/23||Other models – the 5-model model and the Embodied embracing model. Lets think integrated function and physiology|
|5D||28/2/23||Immune dynamics – exposure, allostasis, dysregulation – can bodywork work?|
|TUTORIAL FIVE||9 MARCH 2023|
|6A||7/3/23||PAIN, PERCEPTION, INTERPRETATION||What is relevant in pain?|
|6B||14/3/23||Complex and chronic pain – an osteopathic interpretation|
|6C||21/3/23||Retracing osteopathic exploration – ‘seeing’ your patient|
|6D||28/3/23||Analysing patients – why technique can’t and shouldn’t be taught|
|TUTORIAL SIX||30 MARCH 2023|
|PRACTICAL BLOCK TWO||28-29-30 APRIL 2023||Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules|
|7A||2/5/23||CAVITIES AND CONTENTS – SPINAL AND APPENDICULAR INTEGRATION||Spinal and cranial cavities, and the CNS and dysfunctions|
|7B||9/5/23||Abdominal cavity and its dysfunctions|
|7C||16/5/23||Pelvis and its dysfunctions|
|7D||23/5/23||Thoracic cavity and its dysfunctions|
|8A||13/6/23||CONCEPTS OF CARE – 21ST CENTURY OSTEOPATHY||Modern osteopath revisited|
|8B||20/6/23||Keeping it real|
|PRACTICAL BLOCK THREE (INC TUTORIAL EIGHT)||14-15-16 JULY 2023||Techniques and practice covered in the preceding modules. Final course review.|
Pay now for the online only version – you will be awarded a Certificate – price £900. Programme is open to osteopathic students and osteopathic graduates only.
Pay in full for the Diploma (including 9 days of practicals). £1500. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT : £1250 FEE APPLIES TO 31 MARCH, 2023.
Should covid rear its head again or if for other unavoidable reasons the practicals / clinics need to be changed, then the dates will be reorganised and fees held over. No refunds in this scenario, apologies. Please contact us for all other payment enquiries / combos (email@example.com) The full price is £1500, includes all tutorial and the practical intensives, but not your own costs of travel and accommodation etc.
To enrol, pay by bank transfer, and complete the forms on the forms page. Email the form(s) to the admin email indicated on form.