The Institute of Classical Osteopathy is an international post-graduate education charity inaugurated in 1954. Its purpose was to bring together in one body, those members of the osteopathic profession who were prepared to interpret and apply osteopathy as it was laid down by early pioneering osteopaths in the US and the UK, most notably A.T. Still and John Martin Littlejohn whilst integrating these values with modern ongoing scientific discovery. Visit us and find out more at www.classical-osteopathy.org
Critiquing the Critique - Denslow and Korr v Fryer et al
Old and new research, has this been good for osteopathic education? I contrast and compare the work of Denslow and Korr to the later work by Fryer et al and see the effect on undergrad education. Many thanks to Mervyn Waldman and Alain Abehsera.
The sequelae from the papers by Fryer et al, over the last 25 odd years, have been instrumental in removing traditional osteopathic concepts from undergraduate education. The use of these concepts has been observed to work in the clinic and has helped millions of patients around the world over the last 120-plus years, often leading patients away, as they vote with their feet, from mainstream medical care to an osteopathic system of care.
This podcast is about how Fryer et al have attempted to reproduce Denslow and Korr’s experiments from the 1940s, I have compared and contrasted their laudable attempts at reproducing these experiments by taking a deep dive into both the Denslow and Korr research and the Fryer et al research, the findings are surprising. I have been working on and sitting on this for a couple of years now. With the help of Mervyn Waldman and Alain Abehsera, we knocked my 10,000-plus words of notes down to a more journal-like length of 2-3000 words. However, we had to leave out so much of the detail as it is a long and complex subject covering lots of papers, and doing that just didn’t do it justice. So, I have decided to publish it here on the Classical Osteopathy Podcast which over time more people will listen to than would have read it in a journal.
Interview with Alex Johnson - Acute and Chronic Osteopathic Care.
This is an interview where Alex, Diego and I discuss vitality, that inner force that we, as osteopaths harness to help patients through the recovery process. As ever Alex and Diego make some really interesting points about helping patients recover and how the body needs to be allowed to go through these cleaning processes as part of recovery. For further information about classical osteopathy please visit www.classical-osteopathy.org.
Osteopath interview Paul Mazzucco
Near the end of a fun, productive weekend in Dublin, Diego and myself interview Paul Mazzucco. Paul came across classical osteopathy after John Wernham went to Italy, he recognised the genius of it and wanted to bring it to Italy, now he and his colleagues have been running classical osteopathy courses in Italy since 2006. For further information about classical osteopathy in Italy visit the AIOC website www.osteopatiaclassica.it or for the UK ICO visit www.classical-osteopathy.org.
Osteopath interview - Marika Jevbratt by Diego Getayo Gomez and Robert Cartwright
Marika is a really interesting osteopath, a Swedish national, she initially started her training in the UK but then decided to go back to Sweden to train in Gothenburg. Marika graduated in 1998 and already had a keen interest in classical osteopathy; studied with John Wernham in Maidstone for a further 2 years. She was the vice-president of the Swedish Osteopathic Association and was president of the EFO for 4 years while playing a key role in raising osteopathic education standards across many countries in Europe as chair of the CEN Swedish Technical Committee. During this time she somehow also found time to complete an MSc at Dresden. Marika has also lectured at the Kirksville and is a force to be reckoned with!
Why classical osteopathy? The Post Graduate Diploma in Classical Osteopathy.
Hello, this podcast answers most of the questions we get asked by potential students who are interested in becoming better osteopaths by studying with the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and doing our PGDCO course.
Find it fix it and leave it alone part 2 from Chris Campbell DO
A little while ago I uploaded a podcast that was some thoughts about Still's phrase "find it fix it and leave it alone", this was a short piece of audio Chris Campbell very kindly sent me afterwards and I thought those who enjoyed the first podcast about this would also enjoy this.