Localidad: Salesians Martí-Codolar BARCELONA
Precio: €1400 (no incluye alojamiento)
Duración: 4 dias
Director: Susan Turner & Peter Cockhill
Frecuencia: en ocasiones
Pre-requistos: Disponible para todos los osteópatas calificados
Total CPD hours: 32 hours
A – Communication & patient partnership: A4
B – Knowledge, skills & performance: B1, B2, B3, B5
C – Safety & quality in practice: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
D – Professionalism: D2, D4
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.

Tutor assessing palpation

Disponible para todos los osteópatas calificados

Este curso es el puente perfecto entre la osteopatía ‘estructural’ y ‘craneal’ y ofrece una oportunidad única para afinar sus habilidades palpatorias y terapéuticas.

El principio del diagnóstico y tratamiento fue aprendido por William Sutherland bajo las manos de AT Still, y este a su vez enseñó a Anne Wales DO. En sus palabras, “el Dr. Still me ha tomado la mano y me ha permitido sentir la lesión exagerada y luego, como los ligamentos hacían que los huesos volvieran a su lugar”.

Trabajando con las articulaciones del cuerpo fue lo que llevaron a WG Sutherland a desarrollar y aplicar el mismo principio en una escala mucho más fina trabajando con el mecanismo articular membranoso del cráneo.

Exploraremos cómo podemos usar el esqueleto como un “mango” para mejorar el entorno espacial y circulatorio de los órganos vitales, y cómo los linfáticos pueden animarse moviendo la fascia.

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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Forthcoming opportunities to take Module 4: Balanced Ligamentous Tension



What our students say about Module 4: Balanced Ligamentous Tension

Due to Covid, Module 4 in May 2020 was unfortunately cancelled.

“Went above and beyond my expectations. Very well delivered thank you.”
– Module 4, May 2021

“My tutor was absolutely amazing and inspiring.”
– Module 4, May 2021

“The location is stunning. Just the pause from the outside world I needed. The tutors were excellent. No time wasted, really quality lectures and practicals with brilliant hands on guidance. Their rapport with one another gave added benefit of a level of good confidence and relaxed total trust.”
– Module 4, May 2021

“The delivery/ lecturers etc were excellent, but not too long to become overwhelming.”
– Module 4, May 2021

“It exceeded my expectations. If I’d known it was going to be that good, I’d have done it years ago!!”
– Module 4, May 2019

“The course was truly amazing, informative and such quality of teaching.”
– Module 4, May 2019

“Ankle and foot lecture was beyond excellent!”
– Module 4, May 2019

“An amazing faculty – truly a special group of people and feel very blessed to have been part of this year’s learning. Didnt want to say goodbye to such spectacular osteopaths. All very humble but truly gifted people The course was amazing. Truly amazing. I have enjoyed every second, even the more difficult revealing parts. It has opened and extended my palpation and deepened and strengthened my understanding of philosophies and principles – bravo.”
– Module 4, May 2019

“The wealth of knowledge and skill, and the considerateness of the tutors – I felt supported and my attention was held throughout the course The beauty and tranquillity of the environment – this was important to provided the necessary space and conditions for deeper insight into the principles and technique of BLT The high energy of the tutors and the other participants on the course.”
– Module 4, May 2019

“The safety, and support and amazing knowledge of the tutors, the quality of information and techniques… a big thank you to everyone, best course ever.”
– Module 4, May 2019

CPD Scheme

CPD Scheme

How this course maps to the GOsC CPD Scheme

On completion of this course you should be able to:
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
1 The student shall demonstrate a good knowledge of the ligamentous , fascial and lymphatic anatomy of the whole body in relation to the particular architecture of each structure engaged with. Articulate, analyse and interpret examination findings with reference to the ligamentous , fascial and lymphatic anatomy in a practical setting and show that they can offer an informed explanation of the functional significance of their findings.
2 The student shall demonstrate therapeutic effectiveness and understanding in the application of the principle of Balanced Ligamentous Tension. This includes an awareness of the sequential stages of the BLT process, ie:
i) Motion testing to discern the manner in which the tissues are strained.
ii) “Exaggeration” of the strain to the approximate point of balance ie the point where all opposing forces within the strained joint balance each other out and are therefore in a ‘neutral’ field within which the potency for spontaneous resolution of the strain is poised for action.
iii) Engagement/ matching of the tissue pattern and tone to the degree where the involuntary action of the ligaments begins to actively explore for the refinement of the point of balanced ligamentous tension.
iv) Staying present and supportive to the poised stillness of the potency of the balance point.
v) Noting the moment when the fulcrum shifts and the resolution phase begins wherein the ligaments ’take over’ and guide the joint towards its ideal positional relationship.
vi) Noting the completion of the process, positionally and qualitatively as a return of alignment, three-dimensionality and improved fluid interchange and vitality. Motion testing if necessary.
3 The student shall demonstrate the inner discipline of remaining physically and energetically well-grounded to provide a stable fulcrum around which the patient’s involuntary mechanism feels supported enough to activate and complete a BLT therapeutic cycle by its inherent action. This sometimes includes the principle of steadily ‘holding the bolt while the patient turns the nut’, eg as in application to the hip joint , ribs and clavicle. The student should be able to express an understanding of the concept of Reciprocal Tension and make the case for its application to multiple systems in both a theoretical and practical setting.
4 The student shall demonstrate the ability to give clear and unambiguous instructions to the patient, especially when patient postural cooperation is required. This should include an awareness of the need for patient consent.
5 The student shall demonstrate an understanding of osteopathic principles especially the interrelationship of anatomy and physiology, including the reciprocal effect of ‘container’ and ‘contents’. It also includes the ability to discern the physiological importance of each structure addressed within the context of the body as a whole. Construct, implement and monitor osteopathic management plans for your patients and adapt them in response to clinical evidence and patient needs over time.
Type of Learning Learning Activity NLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 13
Practical classes 13
Scheduled online activities
Guided Learning Directed reading & research
Reflective portfolio development
Peer assisted learning 4
Independent Learning Unguided reading from defined reading list
Assessment preparation
Tutor defined project / Dissertation activity
Autonomous Learning Reading from non-specific sources
Reflection on clinical experiences 4
Placement Clinical observations

* Notional Learning Hours

OPS Theme OPS Mapping
1 2 3 4 5
Communication & Patient Partnership
Knowledge, Skill & Performance
Safety & Quality in Practice
CPD Standards
CPD activities are relevant to the full range of osteopathic practice See above mapping exercise
Objective activities have contributed to practice Peer review/Observation
Case-based discussion activity
Seek to ensure that CPD activities benefit patients Communication/Consent activity
Maintain CPD documentation Certificate of attendance/Overview document provided to student