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CPD courses and conferences

Enhancing and maintaining your expertise: CPD and conferences at the BSO

The BSO is the oldest osteopathic institution in Europe. It is at the forefront of CPD education for osteopaths and welcomes participants from other professions. We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of our CPD programme and the speakers who deliver our CPD; delegates consistently provide us with excellent feedback.

Our courses are designed so that participants can incorporate what they have learned directly into their daily practice. We use research evidence, peer-to-peer sharing, and practical experience to uphold standards and support the refreshment and extension of core skills.

Our vision is to provide a programme of CPD courses that are:

  • High-quality, topical, evidence-based and provided by experts from a range of professional backgrounds
  • Open to professionals in and outside the UK using a variety of formats including face-to-face and multimedia
  • In line with the regulatory expectations for continuing professional development
  • Informed by contemporary teaching approaches and include practical and experiential learning
  • Informed by the feedback we receive from our participants

We would value your feedback and ideas for new CPD via CPD@bso.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7089 5333.

Steven Vogel
Vice Principal (Research), British School of Osteopathy

Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi
CPD Manager and Lecturer, British School of Osteopathy

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Upcoming Courses

Paediatric Osteopathy 8th & 9th July 2017

Working with babies and children 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 5 years 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. There will be case-based discussions about treatment approaches rather than practical training in specific techniques.

Delegates will ideally have been in osteopathic practice for at least a year and have some experience of working with infants.

This course is delivered by Andrea Rippe. Andrea gained her MSc Paediatric Osteopathy in 2007 and has been tutoring in the BSO paediatric clinics since then.

Day one (8 July) will cover osteopathic care of babies from birth to one year
Day two (9 July) will cover osteopathic care of children from two to five years.

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 8 & Sunday 9 July 2017
Cost: £135 per day
CPD: 7 hours per day

Registration:

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

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline or register via Eventbrite:

Register for Paediatric Osteopathy 1 via Eventbrite

Register for Paediatric Osteopathy 2 via Eventbrite

 

Cervical Spine Risk Assessment and Consent for Manual Therapists - 15 July 2017

This course will address practitioners’ concerns about treating the neck in the context of evaluating risk and receiving consent. Steven Vogel provides a brief introduction to the course below:

There has been much recent debate about the association between manual therapy and adverse events relating to stroke and cervical artery dysfunction. This one day masterclass draws content from recent evidence and provides tools to practitioners to enhance clinical reasoning in triaging their patients and making informed decisions with their patients about whether manual treatment is appropriate. Presentations and case based practical work will enable participants to evaluate their current knowledge, identify their learning needs and provide current knowledge and skills based training to enhance practice. Relevant theory, epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical research will be used to give participants up to date knowledge and will be applied in the context of clinical reasoning. Consent related matters in this area will be reviewed and shared as well as the opportunity to practise relevant clinical methods.

The course will focus on giving delegates practical experience and skills that they can apply in their clinical work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cervical artery dysfunction
  • Clarify the relationship between manual therapy technique and risk when evaluating and treating the neck
  • Identify risk factors for cervical artery dysfunction
  • Gain experience of clinical reasoning and shared clinical decision making with patients
  • Enhance and apply clinical methods in the examination of neck and head pain presentations

This course is suitable for chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists.

Who is teaching the course?

Roger Kerry 

Associate Professor/Director of Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Roger is an experienced physiotherapist and academic with longstanding research and education interests in haemodynamics and manual therapy. He has published widely on clinical reasoning and risk related to cervical artery dysfunction. Roger is a member of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist working group for the International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention 2007-2017.

Selected publications

Steven Vogel 

Vice Principal (Research), The British School of Osteopathy. Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Most of Steven’s working time is spent on research and education at the British School of Osteopathy. He held a clinical post as an osteopath in an NHS primary care setting for many years. His recent research has focused on reassurance, communication and consent, and safety in manual therapy. He was the lead researcher in the largest UK study investigating patient and osteopath’s experience of risk management and adverse events and consent. Steven has published widely and been involved in the development of NICE’s clinical guidelines for low back pain and sciatica.

Selected publications

  • Vaughan B, Moran R, Tehan P, Fryer G, Holmes M, Vogel S, et al. (2016) Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: Identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. Int J Osteopath Med . Doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.01.007.
  • Holt N, Pincus T, Vogel S. (2015) Reassurance during low back pain consultations with GPs: a qualitative study. Br J Gen Pract ;65(639):e692–701. Doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X686953.
  • Pincus, T. Holt, N. Vogel, S. Underwood, M. Savage, R. Walsh, D. A. & Taylor, S. J. C. (2013) Cognitive and affective reassurance and patient outcomes in primary care: A systematic review ',  Pain.154; 2407-2416.
  • Vogel, S. (2012) Consent and information exchange – A burden or opportunity? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 83-85.
  • Daniels, G. and Vogel, S. (2012) Consent in osteopathy: A cross sectional survey of patients' information and process preferences. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 92-102.
  • Vogel, S. (2010) Adverse events and treatment reactions in osteopathy. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 13; 3: 83-84.

Course Leader: Roger Kerry & Steven Vogel
Date:  Saturday 15 July 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite

Communication and Consent - 16 September 2017

The GOsC are currently consulting about changes to the structure of Continuing Professional Development. One key proposal for consultation is that communication and consent becomes compulsory CPD for all osteopaths, as this has been identified as a priority area and is central to the majority of patient complains received by the GOsC.

This course is an opportunity to refresh and upgrade your communication and consent skills and to discuss experiences and scenarios with fellow osteopaths. In the morning you will receive a refresher on communication and consent, and this will be followed with a more detailed look at specific patient groups in the afternoon. The first afternoon session will consider issues of communication and consent relating to patients with dementia, Alzheimers and/or with limited capacity, and the second will focus on those related to children and their parents.

About the course leaders:

Yinka Fabusuyi (Bsc Ost. BWY Dip) is an Osteopath with over 20 years of experience she currently practices in South West London. In 2008. Yinka established the Holmewood Osteopathic Practice, which offers patient centered, evidence based treatment and management for back pain, sciatica, hip and knee pain, tendonitis of the shoulder, rib pain, neck pain and stiffness, and poor posture associated with work ergonomics. Prior to establishing her own practice, Yinka was based at Stockwell Group Practice, a large NHS general practice in South London. This enabled Yinka to work within a multidisciplinary team comprising fellow osteopaths, GPs, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, counsellors, shiatsu therapists, and nurses.
Yinka is also a clinic tutor and lecturer at The British School of Osteopathy since 2001.

Steven Vogel (Vice Principal - Research, The British School of Osteopathy. Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine). Most of Steven’s working time is spent on research and education at the British School of Osteopathy. He held a clinical post as an osteopath in an NHS primary care setting for many years. His recent research has focused on reassurance, communication and consent, and safety in manual therapy. He was the lead researcher in the largest UK study investigating patient and osteopath’s experience of risk management and adverse events and consent. Steven has published widely and been involved in the development of NICE’s clinical guidelines for low back pain and sciatica.

Course Leaders: Steve Vogel, Yinka Fabusuyi
Date:  Saturday 16th September 2017
Cost: £145
CPD: 7 hours (8.30am registration, course start 9am - 5.50pm course end

Location: Puckrup, Tewkesbury GL20 6EL, UK

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite.

 

Reflective Practice: An Introduction - 20 September 2017

reflection in water


Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing clinical practice and it has been shown to help practitioners increase awareness of their practice. A version of it will be incorporated into the new CPD framework that begins in 2018.

This workshop will provide an introduction to reflective practice to a sufficient level to allow practitioners to confidently meet CPD framework requirements.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to structure reflective practice

  • Understand how reflective practice can enhance your practice

  • Explore how peer review fits within the reflective practice structure

  • Feel more motivated and able to question your practice.


Who is leading the course?

Dr Cindy McIntyre

Dr Cindy McIntyre is the principle osteopath at Osteopathy Letchworth in Hertfordshire. She qualified from the BSO in 2000, where she then taught and examined osteopathic technique for seven years.

She recently gained her doctorate in osteopathy with research into osteopathic clinical reasoning, specifically investigating perceptual diagnostic judgments, metacognition and reflective practice. She is currently writing articles based on the results from her thesis which will be submitted in the coming months, and she has presented her work at osteopathic conferences.

Cindy is passionate about how reflective practice can be used to enhance daily practice and specifically our awareness of how we practice.

Course Leader: Dr Cindy McIntyre
Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2017
Cost: £35
CPD: 2 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 or visit Eventbrite

Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine - 22 September 2017

The use of diagnostic ultrasound is growing rapidly and is an exciting area of musculoskeletal medicine. This course will offer an introduction to diagnostic ultrasound to osteopaths and other health care professionals.

This Introductory ultrasound course is accredited by The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS), Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (FSEM), Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) and the College of Radiographers.

The course leaders have been teaching the course for seven years and are experts in their field, so are well equipped in delivering the course.

This course is suitable for physiotherapists, sports doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, sonographers, GP's, osteopaths, chiropractors, rheumatologists and radiologists from the UK and all over the world.

Course Schedule

 Morning:

  • The role of diagnostic ultrasound in clinical practice and when can change clinical decision making
  • How to integrate this into your practice safely and effectively
  • Advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Competency and medico-legal issues
  • Current learning pathways in the UK
  • Limitation of orthopedic (special tests) and current clinical assessment/practice
  • Machine  - basic physics, artefacts, image optimization and normal anatomy (tendon, ligament, bone, muscle and nerve)

Afternoon:

  • Demonstration  - Knee
  • Practical workshop – Knee
  • Demonstration  - Ankle
  • Practical workshop – Ankle
  • Demonstration  - Shoulder
  • Practical workshop –Shoulder
  • What’s next? Future learning

Please note this is an introduction only so there is not enough time to cover all aspects of each joint.

All equipment needed for the course will be provided by the BSO and course tutors.

Who are the course tutors?

Chris Myers – Chartered Physiotherapist, Registered Osteopath & MSK Sonographer

Robert Laus – Chartered Physiotherapist & MSK Sonographer

Dr Lorenzo Masci - Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, MBBS, FASCP, FFSEM (UK), MSM

Course Leader: Chris Myers, Robert Laus and Dr Lorenzo Masci
Date:  Friday 22 September 2017
Cost: £205
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite

Blood sugar: spotting dysregulation and giving advice - 7 October 2017

As practitioners we see chronic lifestyle diseases in our clinics all the time. Sometimes we fail to recognise it, and sometimes we recognise it and feel helpless to offer advice.

This one-day workshop will introduce you to and refresh your knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of blood sugar dysregulation, including hormonal mechanisms of control, an overview of metabolic syndrome and its consequences, carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic flexibility.

Content will include:

  • Clinical indicators and blood markers of dysregulation
  • The use of 48 hour recall to ascertain glycaemic control
  • The taking of clinical measurements to ascertain risk factors
  • Appropriate intervention strategies for different types of presentation, including macronutrient balance; glycaemic index and glycaemic load; insulin, leptin and the GIT; and meal timings.


Key outcomes
Following the course delegates should:

  • understand the physiological mechanisms at play in how blood sugar is regulated
  • understand how these mechanisms can become dysregulated
  • understand relevant drivers for the predisposition, activation and perpetuation of dysregulation
  • identify patients who may be exhibiting this
  • understand some simple strategies to assist patients in gaining regulatory control again

Please note that this is an introductory level course, and does not furnish attendees with in-depth nutritional prescriptive protocols for overt pathology such as diabetes.


Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for manual therapists with an interest in nutrition and practicing an integrated approach to health. Those who want to be able to offer evidence based interventions that can assist in reversing functional dysregulation prior to the onset of overt pathology will benefit from this workshop.


Who is leading the course?
Antonia Adeniji graduated from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now BCOM) in 1996, and subsequently gained an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from University of London in 2004. She began teaching nutrition at BCOM in 2005, and has led various modules including dietetics, biochemistry and applied natural therapeutics. Comfortably bridging the divide between naturopathy and public health nutrition has been an on-going undertaking that eventually brought her to functional medicine.

Course Leader: Antonia Adeniji
Date:  Saturday 7 October 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite

Cervical Spine Risk Assessment and Consent for Manual Therapists - 14 Oct 2017

This course will address practitioners’ concerns about treating the neck in the context of evaluating risk and receiving consent. Steven Vogel provides a brief introduction to the course below:

There has been much recent debate about the association between manual therapy and adverse events relating to stroke and cervical artery dysfunction. This one day masterclass draws content from recent evidence and provides tools to practitioners to enhance clinical reasoning in triaging their patients and making informed decisions with their patients about whether manual treatment is appropriate. Presentations and case based practical work will enable participants to evaluate their current knowledge, identify their learning needs and provide current knowledge and skills based training to enhance practice. Relevant theory, epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical research will be used to give participants up to date knowledge and will be applied in the context of clinical reasoning. Consent related matters in this area will be reviewed and shared as well as the opportunity to practise relevant clinical methods.

The course will focus on giving delegates practical experience and skills that they can apply in their clinical work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cervical artery dysfunction
  • Clarify the relationship between manual therapy technique and risk when evaluating and treating the neck
  • Identify risk factors for cervical artery dysfunction
  • Gain experience of clinical reasoning and shared clinical decision making with patients
  • Enhance and apply clinical methods in the examination of neck and head pain presentations

This course is suitable for chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists.

Who is teaching the course?

Roger Kerry 

Associate Professor/Director of Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Roger is an experienced physiotherapist and academic with longstanding research and education interests in haemodynamics and manual therapy. He has published widely on clinical reasoning and risk related to cervical artery dysfunction. Roger is a member of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist working group for the International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention 2007-2017.

Selected publications

Steven Vogel 

Vice Principal (Research), The British School of Osteopathy. Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Most of Steven’s working time is spent on research and education at the British School of Osteopathy. He held a clinical post as an osteopath in an NHS primary care setting for many years. His recent research has focused on reassurance, communication and consent, and safety in manual therapy. He was the lead researcher in the largest UK study investigating patient and osteopath’s experience of risk management and adverse events and consent. Steven has published widely and been involved in the development of NICE’s clinical guidelines for low back pain and sciatica.

Selected publications

  • Vaughan B, Moran R, Tehan P, Fryer G, Holmes M, Vogel S, et al. (2016) Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: Identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. Int J Osteopath Med . Doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.01.007.
  • Holt N, Pincus T, Vogel S. (2015) Reassurance during low back pain consultations with GPs: a qualitative study. Br J Gen Pract ;65(639):e692–701. Doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X686953.
  • Pincus, T. Holt, N. Vogel, S. Underwood, M. Savage, R. Walsh, D. A. & Taylor, S. J. C. (2013) Cognitive and affective reassurance and patient outcomes in primary care: A systematic review ',  Pain.154; 2407-2416.
  • Vogel, S. (2012) Consent and information exchange – A burden or opportunity? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 83-85.
  • Daniels, G. and Vogel, S. (2012) Consent in osteopathy: A cross sectional survey of patients' information and process preferences. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 92-102.
  • Vogel, S. (2010) Adverse events and treatment reactions in osteopathy. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 13; 3: 83-84.

Course Leader: Roger Kerry & Steven Vogel
Date:  Saturday 14 October 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite

Clinical Risk in Older Adults Conference - 14 October 2017

Would you like to improve the care that you provide to patients aged 65 and over? Do you want to better understand the clinical uncertainty around older adults, the risks involved in treating this specialist patient group and how to mitigate them? Then this conference is for you.

At the first conference of its kind, you will explore the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of older adults and gain renewed and evidence-informed knowledge on how to improve efficacy and reduce risks in managing such patients.

You can also look forward to:

  • Understanding the clinical risks in managing patients aged over 65 where the risks include safeguarding issues, environmental factors, nutritional influences, mental capacity and consent, sensory changes particularly loss of balance.
  • An introduction to the ethical and legal basis of practice with a particular focus on mental capacity and consent.
  • Understanding current research on the role of nutrition in the health of older adult patients with a focus on musculoskeletal health - i.e. sarcopenia, osteoporosis, arthritis, as well as obesity and malnutrition in older adults.
  • Exploring the structure of naturopathic assessment of older patients.
  • Participating in interactive workshops on balance assessment and diminished sensory input in older people.

We welcome osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, manual therapists and anybody involved in the care of the elderly, including nurses and carers.

Outline programme for the day:

09:00   

Key note + Q&A: Clinical risk in the treatment of the eldery
Dr Dockery Frances, Consultant Geriatrician, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

10:10  
Assessment of the patient's environment: fall risks and prevention (dramatisation/video)
Paul Sugarhood, Occupational Therapist, Senior Lecturer at South Bank University

Break

11:25  
Ethical and legal basis of practice: mental capacity and consent
Rob McCoy, Senior Lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy

Lunch

13:15  
Nutritional Assessment (interactive lecture)
Dr Alexander King, Nutritionist, St Mary's University

14:15  
A naturopathic view (details tbc)

15:00  
Workshops: Simulation Training or Balance and Gait Assessment

Sarah Ritchie and David Herdman, Specialist Physiotherapists, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation

16:00  
Dementia Awareness
Dr Jane Youell, Clinical Psychologist

16:45  
Conclusion and Q&A

About the speakers

Dr. Frances Dockery:

Frances Dockery has been a consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' since 2004 and practices acute general internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She runs the orthopaedic liaison (ortho-geriatric) service and established the Trust fracture liaison service.

Frances is:

•NICE guideline development group member on fracture risk assessment

•Steering group member of pilot national fragility fracture liaison database

•expert member of London Bridge Research Ethics committee.

Paul Sugarhood:

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in occupational therapy at London South Bank University. His research areas of interest are older people and ageing in place, assistive technology, environmental adaptation, and innovation in health and social care. Prior to joining LSBU, he worked as a clinical occupational therapist in the NHS in the UK and in Brazil, including time as a clinician and manager in falls prevention services for older people in east London.

Alexandra King:

Ammi began lecturing at St Mary's in September 2004 primarily on the Nutrition programme. Prior to this she had been employed as a post-graduate teaching assistant whilst carrying out an MPhil. She graduated from St Mary's in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Biology with Sport Science and has since been awarded an MPhil from the University of Surrey. The title of her thesis is 'Factors Affecting Food Intake in Older People Living in Different Residential Situations' and Ammi's primary research interests lie within this area. She has presented work from her MPhil at two conferences.Ammi has acted as a reviewer for the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also in the process of completing an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at St Mary's.

Sarah Ritchie:

Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist from King's College London, before carrying out a diverse range of rotations at Homerton University Hospital  and now works at Guy's and St Thomas'.  During this time, she has worked specifically with older adults in the ward, outpatient and community settings and has also assisted with clinical teaching at King's College London.  Sarah's interest particularly lies with falls and balance within older adults, she has spent the previous year working with the multi-disciplinary balance team and on the Older Person's Assessment Unit.   Sarah now works as a full time specialist physiotherapist in the Older Person's Assessment Unit;  the service is multi-disciplinary in approach, assessing and treating older adults with musculo-skeletal injuries, falls and fracture clinic assessments, as well as providing strength and balance exercise rehabilitation in a group setting.

David Herdman:

David joined the Guy’s and St.Thomas’ balance clinic in 2012. He works alongside other physiotherapists, audiologists and an audiovestibular physician in the balance clinic. He has a broad range of experience and has completed basic and advanced accreditation training in vestibular rehabilitation in the USA. He is also an NIHR trainee and is completing a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London developing new treatments for people with chronic dizziness. David is the Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR), which provides support and training to physiotherapist throughout the country.

Dr. Jane Youell:

Dr Jane Youell is a chartered psychologist and an experienced qualitative researcher with particular interests in dementia, autism, learning disability, family and relationships. She has a first class honours degree in psychology and has recently been awarded a PhD. Her doctoral work addressed the issue of intimacy, sexuality and dementia. Jane is a freelance researcher and consultant. Currently the main body of her work focuses on facilitating dementia awareness training and creating a community dementia hub in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.  She has also been commissioned to work with Dementia UK to develop a training programme to enable Admiral Nurses to better support couples living with dementia particularly in relation to intimacy and sexuality. Jane was the former Dementia Lead at Milton Keynes University Hospital and continues to work directly with patients and carers in her consultancy work.  Jane regularly lectures on the undergraduate nursing degree course and the Advanced Dementia Care masters course at the University of Northampton.  Since March 2015 Jane has been an active member of the Dementia Academic Action Group (DAAG) where she has facilitated tier 1 dementia awareness training in GP practices, care homes and hospital settings. This training is based on contemporary dementia theory, evidence based practice and enhanced by examples of real life cases. She will shortly be undertaking Best Interest Assessor training. 

*Please note the early bird offer ends on Sunday 21 May at 11.30pm*

Speakers: 
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Cost: Early bird offer of £115 (full price £135)
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline or visit Eventbrite

Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Foundation Course - 28 & 29 Oct 2017

A two-day course for osteopaths and other qualified allied health practitioners looking to expand their scope of practice, by adding Pilates rehabilitation exercise to enhance their clinical management of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal problems. It aims to give you an understanding of how to use Pilates exercises to aid your patients developing strength dynamically or assist in the management of chronic problems.

Woman doing pilates on a mat

You will learn introductory and beginner level exercises, with graded step by step modifications and adaptions, along with clinical reasoning to justify each exercise. We will also look at relevant research and evidence in spinal and pelvic management. NICE recommends Pilates for the management of back pain and sciatica. Other applications will also be explored.

Important information

  • Spaces on this course are limited to ensure a good learning environment for delegates.
  • No previous Pilates experience is required.
  • Please note this course has practical components which will be on a floor based mat.
  • Delegates are advised to wear appropriate clothing.
  • We are currently offering a 10% discount for delegates who choose to book this course with the Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Small Group Fundamentals course on 17 March 2018. See 'Progression Routes' below for more information.
  • For insurance reasons this course is for qualified practitioners only. We regret we are not able to offer places to students.


Key teaching areas

  • Introduction to Pilates as a rehabilitation tool
  • A review of the epidemiology, causes, consequences and classification of low back pain
  • Illness and pain behaviour: the bio-psycho-social model and red flags
  • Review of spinal anatomy, spinal movement and planes of movement
  • Movement impairments and motor control
  • Key exercises, with easily digestible evidence for delegates to share with their patients
  • Introduction to the fundamental principles of the Pilates method
  • Planning an effective, safe and individually tailored programme
  • Managing client programmes and record keeping
  • Hints and tips to support client self-management
  • Common barriers to exercise adherence
  • Marketing and development


Learning outcomes

  • Gain a practical understanding of how and why Pilates can aid your patients in their recovery
  • Learn the essential key exercises to support your patients during and after their appointment.
  • Leave with tools to plan a bespoke six-week programme for individual patients


Who is teaching the course?

Sandie Ennis

Sandie Ennis qualified as an osteopath in 2009, followed by extensive postgraduate studies including cranial and classical osteopathy, SCCO pathway, women's health and training in paediatrics at the foundation for paediatric osteopathy in London. She currently divides her time between private osteopathic practice, clinical tutoring, teaching individual and small group pilates, devising and delivering specialist education; lecturing, training and CPD workshops.
She completed her UK Pilates training and certification with Body Control Pilates (BCP) in 2000. BCP is one of the leading education providers for Pilates teacher training and the largest professional Pilates organisation outside the USA. She undertook advanced classical Pilates studies at Kane School of Core Integration in New York under the tutelage and mentorship of Kelly Kane, one of the most highly regarded and experienced Pilates educators and physical therapists in the USA. More recently she completed somatic movement education training, which she now incorporates into functional and rehabilitation programmes.
Previously she was a school teacher and arts university lecturer with extensive experience in creating and delivering a broad range of education and training. Since 2000 this has been Pilates training, health education, and rehabilitation.

Progression routes

On completion of the Foundation Course students can also take Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Small Group Fundamentals course on 17 March 2018. This course builds on the foundation course and will give you the tools to work with small groups of patients in a clinical setting.


Students who wish to sign up for both the Foundation Course and the next Small Group Fundamentals course on 17 March now can benefit from a 10% discount on the cost of both courses. To take advantage of the discount please book for both courses when you book the Foundation Course.


Cancellation policy
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.

Course Leader: Sandie Ennis
Date:  Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October 2017
Cost: £340
CPD: 14 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 or visit Eventbrite

Pain and Pharmacology - 10 November 2017

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.

Listen to Dave Baker, course leader, explain the course and its potential benefits in more detail:


More about 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: Friday 10 November 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite 

Advanced Ergonomics - 25 November 2017

Ergonomics is a huge part of health and wellbeing; many of your patients are likely to be experiencing pain influenced by the set-up of their workstations.

David Annett leads this advanced course in ergonomics for osteopathic treatment, building on skills developed through introductory CPD courses and practical experience.

The emphasis of the course will be on applied practice, ensuring that participants can support their patients effectively in their work environments.

Course content will include:

  • assessment protocols and report writing
  • case studies (both computer-based and non-computer-based)
  • a practical assessment in a live office
  • manual handling assessments
  • car assessments
  • ergonomic equipment
  • working with disabilities
  • marketing

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal for all manual therapists including osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists, but delegates should have attended the introductory 'Ergonomics for Manual Therapists' before attending the advanced course.

Who is the course leader?
David Annett is a practising osteopath and freelance ergonomics consultant. His degree in ergonomics coupled with over 15 years’ experience in this discipline mean he is ideally placed for advising manual therapists in this area.

What have previous delegates said?
"Felt very comfortable with the trainer and his excellent knowledge - he enabled the group to join in and keep focused"
"Excellent - very engaging!"

Course Leader: David Annett
Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite 

Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Foundation Course - 27 & 28 Jan 2018

A two-day course for osteopaths and other qualified allied health practitioners looking to expand their scope of practice, by adding Pilates rehabilitation exercise to enhance their clinical management of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal problems. It aims to give you an understanding of how to use Pilates exercises to aid your patients developing strength dynamically or assist in the management of chronic problems.

Woman doing pilates on a mat

You will learn introductory and beginner level exercises, with graded step by step modifications and adaptions, along with clinical reasoning to justify each exercise. We will also look at relevant research and evidence in spinal and pelvic management. NICE recommends Pilates for the management of back pain and sciatica. Other applications will also be explored.


Important information

  • Spaces on this course are limited to ensure a good learning environment for delegates.
  • No previous Pilates experience is required.
  • Please note this course has practical components which will be on a floor based mat.
  • Delegates are advised to wear appropriate clothing.
  • We are currently offering a 10% discount for delegates who choose to book this course with the Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Small Group Fundamentals course on 17 March 2018. See 'Progression Routes' below for more information.
  • For insurance reasons this course is for qualified practitioners only. We regret we are not able to offer places to students.


Key teaching areas

  • Introduction to Pilates as a rehabilitation tool
  • A review of the epidemiology, causes, consequences and classification of low back pain
  • Illness and pain behaviour: the bio-psycho-social model and red flags
  • Review of spinal anatomy, spinal movement and planes of movement
  • Movement impairments and motor control
  • Key exercises, with easily digestible evidence for delegates to share with their patients
  • Introduction to the fundamental principles of the Pilates method
  • Planning an effective, safe and individually tailored programme
  • Managing client programmes and record keeping
  • Hints and tips to support client self-management
  • Common barriers to exercise adherence
  • Marketing and development


Learning outcomes

  • Gain a practical understanding of how and why Pilates can aid your patients in their recovery
  • Learn the essential key exercises to support your patients during and after their appointment.
  • Leave with tools to plan a bespoke six-week programme for individual patients


Who is teaching the course?

Sandie Ennis

Sandie Ennis qualified as an osteopath in 2009, followed by extensive postgraduate studies including cranial and classical osteopathy, SCCO pathway, women's health and training in paediatrics at the foundation for paediatric osteopathy in London. She currently divides her time between private osteopathic practice, clinical tutoring, teaching individual and small group pilates, devising and delivering specialist education; lecturing, training and CPD workshops.
She completed her UK Pilates training and certification with Body Control Pilates (BCP) in 2000. BCP is one of the leading education providers for Pilates teacher training and the largest professional Pilates organisation outside the USA. She undertook advanced classical Pilates studies at Kane School of Core Integration in New York under the tutelage and mentorship of Kelly Kane, one of the most highly regarded and experienced Pilates educators and physical therapists in the USA. More recently she completed somatic movement education training, which she now incorporates into functional and rehabilitation programmes.
Previously she was a school teacher and arts university lecturer with extensive experience in creating and delivering a broad range of education and training. Since 2000 this has been Pilates training, health education, and rehabilitation.

Progression routes
On completion of the Foundation Course students can also take Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Small Group Fundamentals course on 17 March 2018. This course builds on the foundation course and will give you the tools to work with small groups of patients in a clinical setting.

Students who wish to sign up for both the Foundation Course and the next Small Groups course on 17 March now can benefit from a 10% discount on the cost of both courses. To take advantage of the discount please book for both courses when you book the Foundation Course.

Cancellation policy

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.

Course Leader: Sandie Ennis
Date:  Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 January 2018
Cost: £340
CPD: 14 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 or visit Eventbrite

Cervical Spine Risk Assessment and Consent for Manual Therapists - 10 Feb 2018

This course will address practitioners’ concerns about treating the neck in the context of evaluating risk and receiving consent. Steven Vogel provides a brief introduction to the course below:

There has been much recent debate about the association between manual therapy and adverse events relating to stroke and cervical artery dysfunction. This one day masterclass draws content from recent evidence and provides tools to practitioners to enhance clinical reasoning in triaging their patients and making informed decisions with their patients about whether manual treatment is appropriate. Presentations and case based practical work will enable participants to evaluate their current knowledge, identify their learning needs and provide current knowledge and skills based training to enhance practice. Relevant theory, epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical research will be used to give participants up to date knowledge and will be applied in the context of clinical reasoning. Consent related matters in this area will be reviewed and shared as well as the opportunity to practise relevant clinical methods.

The course will focus on giving delegates practical experience and skills that they can apply in their clinical work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cervical artery dysfunction
  • Clarify the relationship between manual therapy technique and risk when evaluating and treating the neck
  • Identify risk factors for cervical artery dysfunction
  • Gain experience of clinical reasoning and shared clinical decision making with patients
  • Enhance and apply clinical methods in the examination of neck and head pain presentations

This course is suitable for chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists.

Who is teaching the course?

Roger Kerry 

Associate Professor/Director of Postgraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

Roger is an experienced physiotherapist and academic with longstanding research and education interests in haemodynamics and manual therapy. He has published widely on clinical reasoning and risk related to cervical artery dysfunction. Roger is a member of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist working group for the International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Intervention 2007-2017.

Selected publications

Steven Vogel 

Vice Principal (Research), The British School of Osteopathy. Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Most of Steven’s working time is spent on research and education at the British School of Osteopathy. He held a clinical post as an osteopath in an NHS primary care setting for many years. His recent research has focused on reassurance, communication and consent, and safety in manual therapy. He was the lead researcher in the largest UK study investigating patient and osteopath’s experience of risk management and adverse events and consent. Steven has published widely and been involved in the development of NICE’s clinical guidelines for low back pain and sciatica.

Selected publications

  • Vaughan B, Moran R, Tehan P, Fryer G, Holmes M, Vogel S, et al. (2016) Manual therapy and cervical artery dysfunction: Identification of potential risk factors in clinical encounters. Int J Osteopath Med . Doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.01.007.
  • Holt N, Pincus T, Vogel S. (2015) Reassurance during low back pain consultations with GPs: a qualitative study. Br J Gen Pract ;65(639):e692–701. Doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X686953.
  • Pincus, T. Holt, N. Vogel, S. Underwood, M. Savage, R. Walsh, D. A. & Taylor, S. J. C. (2013) Cognitive and affective reassurance and patient outcomes in primary care: A systematic review ',  Pain.154; 2407-2416.
  • Vogel, S. (2012) Consent and information exchange – A burden or opportunity? International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 83-85.
  • Daniels, G. and Vogel, S. (2012) Consent in osteopathy: A cross sectional survey of patients' information and process preferences. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 15; 3: 92-102.
  • Vogel, S. (2010) Adverse events and treatment reactions in osteopathy. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 13; 3: 83-84.

Course Leader: Roger Kerry & Steven Vogel
Date:  Saturday 10 February 2018
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 and speak to Jacqueline, or visit Eventbrite

Clinical Mat-Based Pilates: Small Group Fundamentals - 17 March 2018

A one-day course which aims to give you an understanding of how to use Pilates exercises in a small group class to aid patients who have injuries or movement dysfunctions, with the aims to help them developing strength dynamically or assist in the management of chronic problems.

People doing pilates in a group class

You will learn safe and effective ways to introduce patients to Pilates-based exercises in a small group class. We will explore precautions and contraindications with graded step by step progression, modifications and adaptions along with clinical reasoning to justify each exercise. We will also look at relevant research and evidence in spinal and pelvic management. NICE recommends Pilates for the management of back pain and sciatica. Other applications will also be explored.

Important information

  • Delegates must have completed the Clinical Mat-based Pilates Foundation Course prior to starting this course. The foundation course can be taken on either 28-29 October 2017 or 27-28 January 2018, and we are currently offering a 10% discount for delegates who choose to book the Foundation Course and Small Group Fundamentals course together. To take advantage of the discount please book for both courses when you book the Foundation Course.
  • Delegates with a previous Pilates certification may be considered subject to space. Contact cpd@bso.ac.uk for details.
  • Spaces on this course are limited to ensure a good learning environment for delegates.
  • Please note this course has practical components which will be on a floor based mat.
  • Delegates are advised to wear appropriate clothing.
  • For insurance reasons this course is for qualified practitioners only. We regret we are not able to offer places to students.


Key teaching areas

  • Introduction to Pilates as a group class rehabilitation tool
  • Review of movement impairments and motor control
  • Key exercises, with easily digestible evidence for delegates to share with their patients
  • Introduction to the fundamental principles of the Pilates method group classes
  • Learn how to plan an effective safe small group programme
  • Hints and tips to support client self-management
  • Common barriers to exercise adherence
  • Marketing and development


Learning outcomes

  • Learn the essential key exercises to support your patients in specialist small group class
  • Leave with a handbook of the key Pilates exercises to support your patients in specialist small group class


Who is teaching the course?

Sandie Ennis

Sandie Ennis qualified as an osteopath in 2009, followed by extensive postgraduate studies including cranial and classical osteopathy, SCCO pathway, women's health and training in paediatrics at the foundation for paediatric osteopathy in London. She currently divides her time between private osteopathic practice, clinical tutoring, teaching individual and small group pilates, devising and delivering specialist education; lecturing, training and CPD workshops.
She completed her UK Pilates training and certification with Body Control Pilates (BCP) in 2000. BCP is one of the leading education providers for Pilates teacher training and the largest professional Pilates organisation outside the USA. She undertook advanced classical Pilates studies at Kane School of Core Integration in New York under the tutelage and mentorship of Kelly Kane, one of the most highly regarded and experienced Pilates educators and physical therapists in the USA. More recently she completed somatic movement education training, which she now incorporates into functional and rehabilitation programmes.
Previously she was a school teacher and arts university lecturer with extensive experience in creating and delivering a broad range of education and training. Since 2000 this has been Pilates training, health education, and rehabilitation.

Cancellation policy
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.

Course Leader: Sandie Ennis
Date:  17 March 2018
Cost: £170
CPD: 7 hours

To book call 020 7089 5333 or visit Eventbrite

Still Technique: An Introduction (Waiting List)

The techniques of AT Still have been lost over time, particularly as trends towards HVT, functional and cranio-sacral techniques were developed in the twentieth century.

An American osteopath, Richard van Buskirk, became interested in the original techniques used by AT Still, apparently quite different from those we mostly use today.  He worked with the few limited descriptions we have of AT Still working (including the cine-footage linked here) and by 1999, had published a complete rediscovered and reconstructed system of treatment that is widely in use in America.

I know how to treat patients – what’s different?

Beautiful, fluent, dynamic and effective, the Still Technique takes in elements of positional diagnosis, manipulation, articulation and functional technique.  Like HVT, it pushes against barriers to movement and creates a positive release.  Unlike HVT, it is softer and more fluid and produces a gentle “clunk” – often much better tolerated by a wider range of patients.

Sounds good, but why should I use it?

There are times when standard techniques simply do not seem to work.  Why not try another approach? Very often, Still Technique can be applied effectively when other techniques have failed.  Whilst most practitioners are unlikely to use the Still Technique exclusively, most would agree it is a very useful addition and alternative.

 Who can benefit?

Your practice and your patients!

Still Technique has been used on all sorts of patients with all sorts of presentations.  One course leader has used it on a wide spectrum of ages (from 2 days to 104 years).

Who are the Course Leaders?

Jonathan Edis and Glynn Booker will guide you through this intriguing and practical course.

Having graduated from the BSO in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both have been teaching technique at the BSO for over 21 years between them and they developed the Still Course at the BSO in 2010.

Recent delegate feedback

“Pleasant, relaxed and informative, I learned new, applicable and effective techniques”

Please note: we are still to confirm a date for this course but if you would like to register your interest for this course and be put on to the waiting list, please email cpd@bso.ac.uk with your full name, email address and phone number. 

 

 

Booking

The quickest way to book is online via Eventbrite - just click on the link provided in the listing for the event above. Alternatively, if you would like further information or would like to book by another means please contact  our CPD and Events Officer on +44 (0)20 7089 5333 or email cpd@bso.ac.uk

Payment

Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • online by credit/debit card via Eventbrite (use the Eventbrite link found at the bottom of each course listing)
  • by bank transfer to The British School of Osteopathy, Barclays Bank, account: 30196207, sort code: 20-65-82
  • by cheque, made payable to the British School of Osteopathy
  • over the phone by debit or credit card to our CPD and Events Officer on +44 (0)20 7089 5333

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. Two places for each CPD course are allocated free of charge to BSO faculty on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the first two places are allocated, members of staff can still register for a free place. However, if the CPD programme becomes fully booked with full fee paying delegates, members of staff (apart from the first two places allocated) will be asked to either pay the discounted rate or to drop their place (possibly at short notice).