Ort: Hawkwood, STROUD
Dauer: 2 days
Leiter: Claudia Knox with Dr. Erich Mayer-Fally
Frequenz: N/A
CPD: 16 hours
Hawkwood College accommodation

Please be aware that accommodation at Hawkwood will be in shared rooms (single sex). Some single rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis and will carry a supplement. Requesting a single room is not a guarantee that one will be provided.


This course explores the osteopathic concepts that underpin the support we can offer to women with gynaecological health problems. From dysmenorrhoea to cystitis, fibroids to fertility issues, post partum maladaptation to post hysterectomy recovery, women often suffer in silence and the medical system alone often does not have all the answers.

We will look in detail at how to interpret the clinical presentation and what osteopathy can offer to aid our patients’ recovery, re-familiarising ourselves with the relevant anatomical structures; pelvic organs, the autonomic nervous system, crucial blood vessels and obviously the treatment of these structures.

Upon completion, osteopaths will be able to analyse the patients’ presentations as to the cause of their symptoms and clearly interpret the symptoms the women are presenting with, categorising them into hormonal and structural reasons. The understanding of the interrelationship of stress, lifestyle, metabolism and hormones will be explored in detail and therefore inform treatment and management plans, specific to the individual patient.

In turn, our patients will benefit from this enhanced understanding and approach, as the practitioner analyses more specifically the limitations and opportunities of osteopathic practice with regards their case. To support the patient further, knowledge and understanding of onward referral will be enhanced during the course. Patients will feel well supported through osteopathic treatment and further advice given during these rather stressful and unsettling times in their lives.

Discount available to paid Fellows & Members

SCCO Course Providers: All SCCO courses are run by a resident Course Director, who is an Osteopath and a member of the SCCO Faculty. Pathway courses are delivered by SCCO Faculty and may be supported by guest speakers. Short courses are usually delivered by a visiting guest lecturer. SCCO Faculty members all hold recognised osteopathic qualifications but may not be GOSC registered osteopaths.

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Course Leader

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Claudia Knox

Claudia Knox

Claudia has been an Osteopath for many years in England having first worked as a midwife in Germany. Claudia has continued to develop as a therapist motivated by her passion to the see the health in the people she is looking after, flourish.

During her time as a midwife, she had in intense interest in acupuncture and homoeopathy.

To study osteopath was her step to offer holistic care to women around their pregnancies and deliveries.

Since qualifying she has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate osteopathic training. She has been a clinic tutor in the ESO children’s and maternity clinic for 10 years.

She acquired a Master in Paediatric osteopathy with the University of Bedfordshire in collaboration with the Osteopathic Centre for Children, the Diploma in Women’s Health in Osteopathy with the Molinari Institute of Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education.



What our students say about our Short Courses

Claudia’s osteopathic/ midwifery experience and Eric’s clarity of the ‘Hormonal dance’, make a superb combination in their course ‘Osteopathic Approach to Fertility’.

This is a delightful and inspiring course, offering insight to different causes of subfertility, and osteopathic management.