Integrating Cranial into Practice

A one day course aimed at helping you to integrate cranial work into your existing osteopathic practice, and to give you the confidence to communicate effectively with your patients.


You must have attended Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

Have you been excited by Cranial Osteopathy?

Maybe you've been on a course and then returned to your practice and wondered how to use your new skills? Perhaps you've been asked to explain the different approach you're using by a patient or questioned how to write up the treatment you've given in the case notes?

If you're answering yes to any of the above this one-day course could be just what you're looking for. Integrating and Communicating is designed for Osteopaths just like you.

Over the course of the day, in a relaxed, collegiate atmosphere we aim to help address the questions above and others that you might like to bring.

This day will help you to develop the language skills and approach to clinical cases that will directly help you to write your assignments.Practical work will be included.

'Integrating Cranial into Practice' will be a Pathway requirement for anyone joining the Pathway from September 2013, but will not be compulsory for anyone already registered on the old SCC Pathway before September 2013.

Topics covered include:

Diagnostic skills

  • How can I practice becoming more confident in the information I'm picking up?
  • How might I use my new diagnostic skills clinically?
  • How might they inform my treatment and prognosis?
  • How might I need to modify my case history taking?
  • Do I need to change my examination routine?


  • How do I explain what I'm doing to patients?
  • How do I write up my case notes?
  • How do I write letters to other professionals?
  • How do I communicate with other Osteopaths?
  • How do I translate information for myself?


  • How do I start to use Involuntary Motion in my practice?
  • When do I use IVM as opposed to other treatment approaches?
  • My practice principle is uncertain of my new approach. How do I reassure them?
  • Do I have to use IVM exclusively?
  • What happens on those days when I can't feel anything?

Dates & Prices

British School of Osteopathy
18 November 2017 £165
British School of Osteopathy
17 November 2018 £165

What our students say

Michael has a great teaching approach. He makes everyone feel included and comfortable. It was a very relaxed and fun day as well as being extremely useful. He is great at meeting each student where they are at, encouraging, and enabling development in a simple and easy to understand way.

Michael has a real talent for making complex things sound easy and being concise. You can feel his passion for osteopathy and teaching.

I would recommend this course to anyone.

The course was very interesting. It gave me a lot of clarity and ideas for my practice. Michael Harris is very knowledgable, experienced and so good with everyone in the group. Brilliant course.

I learnt a lot, some of it was confirmation that what I knew and was doing already was fine. Finding out that I use cranial when I treat when I didn't realise that I did! Learning from the other students knowledge and experience was invaluable.