We provide a basic introduction to traditional osteopathy emerging from the biodynamics curriculum of Dr. James Jealous D.O.
These have been held regularly in the U.S.A. since 1991, and also in Australia for several years.
The intention is to offer an affordable, supported community space in which osteopaths can explore the traditional osteopathic principles of:
- Acknowledging the whole: The existing capacity of the body to recognise and support dysfunction at all levels.
- Acknowledging that the existing shape, tone and motion patterns in the patient is the best demonstration of the treatment plan being expressed by the patient in the moment.
- Exploring functional approaches designed to support the organising principles inherent within the body.
There is no previous skill or training level required to attend this event, which is open to final year undergraduates and graduate osteopaths from all backgrounds who would like to explore traditional osteopathy in a closely supported and guided space with experienced supporting tutors on a one-to-one basis. Prior experience with osteopathy in the cranial field may be useful, otherwise students may want to read ‘Osteopathy in the Cranial Field’ by Harold Magoun before attending a workshop.
The BioBasics weekend is an annual event anchored around speakers exploring a different topic each year, with plenty of time for exploring the themes hands-on and discussing with your tutor. Lectures will include clinical applications.