Osteopathy provides a pathway to self healing. The teachings of Osteopathy have taken many paths since its inception in the late 1800’s by Andrew Taylor Still (1828 – 1917, and progression to Cranial Osteopathy by William Garner Sutherland. Much of its pure scientific theory and evidence has been lost in modern teaching methods. Variations of Osteopathy have emerged across the world to confuse the definition and purity of the profession. We have learned to mistrust the inherent skills of palpation and forget to listen to the body and the patient’s experience.
The teachings of Still and Sutherland relevant more than ever to the treatment of disease today.
1. The extensive use of pharmacological drugs in the treatment of illness symptoms, is proving to cause unacceptable side effects and dependencies, without impacting the root cause of the problem
2. Scientific findings are recognising the significance of cerebral spinal fluid in the treatment of wide ranging dysfunctions
3. The connection between physiological systems – brain and gut, lung and heart - is becoming more widely recognised
4. The value of treating illness and dysfunction early in life, in order to avoid life-long suffering, is increasingly making sense to practitioners and patients alike.
This course is designed to bring back the fundamentals of Dr Still’s principles and practice of Osteopathy and Dr Sutherland’s Cranial Osteopathy to further integrate it into current practice.
It takes a wholistic, scientific and evidence-based approach to identifying and treating health issues, drawing on the inherent strengths and self-healing mechanisms of the body. In particular it focuses on this application in the treatment of mothers and newborns, infants and children to age 18 years. It aims to address illness and dysfunction at the cause, from the beginning of life, thereby eliminating years of suffering and deterioration that occur in later life.
Applicants for this course must be Osteopaths or senior Osteopathic students. Payment or a deposit has to be arranged before each module. Pricing of the modules depends on whether the course is held locally or interstate. Under the current circumstances, where vaccine passports are required, I will not be teaching overseas.