Sport osteopathy for Physiotherapists“ – SPO
- Osteopathic Medicine-
Date & Time
3 days from 9am - 5pm
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Costs: £299 (total costs)
Course fee includes:
- Refreshment breaks both in the morning and afternoon
- Detailed course manual
Human achievement potential in sport is reaching ever more its limits. As sport has long become a formidable commercial factor, sports scientists and sports doctors have looked for ways of improving sport performance both legal and illegal. To that end, we see more and more sports elite pushed to their limits which can jeopardise the health of the athlete in the long run and prevents further performance improvements.
An insight into sport osteopathy should make it clear how performance improvements and health are intrinsically linked with one another with the goal of discovering muscular imbalances, functional, structural and systemic deficits and bringing these back into balance so that the stress capacity in relation to performance is improved.
Sport physiotherapy can integrate osteopathic diagnostic and therapy components and its reasoning in order to gain more energy resources and to strengthen the immune system, both bringing a stable health condition. This is a crucial factor especially in elite sport.
2. Course format
The training lasts a total of 3 days,
Day 1: introduction, key principles (theoretical and practical), sport and osteopathy
Day 2: systemic approach in sports science and sports medicine
Diagnostic und therapy in specific dysfunctions in sport part 1
Day 3: Diagnostic und therapy in specific dysfunctions in sport part 2
Lecture, practical demonstrations, theoretical and practical exercises
in small groups; patient demonstration.
The courses always contain a mixture of theory and practicals
to apply the skills learnt in a hands-on manner.
Further training for physiotherapists in sport osteopathy with the possibility of integration into the sportphysiotherapy concept.
At the end of the training, course participants should be able to:
- understand the systemic approach to sports sciences and sports medicine
- understand key principles of osteopathy – communication with tissues
- conceptional integration of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment methods
- diagnostic and therapy of selected sports related dysfunctional chains
5. Key Topics
- Sport and osteopathy
- Systemic approach in sport and osteopathy
- Energy sources and their relation to human achievement potential
- Sport traumatology – a fluke or result of logical consequences
- Possibilities of diagnostic and therapy
- Dysfunction chains in sport traumatology
o primary traumatic
o secondary adaptive
- Synergy from sport osteopathy and sport physiotherapy
6. Form and duration
The training takes place in two stages (part 1 and part 2) over a total of 3 days with each day running from 9am to 5pm. In total the entire course consists of 36 hours of lectures and practicals.
An advanced course (level II) is possible after the level I seminar