Inspired by Sutherland's observations, we start to look at the body from the perspective of the spaces he described and how they are contained and connected. By developing our sense of these spaces within and around the body through practicals, palpation and exercises, we can start to understand how the body might organise itself in response to the different forces, stresses and strains it encounters. We discover how we as osteopaths can engage with the intelligent connective tissue matrix in treatment.
Our faculty share their latest research and development discoveries in short lectures and presentations which are followed by group practicals and tutorials with a 1:4 tutor to student ratio. In your tutor groups, you will be encouraged to explore different aspects of the material through worksheets, discussions palpation exercises and hands on practicals. You will be given individual guidance from your tutor and will be invited to discuss your learning with colleagues in a friendly and mutually supportive environment. Excellent course notes are provided.
3 day residential course. This course is run approximately once every 2 years in the UK. Please see our Course Schedule page for details.
|15 - 17 February 2019||£895 (non-residential)
£995 (residential [shared])
Accommodation at Hawkwood is in shared rooms, a limited number of singles are available at a supplement and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Yes, you must have taken the SCCO 40 hour course Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.
This course will enhance your understanding of whole body homeostasis, and how this can be disrupted by trauma of any sort. It will help you develop your palpation using your whole body as a sensory organ, deepen your understanding of the whole body response to an area of dysfunction, strain or injury, and will enable you to treat more complex musculoskeletal problems.
There will be some precourse reading sent out, but this is not onerous.
All courses are assessed in a very open and student centered way. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own progress each day in discussion with your tutor.
Join the SCCO Mentoring Scheme: an opportunity to work with and share learning experiences with like minded and experienced colleagues.
You could choose to 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: The Neurocranium and Sacrum: Living Bone links very well with this course, exploring the unique qualities of bone as a connective tissue, and its role in the biotensegrity function of the connective tissues. Or choose another modular course to continue your journey on the SCCO membership pathway.