Center for Continuing Education of Osteopathy 

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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)

INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY  Part I
NEW CLASS DATES!
                          Midtown Toronto Campus
112 Merton Street 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8 (walk to Davisville station)
                         Mondays & Tuesdays -  May 27 & 28, June 10 & 11, 2019
                           includes full color Workbook

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.

This is an introductory 4 day course, 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.

Location of this course:


Midtown Toronto Campus


Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine


112 Merton St 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8


walking distance to Davisville subway station

Midtown Toronto Campus 112 Merton St 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8

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


This four day 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 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.


Day 1


Sutherland’s contribution to Cranio-Sacral Treatment: “The Primary Respiratory Mechanism”

Functional anatomy of the cranium, sacrum, & connective tissue

Learning to palpate for and locate the components of the cranium

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The Importance of cranial sutures

A review of suture anatomy & suture compaction

Learning to locate cranial sutures 

Treating suture compression using the V-spread technique

The Importance of the dura mater in cranio-sacral treatment

Learning to locate the dura mater & its points of attachment


Day 2


The Primary Respiratory Mechanism and Cranio-Sacral Motion’s Mechanism

The Cranio-Sacral Rhythmic Impulse (CRI) & the Cranio-Sacral Rhythm

The centre of it all: the Spheno-Basilar Symphesis (SBS)

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The phases of Cranio-Sacral Movement:

Flexion / Internal Rotation & Extension / External Rotation

Learning to palpate & identify the two phases of movement: Flexion & Extension


Day 3


Learning to palpate & identify the CRI on various patients

Learning to identify & treat Suture Compaction

Treating suture compression using the V-spread technique

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Correcting the Cranio-Sacral System in Flexion

Correcting the Cranio-Sacral System in Extension

Balancing the Cranio-Sacral System

Learning to integrate Cranio-Sacral Balancing into a massage treatment


Day 4


The Structure of the Cranio-Sacral Venous Sinus System (CVSS)

Conditions related to Reduced Venous Sinus Drainage

Common examples of causes of Cranio-Sacral pathologies

How to identify pathologies the Venous Sinus System

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Learning to palpate for & identify pathologies of the cranio-sacral venous sinus system

The implication of the 3rd and 4th ventricles in Intra-Cranial Congestion

Pathologies of the Venous Sinus System & how they relate to Massage Therapy

Activating Drainage of the Cranial Venous Sinus System

CV4 technique – pumping the skull


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INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY 
Level II
SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM
Autumn Toronto 2019

Day 1


The Temporal Bones

Learning to Palpate for Flexion and Extension of the Temporal Bones

Learning to Identify Dysfunctional Movement of the Temporal Bone in Flexion & Extension

Learning to Balance the Temporals

Identifying Compaction of the Trigeminal Nerve in Facial and TMJ Pain

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The Parietal Bones

Learning to Palpate for Flexion and Extension of the Parietal Bones

Learning to Identify Dysfunctional Movement of the Parietals in Flexion & Extension

Suture Compaction and its Implication in Proper Function of the Parietals

The Parietals and their Implication in Dysfunctional Membranes


DAY 2

The Bones of the Face

Learning to identify the Location of the Bones of the Face

Mapping Suture Location of the Bones of the Face

Learning the Cranial Rhythm of the Bones of the Face
The Importance of the Ethmoid Bone in Facial Sinus Pathologies
Pain Pathways in Trigeminal Nerve Pain

DAY 3

Dysfunctional patterns of Cranio-Sacral motion: SBS Torsion

Learning to palpate for SBS Torsions

Dysfunctional patterns of Cranio-Sacral Motion: Vertical Strain / Vertical Shear

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

BREAK

Learning to palpate, identify, & treat Lateral Strains / Shears

Learning to palpate, identify, & treat Side bending Rotation


Day 4

The Rhythm of the Cranio-Sacral Mechanism

Learning to Palpate the Cranio-Sacral Mechanism

Learning to Identify Dysfunction of the Cranio-Sacral Mechanism in Flexion & Extension

Learning to use the Cranio-Sacral Assessment Chart


Some Common Examples of Cranio-Sacral Pathologies

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

Group Practice using the Cranio-Sacral Assessment Chart


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