OSTEOPATHY IN PEADIATRICS

Curriculum modules

MODUŁ I

The first year:  development and how to enhance it

Class date: 22-24.04.2022

  • We will have an emphasis on practical work: Assessment routine of the infant.
  • Possibility of regulatory treatment using cranial, parietal and visceral techniques.
  • Demonstration of assessment routines on children in class.
  • Early immunological development.

Anja Schulmeyer Engel DO, MSc – Medical Doctor, Osteopath,
Claudia Knox, DO,  BSc (Hons) Osteopathy. MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, PGD WHO, PGC ACE – Osteopath and Midwife

MODULE II

Treating the mother during and after the pregnancy

Class date: soon

  • Physiological changes in pregnancy (hormones, respiratory, postural, cardiovascular, urinary).
  • Assessment routine of the pregnant patient.
  • Practical advice for the treatment of pregnant patients.
  • Adapted techniques in pregnancy.
  • Treatment of the mother during pregnancy to optimise pregnancy and labour.
  • Post partum treatment to treat birth injuries and trauma.
  • Facilitate breastfeeding.
  • Treatment of breast fascia, circulation for the breast.
  • Treatment of uterus involution difficulties.

Claudia Knox, DO,  BSc (Hons) Osteopathy. MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, PGD WHO, PGC ACE – Osteopath and Midwife
Caroline Stone DO MSc. MSc. – Osteopath


MODULE III

2–6 years, the preschool child

Termin zajęć: soon

  • Milestones of development age 2 -6 (motor, language, psycho social).
  • Examination routine for children of that age.
  • Treatment principles: Balanced ligamentous tension, Balanced membranous tension, Neutral / Meeting Place.
  • Otolaryngology: Embryology and development of hearing, Otitis media (Aetiology and treatment).
  • Infections, Enhancement of the paediatric immunesystem / Allergies / Thymus and lymphatic system.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Enuresis.

Sarah Coutts, DO, Bost,  MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, PGC ACE
Michael Biberschick MSc. MSc. DPO, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Paediatric Osteopath

MODULE IV

Age 6-13

Termin zajęć: 24-26.02.2023

We will look at common problems which children at this age face and consider osteopathic treatment options for these problems in theory and practice.

  • Skoliosis
  • Learnng disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • ADS / ADHS
  • Autism
  • Headache / Migraine, Growth pains
  • Teeth / TMJ / Orthodontics 

Sarah Coutts, DO, Bost,  MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, PGC ACE
Michael Biberschick MSc. MSc. DPO, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Paediatric Osteopath


MODULE V

Puberty and adolescence

Class date: 09-11.06.2023

  • Including psychological and  presentations of all age.
  • Time of Transition and Transformation – Staying Yourself but becoming another Person.
  • Physiologic, endocrinologic, neurologic and psychologic changes during adolescencse and how to ease them with the help of Traditional Osteopathy.
  • We will focus on: specialised knowledge to understand these changes; techniques to access functional axes of hormones, CNS, ANS, pathways of growth and developement.

Gerhard Riegler Dr. D.O.  – Medical Doctor, Paediatric  Osteopath, Osteopath
Angelika Mückle – DO, MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, Osteopath, Physiotherapist

MODULE VI

The newborn baby

Class date:  soon

  • How to interpret pregnancy and birth case histories with regards to what they tell us about the child.
  • To understand the forces that are placed on the child during labour, which areas of body are vulnerable to stress.
  • Birth, effects of birth on the baby.
  • Reasons for babies crying and osteopathic treatment approaches.
  • Physiology and Anatomy of the newborn and how this influences treatment plans.

Claudia Knox, DO,  BSc (Hons) Osteopathy. MSc. Paediatric Osteopathy, PGD WHO, PGC ACE – Osteopath and Midwife
Caroline Stone DO MSc. MSc. – Osteopath


MODULE VII

Physiology and patology of the newborn

Termin zajęć: soon

  • Hormons influence on newborn health in prenatal stage.
  • Influence of mothers phisiological condition on newborns health.
  • Influence of mothers pharmacological treatment during pregnancy on newborn.
  • Psychological, emotional, social consequences of different type of birth.

Łukasz Ciesielski, Osteopath, Physiotherapist
Anna Żurowska, Osteopath, Physiotherapist

Curriculum

The Academy's educational programme is based on the standards used in the greatest osteopathic schools in the world and covers over 2,000 teaching hours within 44 seminars during the 4.5-year teaching cycle.

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Title DO

After completing the 4.5-year curriculum, you get the opportunity to write a diploma thesis and become a certified osteopath with the degree as a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).

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Location

The Academy of Osteopathy operates in: Poznań, Krakow, Warsaw, Wrocław and Gdańsk

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