Location: Hawkwood, STROUD
Duration: 2 days
Leader: Hilary Percival & Mark Wilson
Frequency: Every 2 years
Eligibility: Completion of Module 9
CPD: 16 hours
Woman holding her pregnancy bump

The journey from conception to birth holds many challenges for the mother and her developing child.

In this weekend, aided by our guest speaker, we explore this extraordinary journey by encompassing the perspectives of both mother and infant from an osteopathic viewpoint.

This fascinating program will help to enhance your knowledge of the changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, and some of the issues which might arise.

Consequences to both mother and child are considered, and how as osteopaths we can offer appropriate and effective support to our pre and post-natal patients and their infants.

Experienced tutors in 1:4 tutor groups are on hand to guide and inspire.

It is expected that you are already treating children in your own practice. A current Enhanced DBS certificate and Safeguarding of Children level 2 or above (or equivalent from the country in which you reside and practice) is required; a copy of which should be supplied to our office.

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 P1: Obstetrics

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers
Claudia Knox

Claudia Knox

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.



What our students say about P1: Obstetrics

“Claudia Knox gave me the lecture I had always wanted and hoped for on pregnancy. Her outstanding knowledge on the mechanical arrangements of the different organs, the lifestyle pregnant ladies lead and the physiological adaptation in a woman’s life were incredibly valuable insights. Claudia’s delivery was impeccable and I feel I got a much clearer idea on how to assist pregnant ladies. I think what was particularly valuable about this lecturer was her experience as a midwife of witnessing so many deliveries and being able to combine this with her osteopathic knowledge and skills.”

“Excellent weekend which surpassed my expectations.”

“Meeting everyone on the course and great tutors Safeguarding children was an eye opener. Thank you for including this. Fantastic having the perspective of a midwife/osteopath.”