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Upcoming courses

Balanced Ligamentous Technique (1) BLT

Dr Sutherland developed techniques for the whole body. There are two 2-day SCTANZ programs that explore Dr Sutherland’s methods for engaging the innate self-corrective forces for the arthrodial joints and functional fascial planes of the body using the principles of balanced ligamentous and membranous tension.

 The BLT program introduces the treatment principles developed by Dr Sutherland providing the opportunity to apply these principles to areas of the body other than the cranium ie the pelvis, thorax, upper and lower extremities.

Faculty: Amanda Heyes, Brooke Franklin &Tink Gee.

WHEN: March 9th & 10th 2024

WHERE: Macedonian Community of WA,

51 Albert St, North Perth

 

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The Fundamentals

Melbourne

 20th - 22nd July (inclusive) 2024

This three-day program introduces the foundation of knowledge and skills used in osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF), discovered by Dr William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900's.

With our face-to-face focus on maximising time spent in 'hands on' practical sessions, accompanied by a generous tutor to student ratio of 1:4, allows our participants to transfer their gained knowledge and skills with confidence. The program is also supported with a 16 hour on-line component with some elements to complete prior to the commencement of the program.

The course director, Dr Brooke Franklin, alongside faculty with extensive knowledge and experience in OCF have a passion for sharing with others, ensuring a truly engaging learning opportunity. 

Where: The Kensington Town Hall, Bellair St, Kensington

When: July 20-22 (inc) 2024

 

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The Fundamentals

Auckland, NZ

 2nd - 4th Aug (inclusive) 2024

This three-day program introduces the foundation of knowledge and skills used in osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF), discovered by Dr William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900's.

With our face-to-face focus on maximising time spent in 'hands on' practical sessions, accompanied by a generous tutor to student ratio of 1:4, allows our participants to transfer their gained knowledge and skills with confidence. The program is also supported with a 16 hour on-line component with some elements to complete prior to the commencement of the program.

The course director, Dr Cate McDonald, alongside faculty with extensive knowledge and experience in OCF have a passion for sharing with others, ensuring a truly engaging learning opportunity. 

Where: Aut Millenium, 17 Antares Pl, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

When: 2nd - 4th Aug (inc) 2024

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Programs in planning...


 
Introduction to OCF

for enrolled students and 1st year grads. Heard the controversy and want to hear what OCF is about? Want some hands on skill development? Want high ratio of practitioner to student? Want to hear from experienced practitioners? This is for you

Directors Prue Eddie & Chris Macfarlane

WHERE Melbourne venue TBA

WHEN December 2024


 
Building on the Fundamentals

Where Melbourne venue TBA

When later 2024 TBA


 
The Face

Where Melbourne venue TBA

When 2025

Director: Cate Macdonald.


 

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Past Programs

 

The Face

Kawai Purapura Retreat, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand 2023

The Face program is to be held in held in New Zealand in 2023. This two-day program is directed by Dr Jill Hedifen (osteopath) who has extensive experience as a practitioner, teaching with SCTFANZ and working with the primary respiratory mechanism. This program will help you to develop the confidence to treat the face with the techniques passed on hand-to-hand by Dr William Sutherland.

 

Dr Brian Freeman

Twin Towns Conference Centre on The Gold Coast 2023

Dr Brian Freeman is an anatomist and leading embryologist having spent his career studying the ontogenetic basis of human anatomy. Dr Freeman will present 4 lectures across the day with time for your questions. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided with the program.

Our approach to learning

Our courses are designed from start to finish with the goal of maximising your learning outcomes and encouraging self-reflective practice. We are passionate about progressing the palpation of every person who attends our courses. We do this by engaging tutors who have completed our tailored Assistant Tutor Program, and ensuring the ratio of the tutor to the practitioner remains very high, in almost all cases it is 1:4 or 1:6 ratio (meaning one practitioner is monitoring only 2 or 3 students at a time during practical sessions which allows very personal feedback) 

This approach is evident in our high tutor to student ratios, enabling us to tailor the learning journey to your capabilities and strengths. Many of our in-person courses include times where you experience the treatment and times where you give the treatment.

From checklists and templates you can use in your practice, to detailed lecture notes - you'll come away with all the tools you need to put your learning in action.

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