MASTER CLASS Animal Osteopathy

Leading-edge clinical training with a comprehensive, eclectic approach to animal treatment

Overview

The MasterClass seminar is an optional step on your learning journey in animal osteopathy. Under the guidance of practicing osteopaths, you will learn the most effective osteopathic techniques such as osteopathic articular balancing, short lever technique, functional technique, and cranial osteopathy as applied to equines and canines patients. By attending hands-on seminars, you will reach a high-level of competency that is distinct to the LCAO community and earn a MasterClass Certificate in Advanced Osteopathic Techniques (MCCA OST.)

Objectives

Over nine intensive practical days, you will master the assessment and treatment skills, advancing your understanding of osteopathic philosophy and reasoning. You will watch and mirror numerous demonstrations on different animals and conditions. Through individual tutoring sessions and open discussions, you will be encouraged to develop treatment styles relevant to the specialization of your practice.

MasterClass curriculum

The content of the seminars have been developed using solid osteopathic philosophy and reasoning. The methods taught involve techniques that have been tried, tested and passed on to student around the world by Professor McGregor’s over his 35+ years of outstanding career in animal osteopathy.

Canine Osteopathy

Day 1
Advanced Palpation techniques. Osteopathic Articular Balancing review and practice.
Day 2
Osteopathic Short Lever technique and the Pain Gate. Functional technique.
Day 3
Craniosacral osteopathy: indications, handholds, and techniques. Assessment and treatment protocol to be covered in the afternoon.
Day 4
Morning review, clarification, and integrated practice. The afternoon will be dedicated to a student clinic.

Equine Osteopathy

Day 5
Advanced Palpation techniques. Osteopathic Articular Balancing review and practice.
Day 6
Cervical manipulation. HVLA Occiput/Atlas, Atlas/Axis, C5.
Day 7
Lumbar manipulation, Osteopathic Short Lever technique, and the Pain Gate. HVLA of the limbs: Coxo/femoral manipulation (Hip joint), Pedal bone/Short pastern( P2/P3), Glenohumeral decompression
Day 8
Craniosacral osteopathy: indications, handholds, and techniques. Assessment and treatment protocol to be covered in the afternoon
Day 9
Morning review, clarification, and integrated practice. The afternoon will be dedicated to a student clinic.

Admission

Admission to the MasterClass is via an application process and is open to
graduates and students of the LCAO Diploma and Int'l PG Certificate programs. Other applicants
wishing to attend the seminars can email admissions@aosteocollege.com

Training centers

MasterClass seminars are available biannually at the following locations. Please fill in the sign-up form to receive the dates for each location.
ONTARIO, CANADA
ALBERTA, CANADA
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA, USA
PISEK, CZECH REPUBLIC
BARCELONA, SPAIN
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
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Learning outcomes

A solid understanding of the philosophy of the seminar-specific techniques, their history, and how they are integrated into osteopathic treatment of animals.

Advanced knowledge of seminar-specific techniques as applied to either canines or equines.

A solid understanding of evaluation and assessment protocol leading to treatment with seminar-specific techniques.

Confidence in applying seminar-specific techniques to canines or equines safely and effectively.

The ability to identify pathologies that may be contraindications to treatment with seminar-specific techniques.

The ability to identify pathologies that may be effectively treated with seminar-specific techniques.