Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

As experts in our field, we offer exceptional CPD courses for osteopaths, including Alumni and other paediatric specialists as well as those who are taking their first steps into the specialism. Keep an eye on our range of short courses to help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and complete your annual GOsC CPD requirement.

Our international conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss cutting edge topics with experts from around the world, as well as contributing to CPD requirements.

CPD Courses at the OCC:

 

Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field

  • Led By: Carole Meredith DO, and Nicholas Woodhead DO
  • Location: OCC, Canopi Building, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR
  • Price:
    • 5-day course: £950.00 (plus Eventbrite’s fee)
    • Single day(s): £200.00 p/day (plus Eventbrite’s fee)

Course Details

Supported by the Rollin E Becker Institute, this is a very flexible 5-day course with participants having the option to book it in its entirety or as single days. This is an opportunity to advance skills, revise and improve cranial anatomy, learn, try alternative approaches, and tailor a course to suit your own requirements. The course leaders will deliver some lectures, but a lot of the learning will be in small groups with a tutor to enable participants to explore, ask their own questions and work at their own level and pace. There will be a high practical content to enable participants to incorporate their new skills into practice.

The course leaders are Carole Meredith and Nick Woodhead, who between them have more than 80 years of teaching experience within the cranial field and are very competent at teaching at all levels.

Day 1 – Saturday, 18th of February 2023

  • Osteology, anatomy, physiology & ossification of the cranial base & vault including palpation
  • Reciprocal tension membrane & venous sinuses theory & practical
  • Sacrum anatomy & palpation

Day 2 – Saturday, 25th of February 2023

  • Anatomy revision SBS patterns theory & palpation
  • Fascia & Diaphragm
  • Cerebro spinal fluid lecture & practical
  • CNS

Day 3 – Sunday, 26th of February 2023

  • Viscerocranium osteology physiology including palpation
  • Principles of treatment lecture & practical
  • Condylar parts theory & practical

Day 4 – Saturday, 11th of March 2023

  • Detailed face palpation including intra oral techniques
  • Practical /technique session personalised to the individual participants
  • Open Q & A session with group discussion

Day 5 – Sunday, 12th of March 2023

  • Practical applications lectures & practicals
  • Whiplash
  • ENT conditions
  • Facial conditions including TMJ
  • Integrating & Stacking diaphragms

 

Cancellation Policy

The OCC/FPO reserves the right to postpone this course and/or change its details. In the event that the course is cancelled or changed by the OCC/FPO, all fees (including Eventbrite’s fee) will be refunded.

Eventbrite’s processing fee is non-refundable.

Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your place on this course, the OCC/FPO regrets to inform that no refunds can be given unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Please note, the OCC/FPO does not accept responsibility for any expense you incur (such as travel and accommodation costs), so please do consider this before registration.

 

COVID-19 Protocol

The OCC/FPO will comply with the guidance and the course must only take place where this is permissible in accordance with the UK Government, as relevant at the time of each course (or each day of the course).

 

 

To book visit https://OCC-AOSCF-2023.eventbrite.co.uk

For more info call 0208 875 5291 or email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com

 

OCC Access Course – please email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com to join the waiting list for the Access Course.

Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course – please email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com to join the waiting list for the Course.

 

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training

To join the waiting list or for more info email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com

The Simple Truth is That Children Are Complex – Paediatric practice demands a philosophical approach to osteopathy. 

– Led by Daniel Stuttard MA BSc(Hons) DPO

– Date TBC

– Cost: TBC

One hour lecture followed by extra time for Q&As

Join Daniel Stuttard to explore how your paediatric practice demands a philosophical approach to osteopathy.

We should all know that thinking about our ‘osteopathy’ improves our ‘osteopathy’. Working with children highlights the complexity and uncertainty of treating real live organic beings. Children are in such constant change with the forces of growth and development that anything short of a highly considered osteopathic approach may leave our patients short.

Looking at the requirements for tissue health from a complexity perspective may help us uncover our own biases, acknowledge and challenge them, and look forward to genuine problem solving with our paediatric patients and authentic osteopathic healthcare.

This talk presents reflections on models of osteopathic approach and rationale developed at the OCC over many years.

Daniel Stuttard MA BSc(Hons) DPO

Daniel Stuttard graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2003. Soon after graduation, Daniel joined the OCC’s DPO (Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy), and later accepted the role of clinical consultant and educator in post graduate training, developing and running the DPO and APO courses at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.

With more than 17-years of experience in osteopathy, Daniel also has extensive teaching experience, lecturing for several teaching institutions in the UK and abroad.

Daniel loves his work as an osteopath because it gives him the chance to share in the life and health of others. He sees this as a privilege and regards it as sacred. His greatest challenge has been championing osteopathic principles in providing authentic health care to children.

For more info call 0208 875 5291 or email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com

  • Led by Dr Nathan Hasson M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.C.H.

Dr Nathan Hasson will be presenting an introduction to the assessment of children for possible red-flag conditions that may present itself at an osteopathic practice. Current NICE guidelines will be highlighted. Emphasis will be on understanding the pathophysiological processes of symptoms, promoting safety in the treatment of children and acknowledging practitioner responsibility.

Several osteopaths have attended over the past few years to listen to Dr Hasson’s presentation and have found it very useful for revision. His extensive experience in acute general paediatrics is very informative.

This presentation would be useful revision for any paediatric osteopath.

Dr Nathan Hasson is a Consultant in General Paediatrics and a Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, having worked as a Consultant in General Paediatrics at Ealing Hospital, before moving to Great Ormond Street Hospital in Paediatric Rheumatology. He specialises in all types of paediatric conditions as well as all aspects of paediatric rheumatology but in particular Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.                                         

Course Dates: TBC

For more info call 0208 875 5291, email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com or visit www.occ.uk.com/continuing-professional-development/

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