CPD courses for paediatric osteopaths

Courses for Alumni & other Paediatric Osteopaths

Paediatric red flag presentations: physiology and relevance to practising osteopaths

Sunday 7 October 2018 14:00-17:15
Cost: £65
CPD: 3 hours
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Professional Development session with Dr Nathan Hasson, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCPCH

Dr Nathan Hasson will be delivering a half day seminar as 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.

This seminar forms part of the introductory teaching for our current DPO programme. His extensive experience in acute general paediatrics is very informative. This seminar would be useful revision for any paediatric osteopath.

There are a limited number of places available, so osteopaths wishing to attend should book early.

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About the course leader

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.

Osteopathic approaches to the concept of a spiritual fulcrum

Sunday 4 November 2018 09:30-17:15
Cost: £120
CPD: 7 hours
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Professional Development day with Richard Holding, DO

Richard Holding will be delivering a 1-day seminar on his view of the concept of a spiritual fulcrum, including both lectures and practicals. With his unique style of osteopathy, through which he has combined his knowledge of applied kinesiology and acupuncture points, Richard will explore an approach to prioritising treatment for the body.

The idea of the spiritual fulcrum arose in 1978 while Rollin Becker was staying with Richard Holding. They discussed a patient who had his coccyx surgically removed. “Ah,” said Rollin, “He’s lost his spiritual fulcrum.”

Left with that thought to ponder for 40 years, Richard will now present his thoughts on the concept of the spiritual fulcrum and will use practical sessions to find and explore its therapeutic potential.

This 1-day course is a rare opportunity as Richard rarely teaches in the UK.

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About the course leader

Richard Holding brings with him experience from almost 50 years in practice, as well as having previously taught along side Rollin Becker, Anne Wales, Robert Fulford and Harold Magoun.

Richard taught for the SCTF for many years and, alongside our own Stuart Korth, proposed the early changes which moved the course towards what we know it as now. Richard also taught at the BSO, introducing the first advanced cranial course on Infants and Children in 1981 and Applied Kinesiology to the Postgraduate Training program in 1983.

Having previously built up a very successful practice in Herefordshire, Richard now works in London treating a global list of patients with his unique approach to osteopathy.