Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient – Level II Module 6

Veterinary insight and approach to treatment, osteopathic considerations, osteopathic integration and teaching clinic

Stage Level – II

Dates: 14th/15th December 2021

Location:  Hampshire/Dorset border (New Forest)

Timetable: Daily: 9.30-16.30hrs. 

Number of CPD hours: 14 hours

Price:  £399

Internally validated by the ESO

Course structure: This is module 6 of 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. This module looks at Veterinary insight and approach to treatment, osteopathic considerations, osteopathic integration and teaching clinic 

This is the final module in the Level II series. The aim of this module is to ensure students understand veterinary approaches to treating common conditions, veterinary protocol and the impact of these interventions on the canine patient in order to enhance practitioners’ ability to work alongside veterinary professionals, support veterinary intervention and treat effectively pre and post surgery.  Use your knowledge gained to further deepen your osteopathic considerations, understanding and integration of concepts, assessment and techniques developed throughout the Level II modules. Apply your knowledge within a teaching clinic setting to ensure your confidence assessing and treating the canine in a supported environment. 

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: The canine patient: veterinary insight, osteopathic considerations and integration.

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:

  • Explore Veterinary approaches to commonly seen conditions,
  • Discuss current veterinary considerations, interventions, protocols and management
  • Case based discussion of osteopathic approach, assessment, treatment and management protocols,
  • Have the opportunity for clinical discussions with a vet and to discuss co-treatment strategies
  • Utilise your understanding of osteopathic and veterinary approaches to consider Total lesion concepts and hypothesis rationale
  • Teaching clinic – Ensure your confidence in assessing and treating the canine patient in a supportive environment.
  • Undertake start to finish assessment and treatment protocols utilising the osteopathic sieve, form working hypotheses, discuss technique and management plans and undertake effective treatment in a clinical situation.

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 and Level II modules 1-5 or have provided AOI with mapped evidence of existing knowledge base with proof of certification from another educational provider. (Day 1 of this 2 day CPD course may still be possible to undertake if the aforementioned modules have not been completed – however requests for this will be assessed on a case by case basis and the AOI holds the rights not to accept persons onto the course, day 2 requires the undertaking of the prior modules).

All applicants must have:

  1. A solid musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the equine model
  2. A equine musculoskeletal assessment process (which includes joint testing).
  3. Understanding of a variety of soft tissue techniques and the aims of stretching/articulation.
  4. Ability to undertake General health screening and Neurological assessment of the equine patient
  5. Ability to apply soft tissue, stretching and articulation techniques to the equine patient.
  6. Ability to apply mobilisation adjustments and toggle techniques to the equine patient
  7. Ability to apply BLT and BTT techniques to the equine patient
  8. Safe and confident handling of the equine model in an therapeutic manner.

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 19th October 2021). Final course payment: £299 to be paid no later than 16th November 2021. 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 19th October 2021, 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.

Dog Models: 

Although 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.

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. 

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