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The Lymphatics in health and disease
“If we think and say that disease is only too much dirt in the wheels of life, then we see that “Nature takes this method to wash out dirt” Let the lymphatics always receive and discharge naturally, if so we have no substance detained long enough to produce fermentation, fever, sickness and death.“ A.T. Still
The osteopathic profession has long recognized the importance of the lymphatic system in maintaining health. Most of the osteopathic techniques designed to treat patients with tissue congestion are based on early research recognizing that lymph flow is influenced by many tissues in the body and the Autonomic Nervous System.
I hope with this workshop to run through some of the latest research in the subject and contrast them with the biography of early osteopaths like John Martin Littlejohn.
Also, we will have time to practice some of those lymphatic techniques that are very useful in a day to day practice.
- An anatomical and physiological review
- Consideration of various pathologies for which the lymphatics are to be considered
- Compare and Contrast John Martin Littlejohn research with the latest research in this subject.
- Applied techniques to the lymphatic system during our treatment
About the leader Hendrik Vlek
Following a degree in Physical Education and Physiotherapy Hendrik studied at the International John Wernham Academy of Classical Osteopathy at Leuven in association with the Maidstone College of Osteopathy
After graduating in 1995 he started an osteopathic practice in Sion in Switzerland.
Hendrik was one of the first Osteopaths to pass The Swiss States Exam for Osteopaths. He was also actively involved in the creation of the Swiss Association of Osteopathy and lectures on many of their post graduate courses. For the past six years he has lectured on ICO courses and enjoys it very much.
Hendrik is married with 3 children and is former President of the Lions Club in Sion-Valesia, Switzerland.