CPDO was established in 1995 as centre providing continuing professional training in the area of manual and physical therapy.
CPDO aims to provide further professional development for manual therapists of all disciplines.
The courses focus on three areas of professional development:
To facilitate the development of manual skills and range of techniques used by the therapist.
CLINICAL SKILLS AND MANAGEMENT
To help the therapist develop their clinical methods, the understanding of how to clinically apply their technical skills and to improve their diagnostic abilities.
PERSONAL & INTER-PERSONAL SKILLS
To facilitate the personal development of the individual as a therapist and the quality of the therapeutic relationship with the patient.
The courses are designed to provide an immediate and practical use of the learned material in clinic.
The centre aims to provide courses that would count as CPD hours toward the participants CPD requirements.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE COURSES
Courses are open to all practitioners and students of manual therapy: osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, Alexander teachers, nurses and body psychotherapists, etc. Therapists from other disciplines are welcomed to join the courses (however some experience of manual therapy is needed). The evening lectures are open to all therapists as well as to members of the public. Courses that are only open to osteopaths are indicated in the description of each course.
THE CENTRE'S DIRECTORS
The centre is run by Dr. Eyal Lederman and Tsafi Lederman.