Course dates: Year One

Introduction to Body Listening 001 December 6, 2015

A fundamental course for the fine palpation of soft tissue: Primary Respiratory Mechanism, Basic GOT, cranial and visceral palpation included. This course is a prerequisite for students who do not have a manual therapy background.
Instructor: Fred Dumunier

Practical Course 101 January 14-17 2016
Normalization of the Lower and Upper Extremity Joints.
A lecture on complexity theory will be given as well the practice of the osteopathic concept of normalization.
Instructor: Eric Sanderson

basic gait observation.
shoulder movements standing
Palpation tests

Practical Course Content Online lecture (PCCOL): (format includes 1 material test every hour)*
1. Biomechanics, kinesiology, kinematics, and basic neurology of movement, Part A. Brandon Brock and Eric Sanderson
2. Mechanisms of Gait. Brandon Brock
Health Sciences Online lectures (HSOL): (includes 1 x material test at beginning of lecture and one lecture content quiz at end of lecture)
1. Anatomy and Physiology lecture for chapters 1-9 of physiology text, muscle physiology,
2. Physics: Lecture based on sections 1-4 from Physics text. Suggested subject lecture is Newton’s Three Laws.

Practical Course 102 January 28-31, 2016

Normalization of the Joints of the Axial Skeleton.
Instructor Eric Sanderson, Gus Kandilas

Biomechanics, kinesiology, kinematics, and basic neurology of movement, Part B. Brandon Brock and Eric Sanderson. Muscle testing, muscle tone and reflex inhibition, Brandon Brock

1.Chemistry lecture based on Chapters 6-8 of Chemistry text, suggested lecture topic would be bonds and bonding.
2. Anatomy and Physiology lecture on skin

Practical Course 103 February 18-21, 2016

Kinetic Chain Exercises for the Spine
Instructors: Eric Sanderson and Gus Kandilas

1. Anatomy and Physiology: Respiratory Physiology
2. Chemistry: Thermodynamics
3. Anatomy and Physiology: PNS
4. Anatomy and Physiology CNS

Practical Course 104 March 10-13, 2016

Kinetic Chain Exercises for the Limbs
Instructors: Eric Sanderson and Gus Kandilas

1. Physiology: Bones, minerals and system interactions
2. Chemistry: Fats

1. Tissues and behaviour (stress, strain, elasticity, and elastic hystoresis). Kinetic chains and how they operate Eric Sanderson
2. Introduction to neurology as it applies to exercise and movement. Brandon Brock

Practical Course 105 April 7-10, 2016
Muscle Energy Technique
Instructors: Dr. Fred Mitchell and Kai Mitchell
MET course will cover evaluation and treatment of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and rib cage regions in a detailed and systematic manner. Included is are history and principles of osteopathy, the history of MET, and the role MET plays within the osteopathic paradigm and updated evaluation methods.

1. Chemistry: solutions and coloids.
2. Physics: friction, drag and elasticity

1. Anatomy of the diaphragm and related structures. Connective tissue and connectivity. Eric Sanderson
2. What is the concept behind a normalization. Eric Sanderson

Practical Course 106 May 26-29th, 2016

Introduction to Functional Neurology
Instructor: Dr. Brandon Brock


1. Anatomy and Physiology: ANS
2. Anatomy and Physiology: Senses
3. Anatomy and Physiology: Neuro exam, coordination and neurovascular relationships

Practical Course 107 June 16-19, 2016
Assesment, Treatment and Therapeutic Exercises of the Thoracic Diaphragm.
Instructor Eric Sanderson, Gus Kandilas
Assessment and Normalization of the Thoracic diaphragm including exercise. Positions to address the various parts of the diaphragm, in terms of strengthening and stretching (normalization and how that differs from stretching, lecture on state changes, biomechanics and tissue properties, elastic hysteresis, vs changes in muscle tone) Neurology of muscle tone lecture.

Practical Course 108 July 7-10, 2016
Introduction to Cranial Osteopathy
Instructor: Dr.John Coppinger, Gus Kandilas
Concepts of Ease and Functional Technique according to the classical model of cranial osteopathy will be covered.

Practical Course 109 July 15-18, 2016
Complexity Theory and Osteopathic Assessment
Instructor: Max Girardin
Auscultation, Percussion and Palpation will be taught and refined.

*HSOL and PPCOL are not required for participants who are not enrolled at the AOS.

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