Location: Hawkwood, STROUD
Price: £390* (non-res) £490* (res)
Duration: 2 days
Course Leader: Claudia Knox (CD: Neil Hayden)
Frequency: N/A
CPD: 16 hours

*£50 discount available to paid Fellows & Members


Since this course is open to any qualified osteopath, demand will be high so book early to avoid disappointment.

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.

  • Do you treat pregnant women but feel like you’d like to know more about this specialist area?
  • Or maybe you often treat babies but would like develop your skills in treating the postpartum mother?

Through Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy, you can help expectant mothers, not only to manage some of the physical, mental and emotional challenges but to also enjoy their pregnancy. This course explores how we can support this, as well as how, with Osteopathic treatment, you might help prevent a sub optimal clinical presentation that leads to a higher chance of more medical interventions during labour.

After birth, Mother and baby still have a very intimate bond and babies can often sense if their mother is not well, they will often only relax once their mother is relaxed too. Your interventions in the osteopathic treatment of the mother can be an essential aspect of post partum re-balancing for mother and baby.

Course Contents

  • Physiological requirements for pregnancy and birth
  • Pregnancy: physiological changes, pain, pregnancy related illness, morning sickness
  • Osteopathic techniques during pregnancy
  • Birth from the point of view of the mother and birth injuries
  • Therapeutic interventions post-partum: uterus involution, c-section, treatment of scars, pelvic floor and breast

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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Course Leader

Course Leader
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.

From the Course Leader

From the Course Leader

Claudia Knox introduces Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Course Leader, Claudia Knox, introduces you to the course and gives an idea of what you can expect when you attend.

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What our students say about our Short Courses

Claudia’s osteopathic/ midwifery experience and Eric’s clarity of the ‘Hormonal dance’, make a superb combination in their course ‘Osteopathic Approach to Fertility’.

This is a delightful and inspiring course, offering insight to different causes of subfertility, and osteopathic management.