This course explores the osteopathic concepts that underpin the support we can offer to couples who have difficulty conceiving. We will look in detail at how to interpret the clinical presentation of affected couples.
We will re-familiarise 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 subfertility and clearly interpret the symptoms the couples are presenting with, categorising them into hormonal and structural reasons. The understanding of the interrelationship of stress, lifestyle, fat metabolism and hormones will be explored in detail and therefore inform treatment and management plans, specific to the individual patient.
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 this rather stressful time in their lives.
|Eligibility:||Module 2 + 2 other Pathway courses **|
|Price:||*£390 (non-res) *£490 (res)|
|Duration:||2 days (each course)|
|CPD:||16 hours (each course)|
*Discount available to paid Members and Fellows
**Or equivalent cranial experience.
Guest speakers on this course
Claudia has been an Osteopath for 14 years in England. Before that she 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.
Dr. Erich Mayer-Fally
Erich lives and works as an osteopath and medical doctor in Vienna, Austria. He is the medical director of the Vienna School of Osteopathy. He also teaches at the Danube University in Krems and various Schools in Austria and Poland.
Holistic patient care began for Erich during his medical studies, while working as a massage therapist. He also qualified as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner in and was one of the first who qualified as an osteopath in Austria in 2001.
Erich teaches many different aspects in the osteopathic curriculum (various structural courses, visceral osteopathy, paediatric osteopathy). His special focus is on combining base knowledge (especially physiology and embryology) to illustrate the inter-relationship of all systems and inform clinical reasoning.
He especially enjoys linking theory and practice this way.
What students of this course have said
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.