Osteoarticular Techniques

  1. Understand the history of osteopathy and manual osteopathy.
  2. Know the contraindications and precautions to structural imbalances.
  3. Able to perform assessments and corrections for the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, low back, thoracic area, scapula, cervical spine, shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Visceral Manipulation 

  1. Know the contraindications and precautions to visceral manipulation work.
  2. Established a clear knowledge of Mobility and Motility.
  3. Master Visceral Manipulation techniques of indirect, direct, recoil and induction.
  4. Identify the anatomy components of the viscera.
  5. Able to successfully assess the mobility and motility of each viscera and providing the necessary treatment to achieve the desired outcome for optimal client health.

CranioSacral Therapy

  1. Know contraindications to CranioSacral therapy
  2. Identify the cranial bones, landmarks, sinuses, poles of the dural membranes, cerebrospinal fluid and diaphragms.
  3. Able to identify the flexion and extension.
  4. Perform the first, second and third vault holds.
  5. Able to perform the cranium, sacrum and ankle still points.
  6. Complete the Pelvic Diaphragm Release, the Diaphragm Release, the Thoracic Inlet Release, the Hyoid Bone Release, Occipital Cranial Base Release, the Occipital Base Release, Traction Release, Medial ASIS Compression, Rocking the Dural Tube, Dural Tube Assessment and Release, Frontal Bone Lift, Parietal Lifts, Sphenoid Bone Compression and De-Compression, Temporal Bone movements and Decompression and Compression of the TMJ.

Advanced Fascia Release

  1. Know the contraindications and precautions to Advanced Fascia Release work.
  2. Understand how fascia restrictions in the human body effect overall health.
  3. Evaluate the fascia to find areas of restriction, and then use soft tissue manipulation to make sure the length and tension of the fascia are properly balanced.
  4. Evaluate the condition of tissues and to help the body’s fluids flow smoothly.
  5. Continuous checking on the state of the body’s tissues, to correct restrictions.

Business

Many practitioners go on to open their own businesses after graduation. There are a number of mistakes that new business owners make which can ultimately affect their success. We want to assist our students in avoiding those issues by helping them develop a successful marketing and business plan. Even if a practitioner chooses to not open their own business, the content of this course enables them to successfully market themselves within their practice since Manual Osteopathy is a relatively new profession in the healthcare industry.

Program Costs

Tuition

Our Books & Supplies fee includes textbooks, written materials, lab supplies, examination costs and student insurance.

Tuition
Books & Supplies

Total Tuition Cost

$13,750
$1,000

$14,750

Funding Options

Our program qualifies for Student Loans. If applying for a student loan outside of Alberta, please be advised that the process can take 6-8 months to secure funding. If you require any assistance please contact us directly or Student Aid Alberta or canada.ca/student-fiancial-assistance

  • Employment Insurance Funding: please contact Service Canada.
  • Optional Payment Plan: please contact us directly to request more information.

All fees are subject to change. Please confirm final course fee amounts prior to submitting your application fee. Fees will not change after your application fee has been processed.

Accepted forms of payment: cash, cheque, money order, etransfer, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. We do not accept debit cards. A 5% credit card fee is added to all credit card transactions.

Costs of travel, accomodations and meals are at the students' expense.

 

Schedule

September 2019 Class Dates

 

September 2019 Session

   
     

Start Date: September 9, 2019

   

End Date: June 24, 2020

   

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Class 1:     September 9-12, 2019

 

 

Class 2:     Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2019

 

 

Class 3:     October 28-29, 2019

 

 

Class 4:     November 18-19, 2019

 

 

Class 5:     December 9-10, 2019

 

 

Class 6:    January 6-7, 2020

 

 

Class 7:    February 3-4, 2020

 

 

Class 8:     March 2-3, 2020

 

 

Class 9:     March 23-24, 2020

 

 

Class 10:   April 20-21, 2020

 

 

Class 11:   May 11-12, 2020

 

 

Class 12:   June 1-2, 2020

 

 

Class 13:  June 22-24, 2020

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

Classroom Instruction and Self Directed Learning

Offering our Manual Osteopathy program over 10 months allows the student to retain more of the information than programs that offer comparable hours over longer time periods.

Students will spend 29 days (8 hours/day) of scheduled classroom time. Used for examinations and technical training. Students can expect to spend 20-30 hours per week on self directed learning. Assignments must be completed on students own time. Students are required to attend all classroom sessions.

The manual and clinical skills of a Manual Osteopath are what sets them apart from all other complimentary healthcare professions. The classroom component of the program deals exclusively with manual palpatory training in the modalities presented.All other components of the program are provided to the student for home study.

 

Clinical Work Experience

Students complete a total of 400 hours of clinical work experience prior to graduation. Our curriculum is a combination of traditional osteopathic techniques plus the most currently available scientific information. We view the body as an interrelated whole with a story to tell. We teach from a systemic, evaluative approach that seeks to resolve the client's discomfort or pain.

This program is designed for those healthcare professionals that already work in therapeutic environments that want to know more and increase their skill set to help more people.The 400 hour clinical work experience allows students to work in the field while attending school, and allows them to graduate with experience that is usually not obtained until after graduation.

Students are required to practice hands on treatments in a clinical setting. Hours are approved by a supervisor of their choice. Students enter their notes in the NMOC App designed to track the practicum hours, notes and marks. Supervisors approve the times entered for treatments, and instructors then review and mark the entries, leaving notes if necessary.

 

Curriculum

The intent of our Manual Osteopath program is to provide those working in a therapeutic environment with a set of additional assessment and corrective techniques that will efficiently correct problems that current techniques are unable to address. We provide a sequential protocol that provides the most effective and timely treatment for the problem presented, using the 4 cornerstones of manual osteopathic practice: Osteoarticular, Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral and Advanced Fascia Release techniques.

All four of these techniques are taught in detail and include the following categories for each: definition, history, philosophy, current scientific research, experts in the field, indications and contraindications, anatomy, physiology, common pathologies, injuries and complaints, assessment and correction protocols, manual practice and clinical work experience.
 
We include the often-overlooked reason for the majority of health professions/treatments:
  • Pain: definition, symptom cascade, clients with chronic pain and expected responses to treatment, emotional and physical considerations
  • Corrective exercises and behaviours
  • Complimentary and contradictory health care philosophies

In addition, we help prepare students for the business and legislative requirements of the profession by providing instruction in the following:

  • Osteopathy: definition, history, founder, philosophy, and main techniques
  • Manual Osteopathy: definition, credentials, code of ethic and conduct, regulation and licensure, and association membership.
  • Business considerations: legislative requirements, insurance requirements, clinical records, privacy issues, prices, billing procedures, advertising, promotional techniques, networking strategies, and public speaking presentations.

 

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Our college is licensed by Alberta Advanced Education as a Private Vocational School to provide a Diploma of Manual Osteopathy.