Biodynamic Embryology


24 – 26 JANUARY 2025 STROUD, UK
Utilising studies and experiential knowledge, this course is an in-depth exploration of the clinical application of the fluid dynamics of Blechschmidt’s embryology and the mechanical forces of morphogenesis.
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During this 3-day course, studies in and experiential knowledge of the clinical application of the fluid dynamics of Blechschmidt’s embryology and the mechanical forces of morphogenesis will be shared and explored in depth. Knowledge of these dynamics informs our understanding of anatomy and enriches our sensory experience. Our view of static anatomy will expand to include spatiotemporal kinetic function and morphogenetic forces. The mechanobiology and metabolic relations evident during growth, development and repair will be examined and considered. Current research burgeoning in these fields will also be referenced.

All osteopathic approaches can be enhanced by an in-depth knowledge of the physical and energetic forces to which embryonic tissues are subject during early development. With any tissue or organ, an ability to trace the development of its position, its form, and its structural geometry together with a knowledge of the mutual interdependence of adjacent and distant structures will allow a deeper and more profound relationship during treatment

Course structure:

  • Before the course: 1 hour pre-course reading
  • 3 day face to face course: further theory lectures, clinical application and discussion, as well as plenty of time for practical work.
  • After the course: one optional post course discussion to help you integrate the learning into your practice.

Course aims:

  • To explore the underlying principles of the biodynamics and biokinetics of embryology from the moment of conception onwards, studying the work of Blechschmidt together with current related research in mechanobiology and tissue mechanics.
  • To observe and work towards an understanding of the different developmental forces of morphogenesis and healing and their clinical relevance.
  • To compare and contrast the developmental journeys of specific anatomical regions within and including the brain, face, ear, bone, and other structures within the context of the growth dynamics of the whole.
  • To further develop delicate palpatory skills to explore the free expression of embryological forces within the involuntary mechanism and how this influences your ability to differentiate tissue qualities and support the regenerative influence of these forces.
  • To be able create a working osteopathic hypothesis for diagnosis and treatment incorporating a fundamental awareness of morphogenetic forces and thus, the origins of position, form, and structure of different tissues in relation to the global growth and applied physiology.

Discount for paid up Fellows and Members

Additional information

Course Director:

Jane Easty


Successful completion of Module 2 + 1 other Pathway course of 3 or more days' duration

Event Details

Start date: 24/01/2025

End date: 26/01/2025

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:00

Venue: Hawkwood College

Coordinates: 51.75721859999999,-2.2095527000000175