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CPD courses and conferences

The BSO is committed to reflective, lifelong learning and has provided continuing professional development (CPD) courses for many years.

Osteopaths must complete 30 hours of CPD each calendar year and 15 of those hours must be "with others". Our courses are designed to make this easy for you and to help you meet the Osteopathic Practice Standards put in place by the GOsC.

The easiest way to keep up with our programme of courses is via our mailing list (we will never share your details with any other organisation).

Upcoming Courses

Osteopathic Refresher - 11 & 12 June 2016

At the BSO, we understand that it can be difficult to find Continuing Professional Development sessions that meet all your needs as an osteopath. It can be difficult to know what area to specialise in, let alone make sure that you meant the GOsC's Osteopathic Practice Standards in your annual CPD submission.

We've come up with a solution to this problem: our Osteopathic Refresher course covers eight current topics over one weekend, allowing you to meet all of the OPS in one go. Each weekend is different so even if you've attended this course before, the sessions will be on other areas of osteopathy and help you to gain a new mixture of skills and knowledge.

This course is one of the easiest ways to gain 14 hours of CPD. We're also offering the session at only £200, a discounted price compared to our usual rate for 2 day courses.

Topics:

Technique Clinic - Simon Browning

Elderly Balance Assessment Adaptive Testing - Robin Lansman

Clinical Methods  – Trevor Jeffries

Communication with GPs - Robin Lansman

Maintaining Patient Relationships – Gilly Woodhouse

Vaccination - Public Health / Private Hazard? - Andrea Rippe

Still Technique - Jonathan Edis

New Avenues in Somatic Dysfunction - Kevin Brownhill

What have previous delegates said about the course?

"All efficient and well-run"
"Speakers were all excellent"
"Several areas to stimulate thought"
"Feel greatly osteopathically refreshed!"
"I like the idea of a weekend course of 8 sessions"
"Technique clinic was very enjoyable and very accommodating"

Course Leader: Various
Date: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2016
Cost: £200
CPD: 14 hours

Registration: via Eventbrite

Paediatric Osteopathy 1 & 2 - 9 & 10 July 2016

Working with babies and toddlers is an increasing part of osteopathic clinical work. This course will give a firm grounding in eliciting a thorough case history, relevant examination and evaluation. This will give delegates confidence in their diagnosis and management plans for infants up to a year old. The course will include red flags and examination procedures.

The emphasis will be on a thorough understanding of factors leading to common infant presentations. Delegates will ideally have been in practice for at least a year with some experience of working with infants.

Book now to attend one or both days of the course using the links below. Please note that when booking tickets for the full weekend via Eventbrite, you must book each day separately.

What have previous delegates said about the course?
"Excellent, excellent, excellent!"
"Andrea was excellent, the handouts were amazing and comprehensive - all in all a great weekend!"
"A really engaging course" 

Course Leader: Andrea Rippe
Date: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 2016
Cost: £125 or £250
CPD: 7 hours per day

Registration:

(please remember to state which day or days you wish to attend).

Register for Saturday 9th via Eventbrite.

Register for Sunday 10th via Eventbrite.

Osteopathy & Gynaecology - 16 & 17 July 2016

Osteopathy & Gynaecology: Pelvic Pain and the Female Reproductive System

This course will include a review of the normal physiology for the female reproductive system, a look at case history which involves what questions we ask, how we understand the responses and how we make a clinical decision as to who is best to see this patient (osteopath, gynaecologist or another clinical specialist). You will also review the pathologies involved, supported by up to date evidence. You will explore elements of structural, visceral and myofascial techniques throughout the weekend. Mention will be made of the role of cranio sacral techniques but will not be part of the teaching.

The techniques taught in the class will be mainly external techniques. Any internal techniques taught in the class will be practiced on a gynae trainer model so that the whole class can participate in the palpation. 

Course Leader: Stephen Sandler
Date: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2016
Cost: £250
CPD: 14 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & Shoulder Dysfunction - 23 July 2016

This course is ideal for delegates who have already completed Robin Lansman’s previous workshops in Functional Active Release, Sports Biomechanics and Muscle Chains, or Stretching Prescription. The course can be treated as a refresher or is suitable for those seeking new ways of approaching TOS, a common condition which can be complex to manage.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify components of  neck and shoulder injury that are producing localised and referred patterns of pain more quickly
  • Assess and review ergonomic issues that can contribute to TOS and shoulder dysfunction
  • Provide detailed self-management advice for patients with near constant pain cycles around the TOS/shoulder
  • Design rehab exercises and stretches that work without aggravating the presenting condition without loss of effectiveness
  • Use fast and effective functional active release techniques to release neural tension and improve function

Which other courses might be relevant to me? 

Robin Lansman additionally runs a series of three one-day workshops on Functional Active Release (FAR), 3D Sports Biomechanics & Muscle Chains, and Prescriptive Stretching.

Who is running the course? Robin Lansman teaches students about his approach to Osteopathic Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Management at the British School of Osteopathy and across Europe. He has also been on-hand at many London Marathons to help runners of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) & Alzheimer's Charities and is a qualified osteopath.

Course Leader: Robin Lansman
Date: Saturday 23 July 2016
Cost: £125
CPD: 7 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

Pain and Pharmacology - 9 July 2016

Most osteopathic patients will be taking or have taken painkillers - less than half safely and appropriately. Most have unanswered questions about affects, side effects and safe usage.

This course will give delegates the opportunity to increase their knowledge and confidence of pharmacology and pain control medication. The course will discuss assessing and treating patients with poorly controlled pain, with advice and education on safe and effective pain control medication selection. 

Using evidenced based practice, the course will also challenge common dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes to medications.

Who is the course leader?

 Course leader, Dave Baker is a qualified Non-medical Prescriber. He holds a post at City University, Department of Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, where he lectures on MSc Modules including Medicines Management, Pain and Analgesia, and Non-Medical Prescribing.

What have previous delegates said about the course?

"Really good speaker who enjoys his area of knowledge"
"Very impressed by training, delivery and depth of knowledge" 

Course Leader: Dave Baker
Date: Saturday 9 July 2016
Cost: £125
CPD: 7 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite.

Advanced Ergonomics - 22 October 2016

Most osteopathic patients will be taking or have taken painkillers - less than half safely and appropriately. Most have unanswered questions about affects, side effects and safe usage.

This course will give delegates the opportunity to increase their knowledge and confidence of pharmacology and pain control medication. The course will discuss assessing and treating patients with poorly controlled pain, with advice and education on safe and effective pain control medication selection. 

Using evidenced based practice, the course will also challenge common dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes to medications.

Who is the course leader?

Course leader, Dave Baker is a qualified Non-medical Prescriber. He holds a post at City University, Department of Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, where he lectures on MSc Modules including Medicines Management, Pain and Analgesia, and Non-Medical Prescribing.

What have previous delegates said about the course?

"Really good speaker who enjoys his area of knowledge"
"Very impressed by training, delivery and depth of knowledge" 

Course Leader: David Annett
Date: Saturday 22 October 2016
Cost: £125
CPD: 7 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite.

Functional Active Release - 21 October 2016

The day will introduce you to "active palpation" and assessment in motion. You will explore the functional assessment of dancers and athletes at all levels and learn about active standing examination. This will lead onto evaluating 3D, including stability, strength, symmetry and fatigue using the 3D-Squat. The course will provide you with the skills to map the engagement and recruitment of muscle groups and allow you to assess "core strength" and its global influences.

Applies sports muscle chains assessment of global effects:

•             One-sided sports

•             Upper body dominant sports

•             Lower body dominant sports

•             Pregnancy posture

•             Foot posture and leg length discrepancy

How can this approach benefit the practioner?

FAR can reduce the stress on your body by combining the best concepts of other myo-facial treatment techniques. The patient is fully involved in the treatment process so that you can get better results by working cooperatively, and it's easy to monitor changes in the patient to measure the effectiveness of the approach.

Which other courses might be relevant to me? 

This course is part of two, one-day workshops held over a weekend. It is not necessary to attend both days but many delegates choose to do this. The other course is the 3D Sports Biomechanics & Muscle Chains.  Robin Lansman also runs Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Shoulder Dysfunction Workshop, a refresher course designed for those who want to brush up on their skills in this area.

Who is running the course?

Robin Lansman teaches students about his approach to Osteopathic Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Management at the British School of Osteopathy and across Europe. He has also been on-hand at many London Marathons to help runners of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) & Alzheimer's Charities and is a qualified osteopath. He is also President of the Institute of Osteopathy.

What have previous delegates said about the course? 

"Immediately applicable principles and techniques"
"Have already found improvements in delegates on whom I have practiced"
"I think this will really help clear up chronic cases that have not responded well to treatment"
"Very engaging, easy to understand and to practice"
"This was completely new to me" 

Course Leader: Robin Lansman
Date: Friday 21 October 2016
Cost: £125
CPD: 7 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

3D Biomechanics - 7 October 2016

The day will introduce you to "active palpation" and assessment in motion. You will explore the functional assessment of dancers and athletes at all levels and learn about active standing examination. This will lead onto evaluating 3D, including stability, strength, symmetry and fatigue using the 3D-Squat. The course will provide you with the skills to map the engagement and recruitment of muscle groups and allow you to assess "core strength" and its global influences.

Applies sports muscle chains assessment of global effects:

•             One-sided sports

•             Upper body dominant sports

•             Lower body dominant sports

•             Pregnancy posture

•             Foot posture and leg length discrepancy

Which other courses might be relevant to me? 

 

This course is part of a two one-day workshops over the weekend. It is not necessary for you to attend both days but many delegates choose to do this. The other course is Functional Active Release (FAR). Robin Lansman also runs Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Shoulder Dysfunction Workshop, a refresher course designed for those who want to brush up on their skills in this area.

Who is running the course?

Robin Lansman teaches students about his approach to Osteopathic Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Management at the British School of Osteopathy and across Europe. He has also been on-hand at many London Marathons to help runners of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) & Alzheimer's Charities and is a qualified osteopath.  Robin Lansman is also President of the Institute of Osteopathy.

What have previous delegates said about the course? 

"Muscle chains - new concept for me"

"Chain theory rather than working muscles in isolation"

"Very good, competent and knowledgeable" 

Course Leader: Robin Lansman
Date: Friday 7 October 2016
Cost: £125
CPD: 7 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

BSO Roadshow: Birmingham - 16 July 2016

We're back on the road! After two successful events in Manchester and Bristol, we're now coming to Birmingham! 

Look forward to: 

  • Exclusive talks:

- BSO - ‘TDAP and designation - What it means for our alumni and the osteopathic profession’
- ‘Patients at Risk’ 
- ‘Future trends of osteopathy’ 
- BSO in 2017: ‘Celebrating 100 years of osteopathic education provision'

  • 3 hours of free CPD - Certficates will be given

  • Networking

*Snacks and refreshments will be provided

Speakers: Various
Date: Saturday 16 July 2016 (10am - 1.30pm)
Cost: Free
CPD: 3 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

Paediatric Neonatal Examination - 11 June 2016

Brand new to the BSO and a completely free CPD event!

 Learn how to perform a neonatal examination and receive a 2 hour CPD attendance certificate.

 Tour our facilities and observe our specialist paediatric osteopathic practice (SPOP) practitioners at work.

 Sign up to other free CPD courses and learn about up and coming events. 

 Join Our SPOP team!

 Event schedule:

•      Arrive at 10:00am – 10:30am (tea and coffee available on arrival)
•      CPD at 10:30 – 11:30am
•      Q & A and tour 11:30 – 12:30pm

Speaker: Samantha Fennell
Date: Saturday 11 June 2016 (10am - 12.30pm)
Cost: Free
CPD: 2 hours

Venue: British school of Osteopathy (BSO) clinic

Registration: or via Eventbrite

Specialist Respiratory Paediatrics - 13 & 14 August 2016

This course will give you the confidence to deal with respiratory conditions affecting babies, toddlers, children and teenagers. The anatomy and technique taught on this course will focus on the paediatric facial bones and the temporal. This 2-day course will incorporate a mix of theory, practical and group discussion.

You will learn about:

  • The developmental anatomy of the respiratory tract
  • The effects of lung changes at birth
  • The effects of prematurity and artificial ventilation
  • Lower respiratory tract conditions - including bronchiolitis, asthma, croup
  • Upper respiratory tract conditions - including mouth breathing, adenoids, tonsils, sinuses
  • Middle ear pathology - including acute otitis media and 'glue ear'

Course Leaders: Samantha Fennell and Lizzie Lomax
Date: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 2016 
Cost: £250
CPD: 14 hours

Registration: or via Eventbrite

 

Booking

To book onto any course or receive further information please contact our CPD and Events Officer on +44 (0)20 7089 5352 or by

Bookings can also be made online via our Eventbrite pages as indicated or at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1122592523.

Payment

Full course fees must be paid by 30 days before the commencement of the course. Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • by cheque, made payable to the British School of Osteopathy
  • by bank transfer to The British School of Osteopathy, Barclays Bank, account: 30196207, sort code: 20-65-82
  • over the phone by debit or credit card to our CPD and Events Officer on +44 (0)20 7089 5352

The BSO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found.  The BSO cannot guarantee that any course will run.  In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.

Discounts

All BSO alumni and students receive 10% off our courses and conferences. BSO 500 Club Members receive 20% off course fees. Members of staff and Clinic Associates can attend any course with available spaces on the day without charge, but otherwise can also benefit from the 20% discount.