Osteopathy Program

Three Year Osteopathy Program

Toronto College of Osteopathy follows the standards of the World Health Organisation. The course takes 3 years to complete, consisting of 24 modules made up of 3 days each, in addition to 1000 practical hours.

The program takes 1600 hours to complete, including at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice and training. Osteopathic skills and physical examination training will be delivered via direct contact. Because our training program is aimed at those with prior training as health-care professionals, the syllabus and curriculum will vary depending upon the clinical experience of each individual student.

This diploma program leads to a professional manual osteopathic designation.

Toronto College of Osteopathy

Module 1

  • Osteopathy philosophy. Osteopathy founders: Andrew Taylor Still, john Martin Littlejohn , William Garner Sutherland
  • Basic principles central and peripheral nervous system evaluation
  • Zink principles evaluation

Module 2

  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Counterstrain
  • Osteoarticulations techniques
  • Neck Examination and Diagnostic Osteopathic Principals
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine
  • X –ray reading

Module 3

  • Fryette principles of evaluation
  • Principles: ribs evaluation and treatment
  • Ribs structural and somatic dysfunction

Module 4

  • Thoracic spine clinical anatomy and osteology
  • Basic biomechanics, osteopathic principles, diagnostic and treatment.
  • Osteopathic approach in Thoracic spine and ribs evaluation
  • Orthopedic assessment.
  • Spine biomechanics

Module 5

  • Low back anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Basic biomechanics, osteopathic principles, diagnostic and treatment.
  • Pathophysiology of spinal injury
  • Neurological test

Module 6

  • Pelvic bone anatomy, physiology and articulations
  • Hip bone anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Sacral evaluation and treatment
  • Osteopathic principles diagnostic and treatment

Module 7

  • Evaluation and treatment of pelvic dysfunctions
  • Anatomy and pathomechanics of pelvis and sacrum
  • Arterial, veins, innervation and lymphatic drainage

Module 8

  • Femur, knee, ankle anatomy and physiology
  • Osteopathic principles: diagnostic and treatment of the femur, knee and ankle
  • Femur Biomechanics and osteopathic approach

Module 9

  • Lower extremity: anatomy, physiology, osteology and osteopathic principles evaluation
  • Osteology of the leg and ankle. Osteopathic principles, diagnostic and treatment

Module 10

  • Upper extremity: anatomy, physiology and osteology
  • Osteopathic assessment of upper extremities. Evaluation and treatment principles
  • Forearm and wrist osteology. Osteopathic principles, evaluation and treatment

Module 11

  • Full body evaluation, neurological examination and orthopedic tests
  • Osteopathic principles and approach
  • Different treatments modalities
  • Final theory and practical test

Module 12

  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Upledger and Dr. Sutherland’s cranial concept
  • 10 step protocol description

Module 13

  • Sphenoid bone: anatomy, normal physiology, evaluation and treatment
  • TMJ anatomy, evaluation and treatment
  • Hard palatine and vomer balance

Module 14

  • Energy cyst, facilitated segments, and arcing Osteopathic approach in diagnostics and treatment
  • Cranial nerves examination
  • Somato-emotional release

Module 15

  • Pediatric CranioSacral evaluation and treatment
  • CranioSacral Therapy for newborns
  • Evaluation and treatment for newborns

Module 16

  • CranioSacral Therapy for pregnant
  • CranioSacral semi –evaluation

Module 17

  • Introduction to visceral osteopathy
  • Liver: motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment
  • Gallbladder : anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment

Module 18

  • Abdominal Sphincters
  • Stomach: motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment
  • Duodenum: motility, mobility, anatomical relationships, topography and treatment

Module 19

  • Kidneys anatomy, physiology and visceral articulations
  • Kidneys general and local listening. Treatment
  • Jujenoileum anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and associated skeletal restrictions,
  • Large intestine: motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology and treatment

Module 20

  • The Pancreas : general and local listening; motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment
  • The Spleen : general and local listening; motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment
  • Parietal Peritoneum : general and local listening; motility, mobility, anatomy, physiology, visceral articulations and treatment

Module 21

  • The pelvic cavity
  • Sacrum , Coccyx ,Bladder, Uracus evaluation and treatment
  • Prostate, Rectum, Ureter, Uterus ,Ovaries evaluation and treatment
  • Visceral Osteopathy semi -evaluation

 Module 22

  • Pleura, pericardium evaluation and treatment
  • Osteopathic approach to genetic diseases and treatment modalities

 Module 23 

  • Treatment modalities for pregnant
  • Osteopathic approach and treatment in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Examination and treatment techniques for the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower limbs in pregnancy

 Module 24

  • Osteopathic approach in treating disabled patients and patients with some restrictions.
  • Osteopathic principles in psychiatry. Indications and contraindications
  • Thesis  presentation
  • Final practical and theory test

Where to find us

Toronto College of Otheopaty
1547 Hurontario St
Mississauga, ON, L5G 3H7

Contact Us

Phone: (905) 272-1022
info@osteotorontocollege.com

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