Osteopathy and Education

Brad McCutcheon

  1. Squirrel in Hands Series
    Squirrel in Hands Series
    This series of courses is designed for Manual Therapists who want an approach to continuing education that is linked from course to course, where a similar theme of assessment and treatment connects the courses together. These three courses have a part one and part 2 each or they can be customized to fit a colleges curriculum. They are currently being taught at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies and two other Massage Therapy college in Canada.
  2. Fascial Integration
    Fascial Integration
    Taught since 1996 in Canada, this course series covers a full assessment and treatment regime and methodology for Massage Therapists and other manual therapists for charting and monitoring progressions in patient care and postural change. Fascial Integration was featured in a 3 article series in the Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation in 2001-2004. Treatment of the fascial chains of the body are covered in part 3.
  3. Joint Mobilization
    Joint Mobilization
    A full diagnostic series of courses on evaluating joints for ligamentous and capsular restrictions. The application of both oscillation and mobilization procedures in grades 1-4 are then taught so students can learn how to gain range of motion and freedom of motion in their patients joints. Using the joint mobilization application along with fascial treatment and learning how and when to pick one or the other for a successful treatment plan.
  4. Cranial Manipulation
    Cranial Manipulation
    Assessment and treatment of the cranial bones and their associated sutures. Treatments of headaches, dental alignment, sinus congestion, and other face related pathologies will be covered.
Courses for Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

The Rule of the Artery

Assessment of arteries for spasm and autonomic imbalance. Palpation of the tunica media and externa for changes in density and tone. Using this palpation skill application of sustained direct, counterstrain and recoil will be taught to treat and normalize the tone and therefore blood flow to the patients tissue. Treatment of common arterial condtions is covered.  Course offered in Vancouver May 17th and 18th 2019 to register go to www.osteopathybc.ca 
and in Poland in June 2019 to register go to  https://www.fizjosystem-szkolenia.pl/mastercourse-the-rule-of-the-artery/

Embryology

Designed for Osteopathy this course covers the development of the human structure. It can be taken by any manual therapist that is looking for a better understanding of the design and connections found in the human body. Palpation of the motions of Embryological development will be covered. This course is available online by clicking here:  https://squirrelinhands.teach​able.com/p/embryology-cco-ceo-sico
Chapman's Reflexes
Introductory and advanced courses
The use of Chapman's Reflexes in Osteopatic Manual Therapy started almost a hundred years ago. It is still a valid tool for assessing acute organ conditions and to treat patients who cannot have visceral manipulation due to their pathologies. This fine palpation tool is easy to learn and effective to use. Courses can be customized from 1 day to four

Palpation Skills

This course is designed for anyone looking to learn more about what they are feeling and how to use the information to assess patients for dysfunction. The seven elements of palpation will be covered, using the levels of palpation on these elements will be practiced. Skills will be given to participants so they can practice the advice and transitions on their own time after the course. 

Advanced Treatment of the Upper Extremity

Using manual therapy skills, treatment of adhesive capulitis, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and raynauds syndrome will be covered. Use of fascial relaease, unwinding, and structural corrections will be focused on to provide a complete treatment plan for patients with upper extremity symptoms. Nerve compression will also be looked at and analysed. 

Seated Facet Release

This osteopathic concept using a seated position for the patient will allow the participant to learn how to palpate open and closed facets on the spine. Using the seated position treatment will be applied in a soft safe manner. This type of treatment can be used for any patient but is very effective in a geriatric population

Disc Herniations

Assessment of artieries for spasm and autonomic imbalance. Palpation of the tunica media and externa for changes in density and tone. Using this palpation skill application of sustained direct, counterstrain and recoil will be taught to treat and normalize the tone and therefore blood flow to the patients tissue. Treatment of common arterial condtions is covered. 

Nutrition

Basic Nutrition advice for the manual therapists, suggestions for supplementation for patients with inflammatory conditions, healing from surgeries and for weight loss will be covered. 

The Decades of Life

This pathology course focuses on the different physiologies of each decade of life. Applying these physiological information, development of specific treatment approaches for each decade and how to alter your treatment plan when a patient presents with a pathology. 

Physiology of Therapeutic Techniques

This course focuses on the application of recent research on the effects, efficacy and applications of commonly used manual therapy techniques. Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, fascial release. cranial manipulation, joint mobilization and osteoarticular treatments will be covered.  This course is available online at the following link:  https://squirrelinhands.teachable.com/p/osteopathophys-1
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