REVIEW COURSE: INDIRECT TECHNIQUES BASED ON THE CONCEPTS OF NEUTRAL POINT AND BALANCED TENSION
4th – 5th april 2022
LECTURER: Emanuele Botti, D.O.
Qualified osteopaths and osteopathic students.
The review course aims to summarise, clarify, and increase the practical effectiveness of the palpatory concepts at the core of the so-called “indirect” osteopathic approaches.
This category typically includes all technical approaches in which the operator’s strength is not directly pointed towards the restrictive barrier. The main characteristic of these techniques is the use, no longer of extrinsic forces, i.e., induced by the operator from the outside to achieve the correction of the dysfunction, but of intrinsic forces of the patient’s body that the operator enables to act upon, correct and restore the patient’s state of health.
We will deepen the principles that underlie these approaches during the course, starting from the origins and the authors who first described them (Hoover, Sutherland, Wales, Johnston). We will focus our attention not so much on manual grips or on individual techniques for each joint but on the principles and methods of observation and palpation that will allow us to make these techniques effective and therefore suitable for our patients. To do this, we will also deepen our knowledge and perceptive ability of the inherent motion and, therefore, of the primary respiratory mechanism.
– Historical and philosophical notes on the origin of these techniques. Neurovegetative basis of the direct and indirect approaches.
– The concept of the neutral point. Balance and hold.
– The concept of BLT (balanced tension) as explained in Sutherland’s book “Teaching in the Science of Osteopathy.”
– The condition of the practitioner during the technique and the concept of tissue compression (Anne Wales).
– Observation of the primary respiratory mechanism’s corrective activity and the still point on which it organises (Anne Wales).
– The concept of integration and end of the technique.
– Observation as the key to the effectiveness of the technique and treatment (Anne Wales).
– The principles of Johnston’s functional method (the palpatory sense of “ease” of the tissue and the involvement of several body segments in the technique)
– Fascial drag, the distinction between indirect and exaggeration technique.
The course will take place on 4th and 5th April 2022 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The course will be held at the centre in Via Cardinale Mezzofanti n.13, Milan (Milano Forlanini Railway Station).
We recommend the following facilities for those who need to stay overnight in a hotel.
The cost of the course is €200