MET Part. B - May 7 - 8, 2022

This course will cover the cervicaland upper thoracic spine. In this course, all the basic Muscle Energy Technique concepts will be introduced, including:

● Assessment Concepts as applies to the spine and especially the cervical spine
● Joint Localization
● Spine anatomy
● Muscle Contractions as applies to MET
● Osteopathic Lesion and Somatic Dysfunction
● Barrier Concept for MET

The use of MET is 100% safe for any area of the spine and with the proper use and precise localization, it is a very effective way to work on any joint of the spine, for people of any age. The Mitchell family are the originators of this technique and provide instruction based on decades of research and practice. This course will be provided on location February 12/13, at the Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy in a hybrid format, in which the lecture will be conducted over Zoom, and the practical material will be supervised in person by Eric Sanderson. Cost for non-OAoPO students is $550 for the two-day course.

OSTEOPATHIC IMMUNOLOGY - June 2- 5, 2022

General Osteopathic Treatment as pictured by Littlejohn, to Address the Neural-Immunological System

1 Introduction. GOT: Traditional Osteopathy and what it means to say that.
1.1 GOT with review of traditional osteopathic model based on Littlejohn’s work.
1.2 Rationale of traditional osteopathic treatment which includes the mechanical perspective (biomechanical model), which is not just the spine.
1.2.1 Mechanical perspective
1.2.2 Physiological perspective
1.2.2.1 Sensory : osteopathic centers
1.2.2.2 Vasomotion/visceromotion : osteopathic centers
1.2.2.3 Immunology: lymphatics

2. Neuroimmunology and Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
2.1 Review of SNS,PSNS and ENS
2.2 Vagus Nerve
2.3 Central Autonomic Network (an introduction)
2.4 Anti-inflammatory reflexes
2.5 Introduction to HRV

3 Practice of GOT with special emphasis to the immune system

4. Practice of GOT and HRV analysis: how osteopathy can affect psychophysiology links for videos from the Institute of Classical Osteopathy materials (ICO bookstore link). Include article with materials.

He will focus most on the central autonomic network, and on anti-inflammatory reflexes

 

OAOPO Diploma Students: $1100.00 CAD

Professional Price: $1300.00 CAD

*Please note that a $275.00 deposit is required at registration to reserve your spot. Your registration is not complete without this deposit.

Visceral Assessment - May 12 – May 15, 2022

This course is an examination of how to effectively use the classical tools of the practitioner to evaluate the patient including percussion, palpation, auscultation, and observation. This course includes both an ultrasound and ultrasound technician to verify palpation. Taught by Dr. Bill Sutherland and Eric Sanderson.

 

OAoPO Student Cost: $1100.00 CAD

Professional Cost: $1300.00 CAD

Studies in Traditional Osteopathy - July 14 – 17, 2022

an introductory course for the Biodynamics Series  created by Dr. Jim Jealous. Taught by Dr. John Coppinger DO, this course consists of osteopathic history, philosophy and traditional osteopathic treatment concepts that originate with Dr. Still and were further explored upon and developed by Dr. William Garner Sutherland DO.

 

OAOPO Diploma Students: $1100.00 CAD

Professional Price: $1300.00 CAD

*Please note that a $275.00 deposit is required at registration to reserve your spot. Your registration is not complete without this deposit.

Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes - August 25-28

This addresses the neurolymphatic reflexogenic system. The utility of Chapman’s Technique cannot be understated, in the hands of a practitioner who understands the patterns of lymphatic reflexes, one has access to a gentle yet effective way of working with many disease processes, from digestive dysfunction, to chronic pain, to mood disorders, the range of issues that can be addressed with these techniques is highly significant.

Lino will be examining how concepts from Chapman’s Neurolymphatic points, Bennett’s Neurovascular points and Pottenger’s ‘Symptoms of Visceral Disease’ inter-relate so that attending practitioners have an exciting new method to look at disease and dysfunction. Lino brings his years of personal study and experience combined with his significant studies in osteopathic theory and concept to provide a course that will transform the practice of those clinicians who are interested in addressing the most difficult and complex dysfunctions that elude most practitioners.

 

OAoPO Student Cost: $1100.00 CAD

Professional Cost: $1300.00 CAD