Center for Continuing Education of Osteopathy 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY  Level I

TWO COURSE FORMAT ARE NOW AVAILABLE:
Format #1 Four In-Person Days (with a two week interval)
Format #2 Eight Week Blended Format Online, Videos & IN-Person (see below)

  What will I learn during this course?
This course will teach you the theory and palpation skills necessary to master the classical biomechanical approach to Cranial Osteopathy.  Level 1 places emphasis on understanding the anatomy and physiology of the Cranial Mechanism and learning how to palpate for and assess the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse (CRI) in order to begin correcting it in order to alleviate basic symptoms like fatigue, congestion headaches, ect. 

We use a multi-modality teaching format that provides you with the flexibility to attend a live online class with your Instructor every week for six weeks, followed by an intensive two day practice Workshop to consolidate your palpation and treatment skills in a group setting where you will benefit from lots of hands-on demonstration and guidance from your Instructor.  During the weekly online classes, you are also given access to online demonstration videos for each weekly subject, and can download useful practice charts and homework assignments.  Students are expected to practice the skills they learn each week since Cranial Osteopathy is a field that requires much practice in order to master.

Below is the upcoming Autumn course schedule for the live online classes and Workshop portion in Toronto

 You will learn detailed anatomy which is crucial for performing precise, effective treatments.  We will then review the structure and function of the Cranial Mechanism from a Biomechanical approach (Sutherland).  You will learn correct hand placement and the palpation skills to be able to identify dysfunctions with the Cranial Rhythm and how to correct it.  These skills will prepare you to be able to incorporate basic but highly effective Cranial Osteopathy techniques into your Manual Therapy treatments, making them more global and more effective.  

All students wishing to register for this course are responsible for reading our Registration Policies.
This 25 hour course is a pre-requisite to our Advanced Cranial Pathologies series our for all Manual Therapists who are not fully trained in Cranial Osteopathy.  You will be eligible to be accredited for 25 CEU/CPD hours.  Accredited by the CMTO, CATA as well as several other Osteopathy associations

suitable for Manual Osteopathic Practitioners (DOMPs), Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) , Physiotherapists ( PTs), or other Manual Therapist.  


Each participant receives a Complete Color Workbook containing diagrams, explanations of various cranial patterns of dysfunctions, Assessment Sheets, Clinic Practice Sheets for beginners, ect.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY 
Level I
SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM


This Combination Live Video Classes and Group In-Person Workshops course will teach the practitioner to understand the structure and function of the Cranial Mechanism for a Biomechanical approach (Sutherland).  This course was designed for Manual Therapists who do not have full training in the classical Biomechanical Cranial Osteopathy and need to learn the fundamentals in order to participate in future more advanced continuing education courses with the ICEO where the use of Cranial Osteopathy is an integral part of Osteopathic Treatment.  It also prepares a student to take Part II and our Advanced Cranial Pathologies series.



Live Video Conference Weekly Classes 

Introduction with your Instructor: The Fundamental Concepts of Cranial Osteopathy
Downloadable & printable Workbook provided

Week 1. The Cranial Bones 
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Week 2. The Cranial Sutures
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Week 3. The Cranial Meninges
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Week 4. The Primary Respiratory Mechanism
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Week 5. Learning to Assess the Amplitude of Cranial Rhythms
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Week 6. The Cranial Venous Sinus System (CVSS)
online demonstration videos &* homework downloads provided

Live Two Day Workshop i
Certificates of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the course




Location of Workshop:

North York Campus:


3300 Yonge Street
2nd floor
Toronto, ON M4N 2L6
Green P parking on Glenforest
Walk to Lawrence station
3300 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6

Cranial Osteopathy Certification

A complete training in all aspects of biomechanical Cranial Osteopathy preparing the Practitioner to become an expert.  Certification is a total of 100 classroom hours and can be completed within one calendar year. 

The following are the courses required for achieving the ICEO Cranial Osteopathy Certification:

INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY  Part I  (25 hrs)

INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY  Part II (25 hrs)

Level II:
CONTINUING FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY 
Learning to Identify & Treat Dysfunctional Cranial Patterns

SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM

Day 1


Dysfunctional patterns of Cranio-Sacral motion
Compactions
SBS Torsion

Learning to palpate for Compactions & SBS Torsions

Learning to use the Cranio-Sacral Assessment Chart

BREAK

Cranio-Sacral Pathologies


Dysfunctional patterns of Cranio-Sacral Motion:

Vertical Strain / Vertical Shear

Learning to Palpate, identify, & treat Vertical Strain / Vertical Shear

Learning to use the Cranio-Sacral Assessment Chart

Lateral Strains / Shears


Day 2

Side bending Rotation

Learning Classic Patterns of Postural Decompensation related to the Cranio-Sacral System 

Group Practice using the Cranio-Sacral Assessment Chart


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ADVANCED CRANIAL PATHOLOGIES SERIES
Level III

Levels I & II are pre-requisites for participating in this series
if you believe that you qualify to be exempt from Levels I & II please email our Instructor