Harmonic technique is a development of early osteopathic oscillatory manual approach by Dr Eyal Lederman. In the last 30 years he has researched this group of techniques, expanded the technique repertoire and highlighted their therapeutic value. Harmonic Technique has international recognition and has been taught in 23 countries.
This approach forms a part in several manual therapy and osteopathic higher education programmes.
Harmonic Technique is a three dimensional mobilisation of soft-tissues and joints. It is a rhythmic, manual therapy approach in which the practitioner tunes to the individual’s natural body rhythms (resonant frequencies) emulating and amplifying these patterns. Harmonic Techniques can be applied therapeutically to different joints and tissues to aid different recovery processes.
Research over the last four decades demonstrates that passive movement, such as used during Harmonic Technique, has an important role in facilitating tissue repair and adaptation after injury and surgery as well as reducing pain and stiffness in various musculoskeletal conditions.
The workshop has a large practical component in which participants will be shown specific Harmonic Techniques that can be applied to different areas and joints in the body.
- Understanding of the biomechanical, physiological and neurological processes associated with Harmonic Technique
- Understanding of the influence of Harmonic Technique on tissue repair, tissue fluid dynamics and adaptation
- An understanding of neurological (analgesic influences) and psychological influences of Harmonic Technique
- Be able to effectively apply Harmonic Technique to most joints in the body
- Be able to identify conditions which may benefit from Harmonic Technique
- Be able to apply Harmonic Technique to specific conditions commonly seen in manual and physical therapy practice
About the speaker
Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King’s College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad.