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Module 1:  Developmental, Biodynamic Embryological Movements (DEPOSIT)
  • Module 1: Developmental, Biodynamic Embryological Movements (DEPOSIT)

    MODULE 1 :  Developmental, Biodynamic Embryological Movements and how they relate to Osteopathic practice:  An introduction to the embryology, anatomy/physiology of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM) as postulated by Dr WG Sutherland.


    Course Length: 3.5 days (split over two weekends)


    Course Dates: 

    Days 1-2 | Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, 2023

    Days 3-4 | TBC


    Cost: $1750


    Deposit: $250 deposit required to secure your place. Full amount of $1750 payable 2 weeks prior to course.


    Location: InTouch Health Co.

    1004/31C Lasso Road, Gregory Hills NSW


    Course Director: George Stylian


    Exemption to this course will be given to those who have already attended and successfully completed a 40-day Fundamentals course in "Osteopathy in the Cranial Field” by an approved teaching body, like the SCTF of ANZ, SCTF (USA), Cranial Academy (US), Sutherland Cranial College (UK), or similar. However, we strongly recommend that you do this course, even if you have done a Fundamentals course previously, as it covers information not included in these fundamental courses!

    This module, in brief, will cover the following;


    • An introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF), as postulated by Dr WG Sutherland
    • Biodynamic Embryologic Formative and Developmental Movements and how they relate to Osteopathic assessment and treatment rationale; this will explore the development of the embryo with particular emphasis on how the central nervous and cardiovascular systems of the embryo form and the link between the central nervous system, the heart, diaphragm and liver form – “The first 8 weeks of embryological development are the most important to understand! Every organ has formed by then!”
    • The anatomy, physiology and embryology of the development of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism in detail, with special emphasis on the cranial base and vault - the face will be included, but it will be covered in more detail in Module 2

    Course Outcomes: This course is to prepare the student to enter the study of osteopathic paediatrics with a particular emphasis on the application of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. It will teach the basic sciences as well as the clinical palpatory skills to enable the osteopath to be able to palpate, assess and treat the cranial base, vault, the core link and the major diaphragms of the body. It will also cover the necessary base line assessments of how the potency within expresses itself. The osteopath will learn to feel the ebb and flow throughout the body, the balance between the diaphragms of the body from pelvis to tentorium, the coiling and uncoiling of the central nervous system and the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid and the importance of establishing midline. A more detailed description of the course will be included in the course outline and timetable of the 3-day course. 

    Course Fee: $1750  Includes videos of Module 1 material, recourse reading document, supporting material which are related to Module 1 paediatric subjects, ongoing support with Dr George Stylian with any queries, questions, regarding the material presented via email or phone.  


    Morning and afternoon tea will be provided


    “If you understand the mechanism, the treatment is simple.” W G Sutherland

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