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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

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 bother?

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. 

 

Osteopathic Refresher - 27 and 28 May 2017

This course offers osteopaths a range of ‘refresher’ sessions designed to update existing osteopathic knowledge on key issues and explore different aspects of osteopathic practice.

The weekend has been designed to support the new Osteopathic Practice Standards (A, B, C & D) and to offer practical advice and information that can be immediately helpful in your clinical practice. The sessions will enable you to participate in 14 hours of CPD with others, allowing for peer support, discussion and evaluation of new and established ideas.

Upon completion, all delegates will receive certificates.

Invited speakers represent a wide range of experience and expertise.

Topics and speakers are as follows:

  • Physical Wellbeing - Dr Nadia Vawda (Doctor, MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP)
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology Underpinning Disc Degeneration - Christine Le Maitre
  • Golfers’ Injuries - Andy Nicholettos
  • Reflective Practice - Dr Cindy McIntyre
  • Cervical Spine Rehabilitation - Francesco Contiero
  • Osteopathic Management of Older Adults - Shireen Ismail (Osteopath, MSc Course Leader at the BSO)
  • Where is the Evidence? Dr Mike Ford
  • Cranial Nerves - Trevor Jefferies (Osteopath, GOsC ACP Assessor, BSO Course Tutor)

 

Course Leader: Various
Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017
Cost: £220 (weekend ticket)
CPD: 14 hours

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

Ergonomics for Manual Therapists - 9 June 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. This course is an ideal introduction to ergonomics, linking to applications which can be put into practice by all manual therapists. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to evaluate patients in relation to computer workstations and manual handling

  • Ability to train patients in ergonomics so that they are more aware of how to prevent injury

  • Gain knowledge and skills to support your patients with injuries or problems influenced by their workplace environment

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is ideal for all manual therapists including osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists.

Who is the course leader?
David Annett is a practicing 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.

Are there opportunities to learn more about this area?
After completing this course, you are eligible to attend the Advanced Ergonomics course, which is also run by David Annett.

Course Leader: David Annett
Date: Friday 9 June 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

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

Functional Active Release (FAR) - 9 June 2017

Functional Active Release (FAR) is practioner applied focal inhibition combined with patient-controlled multi-lanar active movements. This approach produces deep and lasting changes in function, helping to reduce the chances of injury and improving sports performance by quickly and effectively releasing deep postural stiffness.

Key applications:

  • Hip girdle & gait disruption
  • Fracture recovery after joint replacement (hip/knee)
  • Kypho-Lordotic chronic postural stiffness
  • Shoulder girdle – dysfunction
  • Whiplash – post-trauma stiffness
  • Scalene syndrome & thoracic outlet conditions
  • Ilio-psoas dysfunction

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.

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.

What have previous delegates said about the course? 
"Immediately applicable principles and techniques"
"Have already found improvements in deleagtes 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 9 June 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours per day

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

Writing for Publication - 10 June 2017

In this brand new workshop presented by Steve Vogel (Editor in Chief, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine) and Sarah Davies (Senior Publisher, Elsevier), you will learn how to write and submit impactful articles for publication, and how to review the work of others.

Writing for publication and reviewing scholarly articles can enable us to:

  • Communicate the findings of research and contribute to the wider body of knowledge of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine, leading to positive outcomes and change in practice.
  • Share new developments and innovative practice and create synergies with others.
  • Create debate and discussion to ensure ongoing critical review of established practice and to extend personal and professional skills in disseminating knowledge and expertise It also can stimulate new collaborations with others.


Workshop content

The workshop will be broken down into three key elements:

  • Writing for Publication - pick up skills and tips for planning ,writing and submitting articles to academic peer-reviewed journals.

  • Reviewing for Journals – discover what editors and peer reviewers are looking for when they evaluate submitted articles submitted for publication, and what skills you may need to become a reviewer.

  • Publishing for Impact - explore what “impact“ means. Discover new tools and techniques for measuring 'impact', and how to evaluate the impact of published articles.


What will you learn?

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define why writing for publication is an essential activity for osteopathic educators, students and osteopaths.
  • Map out the basis of an article for publication.
  • Define why peer review is an essential part of scholarly publication and how it can be an integral part of ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Set a goal and timescale for submitting an article for publication or for establishing a network for critiquing published literary.


Course Leader:
Steven Vogel and Sarah Davies
Date: Saturday 10 June 2017
Cost: £25
CPD: 7 hours

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

Neuro and Intracranial Anatomy and Pathology - Friday 23 June 2017

A day spent in multiple learning landscapes, including a dissection room, to enforce and enhance knowledge of intracranial anatomy and selected pathology.

What will the day include?

  • A lecture (at the teaching centre) that will lay the foundation for the rest of the day's learning.
  • An afternoon visit to a dissecting room to view and discuss normal anatomy on cadavers.
  • An opportunity to spend time examining potted real pathology and discussing the presentation and case histories of each example.

About the Course Leader

Dr. Parry is a medically qualified clinical anatomist and neuroscientist. He has over 20 years international experience of lecturing, examining and course development across a range of medical science disciplines, in a number of leading institutions. He is research active and committed to providing the best training available. Dr. Parry gained his medical and science degrees from King’s College London.

Course Leader: David Parry
Date: Friday 23 June 2017
Cost: £205
CPD: 7 hours 

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

Psychologically-informed practice for treating people with pain - 24 & 25 June 2017

This two day course aims to introduce into practice evidence-based techniques and skills that can improve quality of life for people with pain. It is relevant to a wide range of practitioners who encounter people with pain including chiropractors, nurses, osteopaths and physiotherapists.

Recent clinical guidance and research has emphasised the need for practitioners to apply a biopsychosocial model of care. Whilst many practitioners are comfortable with the bio aspect of the model, integrating psychological and related communication skills into practice is more challenging. This course will provide introductory skills and an awareness of potential psychological tools to enable practitioners to be more confident in delivering an integrated biopsychosocial model of care to their patients.

The course comprises a series of mini-lectures introducing each topic, describing the evidence to support the role of psychological factors in pain and the need for their incorporation into practice. There will be opportunities to experiment with using new skills in experiential sessions.

Practical sessions will be balanced with theory and reviews of relevant evidence.

Listen to course leaders Steve Vogel and Tamar Pincus talk about the course content in more detail:

The course is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of UK leaders in the field with professional backgrounds in physiotherapy, osteopathy and psychology, and is suitable for a wide range of practitioners who encounter people with pain, including nurses, osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists.

What will be covered?

  • Communication and listening skills
  • Metaphors, grids and other ways of introducing psychology to patients
  • Addressing distress, frustration and anger
  • Fear and avoidance
  • Effective reassurance
  • Behaviourally informed interventions
  • Beliefs and values - patients and practitioners
  • ACT and mindfulness
  • Behavioural change approaches

What will you gain?

  • Familiarity with the evidence on psychological complexity in people with persistent pain conditions.
  • New skills in recognising and eliciting patient concerns.
  • Awareness of an array of psychological interventions that can be used to help patients better manage their pain.

About the speakers

Lisa Roberts PhD PFHEA FCSP
Lisa is an associate professor at the University of Southampton and consultant physiotherapist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She currently holds a National Institute for Health Research senior clinical lectureship, focussing on researching the communication and decision-making that occurs during consultations between physiotherapists and people with back pain, building on her earlier fellowship funded by Arthritis Research UK.

Other current research interests include developing web-based resources for people with back pain; non-specific treatment effects in complementary therapy; families’ experiences of surgery for children with developmental dysplasia of the hip; and rehabilitation through ballroom and Latin American dancing.

Alongside her clinics in the NHS, Lisa leads the clinical effectiveness agenda for 8 professions and has a strategy role within the Trust. She led the team to implement a hugely popular self-referral scheme, enabling Trust staff to access musculoskeletal physiotherapy services.

Lisa was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2013 for her work as a leader, clinician, researcher and educator. She is the immediate past President of the Society for Back Pain Research and in 2016 became a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tamar Pincus PhD MSc MSc
Professor Tamar Pincus holds a PhD in psychology (University College London), as well as Masters degrees in experimental research methods in psychology (UCL), and epidemiology (Cambridge University). She is a registered practicing practitioner with the Health Professional Council. Her research has embraced a variety of methodologies, including experimental, epidemiological and qualitative. The research has included investigation of attention and recall in pain patients; the psychological predictors for poor outcome in low back pain, and the study of clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes in low back pain.

Tamar’s research has included the investigation of interventions through randomised controlled trials, and throughout she has collaborated closely with researchers from many disciplines, including doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and clinical psychologists, from a multitude of institutions, in the UK and internationally. She also convened the international consensus group to establish what factors and measures should be included in prospective cohorts investigation the transition from early to persistent back pain. Most recently her research has focused on delivering effective reassurance to patients in primary care, and studying the use of technology to deliver rehabilitation. Her practical work has focused on training practitioners in effective communication skills and fostering awareness of patients’ psychological needs and concerns.

Steven Vogel DO(Hons)
Steven Vogel is Vice Principal (Research) at the British School of Osteopathy in London. Although most of his working time is spent on research and education, he held a clinical post as an osteopath in an NHS primary care setting for over 20 years and more recently maintains a small private practice. His main research interests focus on back pain, clinicians’ beliefs and attitudes and more recently, reassurance, communication and consent, safety and manual therapy. He has experience of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods.

Steven’s work research on adverse events and consent has led to the delivery of a wide range of CPD to manual therapists on communication skills, working in partnership with patients to gain consent and managing risk. He provides one to one learning opportunities to osteopaths addressing concerns about fitness to practice and professional conduct.

Steven was a member of the development groups for the NICE clinical guidelines for persistent non-specific low back pain the current low back pain and sciatica clinical guideline. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Published works

Lisa Roberts

Langridge, Neil, Roberts, Lisa and Pope, Catherine (2015). The role of clinician emotion in clinical reasoning: balancing the analytical process. Manual Therapy;p. 1-5. Doi:10.1016/j.math.2015.06.007. PMID:26144683

Chester, Emily, Robinson, Natalie and Roberts, Lisa (2014). Opening clinical encounters in an adult musculoskeletal setting. Manual Therapy, Volume:19, (4), p.306-310. Doi:10.1016/j.math.2014.03.011. PMID:24809241

Jones, Lucy, Roberts, L., Little, Paul, Mullee, M., Cleland, J.A. and Cooper, C (2014). Shared decision-making in back pain consultations: An illusion or reality? European Spine Journal;p.1-17.

Roberts, Lisa, Whittle, Christopher, Cleland, Jennifer and Wald, Mike (2013). Measuring communication in physical therapy consultations: a novel approach. Physical Therapy, Volume:93, (4).

Roberts, L., Whittle, C., Cleland, J. and Wald, M.(2012). Measuring verbal communication in initial physical therapy encounters. Physical Therapy, Volume:93, (4), p.479-491. Doi:10.2522/ptj.20120089. PMID:23197846.

Tamar Pincus

Holt, N. & Pincus, T. (2016) Developing and testing a measure of consultation-based reassurance for people with low back pain in primary care: A cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,17, 1, p.1-15 , 277.

Serbic, D., Pincus, T., Fife-Schaw, C. & Dawson, H. (2016) Diagnostic Uncertainty, Guilt, Mood and Disability in Back Pain. Health psychology: official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 35, 1, p. 50-59.

Pincus, T. (2015) Delivering an Optimised Behavioural Intervention (OBI) to people with low back pain with high psychological risk; results and lessons learnt from a feasibility randomised controlled trial of Contextual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT) vs. Physiotherapy. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Pincus, T., Kent, P., Bronfort, G., Loisel, P., Pransky, G. & Hartvigsen, J. (2013) Twenty-five years with the biopsychosocial model of low back pain-is it time to celebrate?: A report from the twelfth international forum for primary care research on low back pain. Spine. 38, 24, p. 2118-23.

Rusu, A. & Pincus, T. (2012) Cognitive processes and self-pain enmeshment in chronic back pain.From acute to chronic back pain: risk factors, mechanisms, and clinical implications. Oxford University Press, p. 315-337

Steven Vogel

NICE. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management. 2016.

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.

Vogel S, Mars T, Keeping S, Barton T, Marlin N, Froud R, et al. Clinical Risk Osteopathy and Management Scientific Report 2013;(February).

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.

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.

Course Leader: Lisa Roberts, Tamar Pincus, Steven Vogel
Date: Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 June 2017
Cost: £270
CPD: 14 hours

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

Clinical Methods DCP - 1 July 2017

This course is an opportunity for people to revise and practice the systems testing procedures which all osteopaths learn. Since these procedures are seldom needed in ordinary day to day practice, you may find you've become a little "rusty".

There will be an opportunity to cover the theory involved in Abdominal, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular and Respiratory systems examinations and to practice each exam. We will also aim to cover both Sensory and Motor Neurological examinations and also consider Cranial Nerve exams. The amount of time we spend on any topic will depend on the needs of the course delegates, the course leader will be happy to tailor the sessions to the wishes of the group. Delegates should be advised to bring appropriate clothing for the practical elements, and also to bring their Clinical methods equipment, i.e. Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer, Penlight, Tuning forks (128 and 512 Hz), Neuro testing pins etc.

Delegates should be advised to bring appropriate clothing for the practical elements and to also bring their Clinical methods equipment, i.e. Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer, Penlight, Tuning forks (128 and 512 Hz), Neuro testing pins etc.

Course leader, Trevor Jefferies (Expert Osteopath, GOsC ACP Assessor) has taught this material on the BSO's undergraduate and postgraduate courses for a number of years as well as being a Clinic Team Leader and running a demonstration clinic.

Course Leader: Trevor Jefferies
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

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

Visceral Osteopathy - 1 & 2 July 2017

This two day course will cover a range of visceral techniques including palpation of the abdomen and the ligamentous structures, assessment and mobilisation of the diaphragm, liver, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon and mobilization of abdominal transitional zones or "sphincters".

Attendees will develop a high level of integration and knowledge, learn to refine and critically appraise their experiences of osteopathic approaches, and explore a range of visceral osteopathic management methods.


Key outcomes

By the end of the course attendees should be able to:

  • Perform competently a variety of osteopathic techniques and be able to design adaptations that are appropriate to the patient’s need and justified by knowledge of the relevant principles
  • Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of human biomechanics and how dysfunction in one area may lead to altered function elsewhere in the body
  • Integrate current models of healthcare in order to reach diagnosis and an effective management program for the patient
  • Reflect on the relevance and nature of osteopathic intervention possibilities within a wide variety of clinical presentations
  • Evaluate the patient-practitioner relationship and the importance of the responsibilities implicit in the relationship.


About the tutors

Valéria Ferreira, DO, MS

Valéria was born in Brazil and has been a resident in London for the past 28 years. She is an enthusiastic and committed lecturer and practicing osteopath. Valéria completed an MSc in Osteopathy (2006) at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), where she conducted a research project investigating the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment on patients with endometriosis. She continually upgrades her training and knowledge by attending regular workshops in advanced osteopathic techniques and anatomy/dissection sessions. Valéria is a higher education teacher, who teaches at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). She also delivers various CPD courses in osteopathic integration in the UK, Europe and in Brazil, exploring the application of the structural, fascial, visceral and cranial approaches and techniques. She runs a very successful practice in the City of London, where she has worked for the last 22 years.

Dr Ioná Bramati-Castellarin Ph.D, B.Sc.(Hons) Ost Med D.O, N.D.

Dr Bramati graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 2001 and for the past 16 years has been practicing in London at IBCcare. She is the only known specialist with a doctorate on clinical osteopathy in autistic children suffering from gastrointestinal dysfunction. Dr Bramati was awarded a PhD by the University of Westminster and recently published her research on the effects of visceral osteopathy in autistic children. Dr Bramati’s research project was approved for collaboration with King’s College Hospital, London; endorsed by the National Autistic Society; and sponsored by BCOM via a grant from the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association. Dr Bramati is committed to helping improve the quality of life and wellbeing of children on the spectrum using a non-invasive form of therapy – visceral osteopathy.

After graduating from BCOM in London, Dr Bramati attended numerous post-graduate courses in visceral, cranial, and structural osteopathy. She is a former BCOM Clinic Tutor and Paediatric Lecturer, worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children - London and used to be on call at St John and St Elizabeth’s Birth Unit, treating new-born babies and mothers post-labour.

She is an international speaker at a variety of osteopathic conferences and recently was awarded the Elsevier/International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research New Researcher Prize – ICAOR 10 for her research in treating autistic children with visceral osteopathic techniques.

Selected publications:

  • Bramati-Castellarin I, I. et al (2016). Repeat-measures longitudinal study evaluating behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism before, during and after visceral osteopathic treatment (VOT). Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. In Press January 2016.
  • Bramati-Castellarin I (2013). Evaluation of behavioural and gastrointestinal symptoms in autistic children after visceral osteopathic treatment. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 16, e13-e14.
  • Bramati-Castellarin I (2010). Effect of osteopathic treatment on the gastrointestinal system function of autistic children. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2010, Page 120.

Course Leader: Valéria Ferreira and Dr Ioná Bramati-Castellarin
Date: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2017
Cost: £270
CPD: 14 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.

Topics and speakers to be announced.

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

Speakers: To be announced
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

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.

 

Pain and Pathophysiology - 1 July 2017

A new, one-day intensive course exploring the modern concepts of persistent pain led by pain experts Hubert van Griensven and Daniel Orchard. 

Background

Traditionally, osteopathic treatment has been directed the somatic tissues in order to treat a patient’s pain. This is appropriate when their pain can be attributed to tissue damage and inflammation, but when pain persists a wider range of factors comes into play. Functional changes in the central nervous system can amplify sensory information, leading to enhanced pain perception and pain from unaffected areas of the body. The patient will also adjust psychologically and behaviourally. Their adjustments may be adaptive, but it is also possible that they become part of the problem. In the longer term, patients may develop a complex presentation of psychological, social, neural and physical dysfunction, a presentation for which somatic treatment can be ineffective or even counterproductive.

What this means for clinical practice

In any clinical setting it is important for the clinician to identify factors that can be addressed for the patient’s benefit. In patients with persistent pain, these factors include sensitization of the nervous system, as well as psychological and social aspects. Standard orthopaedic and neurological tests are still relevant, but they are given a place within a wider context. Depending on the findings, treatment may include addressing unhelpful pain beliefs, promoting understanding and providing coping strategies. Manual techniques may be used to aid function and normalize function of the sensory nervous system. Appropriate forms of exercise are also important in this approach to psychologically informed rehabilitation.

What will this course cover?

  • changes to the function of the nervous system when pain persists
  • psychological and social factors and the role they can play in persistent pain
  • building these factors into history taking and physical assessment of the patient
  • approaches to the treatment and management of persistent pain
  • case-based discussions

Please note there will be a reading list which you will be required to complete prior to the course starting. This will help all delegates to be on the same level upon starting the course.

About the course leaders

Hubert van Griensven is a qualified Physiotherapist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he leads an MSc module in Pain. Hubert has also completed an MSc in Pain from King’s College London and has written various papers in Pain. Hubert has published a textbook on Pain Physiology in Manual Therapy Practice and a further textbook on Pain with contributions from experts around the world. Hubert also holds a PhD from the University of Brighton.

Daniel Orchard is a qualified Osteopath and teaches NMS and Pain Science at the BSO. Daniel also holds an MSC in Pain from King’s College London and presented his dissertation on the Lived Experience of Headaches at the Paris OSEAN conference in 2012. Daniel regularly undertakes peer review on the subject of pain and lectures internationally on pain to healthcare practitioners.

Course Leader: Hubert van Griensven & Daniel Orchard
Date: Saturday 1 July 2017
Cost: £135
CPD: 7 hours

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

Working with people to help them stay in or return to work - 8 July 2017

Musculoskeletal (MSK) symptoms involve more than just what has happened to cause the symptoms.

Models which support the management of most MSK symptoms look beyond the initial presentation, and encompass biological/biomechanical factors and the psychological and social context of the individual. These various psychosocial factors, if not identified and addressed, act as obstacles to recovery and participation: they raise the likelihood of chronic pain and disability, and make patients less likely to respond to treatment.

This seminar aims to offer delegates the knowledge and the skills to manage psychosocial obstacles, and to facilitate more effective management of your patients’ health.

This event is suitable for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and others who treat and advise people with musculoskeletal and common health problems.

What can I expect from the course?

Professor Kim Burton will introduce delegates to theory, case studies and discussion in the morning session. He will focus on the nature of common health problems, the importance of work as health outcome, and the role of biopsychosocial principles for effective management of the health-work interface, before presenting practical aspects of return to work from a case management perspective.

In the afternoon delegates will attend workshops led by Elizabeth Gittoes and Elizabeth Huzzey on managing return to work in the context of people with low back pain and people with primary headaches. Delegates will explore case studies as a group and will have the opportunity to share practice and consider a range of approaches to facilitating patients return to the work place.


Key outcomes

By the end of the course delegates should:

  • understand the nature of common health problems and the importance of work as a health outcome
  • understand the biopsychosocial approach using the Psychological Flags Framework
  • be able to identify and address biopsychological obstacles to recovery and work participation
  • have developed skills in assessment and management to facilitate return to work as part of recovery
  • be able to use case-management principles: evidence-based approaches; timing and stepped care; return to work plans; myths and pitfalls; and information and advice
  • understand NICE guidance and put guidelines into practice
  • be able to identify the challenges of changing behaviour
  • have knowledge and experience of the STarT back tool
  • understand the prevalence and impact of primary headaches
  • have developed skills in the assessment and identification of headaches (including red flags)
  • understand the pathopsychological mechanism
  • have an understanding of current medical treatments and other management strategies to minimise the impact of headaches on life and work.



About the course leaders


Prof Kim Burton OBE, PhD, FFOM
Kim was an osteopath and is now a freelance occupational health researcher and consultant. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, with a part-time appointment as Professor of Occupational Healthcare at the University of Huddersfield. Kim’s research interests include the biomechanics, ergonomics, and psychosocial aspects of occupational musculoskeletal problems, as well as their clinical management. His current work focuses on exploring the nature of obstacles to recovery and obstacles to return to work for people with common health problems. This has led to a series of research projects, supported both by government and industry, focusing on shifting the culture around work and health through novel educational and rehabilitation interventions. Published works include:

Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:232 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-232

Burton, K, Kendall N. ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition - Musculoskeletal Disorders. BMJ 2014;348:g1076

Burton AK, Kendall NAS, Pearce BG, Birrell LN, Bainbridge LC. Management of work-relevant upper limb disorders: a review. Occupational Medicine 2009;59:44-52

Waddell G, Burton AK. Work and common health problems. J Insur Med 2007;39:109-120

Waddell G, Burton AK. Is work good for your health and well-being? (Report prepared for UK Department for Work and Pensions), London, The Stationery Office, 2006 [ISBN 0 11 7036943]


Elizabeth Gittoes B.Ost; B.Sc.Hons

Elizabeth is a registered Osteopath who, since qualifying in 2010, has run her own private practice from home, in Wiltshire. She qualified at the British School of Osteopathy and has a special interest in low back pain and return to work issues. This is due in part to her previous career as an Occupational Therapist and a specialisation in mental health needs.

 

 



Elizabeth Huzzey DO
Elizabeth Huzzey is currently Principal of Watford Osteopaths. She has spent 6 years developing a special interest in the area of headaches and migraine management.

Learning from world leading neurologists and the world of physiotherapy, nutrition and acupuncture has led to setting up a Headache Clinic for patients looking for drug fee treatment options for headaches and migraine management.

She is one of the founder members and the educational lead for the Osteopathic Progress in Headaches and Migraines OPHM whose mission is to educate, promote best practice and research.

 

Course Leaders: Professor Kim Burton, Elizabeth Huzzey and Elizabeth Gittoes
Date: Saturday 8 July 2017
Cost: £150
CPD: 7 hours

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

Paediatric Osteopathy 1 & 2 - 8 and 9 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

Osteopathic Functional Technique - 15 and 16 July 2017

Developed by Dr Hoover and Dr Bowles in the US in the 1940s, functional technique is one of the gentlest of osteopathic techniques for restoring function and easing pain. This 'unwinding' technique can be used widely in practice, not only as a stand-alone soft tissue technique but in conjunction with structural, visceral, cranial and myofascial techniques to enhance tissue function and encourage motion.

This workshop, led by Dr Stephen Sandler, will provide a thorough introduction to functional technique and how to identify and work with 'ease' and 'bind' in response to motion demand.

The course will include:

  • palpation and motion to identify positions that increase and decrease the sense of tension at the palpating joint
  • use of the whole body as a palpating tool by understanding where proprioception is coming from
  • experience of gentle tissue release under your palpating hand
  • identification of barriers of resistance to motion in various fields
  • sublimation of practical skills to improve technique.


About the course leader

Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO graduated from the BSO in 1975. He has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for more than 40 years and has taught and examined in more than 22 countries worldwide. He was a founder of The Expectant Mothers Clinic at the school in 1980 and has a private practice in Chingford in East London and practices as a Consultant Osteopath at The Portland Hospital in central London. His approach to practice is very eclectic in that he does not see himself as a visceral or structural osteopath but as someone who uses the most appropriate techniques available according to the demand of the patient concerned. Functional technique comes into his treatment approach every day helping him treat the widest possible number of acute, semi acute and chronic patients allowing them to approach a better state of health.

Published reading:

  • Osteopathy and Obstetrics, Anshan Publishing, 2012
  • Report on a survey to look into the incidence of acute musculo skeletal pain and the phases of the menstrual cycle, BOJ (New Series), Vol. XXI, 1998, pp. 7-8.
  • The management of low back pain in pregnancy. Man Ther. 1996 Sep;1(4):178-185. Sandler SE


Course Leader:
Dr Stephen Sandler
Date: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July 2017
Cost: £300
CPD: 14 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

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 

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

 

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 and Clinic Associates 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).