MASTERCLASS in Animal Osteopathy

Hands-on seminars in Advanced Osteopathic Techniques
in Canine and Equine Health care practice

Why attend a Masterclass?

Hands-on clinical training is a crucial step in your learning journey to becoming an Animal Osteopath. Under the guidance of experienced teachers, you’ll practice on dozens of animals of different breeds, ages, and health conditions. This unique opportunity will help you improve your assessment and treatment skills and deepen your understanding of osteopathic philosophy and reasoning.

Kendra travelled to a Masterclass in Norway from Niagara Falls, Canada. Listen to her story.

What will you learn?

You will gain proficiency in Osteopathic Articular Balancing techniques taught in online classes. You will also learn advanced Direct Techniques, such as manipulating the equine cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae, pelvis, hip, distal limb P2/P3, and shoulder. For canines, you will be introduced to cranial osteopathy, functional technique, and short-lever recoil technique.

During Masterclass 2023 in Skien, Norway, Juan, a Spanish veterinarian shares his experience learning Equine Osteopathy at LCAO.

Masterclass Instructors

LCAO clinical instructors are highly-regarded osteopaths who run successful animal practices in their respective countries. With a low teacher-to-students ratio, you will receive personalized guidance during individual tutoring sessions and group discussions to help you develop treatment styles aligned with the specialization of your practice.

Debora, an Italian veterinarian, attended Norway Masterclass with her three colleagues. She discusses learning Canine Osteopathy at LCAO.

Admission

Admission to the Masterclass is via an application process and is open to graduates and students of the LCAO International and PG Diploma programs. Other applicants wishing to attend the seminars can email 
admissions@aosteocollege.com or schedule a call with student support here.

To learn more, please download the Program Prospectus below.

Simone, an equine nutritionist and rehab therapist from Australia, shares insights from the International Diploma in Equine Osteopathy online program and Masterclass 2023.

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.

Masterclass Australia 2024

The first Masterclass of 2024 will take place in New South Wales, Australia, February 29 – March 8, 2024. Please download the prospectus for more details.
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Masterclass Canada 2024

The Canadian Masterclass will be held in Essex, Ontario, June 23 – July 1, 2024. Please download prospectus for more details.
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Take a look inside the Masterclass 2023 held in Skien, Norway, in August this year.

Masterclasses locations 2024

In addition to Australia and Canada, Masterclasses will be held in Norway and the United Kingdom. Please fill out the form to indicate your preferred location. Exact dates will be available in December 2023.

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.