Professional development courses for manual therapists including Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors etc.

Dates for 2020

If you have any questions with regards to any of the courses below please feel free to contact us.

You can secure your place on any of the courses by either paying for the course in full or by paying the deposit (please note that if you pay the deposit you must pay the outstanding amount before the early bird, otherwise you may have to pay the full amount). 


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Currently most of our courses are located at the London School of Osteopathy, which is only 5-10 minute walk from Tower Bridge with easy access to local transport and services. We also host courses at other locations. Please checkout our courses and see if there is one near you, if there isn’t please contact us about organisning a course near you.

‘Great course. Have done previous courses with Danny and Ben and courses are always at a high standard, very practical and I always feel confident enough to put into practice the skills I learnt the following day in clinic ‘

Sarco-Illiac (S/I) Joint and Pelvis
Saturday 4 th April 2020
@ London School of Osteopathy, Grange
Road, London

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joint is an area that is supported by dense ligaments and many complex structures, and has always been an area of much discussion and debate over the years. The SI Joint and Pelvic Ring is an area frequently injured by trauma and falls in sport and general activities, and has an increased risk of dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum, but by some a forgotten or poorly understood area.
This course will explore the anatomy, evaluation and treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis. This will include how the joints and pelvis can be directly and indirectly influenced by the other areas of the body and the assessment of these.
The aim of this course is to develop your understanding of the Sacroiliac Joint and the bio- mechanics of the Pelvis.
At the end you will be able to assess, identify, treat and rehabilitate this complex area, and aid your patients recovery.
This course is open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and final year students of these. The course is also open to Sports Therapists from level 3 upwards.

To book a place on this course click on the payment link below.
Course price £150
Early Bird £125 (if paid before 20 th March 2020)

Sacro-Iliac and Pelvis June
Deposit £50.00 GBP Normal Price £150.00 GBP Early Bird £125.00 GBP Student £115.00 GBP

Obstetric Osteopathy Course

9th and 10th May, 2020

@ London School of Osteopathy, Grange Road, London

Two day course looking at the treatment and management of expectant mothers.

This course is lead by the highly experienced Helen Robinson, who is a Midwife, Doula and a registered Osteopath and lecturer. With Helen’s unique skills and experience, she will take you step by step in the management of pregnant women and how this can change through the length of the pregnancy. This is the ideal course for any manual therapist in the treatment of pregnant women.

The aims of this CPD course are to:

· Increase your confidence in the assessment and treatment of pregnant women
· To ensure that you are very familiar with the common pathologies of pregnancy, aware of signs and symptoms, management and are confident in when it is appropriate to refer
· To improve knowledge of common terminology used in maternity care
· Ensure good awareness of the legal and moral responsibilities of the practitioner with respect to pregnant women
· To discuss the differences in case history taking and vigilance in monitoring the progress of her pregnancy
· To practice adapting manual techniques for pregnancy

This is a very comprehensive two day course that is run only once a year due to Helen’s NHS commitments, so don’t miss out and book your place today

Course Fee £280 for both days
(£240 Early Bird paid before 7th March 2020)

Obstetric Osteopathy Course 2020
Deposit £50.00 GBP Early Bird £240.00 GBP Normal Price £280.00 GBP Student/New Grad £210.00 GBP

Strain Counterstrain (Positional Release) Course

Sunday 5th April 2020

@ London School of Osteopathy, Grange Road, London

Strain and Counterstrain, also known as positional release technique is a manual therapy technique, that uses passive body positioning of muscles and dysfunctional joints toward positions of comfort or tissue ease. The theory of shortening the tissues is to relax the aberrant reflexes that cause muscle spasms thus reducing the tone in the muscle and calming nociceptive pain in the area. Strain and Counterstrain/Positional Release is an extremely effective but gentle technique when used in the right hands

Strain and Counterstrain / Positional Release has an extremely broad application for physical ailments and a large population of musculoskeletal pain patients. It can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, such as sports injuries, sprains and strains through to osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions.

Course lead Jo Anne Holmden has been teaching on under graduate and post graduate courses for many years, and her passion and experience for Strain-Counterstrain Techniques is second to none. Therefore this course is unmissable for anyone interested in learning more about Strain-Counterstrain / Positional Release techniques.

Course price £150
Early Bird £125 (if paid before 20th March 2020)

Counter Strain Course April

Rehabilitation of the Knee Joint

Saturday, 23rd  May 2020

@ London School of Osteopathy, Grange Road, London

This one day course will be looking at the biomechanics, examination, special testing and the rehabilitation of the knee joint

This course is ideal for any musculo-skeletal therapist who wishes to learn more about the knee and the rehabilitation of this area.

The aim of this course is to explore the biomechanics of the knee, the differential diagnosis, special testing and examination of this area. 

You will be working with professionals with over 50 years combined clinical experience. The rehabilitation section will led by Tim Allardyce Consultant Physiotherapist and Registered Osteopath, and owner of Rehab My Patient.

Both Ben Calvert-Painter and Danny Church have an in-depth experience working with sports persons also, with Ben working with Premiership footballers and professional and semi-professional medical teams and Danny who has worked with marathon runners, ballet companies and other professional athletes. Therefore, you will be in good hands.

Knee Rehab May 2020
Normal Price £150.00 GBP Early Bird £125.00 GBP Student £115.00 GBP Deposit £50.00 GBP

Please note that we will help as much as possible if you have any issues with gaining insurance to cover the new skills you have learnt on our courses, but it is your responsibility to check with your insurance provider before attending any of the courses.

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