Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient – Level II Module 0 (pre-requisite)

Osteopathic concepts in Canine practice and the Fundamentals of Canine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation) Refresher day

Stage Level – II

Dates: 20th/21st October 2020

Location: Location: Hampshire/Dorset border (New Forest)

Timetable: Daily: 9.30-16.30hrs.

Number of CPD hours:  14 hours

Price:  £399

Internally validated by the European School of Osteopathy

Course structure: This is the pre-requisite module for the Level II Osteopathic Approach to the canine patient course, allowing you to develop your osteopathic skills for the canine patient, continuing on from the level I/Foundation course and is a prerequisite to our other level III workshops. Module ) comprises of a mixture of theory and practical elements over 2 days 

The aim of this module is to ensure students are ready to develop their osteopathic assessment and practical skills throughout the level II course.

The Level II Osteopathic Approach to the canine patient course runs over modules 1-6 with a pre-requisite module 0 (a total of 20 days).  Modules can be taken in succession or chosen from as required. The aim of the course is to offer practitioners a deeper knowledge to support and develop their animal practice. Successful completion and comprehension of the content will give practitioners all they need to enter our Stage III workshops with confidence. 

Awards: Those who successfully complete the 2-day workshop will be awarded an AOI/ESO CPD Certificate of Attendance: Osteopathic concepts in canine practice and the Fundamentals of Canine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation)

Those who successfully complete all Level II Modules (0-6 inclusive) will receive an AOI/ESO certificate of Osteopathic approach to the canine patient – Level II

Indicative Content:

  • Adaptations of core osteopathic principles and concepts to enhance your canine practice
  • Adaptations of osteopathic models of to enhance your approach to canine practice
  • Application of these principles/concepts and their importance to enhance your canine case history taking 
  • How to utilise these concepts and models to enhance your creation of high quality and effective treatment and management protocols 
  • MSK case based application of these concepts, principles and models.
  • Increase your confidence and efficacy
  • Refresher of Forelimb, hindlimb and spinal assessment, muscle palpation and joint testing to enhance your assessment of the canine patient
  • Refresher of the application of soft tissue techniques to enhance your treatment of canine musculature
  • Review of stretching and articulation of the canine limbs and spine to enhance your treatment of the canine patient
  • High practical content with demonstrations and practical
  • Low student to dog ratio (1 between every 2-3 students)
  • Low tutor to student ratio (maximum 1:6 students)

Who can apply: This course is for canine osteopaths, veterinary and manual professionals or those training in the canine musculoskeletal profession who wish to develop their practice and understand a holistic approach to canine practice. Proof of prior experience and education is essential. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals. 

International Students: We are happy to take national and international students but pleases do NOT book flights or hotels until the Educational Director has sent course confirmation. This is due to the high costs of this course and the need for minimum numbers. International delegates MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise.

Pre-requisites: Attendees must have completed a minimum of all 8 days of the Canine Level I / Canine Foundation course or have provided AOI with mapped evidence of existing knowledge base with proof of certification from another educational provider. All applicants must have: A solid musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the canine model. A solid canine musculoskeletal assessment process

Please note: If you apply for a Stage II workshop, informing us that you are up to the required standard, and within the first 1-2 workshops it is clear to us that you are not, you will be asked to leave and attend Stage I before continuing. No refunds will be made for the course that you are attending at the time and if you are within a month of any other Stage II courses (that you have signed up for), you will lose your deposit. As such, please ensure that you apply for the right level and do not “up-sell” yourself, to bypass Stage I. Doing so could be costly and is not professional. We will always do our very best to support your journey, but we do expect all applicants to be open and honest about their level of competence.

Costs and fees explained: Deposit: £100 (non-refundable after 25th August 2020). Final course payment: £299 to be paid no later than 22nd September 2020. Delegates are responsible for the FULL cost of the course, irrespective of personal circumstances that may lead you to miss individual dates. 

To hold a place on this course, you need to pay a holding deposit of £100.00 as soon as you have been accepted on the course. This must be paid within 7 days of your acceptance email or you may lose your place. The deposit is 50% refundable until the 25th August 2020, after which time it will become non-refundable, due to the costs that we will incur. AOI will not be held responsible for back transfer fees incurred as a result of payment, any deposits returned will be minus these fees.

Important information: Please read below

Please note that minimum numbers will be required in order to run this course. If minimum numbers are not met the AOI reserves the right to cancel the courseIf for any reason, AOI has to cancel the course, (either due to inadequate numbers or failure on the behalf of our third-party facilities), you will be refunded in full. However, as a result of having a minimum number requirement (due to the high cost nature of this course), we do not advise you to pay for any hotels, flights or travel arrangements in advance without cancellation options. AOI will not be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such pre-booking. Dog modelsAlthough we can try to locate canine models for students, we actively encouraged delegates to bring a well-behaved dog with them, to maximise the learning experience. Dogs must be happy and healthy, and comfortable being handled, whilst in the same room as other dogs and people. All dogs should have their own insurance in case of accidents and must be able to sit quietly when sitting through the theoretical sections of the day. If you cannot bring a dog with you, please ensure this is mentioned at the time of application.

Further information: Please contact the AOI team via email at: animalosteopathyinternational@gmail.com or fill out the contact box below, requesting an application form.