What is Functional Osteopathy?

What is functional osteopathy? By Dustie Houchin MBA, MPAO, SPOP, BSc.Hons Ost, PGCHE. Osteopathy (for humans and animals) is often misunderstood because the word Osteopathy is less commonplace than the word Physiotherapy – although there are significant academic and clinical cross-overs in training and practice. Additionally, few realise that osteopaths (for humans) are Allied Healthcare…

Course Currently Available

Did you know, our courses run all year round? From some of the recent emails we’ve received it’s evident that the set up of our courses isn’t obvious, so let’s keep it simple. Almost all of our courses have an online element, so we can keep them open for purchase all year round. The only restriction…

Level Two Pathway Explained

Let’s talk about Level Two 14 modules make up the Level Two pathway and commencements must be preceded be either an AOI  conversion course or a professional qualification in animal osteopathy. Modules 1-7 typically take a year to complete part-time and Modules 8-14 the same.  Osteopathy is a comprehensive system of healthcare that encompasses the…

Canine Functional Osteopathy Course – Enrol Now!

High quality training for professionals ENROLMENT NOW OPEN This course is part one of three levels and has been created to train those who want a career in the field of animal functional therapy (using osteopathic techniques for animals). Level One is the first element of our Academic Pathway for professionals and has been developed…

Application of Learning Theory for the Canine Patient

Help your canine patients, by understanding how they learn. THIS MODULE CAN BE TAKEN ALONE OR AS PART OF THE LEVEL III MASTER PRACTITIONER PATHWAY This module covers canine learning theory and how to apply it to the canine patient. It shows insight into the world of canine learning theory, which enables the practitioner to…

Bio-Tensegrity and Farriery

Bio-Tensegrity and Farriery Written by Yogi Sharp In this article on bio-tensegrity, Yogi Sharp explores the origin of the word, its uses and relevance in relationship to and between the hoof and the rest of the horse’s body. Understanding how a tensegrity model reacts to stimulus helps to uncover how the horses’ fascia and other…

Application Window Now Open for the 2021 Level One Equine Cohort

Certified Pathway – Functional Osteopathy for the Equine Patient Everything you need to start your new career, whilst saving significantly on the cost of travel, accommodation and time away from home/work. All for just £175 per month* Full price £1999* for all online content plus a 3 days practicum . You can also spread the…

Equine Level One Course Content

Osteopathic Approach to the Equine Patient Level One – now accepting applications for 2021 In this article we simply discus the content and layout of the level one equine course. To start us off, let’s look at an overview of the course content: Online Indicative Content: Introduction and professional communications; Horse handling and equine paces;…

Level One – How exactly does it work?

Level One Broken Down Our new online dual modality course and its creation. The level one programme of 16 online modules has taken us thousands of hours to create, This is because online teaching has very different demands and expectations to that of face to face learning. There are no coffee breaks, or time for…

Last chance to join Canine Level 1

This course is the fundamental building block of all our practitioner level canine programmes and aims to offer practitioners a robust baseline knowledge from which to grow as a canine therapist. Successful completion and comprehension of the content will give practitioners all they need to enter our Level II canine courses with confidence. Open to…