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Upcoming Courses & Events

2018 Osteopathy Australia Conference

Location: Cairns, Australia
Dates: October 12-14, 2018

The Osteopathy Conference will be held from October 12th – 14th at the Cairns Convention Centre.

This is a great opportunity for delegates to hear from leading local and international clinicians and researchers, to update their skills and knowledge and to network with colleagues and peers – examining treatment practice and approaches, discussing research and emerging trends and identifying ways to ensure the ongoing sustainability of osteopathy.

If you are interested in being a speaker at the Conference, you can submit an abstract through this link: https://osteopathyconference.wufoo.eu/forms/s2kbdsu0e0gkjc/

Abstracts must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday, 16th March, 2018.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Conference, click here to access our prospectus.

If you are interested in attending the Conference, registrations will open soon.

For any further information, email our CPD Officer, Peter Tzanis at cpd@osteopathy.org.au or call 02 9410 0099.

iO Convention 2018 – ‘The Next 25 Years’

Location: The Grange Hotel St. Pauls, London, UK
Dates: October 12-14, 2018

The iO Convention is the biggest and best known osteopathic training and networking event for UK osteopathy. This year’s convention marks 25 years since osteopathy achieved statutory regulation and presents the opportunity to reflect on progress within the profession, and to look forward to ‘The next 25 years’, as we look to continue the growth of osteopathy in the UK.

For more information: https://www.ioconvention.com

Open Forum for Osteopathic Education Conference

Location: Lyon, France
Dates: October 18-19, 2018

Osteopathic diagnostics is a major part of osteopathic education, but even now many schools are struggling to get a grip on clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach, etc.

In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops in this important area. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper, before Sunday, 31st December 2017, for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop in one of the following areas:

Teaching and assessing

Clinical reasoning within the Osteopathic Education.
What do we use as protocols for clinical examinations of patients?
Communicating the challenge of miscalculations in diagnosis
Educational strategies in osteopathic diagnostics.
Teaching feedback and evaluation in our approaches in the osteopathic clinic.
Teaching diagnostic strategies, such as:
Induction
Deduction
Pattern recognition
Inter- and intra-reliability in research teaching.
Problem Based learning in osteopathic education
Standardizing the osteopathic practical examination
Teaching Red & yellow flags
Teaching Phenomenology in diagnostics
Please use the Submission Form on the OsEAN-website at
: http://www.osean.com/index.php/events/open-forum-conference/2018-teaching-osteopathic-diagnostics/ to send your abstract.

PALPABLE OSTEOPATHY: HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE!

OAO Approved Course
24 CEUs
Location: Vancouver College of Massage Therapy
Suite 300—1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Dates: November 9th-12, 2018

PALPABLE OSTEOPATHY: HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE!

Make your practice simpler and more efficient while producing longer-lasting results

with Robert Morelli D.O.M.P.

 

Course Description and Syllabus

Any osteopathic practitioner worth his or her salt questions whether their treatment is as efficient and long-lasting as it can be.

More importantly for you, how potent can any osteopathic treatment can be made to be?

In this course I will give you a system that will answer these questions for you and put you on a path to your best work.

I sincerely believe that manual osteopathy is potentially the most powerful medicine on the planet.

Over the past 15 years I have developed a system of palpation and treatment that unleashes that potential in order to drive the body towards optimal health.

Working with scores of extremely complex patients with chronic health concerns has convinced me that even these patients can usually be helped with osteopathy.

In this course I intend to put that optimism in your hands!

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course you will learn:

  • How the changing concept of the osteopathic lesion has affected your training and practice
  • How the patient’s body reacts when palpated, and, how to control that reaction for optimal palpation and treatment
  • How to improve your palpation of lesions in the different tissues of the body by learning how to search for the lesions that you have been missing
  • How to refine palpation of the patient’s vitality using a system called “Equipoise” designed to facilitate palpation in the body’s most difficult regions
  • How to palpate the motility and mobility of the visceral and supporting fascial system given their integral importance to the structure and function of the whole body
  • A clear palpatory protocol for assessing the lesional information found in the patient’s entire body
  • About the hierarchy—there is always a primary lesion—within the patient’s “Adapted Mechanism” of lesions
  • Ultimately, how to make your treatment simpler, more efficient and longer-lasting

For more information: www.osteocourses.com

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress

Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 14-15, 2018

Pre-conference workshops: November 13, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! November 2018…Two conferences converge in Berlin

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress: November 14-15, 2018
Pre-Conference Workshops: November 13, 2018

Venue: The Urania Berlin

International Osteopathic Conference: November 16-18, 2018

Joint registration will be available for those wishing to attend both the Fascia Research Congress and the Osteopathic Conference.

http://www.fasciacongress.org

Now accepting abstracts through April 15. Prizes will be awarded for the best science abstract and the three best posters. In addition, the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies will award $1,000 and $500 cash prizes for the two most clinically relevant abstracts.

Authors are invited to submit new study results related to research on fascia. Basic science and clinical abstracts will be considered in the following categories:

Clinical Studies
Anatomy of Fascia
Sensory and Neural Aspects
Matrix Biology and Fluid Dynamics
Assessment Methods
Biomechanical Aspects
Veterinary Aspects
Surgical Aspects
Oncological Aspects
Other Fascial Pathologies
Fascia in Sports and Movement
Phenomenlogical and Philosophical Aspects

New Hypotheses and Experimental Research Methods

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee will be published in the proceedings book and authors will be invited to make an oral presentation or present a poster at the Fascia Research Congress.

 

2018 Anatomy Series with Joseph Rotella, DO(MP), CAT(C), MSc

Location: West Hamilton, ON
Date: November 17, 2018

2018 Anatomy Series with Joseph Rotella, DO(MP), CAT(C), MSc

Saturday, November 17– 8:30 am -5:00 pm

Hillcrest Masonic Temple, 257 Mohawk Road, West Hamilton, ON

LUMBAR, SPINE and PELVIS Part II:

The focus of this practical and theoretical course will be on the lumbar, spine and pelvic region. Emphasis will be placed on altered biomechanics at the musculoskeletal level and what structures could contribute to these improper mechanics.

Strategies will be placed on the complicated patient who suffers from low back pain and who might not respond to conventional therapies. We will touch upon a myriad of treatment techniques and offer some direction on when and how we might utilize these various techniques.

A very strong emphasis will be placed on the anatomy of the lumbar, spine and pelvis. Treatment techniques will include, visceral manipulation, joint and soft tissue mobilization as well as non-traditional therapeutic exercises.

This is the second of a three-part series.

$250.00 + GST/workshop

Registration details: Hamilton Osteopathic & Rehabilitation Centre

 

 

 

Best Practices in Concussion Management

Location: Guelph, Ontario
Dates: November 23, 24, 25, 2018

For more information and to register: Please click here.

The structure of our program is based around a multi-faceted concept, with several important pillars for the complete management of concussion: education, interdisciplinary collaboration, objective assessment markers, and individualized rehabilitation strategies. The course is designed to provide a solid foundation for the understanding of concussion injuries, while integrating skill sets within an interdisciplinary team. This program will take the clinician from the first visit of the clinical assessment and initial education, through introductory concepts for vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation, as well as exertion training. Concussion affects not only athletes but all individuals and our training is designed to help understand the lifestyles demands of each.

PEDIATRICS WORKSHOP WITH ALAIN BOUCHARD, PT, DO

Location: Moncton, NB
Dates: June 8 & 9, 2019

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1) UNDERSTAND THE MAIN DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS AFFECTING INFANTS AND THE PROBLEMS RELATED TO THEM, ALONG WITH THE RESEARCH AVENUES UNDERLYING THESE PROBLEMS:
* Learning difficulties and disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, language disorders;
* Anxiety troubles and other emotional disorders;
* Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
2) ASSESS AND TREAT THESE CONDITIONS IN THE OSTEOPATHIC FIELD AND KNOW THE PHYSIOLOGICAL
MECHANISMS RELATED TO THEM. MORE SPECIFICALLY, BASED ON CLINICAL CASES:
* Understand the facilitation mechanisms and neuro-sensori-somatic / osteopathic
influences linked with these problems;
* Know the main somatic and neurological areas involved in these disorders
3) START INTEGRATING PERCEPTUAL AND VOLUMETRIC PALPATORY APPROACHES IN THE PRACTICE:
* Volumetric and non-directive normalization treatment methods;
* Use of non-directive approach to assess and to treat CNS.
For More information:
Osteopathnb@gmail.com

NEURAL MANIPULATION: NEUROMENINGEAL MANIPULATION; AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO TRAUMA (NM1)

December 7-9, 2018
Toronto, ON

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The introductory level workshop includes lecture, demonstration and practice for each technique presented.

COURSE PARTICIPANTS: Licensed or certified healthcare professionals or students, including Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Naturopaths, Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals.

LEARNER OBJECTIVES:
• The participant will understand and be able to functionally apply the three primary areas of trauma as they relate to whiplash: physical laws, evaluation and treatment.
• The participant will learn the appropriate anatomy and physiology for the treatment of whiplash, as well as other trauma conditions.
• The participant will be able to locate and release soft tissue restrictions along the meningeal system.
• The participant will learn about the types of stress during a trauma – traction, compression and shearing – and how they relate to deformation of the tissues in the body.
• The participant will examine indications for Brachial Plexus manipulation, indications for manipulation of Lumbar Plexus and indications for manipulation of Sciatic Plexus.
• The participant will learn an evaluation protocol that will guide them to the areas of primary restrictions, as well as fascial mobilization techniques to release the restrictions.
Click here for More information.

The University College of Osteopathy, UK – CPD Courses and Conferences

Various Dates and Locations
For more information and to register: Please click here.