PROGRAMME 2013


FULL-DAY AND WEEKEND COURSES 2013


 
  • FUNCTIONAL NEUROMUSCULAR RE-ABILITATION
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman

  • This workshop explores the natural processes underlying neuromuscular recovery and how they can be applied clinically to improve the control of movement after musculoskeletal injury, pain conditions and CNS damage. This will be used as a clinical model for management of a wide range of conditions such as neuromuscular rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, psychomotor conditions and for movement rehabilitation of individuals suffering from CNS damage.
    The approach used in this workshop is based on functional and behavioural approaches using the individual's own movement repertoire for the rehabilitation process. It focuses on movement patterns that occur during daily activities and which can be amplified to provide the necessary challenges to recover motor control. During the workshop the participants will learn to assess and identify the particular motor losses and develop specific strategies to help motor recovery.
    The course will move away from traditional models of rehabilitation that promote movement fragmentation and approaches that have little resemblance to normal human movement such as muscle-by-muscle and muscle chains rehabilitation, core training and dynamic stabilization.The practical aspect of the course will include hands-on approaches as well as specific challenges / exercise to regain and improve control of posture and movement.
    (See www.cpdo.net for video clip of Re-abilitation of the shoulder.).
     
    By the end of the workshop the participants will reach several clinical goals:
     
  • Be able to develop and provide a programme for neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Learn to rehabilitate movement control after joint and muscle injuries
  • Be able to provide neuromuscular rehabilitation post-surgery (hip, shoulder, lower back and more)
  • Be able to work with cognitions and behaviour in managing conditions associated with emotional stress (painful jaw, chronic neck and shoulder pain, suboccipital pain, tension headaches and lower back pain)
  • Treat patients with central nervous system damage (stroke, MS, head injuries)
  • Develop specific exercise and functional activities to support movement rehabilitation

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    For further information about the course see: nmr_course_description.doc
     
    Dates: 26-27 Jan 13    (Start time is 17.00 on Friday)


    CPD hours: 20 •
     
       Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" and "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies".
    READ FOREWORDS,  INTRODUCTION CHAPTER  AND SUMMARY CHAPTER

     

     
  • FOUNDATION PILATES FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
     
    Susie Lecomber

  • A specially designed foundation course for clinicians and fitness professionals who would like to use Pilates on a one-to-one basis with their clients. The focus will be on modified Pilates exercises specifically for patients presenting with musculoskeletal conditions. The course will cover the history of Pilates, including current relevant research, and an exploration into low level exercises and their clinical relevance.
    This highly practical course will focus on lumbo-pelvic, scapulo-thoracic and cervical stabilization exercises through self practice and workshops.
     
    Dates: 2-3 Feb & 2-3 March 13

    CPD hours: 28 •
     
    Susie Lecomber is a registered osteopath and Pilates Foundation Teacher who has a background in exercise and personal training. Susie has worked as a Pilates teacher since 1998, and successfully combines Pilates with her osteopathic practice. She runs a Pilates studio in Bath where both equipment and matwork Pilates are taught. Susie is a mentor for Pilates Foundation trainees and runs regular courses for them.
     

     
  • COUNSELLING SKILLS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
     
    Tsafi Lederman & Jenny Stacey

  • What you say can be as important as what you do with your patients. Being able to listen to the patient and communicate in simple, focused ways is an essential part of clinical work.
    This one-day course will provide an introduction to counselling skills that can be applied in the manual/physical therapy clinical setting.

    The workshop will include:
    • An introduction to the relevance of counselling skills for manual and physical therapists
    • Exploring some aspects of the therapeutic relationship
    • Theoretical input and an opportunity to experiment with fundamental counselling skills including: reflecting, paraphrasing, empathic listening, focusing and tracking

    Date: 2 Feb 13

    CPD hours: 7 •
     
    Tsafi Lederman is a UKCP registered and practising psychotherapist who specialises in body-psychotherapy Gestalt and integrative arts psychotherapy. She has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice in London. She is the co-director of CPDO and a tutor and supervisor of the MA programme at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Tsafi has been running workshops and teaching psychotherapy and bodywork for over 18 years. She is co-author of the section on psychological processes in "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" (2005) and a chapter entitled "Touch as a Therapeutic Intervention" in the book 'Morphodynamics in Osteopathy' (2006).
     
    Jenny Stacey is a gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor. She works in a school as a therapist and also works within organisations in the voluntary and statutory sector as a trainer, group facilitator and consultant, looking at communication and conflict. She is a trainer in Counselling skills at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. She is author of the chapter The Therapeutic Relationship in Creative Arts Psychotherapy in: The Therapeutic Relationship (2008) and co-author of the book Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists (1999).
     

     
  • THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP: MANAGING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
     
    Tsafi Lederman & Jenny Stacey

  • Do you find that you have difficulties in the relationship with particular patients?
    Is the relationship getting in the way of the treatment?
    The relationship between the physical therapist and the patient plays a pivotal role in the process of recovery.
    In this workshop Tsafi and Jenny will discuss some of the relational dynamics in clinic such as professional boundaries, projections and how the patient and therapist experience each other throughout the treatment.
    There will also be an opportunity for the participants to bring case studies to discuss relational difficulties with specific patients.
     
    Date: 3 Feb 13

    CPD hours: 7 •
     
    Tsafi Lederman is a UKCP registered and practising psychotherapist who specialises in body-psychotherapy Gestalt and integrative arts psychotherapy. She has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice in London. She is the co-director of CPDO and a tutor and supervisor of the MA programme at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Tsafi has been running workshops and teaching psychotherapy and bodywork for over 18 years. She is co-author of the section on psychological processes in "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" (2005) and a chapter entitled "Touch as a Therapeutic Intervention" in the book 'Morphodynamics in Osteopathy' (2006).
     
    Jenny Stacey is a gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor. She works in a school as a therapist and also works within organisations in the voluntary and statutory sector as a trainer, group facilitator and consultant, looking at communication and conflict. She is a trainer in Counselling skills at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. She is author of the chapter The Therapeutic Relationship in Creative Arts Psychotherapy in: The Therapeutic Relationship (2008) and co-author of the book Counselling Skills for Creative Arts Therapists (1999).
     

     
  • BASIC VISCERAL: THE ABDOMEN
     

     
    Joanna Crill Dawson

  • A two-day course aiming to help the participants acquire and develop basic clinical skills in the area of visceral osteopathy. The focus will be on the organs within the abdomen, learning to appreciate their position, size and the importance of their mobility. During the practical sessions the participants will learn whole body and local visceral evaluation skills as well as techniques/assessments to identify fascial tensions in the body/abdomen/thorax. The practical session will also include demonstration and practice of basic visceral techniques that are used to treat the abdominal viscera and the fascial tensional patterns.

    The basic visceral course is recommended for practitioners who would like an introduction to visceral osteopathy as well as to Barral's work.
    This course allows practitioners who have not had visceral osteopathy training to join Barral's advanced visceral courses.
     
    Dates: 9-10 Feb 13

    CPD hours: 14 •
     
    Joanna Crill Dawson is a Chartered Physiotherapist who for the past 14 years has specialised in visceral manipulation. She has studied for many years under Jean-Pierre Barral and now teaches introductory workshops. In 2000 she gained the International Certificate in the Techniques and Practice of CranioSacral Therapy.
     

     
  • BARRAL'S ADVANCED INTEGRATIVE APPROACH
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral

  • In this advanced workshop Barral will integrate visceral, neural, vascular, emotional and articular aspects of his work from previous workshop. This workshop will focus on the clinical application of Barral's approach and will include case examples.

    This course is open to practitioners who have had previous training in Barral's work.
     
    Dates: 13-14-15 Feb 13

    CPD hours: 20 • : £595 • deposit: £375
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral is well known internationally for his extensive contribution to osteopathy in the area of visceral osteopathy. He has written several books in this and related areas and has developed many of the techniques used by osteopaths worldwide. The two workshops run by Jean-Pierre are a rare opportunity to train under his guidance.
     

     
  • INTEGRATED NEUROMUSCULAR MANAGEMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN (TRIGGER POINTS)
     
    Leon Chaitow

  • This course will explore the current understanding of the patho-physiology of myofascial pain - what clinical experience and research has revealed about the evolution of trigger points and their contribution to general sensitization and widespread pain syndromes.
     
    It will include:

  • Specific palpation and assessment methods for identification of myofascial trigger points
  • Treatment protocols for central (muscle belly) situated trigger points, and attachment trigger points discussion relative to recent evidence of the importance in management of chronic pelvic pain, of specific trigger point deactivation methods and sequences
  • Clinical methods of myofascial pain management, including manual therapy variations such as: positional release/strain-counterstrain/ muscle energy techniques/ myofascial release/connective tissue manipulation - and combined approaches such as Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (INIT)
  • The role of poor posture, poor ergonomics and poor breathing patterns, in the evolution of trigger points and myofascial pain
  • Discussion of dietary factors and protocols in managing myofascial pain
  • Recognizing breathing imbalance and appropriate rehabilitation protocols including breathing rehabilitation, relaxation methods(such as autogenic training) and aerobic exercise in treatment of myofascial pain
  • How to help individuals to commit to self-care activities
  • Review and practice of manual and rehabilitation methods + Q&A opportunities.

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    Learning objectives:

  • An understanding of the complex interacting causative features of myofascial pain in general and trigger point evolution in particular, and of the connection between myofascial pain and central sensitisation.
  • Awareness of current research evidence of trigger point visualisation, including use of real-time ultrasound and elastography; as well as dialysis data of trigger point milieux
  • Understanding which trigger points are suitable for deactivation, and why some trigger points may be functional, and so should not be deactivated
  • A general awareness and understanding of a variety of complementary and mainstream treatment approaches (including acupuncture, manual therapy (including PRT and MET), exercise, myofascial trigger point deactivation methods, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, and various pain management strategies) based on clinical and research evidence.
  • An ability to incorporate into patient care useful, evidence-based, integrated manual approaches in the care of myofascial pain patients (including positional release and muscle energy methods)
  • Understanding of the role that other modalities, including acupuncture, laser and dry needling can play in management of myofascial pain
  • Understanding of the role that nutrition can play in management of myofascial pain
  • Understanding of stress management in care of myofascial pain patients
  • An understanding of the issues of compliance in home-care, self-treatment approaches

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    Suggested reading:
    Chaitow L (ed) 2010 Modern neuromuscular techniques (3rd edition) Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh
     
    Dates: 16-17 March 13

    CPD hours: 14 •
     
    Leon Chaitow ND DO is a graduate of the BCNO (now BCOM) who has been in practice since 1960. He was until 2004 Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. He lectures widely in Europe, USA and Australia on osteopathic and naturopathic topics, to chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and massage therapists; is author of over 60 books (including Positional Release Techniques, 3rd edition (2007) Churchill Livingstone). He is Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, and practises in the UK and Greece.
     

     
  • YOGA FOR HEALTHY LOWER BACKS - EVIDENCE-BASED BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT
     
    Anna Semlyen

  • A one-day exploring the use of Yoga for management of low back pain. This workshop is the outcome of a multi centre randomised trial for chronic low back pain sufferers carried out by the University of York. The results demonstrated a 30% improvement in back function (2.17 points on the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire) in the Yoga group compared to the usual care control group after 3 months. Results were better than most other standard treatments including manipulation, cognitive behavioural therapy, physiotherapy, exercise and 6 lessons of Alexander Technique. Benefits continued for a year's follow up.
     
       
     
    In this practical workshop Anna will explore the specific Yoga exercise used in management of low back pain. The participants will have the opportunity to practise these exercises and learn how to apply them clinically.
     
    Bring an exercise mat if you have one and wear loose clothing suitable for exercising.
     
    Date: 20 April 13

    CPD hours: 7 •
     

     
    Anna Semlyen is the British Wheel of Yoga's Specialist Advisor on Back Care and Therapeutic Yoga research and co-author of the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs book and Relaxations CD. A specialist in back pain management and training, she has taught yoga since 1996.
     

     
  • FUNCTIONAL STRETCHING
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman

  • Clinical stretching has limited contribution to recovery of movement range in many musculoskeletal conditions - Immediate: 3°, short-term: 1°, long-term: 0° (Cochrane Database, CD007455)

    Find out why and how it can be resolved

    Functional stretching is a clinical approach that focuses on active restoration of movement range, using task-specific, functional movement patterns. This approach is useful for recovering movement losses due to post-injury changes, immobilisation, surgery, frozen shoulder and central nervous system damage.
    Functional stretching has been developed over 10 years. It is informed by research in areas of tissue adaptation, motor control and cognitive-behavioural sciences.

    Outcome of course:
  • Understanding the biomechanical, biological, neurological and psychological-behavioural processes associated with loss of movement range
  • Understanding the processes associated with long-term length adaptation and recovery of movement range
  • Ability to identify the indications for therapeutic stretching
  • Ability to identify which stretching techniques are most suitable for your patients' conditions
  • Understanding the differences between therapeutic and recreational stretching
  • Review of various stretching approaches
  • Learning new functional stretching techniques to optimise therapeutic outcome in various musculoskeletal conditions

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    Dates: 7 & 8 Sept 13  

    CPD hours: 15 •
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" and "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies".
     

     
  • ADVANCED THORAX AND ABDOMEN
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral



  • This course is open only to participants who have had a basic training in visceral osteopathy
     
    Dates: 4-5-6 Sep 13

    CPD hours: 20 •
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral is well known internationally for his extensive contribution to osteopathy in the area of visceral osteopathy. He has written several books in this and related areas and has developed many of the techniques used by osteopaths worldwide. The two workshops run by Jean-Pierre are a rare opportunity to train under his guidance.
     

     
  • MANAGING SHOULDER CONDITIONS USING A PROCESS APPROACH
     

     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman

  • A practical workshop exploring the theory and management of common shoulder conditions seen in clinic.
    In particular, the workshop will focus on frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome and post-operative management of the shoulder.
    There will be discussion of the aetiology and the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with these conditions and a review of current research findings. Many of the shoulder conditions seen in clinic are associated with complex processes that are not related to postural, structural or biomechanical predisposing factors.
    For this reason a process approach will be used as a model for management. In a process approach the focus is on the tissue, neurological and psychological processes that underlie the patient's condition. The management aims to match the most suitable interventions according to these processes rather than aiming to correct structural imbalances or anomalies.
    A process approach can reduce the duration of treatment/recovery of many shoulder conditions from many months to several weeks. In the workshop participants will learn how to develop specific treatment strategies and how to match the most suitable manual techniques and exercise to the patient's condition. The practical session will include a demonstration and practice of specific manual techniques and exercise.

    Learning outcome:

  • Understanding repair and adaptation processes in relation to the shoulder and related structures
  • Understanding the neuromuscular cost of injury, changes in motor control and motor recovery
  • Understanding the psychological processes associated with injury, pain and how they impede or facilitate recovery
  • Understanding how different techniques/exercise can be used to target repair, adaptation and motor control recovery
  • Developing a simplified method for diagnosis
  • Understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying frozen shoulder and impingement syndrome
  • Developing clinical management for common shoulder conditions such as: frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, the post operative shoulder and more.

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    Date: 21 Sept 13 

    CPD hours: 7 •
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" and "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies".
     

     
  • BASIC VISCERAL: THE THORAX
     

     
    Joanna Crill Dawson

  • A two-day course aiming to help the participants acquire and develop basic clinical skills in the area of visceral osteopathy. The focus will be on the organs within the thorax, learning to appreciate their position, size and the importance of their mobility or lack of it. During the practical sessions the participants will learn whole body and local visceral evaluation skills as well as techniques/assessments to identify fascial tensions in the body/abdomen/thorax. The practical session will also include demonstration and practice of the basic visceral techniques that can be used to treat the thoracic organs as well as the fascial tensional patterns.
     
    Dates: 5-6 Oct 13

    CPD hours: 14 •
     
    Joanna Crill Dawson is a Chartered Physiotherapist who for the past 14 years has specialised in visceral manipulation. She has studied for many years under Jean-Pierre Barral and now teaches introductory workshops. In 2000 she gained the International Certificate in the Techniques and Practice of CranioSacral Therapy.
     

     
  • POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUES IN MANAGEMENT OF CERVICAL, THORACIC & PELVIC PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
     
    Leon Chaitow

  • Positional Release Techniques (PRT), including Strain-Counterstrain and Functional Technique, are soft tissue methods that rely on precise positioning of dysfunctional tissues in ways that allow a spontaneous response that releases or reduces excessive tension and/or spasm.
    The mechanisms are thought to result from spindle resetting, reduction in nociceptive sensitivity, and circulatory enhancement. More recent research indicates a rapid beneficial influence on fascial structures. These methods are ideal for acute situations, but can usefully be added to treatment of chronic dysfunction, and can be combined with other soft tissue and joint mobilisation approaches.
    PRT workshops include topics which set the use of the methods in context, as well as practical (hands-on) application of these safe, effective and well-researched methods.

    By the end of the course the participant should have:
     
  • An understanding of the methodology, cautions and precautions relating to the use of PRT in a clinical setting
  • An awareness of the therapeutic value of PRT, (particularly strain/counterstrain (SCS) based on clinical and research evidence as well as experiential evidence
  • The ability to employ PRT for first aid care of recent onset pain - and for self-application
  • The ability to show patients self-management use of this research evidence as well as experiential
  • An understanding of the value of PRT in chronic pain, trigger point and restriction settings
  • An awareness of the wide range of PRT-related approaches used in osteopathy, chiropractic and physical therapy

  • The workshop will incorporate lecture, extensive handout notes, PowerPoint and video presentations, hands-on instruction and practice.
     
    Dates: 5-6 Oct 13

    CPD hours: 14 •
     
    Recommended reading:
    Chaitow L 2007 Positional Release Techniques 3rd edition Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh

    Leon Chaitow ND DO is a graduate of the BCNO (now BCOM) who has been in practice since 1960. He was until 2004 Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. He lectures widely in Europe, USA and Australia on osteopathic and naturopathic topics, to chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and massage therapists; is author of over 60 books (including Positional Release Techniques, 3rd edition (2007) Churchill Livingstone). He is Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, and practises in the UK and Greece.
     

     
  • HARMONIC TECHNIQUE
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman

  • Harmonic Technique is a passive form of oscillatory, rhythmic techniques that can be applied to different joints and tissues.
    Research over the last four decade has demonstrated that passive movement, such as used during Harmonic technique, has an important role in facilitating tissue repair and adaptation after injury.
    Intermittent external compression has been demonstrated to improve tissue healing as well as increasing fluid flow and reducing oedema. Passive motion has been recently shown to facilitate recovery from rotator cuff surgery and help resolve pain in frozen shoulder. These studies suggest that passive motion can be a useful clinical tool in the treatment of different musculoskeletal conditions.

    Learning outcome:

  • Understanding of the biomechanical, physiological neurological processes associated with Harmonic Technique
  • Understanding of Influence of Harmonic Technique on tissue repair, tissue fluid dynamics and adaptation.
  • An understanding of neurological (analgesic influences) and psychological influences of Harmonic Technique
  • Be able to effectively apply Harmonic Technique to most joints in the body
  • Be able to identify conditions which may benefit from passive movement
  • Be able to apply Harmonic Technique to specific conditions commonly seen in manual and physical therapy practice

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    Download: HARMONIC TECHNIQUE: RATIONAL FOR USE
     
    See video clip of Harmonic Technique for the shoulder:


     

     
    Dates: 1-2-3 Nov 13  

    CPD hours: 20 •
     
    Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy" and "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies".
     

     
  • BARRAL'S ADVANCED MANIPULATIVE APPROACH TO THE JOINTS
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral

  • This workshop provides a synthesis of Barral's new articular approach integrating the neural, vascular and visceral into the working on joints. The workshop will focus on joints in the upper limb and lower limb as well as the spine and pelvis. In this workshop Jean-Pierre will also demonstrate some new joint specific techniques which he has recently developed.
     
    This course is open to practitioners who have previous experience in visceral osteopathy
     
    Dates: 5-6-7 Mar 14

    CPD hours: 20 •
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral is well known internationally for his extensive contribution to osteopathy in the area of visceral osteopathy. He has written several books in this and related areas and has developed many of the techniques used by osteopaths worldwide. The two workshops run by Jean-Pierre are a rare opportunity to train under his guidance.
     

     
  • ADVANCED THORAX, NECK AND DIAPHRAGM
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral

  • This workshop provides a synthesis of Barral's approach in the visceral filed. In this workshop Jean-Pierre will explore the fascias and small muscles of the neck the relationship between these structures and vascular circulation and the skull. It will also explore the relationship between the structures in the head and neck and thorax. The practical element of the course will include techniques directed to the fascias, neck muscles, hyoid bone, clavicle, rib, pleura, and cervical and thoracic spine and the different openings of the diaphragm
     
    This course is open to practitioners who have previous experience in visceral osteopathy
     
    Dates: 13-14-15 Nov 14

    CPD hours: 20 •
     
    Jean-Pierre Barral is well known internationally for his extensive contribution to osteopathy in the area of visceral osteopathy. He has written several books in this and related areas and has developed many of the techniques used by osteopaths worldwide. The two workshops run by Jean-Pierre are a rare opportunity to train under his guidance.