The focus will be on refining our understanding of the integrated role of the CNS and CSF with the bodywide fluid function of the IVM and its relationship to health. We shall improve our factual knowledge, develop enhanced 'centreing' skills, and clarify our understanding of 'stillness' and 'potency' both in relation to the practitioner and the living processes within our patients. This will improve our palpatory, diagnostic and treatment skills, not only relating to these areas but to whole body function.
What can you do for your patient when the expression of involuntary motion is poor, or the tissue vitality so low that general health issues, systemic, traumatic and neurological problems, as well as ordinary musculo-skeletal dysfunctions do not respond easily?
Rollin Becker said that 'sick tissues don't make good corrections'. For these patients the use of cooperative fluid management approaches such as 'fluid drives', CV4, EV4, or lateral fluctuation to improve tissue vitality can be a very effective treatment approach.
What did Sutherland mean when he used descriptive language to describe his palpatory experiences, such as 'directing the tide', 'spark in the motor', 'liquid light', or 'the fluid within the fluid'? This course will balance the study of Sutherland's teachings on CNS and CSF with exciting modern research that develops our understanding of the structure and physiology in these areas, and informs clinical osteopathic practice.
As it is such an immense topic we cannot cover everything in just 3 days, therefore a variable selection of additional subjects will also be included where possible.
Examples of some possible additional subjects viewed from the osteopathic perspective:
Our small 1:4 tutor groups enable you to benefit directly from the considerable clinical expertise of your tutor, and to discuss with colleagues. There will be time and space to explore thoroughly and to experience in stillness the concept of potency, and working with the fluids in different ways. In the practicals, our experienced tutors who are experts at meeting individual needs and gently opening up awareness to new concepts and experiences will support and guide your learning.
Excellent files of comprehensive course notes are provided.
A 3 day residential course. This course is run approximately once every 2 years in the UK. Please see our Course Calendar for details.
|7 - 9 July 2017||£805 (non-residential)
|12 - 14 July 2019||£895 (non-residential)
£995 (residential [shared])
You must have attended the SCCO 40 hour course Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.
All clinical problems including musculo-skeletal, respond poorly to osteopathic treatment when the vitality of the fluid fluctuation is diminished and therefore the health of the connective tissues is poor. This course by developing your understanding of the application of Sutherland’s fluid approaches will better enable you to ‘work with the health’ and improve the body’s response to treatment.
Join the SCCO Mentoring Scheme: an opportunity to work with and share learning experiences with like-minded and experienced colleagues.
Write an assignment: The SCCO membership pathway requires 3 written case study assignments. Writing this assignment is an excellent way of reviewing and consolidating your learning from the course.
Refresher Day Bring your questions and experiences or difficulties to share with your colleagues and experienced tutors on a refresher day. An excellent way of consolidating your learning from the course.
Other courses: Choose another modular course to continue your journey on the SCCO membership pathway.