Osteopathic Modalities & Treatment

Learn the most effective osteopathic techniques to enhance your skill-set

Tuition Fee
USD $399.00

Osteopathic Modalities & Treatment

Learn the most effective osteopathic techniques to enhance your skill-set

Tuition Fee
US $399.00

Program Overview

Imparted as a series of ten lessons, the OMT course provides step-by-step coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of osteopathic treatment. Students learn how to take age-appropriate case histories and perform a physical examination, including postural assessments and range of motion testing. The concepts of somatic dysfunction and restrictive barriers are explained through detailed graphics and videos. Students’ comprehension of the materials is reinforced with online quizzes taken at the end of each learning unit. Both direct and indirect osteopathic approaches are taught. The distinction refers to the direction of the practitioner’s force in relation to a perceived somatic dysfunction or motion preference.

OMT covers the most commonly used manipulative techniques in osteopathic practice today as well as their indications and contraindications. Regional assessment is taught based on specific complaints (i.e. shoulder, knee, etc.) and treatment for those conditions. The course examines the osteopathic approach to patient/client care, including health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Soft tissue technique: categorized as direct, this technique integrates specific manual methods that target soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system in a rhythmic, pressure-alternating fashion. These include such methods as kneading, parallel traction, lateral and linear stretching, and direct inhibitory pressure.
  • Muscle energy technique (MET): this direct technique utilizes precise and voluntary contract-relax response of skeletal muscles around an affected joint. The aim of the technique is to improve the local function.
  • High-velocity Low-amplitude (HVLA) is amongst the most commonly used by manual osteopaths. Also called the ‘thrust’ technique, it is helpful in addressing back pain, and upper- and lower extremity conditions.
  • Strain-Counterstain: uses passive body positioning of spasmed muscles and affected joints towards the position of ‘ease” or comfort, while releasing the muscle contraction by applying gentle force to specific to the specific pressure point in order to alleviate muscle, joint or connective tissue tightness.
  • Joint mobilization (articulation): categorized as direct, the technique involves passive amplification of joint movement through the manipulation of a joint accessory movement. By influencing accessory movement, articulation improves voluntary gross motion.
  • Myofascial release: a direct technique incorporating stretching muscular and associated connective tissue (fascia). The technique involves the application of a low load, long-duration stretch to the myofascial complex, intended to restore optimal length, decrease pain, and improve function.
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT): this technique utilizes an indirect approach. It involves the positioning of structures around a specific anatomical fulcrum to reach a position of ease and balance. A release of a restriction occurs in ligaments and interosseous membranes.
  • Facilitated positional release: this indirect technique is performed through passive positioning and shortening of muscular and ligamentous structures to facilitate relaxation of neuromuscular reflexes and resting tonicity.
  • Techniques promoting Lymphatic Flow: a system of precise direct techniques described as stimulatory, stroking, oscillator, or vibratory. Thoracic Pump lymph drainage technique is a classical example that stimulates lymphatic flow. Exercises and techniques affecting muscle activity (e.g. direct pressure, stroking, effleurage) are taught.
  • Osteopathy in a Cranial field: classified as a combined technique, this course teaches gentle manipulations of cervical and occipital regions proved to be most effective in pain reduction in the sufferers of tension headaches and migraines. OMT covers the most commonly used manipulative techniques in osteopathic practice today as well as their indications and contraindications. Regional assessment is taught based on specific complaints (i.e. shoulder, knee, etc.) and treatment for those conditions. The course examines the osteopathic approach to patient/client care, including health promotion and disease prevention.

Learning Material:

Dowloadable lecture presentations, video tutorials, handouts, readings

Evaluation:

Four online quizzes. Final exam. Passing grade 70%.

Curriculum

Learning material is delivered through ten interactive online lessons and includes:

  • downloadable lecture presentations
  • video tutorials
  • self-assessment quizzes 
  • communication with a course instructor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • lifetime access to course updates

 

Upon registration, you will receive the login credentials to LCO’s online learning platform www.studyosteopathyonline.com and may begin your studies. Access to courses does not expire: you can follow your studies at a time and pace convenient for you from anywhere in the world.

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Tuition Fee
US $399.00

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Course Reviews

H.Tsuyuki
Yoga teacher
Japan
This course is excellent. The videos explain everything clearly and there is plenty of time to absorb information because you learn at your own pace.
A.Patel
Yoga instructor
India
One of the most interesting courses I have done so far-- great asset to my massage practice.
M.T. Thériault
Pilates trainer
France
A well designed learning site which was easy to navigate and user friendly. The instructor was always there if I had questions.

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Osteopathic Modalities Treatment is one of the nine curriculum courses of the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program