Frequently Asked Questions
Is your course like any other courses out there?
Not really because most courses that claim to be based on historic or great early authors have done nothing to evolve, edit and improve those ideas since the times they were written. The modern patient base has dramatically changed from the 19th and 20th century and a truly relevant constitutional approach has to take this into account to be effective.
Can I do your online course if I am currently a student?
Of course, in some ways the earlier you start the better. There is no course anywhere that will teach you how to be a peer.
Is this the advanced or basic course?
Both, most people who have done it will say that they will never have to do another course in Osteopathy.
Is it really complex?
No, patients are complex, having a rational and framework to make a constitutional diagnosis is the most common-sense approach you could learn. You can choose to take on the level of case complexity you want – the method allows you to tailor the rational to do this seamlessly. Why learn how to suppress 500 diseases badly when you actually only need to recognise one to help patients with all of them?
If it is so simple why isn’t everyone doing it?
The simple bit is making a diagnosis, the hard bit it is that the patient has to do something instead of sitting back and accept fate – the constitutional approach is more scientific than anything you will find anywhere.
It is worth saying that when you can show someone even with a terrible prognosis, that they can take control – it is the most exciting day anyone could have in a clinic.
How long does the course take?
As long as you want. If you watch the films back to back there is around 7 hours of video content and the download notes and online summative assessment will really help embed the knowledge. You could watch the whole course in a week, process the content in the second week and be ready for the assessment in the following week but this is entirely up to you. I have spent over 20 years evolving the narrative so you don’t have to spend 20 years repeating the exercise. Everything in this course has been taken beyond theory into practice so it has been tested at the coal face again and again.
Who is the online course for?
Primarily Osteopaths and Osteopathic students – Osteopaths who have just graduated, right up to those who have been in practice for years but want to explore expanding their scope of practice. It will fundamentally evolve the way you both approach and treat patients at all levels of practice included those currently in college.
I live overseas, do I have to travel to London for Part 3 (Practical Day)?
For overseas classes, please email Howard to discuss logistics at email@example.com
What technique approach is the Practical Day (Part 3) based upon?
The general Osteopathic bodywork routing, first described by McConnel and Teal in 1902. Although most modern Osteopathic colleges offer some attempt at this method and may call it the GOT – to really approach its potential it needs a strong supporting constitutional narrative. Hence the purpose of Part 1 and Part 2 of this course.
This is because the stirring up on constitutional reactions, required for a good healing reaction, needs good understanding on handling, appropriateness of techniques and an ability to interpret what is happening.
The easiest way to lose the patient is to hesitate or to fudge the narrative. This is why I never teach technique to people who only want to learn technique. It is the thinking that has the value – not the technique.
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