Osteopathic Techniques for Physiotherapists

Part I

Part II

Part III

Typical schedule

Course Dates and Venues

Testimonials

Courses tutor - Karen Carroll

DO, ND, Registered Osteopath


Each course is complete in it's own right.

There is no need to commit to do all 3, however it is a requirement for part II that you attended Part I and for part III that you have previously attended part II .


Part I

A one day course which includes the following:

  • Passive mobility testing, including the acute cervical spine
  • Soft tissue preparation and connective tissue massage
  • Gentle, long lever mobilisation, articulation & manipulation
  • Improving your own body use and posture to make techniques powerful and effective
  • Patient positioning and patient handling

 

Focus on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with passive mobility testing, soft tissue preparation, mobilisation and manipulation techniques.

 

The course is intended to increase your range of techniques and effectiveness especially when treating stubborn neck, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions.

 

As is Karen's style, the meeting will be lively, well informed, full of great techniques and delivered with her particular ability to be intimate with groups of people.

 

Come dressed appropriately for physical work

 


Part II

 

Another one day course, this time focusing on the cervico-dorsal junction, thoraco-lumbar junction and peripheral joints (Shoulders, carpals, tarsals, radial head and A-C joint).

 

As before it will include :

  • Assessment
  • Soft tissue preparation using deep connective tissue massage
  • Patient positioning and patient handling
  • Your own body use and posture to make techniques powerful and effective
  • Gentle, long lever mobilisation, articulation & manipulative techniques

 

This day will also include a review of manipulation of lumbars, thoracics, cervicals for those who wish it.

 

This day is only open to participants who have completed Osteopathy I.


Part III

 

This second follow-up day will focus on deep soft tissue/fascial release techniques for the shoulder girdle and lower extremity; cervical, lumbar and foot mobilisation techniques; manipulation of the cervico-dorsal area and radial head.

 

We will review and refine the manipulation techniques we have already covered. If time permits, we will also do a brief introduction to cranio-sacral palpation to allow participants to assess their interest in this way of working

 

Come dressed appropriately for physical work. As usual, we will be working on each other and I will be nagging you all about posture, body use, patient positioning and patient handling!

 

The course is intended to increase your range of soft tissue / fascial release techniques and effectiveness and refine the manipulation skills we have already worked on..

 

This day is only open to participants who have completed Osteopathy I and II.


Typical schedule

9.30 Registration

10.00 Start

11:30 Short break

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Continue course

15:30 Short break

16:00 End


 
 
 
 
 
Contact Sandy at the Laser Exchange and ask for full written details
Email sandy@laser.uk.com

 


Apart from being an osteopath, Karen is a recognised authority on Laser Therapy.

In the last 10 years Karen has lectured to hundreds of physiotherapists all over the country on laser therapy. She has also worked in a clinic with a physiotherapist.

Through these experiences she has become familiar with how techniques used in Osteopathy differ from those used in Physiotherapy.

 


Testimonials

 

I liked the emphasis on gentle techniques and joint specificity.

 

 

Cervical and thoracic mobility tests, manips and soft tissue mobs all very good

 

 

Again, loads of good practical techniques and very good instruction. Excellent !

 

 

Good that it is very practical. Lots of variation.

 

 

Good introduction to osteopathic techniques such as the "Chicago" and the "Dog".

 

 

I liked the way that the course was held with a lot of practical work. You do not have to improve anything.

 

 

I liked the practical work.

Mrs P.C. Knowles

 

 

Good practical approach, clearly taught, the day flew by. Thank you.

 

 

Liked revising part I techniques. Good balance of number of new techniques and practise. Nothing too complicated or strong.

 

 

Chicago technique V. simple but effective

 


 
 
 
 
 
Contact Sandy at the Laser Exchange and ask for full written details
Email sandy@laser.uk.com
 
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