Osteopathic Manipulation, OM®
About the Course
The Course is based on the Original Teachings of Dr Andrew Taylor Still, the School Teaches Original Osteopathy also called Classical Osteopathy.
We only Teach what Dr A. T. Still, D.O. Taught which is The Original & Pure Osteopathy.
Students applying to this Course need to have Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Course.
Students should have already qualified in another Health Discipline.
Students should have a total of at least 2 years of previous study in health care.
All books of Dr Andrew Taylor Still, and recommended Anatomy Books.
The School holds the Original Course Materials in respect to the Teachings of Osteopathy, this are given free of charge and are part of the Teaching Materials.
Manipulation: the act, process, or an instance of manipulating especially a body part by manual examination and treatment; especially: adjustment of faulty structural relationships by manual means (as in the reduction of fractures or dislocations or the breaking down of adhesions) in "Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary".
Manipulation is the cornerstone of Osteopathy and Chiropractic.
Osteopathic Manipulation is the treatment of the body using hands-on manoeuvrers that move, stretch, drain, realign or massage any problematic or dysfunctional areas of the body.
Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques include Osteopathic and Chiropractic adjustments, active release technique, myofascial release, visceral techniques and lymphatic pumping.
Osteopathic Manipulation is used to treat and prevent illness or injury affecting the skeleton muscle which may have an impact in the normal functioning of the circulation system or affecting the nervous system.
Removing any impediment to circulation, removing any impediments to the normal functioning of the Emunctories by releasing and correcting the normal physiology, working with the body, not against the body, thus aiding the natural recovery of the body.
IndicationsThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) has published findings regarding the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulation for different conditions and injuries. Manipulative therapies are most commonly used to treat some of the following:
- Chronic knee, shoulder, low back or neck pains
- Asthma and other respiratory/breathing problems
- Sinus disorders and related conditions like pneumonia
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- PMS or menstrual pains
- Problems with motor control or coordination due to injuries, impact or trauma (such as car accidents, falls or collisions)
- Instability, or problems with motor control and falling due to lack of balance
- Side effects due to medications or drug and alcohol addiction
- Digestive complaints, including constipation or acid reflux
- Hypertension and cardiovascular problems
The early, accurate application of Osteopathic Manipulation can aid the damaged tissues and structures of the joints by:
Promote healthy cellular homeostasis,
Encourage faster tissue repair & recovery,
Reduce musculoskeletal pain & discomfort,
Increasing joint movement by stretching fibrous tissue and affecting the stretch reflex excitability,
Increasing the vascular circulation in and out of the joint,
Improve structural stability and integrity of the intervertebral disc,
Preventing degenerative changes to the articular surfaces,
Inhibiting the build-up of fluid and distension forces upon the tissues and joint,
Aiding the removal of metabolic waste products,
Influencing the sympathetic nervous system activity, thus affecting blood flow, blood pressure, heart rate or respiratory rate.
Breathing & Respiratory Functions
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments found that osteopathic manipulative treatment could be used as an effective adjunctive tool for patients with respiratory conditions, inflammation of the lungs or airways, or illnesses including pneumonia. (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as a Useful Adjunctive Tool for Pneumonia)
Specific techniques that are used to address respiratory problems through means like lymph drainage and rib cage mobility include: Rib Raising, Thoracic Pumping, Doming of the Thoracic Diaphragm, and Muscle Energy work. Some of the ways that these osteopathic manoeuvres can help manage these illnesses include increasing lymphatic flow, improving overall respiratory function by lowering inflammation, and boosting immunological defences by targeting anatomical structures involved in the respiratory and immune systems.
Joint articulation techniques that involve considerable movements should be avoided, as they may:
Exceed the natural motion barrier
Stress the tissues excessively
Force the tissues to undergo the plastic deformation
Who is this course suitable for?
Osteopaths & Student of Osteopathy
Chiropractors & Student of Chiropractic
Physiotherapists & Student Physiotherapy
Physical Therapists & Students of Physical Therapy
Sports Therapists & Student Sports Therapy
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists
Other Health Care Providers
The course qualifies you as a Osteopathic Manipulation Practitioner.
The Osteopathic Manipulation Course, does not, nor it is intended or qualify you as a Doctor in Osteopathy.
In England Under Section 32(1) of the Osteopaths Act 1993 it is an offence to infer or imply that you are an Osteopath if you have not carried out the relevant training, and the following designations or titles are prohibited to use: "Osteopath, Osteopathic Practitioner, Osteopathic Physician, Osteopathist, Osteotherapist, or any other kind of Osteopath".
Successful Qualified Students after the completion of the program course in Osteopathic Manipulation, when describing themselves, either in written or verbal form, must state that they are trained, certified or qualified in Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques.
Paul Health, LMT, OM
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