Price: £220 per person including lunch and refreshments
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About the course
On average 50% of a peripheral nerve consists of connective tissue which forms a mechanical continuum with the meningeal structures to create a biomechanical and fluid matrix extending to all tissues in the body. Neural connective tissue behaves in a similar biomechanically way to other connective tissue, and if stressed will maintain abnormal tone, which is detrimental to gross mobility and to neural function and predispose to or creates clinical symptoms.
This course will review the research evidence for the biomechanical properties of the central and peripheral nervous system, its pathways, its tensegrity properties and the important of correct internal pressure and fluid flow for proper neurological functioning.
The course will cover assessment of neural mechanical tone and mobility and treatment techniques, both direct and indirect, for the principal peripheral nerves and also the meninges. These techniques can be immediately and effectively deployed in clinical practice. All techniques can be enhanced using both primary (involuntary mechanism IVM) and secondary respiration. However, these techniques can work very well with only secondary respiration so IVM experience is not necessary for this course.
Perhaps because neural tissue is so sensitive neural mechanical releases can have very great positive effects on gross, global, regional and local mobility.
About the speaker:
Richard is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO)
Richard is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy. He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
He led the visceral osteopathy programme and teaching team from 2006-2012 at the ESO and was a student clinic tutor (2009-2012). At the same time he taught for the ESO’s international programme in its partner colleges in Poland, Russia and Spain. He then took a break from the ESO to teach across Europe, and the West Indies and Pacific regions (New Zealand and also Japan where he was a founder faculty member and examiner of the Japan Traditional Osteopathy College). During this period he continued in his private osteopathic practice.
Richard returned to the ESO as Head of the International Department in 2015 and is responsible for the foreign osteopathic programmes the ESO operates, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and for developing new foreign programmes. He has also returned to teaching at the ESO and again leads the visceral programme.
His main interest is in the holism of the body and its expression through the mechanical properties of all tissue as well as the neurological and fluid interactions.