British school of Osteopathy CPD

By | 2nd May 2017

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British school of Osteopathy CPD

Enhancing and maintaining your expertise: CPD and conferences at the BSO

The BSO is the oldest osteopathic institution in Europe. It is at the forefront of CPD education for osteopaths and welcomes participants from other professions. We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of our CPD programme and the speakers who deliver our CPD; delegates consistently provide us with excellent feedback.

Our courses are designed so that participants can incorporate what they have learned directly into their daily practice. We use research evidence, peer-to-peer sharing, and practical experience to uphold standards and support the refreshment and extension of core skills.

Our vision is to provide a programme of CPD courses that are:

  • High-quality, topical, evidence-based and provided by experts from a range of professional backgrounds
  • Open to professionals in and outside the UK using a variety of formats including face-to-face and multimedia
  • In line with the regulatory expectations for continuing professional development
  • Informed by contemporary teaching approaches and include practical and experiential learning
  • Informed by the feedback we receive from our participants

We would value your feedback and ideas for new CPD via CPD@bso.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7089 5333.

Steven Vogel
Vice Principal (Research), British School of Osteopathy

Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi
CPD Manager and Lecturer, British School of Osteopathy

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Upcoming Courses

Still Technique: An Introduction (Waiting List)

The techniques of AT Still have been lost over time, particularly as trends towards HVT, functional and cranio-sacral techniques were developed in the twentieth century.

An American osteopath, Richard van Buskirk, became interested in the original techniques used by AT Still, apparently quite different from those we mostly use today.  He worked with the few limited descriptions we have of AT Still working (including the cine-footage linked here) and by 1999, had published a complete rediscovered and reconstructed system of treatment that is widely in use in America.

I know how to treat patients – what’s different?

Beautiful, fluent, dynamic and effective, the Still Technique takes in elements of positional diagnosis, manipulation, articulation and functional technique.  Like HVT, it pushes against barriers to movement and creates a positive release.  Unlike HVT, it is softer and more fluid and produces a gentle “clunk” – often much better tolerated by a wider range of patients.

Sounds good, but why should I use it?

There are times when standard techniques simply do not seem to work.  Why not try another approach? Very often, Still Technique can be applied effectively when other techniques have failed.  Whilst most practitioners are unlikely to use the Still Technique exclusively, most would agree it is a very useful addition and alternative.

 Who can benefit?

Your practice and your patients!

Still Technique has been used on all sorts of patients with all sorts of presentations.  One course leader has used it on a wide spectrum of ages (from 2 days to 104 years).

Who are the Course Leaders?

Jonathan Edis and Glynn Booker will guide you through this intriguing and practical course.

Having graduated from the BSO in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both have been teaching technique at the BSO for over 21 years between them and they developed the Still Course at the BSO in 2010.

Recent delegate feedback

“Pleasant, relaxed and informative, I learned new, applicable and effective techniques”

Please note: we are still to confirm a date for this course but if you would like to register your interest for this course and be put on to the waiting list, please email cpd@bso.ac.uk with your full name, email address and phone number.