A. T. Still - Osteopathy, Research and Practice (Page 38)
This course was formerly known as 'An Osteopathic Approach to Internal Medicine'
Dr Still's vision of osteopathy was as a complete system of medicine and he treated everything from acute infections to chronic illness. This included musculoskeletal problems as well as internal conditions affecting organs.
Over the last 140 years osteopathy has gradually lost much of this holistic approach to treatment and now focuses mainly on musculoskeletal disorders.
This course takes us back to our osteopathic roots as taught by A T Still, and reviews the osteopathic legacy of Still, Sutherland, Littlejohn and others.
This course does not cover extensive pathologies but helps us to discover how we can effectively apply the philosophy and principles of osteopathic treatment in conditions affecting our internal health.
A variety of treatment approaches for each organ system are explored as well as how our internal landscape is part of and relates to our musculoskeletal system. This course will extend both your knowledge base as well as your palpation. As we already know, a good knowledge of anatomy linked with accurate palpation is the key to diagnosis and treatment.
This course is truly holistic and will broaden and inspire your approach to clinical practice.
The course consists of a well-balanced mixture of short lectures or workshops followed by practical sessions. You will work in small groups of 1 tutor to 4 students, giving you almost individual tuition in the practicals. Time is set-aside at the end of each day for individual reflection and discussion with your tutor. Excellent course notes are provided.
This four-day residential course is run approximately once every two years in the UK. Please see our Course Schedule page for details.
|15 - 18 February 2018||£1100 (non-residential)
£1250 (residential [shared])
You must have attended the 5-day Module 2 course, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, with the SCCO. No previous experience of working with internal organs is required.
You will be able to confidently approach the treatment of internal organs in the body, and this will enable you to treat a much wider range of conditions and symptoms in your patients. Musculoskeletal problems often respond better when the organ systems are included in your treatment approach.
No, as in any palpation and treatment using the involuntary mechanism, palpation and treatment is very gentle and there are no invasive or intimate approaches. Any dysfunctional tissue of the body can be tender to touch, but treatment is very respectful and gentle.
Join the SCCO mentoring scheme: This offers a variety of ways of linking with experienced osteopaths to share your successes and failures, to ask questions and learn together.
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.
Join the SCCO pathway: The series of 9 modules explores all aspects of the cranial approach to osteopathy, and is an excellent way to develop your skills.