Home » CERTIFICATE in Traditional Osteopathic Concepts

CERTIFICATE in Traditional Osteopathic Concepts

You can attend a 5 day face to face block (next F2F block in 2025-2026), or access the extensive online package including over 100 hours of lectures and resources to watch / read!

WHATS RIGHT WITH OSTEOPATHY? COME AND FIND OUT!

Philosophy and Principles for the 21st Century.

PAYMENT OPTIONS TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE – AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAMME?

  • 5 DAYS OF INTENSIVE LECTURES WITH PRACTICALS.
  • Library of resources and pre-recorded lectures also available via online resources (available for those on the 5 day block as well as those doing the online only option):
  • Extensive review of traditional osteopathic history and philosophy
  • ‘translated’ into current terminology and backed up with evidence review to explore these concepts and practice
  • break down of original osteopathic thinking, and exploration of what the early osteopaths were aiming at
  • understand why traditional osteopathy IS evidenced
  • appreciate why PALPATION IS VALID
  • learn how to reframe your thinking and get you beyond simplistic and mechanistic manual therapy
  • learn some ACTUAL OSTEOPATHY!
  • Includes how to understand 3 dimensional mechanics and how physiology works with posture
  • includes concepts of osteopathic barriers – neural, chemical and mechanical
  • includes understanding of the fluid-body and fascial-fluidic – biotensile and metabolic dynamics
  • enables you to understand ‘cranial rhythms’ as ordinary biological events
  • debates coupled motion and spinal mechanics in the concept of the whole
  • explores the alternative paradigms to biomedicine – and, OSTEOPATHY IS NOT A BIOMEDICAL PRACTICE!
  • includes systemic approaches to neuroendocrine immune system, men’s health, women’s health, intro to paediatrics, to respiratory and circulatory care, to digestive complaints and urinary / fluidic considerations, TMJ / Dental / stomatognathic understanding, plus lots more.
  • enables you to work in the head without using the IVM

THIS CERTIFICATE IS NOT FORMALLY ASSESSED. SO NO EXAMS!

Venue – next practical dates coming 2025-2026 – the online version is still available to enrol.

OSTEOPATHIC CONCEPTS CERTIFICATE: You get a range of items included:

32 1-3 hour units of pre recorded videos of live broadcast mini lectures. Also included are a large number of papers, articles, links and other resources to supplement your learning. Elearning access is available on registration, and you can register anytime up to the block start date, although early bird discounts end before then. 5 intensive days of lectures synthesising the online material (you don’t need to watch in advance), with lots of hands on each day). Lots of immediately clinical applicable dynamics.

 

Online only option – flat fee of £500, join any time, use button below.

Continuing the legacy of still and littlejohn, and covers a wide range of osteopathic history, and brings it into a 21st century context.  Looks at how modern osteopathic academic bias has eroded osteopathic concepts currently taught, and explores the validity of traditional concepts and looks at how an evidence frame exists for these original dynamics.  It explores how we can move forwards whilst carrying these concepts forwards and discusses how the misplaced drive for ‘evidence’ that does not actually explore osteopathy can be viewed in a more critically realistic manner. Bringing early concepts to life in 5 days of practicals also enhances how osteopaths now can still learn to bring osteopathy back into their practice! Lets keep digging!

There are no refunds for covid or other unforeseen circumstances, as the majority of the programme resources are online, and the practical dates will be rescheduled if I have to postpone any for unseen circumstances / you can attend later sessions if you need to postpone. Payments is by bank transfer (See forms and fees page) or payment button below. Please complete and send student agreement and application form by email at the time of your payment. Payment infers acceptance of terms.

COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY:

MODULE  TITLE  INDICATIVE CONTENTS 
1A  WHOSE OSTEOPATHY IS IT ANYWAY?  A.T.Still and early players. 
1B  Developing the concepts of lesions and body contributions to health  
1C  Lesions, posture, neural, fluidic and biomechanical dynamics 
1D  Current practice – is it osteopathic? 
     
2A  FUNCTION AND PHYSIOLOGY  FINDING HEALTH – ‘seeing’  
2B  Littlejohn’s sensory concepts and equations 
2C  Hydrostatic skeletons, our coelomic posture, Biotensegrity and cellular level health 
2D  Axial and appendicular dynamics 
     
3A  HOW THINGS MIGHT WORK – OSTEOPATHY AND PATHOLOGY  Communication and barriers – releasing health 
3B  Techniques that communicate or release communicative channels 
3C  Body impacts on self-regulation 
3D  Practitioner or patient delivered therapy – the role of touch and passive movements; why we all palate it differently 
     
4A  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  Myofascial ‘lesions’ – what are they? 
4C  The primary lesion – does it exist 
4D  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? 
     
5A  FOUNDATIONS – RATIONALITY, PLAUSIILITY, DEFENSIBILITY  Is there any evidence? 
5B  Postural models and the BSP debate – where to go with this story 
5C  Other models – the 5-model model and the Embodied embracing model.  Lets think integrated function and physiology 
5D  Immune dynamics – exposure, allostasis, dysregulation – can bodywork work? 
     
6A  PAIN, PERCEPTION, INTERPRETATION  What is relevant in pain? 
6B  Complex and chronic pain – an osteopathic interpretation 
6C  Retracing osteopathic exploration – ‘seeing’ your patient 
6D  Analysing patients – why technique can’t and shouldn’t be taught 
     
     
7A  CAVITIES AND CONTENTS – SPINAL AND APPENDICULAR INTEGRATION  Spinal and cranial cavities, and the CNS and dysfunctions 
7B  Abdominal cavity and its dysfunctions 
7C  Pelvis and its dysfunctions 
7D  Thoracic cavity and its dysfunctions 
     
8A  CONCEPTS OF CARE – 21ST CENTURY OSTEOPATHY  Modern osteopathy revisited 
8B  Keeping it real 
8C  Being osteopathic 
8D  Reflections 
     

 

Traditional osteopathic concepts online only option
£500.00

 

Subscribe to our Newsletter