Fast Track to Better Practice

This three-part course is specifically designed for both practicing Osteopaths and Osteopathic students who want to embrace the fuller possibilities of modern clinical practice, using a constitutional approach.


I have spent my entire career reading, distilling and evolving the great historic theories and drawing on 23 years of clinical practice, so you don’t have to start at the beginning.


I have road tested the method over 23 years, collated illustrated cases so you can see clinical evidence of what you are learning.

PART 1

Online Learning


Creating better practitioners and peers – A comprehensive tool for learning giving you 45+ hours of online CPD.
4 films totalling almost 9 hours of high definition video, captioned, animated and illustrated making your learning dynamic:
Film 1 – Introducing The Constitutional Approach to Therapeutics. Physiological Sphere Part 1 – Constitutional Immune System
Film 2 – The Constitutional Approach to Therapeutics. Physiological Sphere Part 2 – Osteopathic Principles
Film 3 – Constitutional Biomechanics
Film 4 – Constitutional cases explained

Additional downloadable resources for each subject covered which can be printed and kept for reference:

  • Essays
  • New Charts and features
  • Course bibliography reference access
  • Download completion Certificate for online summative assessment CPD hours totalling 45+ hours over the four films, listed on each completion certificate.
  • Work at your pace with no need to travel
  • Full access to Howard Beardmore DO

PART 2

Summative Online Assessment


An individual online assessment for Films 1 – 4

  • Multiple choice format
  • Repeat the assessments as many times as needed in order to pass
  • Certificate upon successful completion of each assessment
  • Unlocks eligibility for Part 3 – Practical Day (open only to Osteopaths and Osteopathic students)
  • Opportunity to become a Member of the British Institute of Osteopathy

Part 3

Introduction to Constitutional Technique


Practical Day

  • Contraindications – to a constitutional approach
  • Invisible holding – how to hold the patient so they let go
  • Points of reaction – when to pause and when to continue
  • Seamless articulation – Moving from one area to another
  • Reducing the sympathetic tone, preparation for cleaning action
  • Reactions to treatment – mentoring the patient
  • Oscillating the spine – setting up for bone adjustment
  • Adjusting the spine and pelvis – one long conjoint movement
  • Adjusting the dorsal spine – a process of integration
  • An introduction to the cervicals – the entry level articulatory adjustment
  • Peripheral technique – tidying up loose ends – feet, hands, elbows, knees, liver and ‘reflex shoulders’
  • Preparatory technique in chronicity – dealing with contracture
  • Drainage – the value of local work as a mediator to reactions and preparation for chronic cases
  • Dietetic considerations – a baseline of requirements