Hawkwood College, Stroud

M9: Introduction to Paediatrics


28 FEB – 2 MAR 2020 STROUD, UK
Gives you a sound basis on which to build your paediatric knowledge and prepares you to practice safely and examine your young patients with confidence and with a deeper appreciation of this extraordinary journey from embryo to childhood.


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This course will help you to develop your palpatory awareness of the connective tissue throughout the whole body, discover the secrets of the body’s structural tensegrity and explore how this can influence the treatment of your patients.

William Garner Sutherland advised us to “treat the spaces not the structures.” This course explores how to shift perspective to the spaces he described and how they are contained and connected via reciprocal tension throughout the body. We will explore how to access awareness of these spaces through practical, palpation and sensory exercises throughout the course. Lectures on the course present the latest research in the function of fascia, embryological development of the meninges and the extracellular matrix as an intelligent organ and relate these findings to insights prophesied by A. T. Still and W. G. Sutherland. By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of how the body organises itself in response to the different forces, stresses and strains it encounters. This will help you gain insight how osteopathic treatment can engage with the intelligent connective tissue matrix in your patients. This course is mandatory for anyone wishing to take Paediatric Pathway weekends.

Additional information

Course Director:

Hilary Percival


You must have successfully completed Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

Event Details

Start date: 2020-02-28

End date: 2020-03-02

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Hawkwood College

Coordinates: 51.75721859999999,-2.2095527000000175