“My object is to make the Osteopath a philosopher and place him on the rock of reason. Then I will not have to worry of writing details of how to treat any organ of the human body, because he is qualified to the degree of knowing what has produced variations of all kinds in form and motion.”
— A. T. Still – Osteopathy, Research and PracticeDr Still’s vision of osteopathy was as a complete system of medicine and he treated everything from acute infections to chronic illness. This included musculoskeletal problems as well as internal conditions affecting organs. Over the last 140 years osteopathy has gradually lost much of this holistic approach to treatment and now focuses mainly on musculoskeletal disorders. This course takes us back to our osteopathic roots as taught by A T Still, and reviews the osteopathic legacy of Still, Sutherland, Littlejohn and others. This course does not cover extensive pathologies but helps us to discover how we can effectively apply the philosophy and principles of osteopathic treatment in conditions affecting our internal health. A variety of treatment approaches for each organ system are explored as well as how our internal landscape is part of and relates to our musculoskeletal system. This course will extend both your knowledge base as well as your palpation. As we already know, a good knowledge of anatomy linked with accurate palpation is the key to diagnosis and treatment. This course is truly holistic and will broaden and inspire your approach to clinical practice.