Harmonic Techniques with Dr. Eyal Lederman
Harmonic technique is a development of early osteopathic oscillatory manual approach by Dr Eyal Lederman. In the last 30 years he has researched this group of techniques, expanded the technique repertoire and highlighted their therapeutic value. Harmonic Technique has international recognition and has been taught in 23 countries.
This approach forms a part in several manual therapy and osteopathic higher education programmes.
Harmonic Technique is a three dimensional mobilisation of soft-tissues and joints. It is a rhythmic, manual therapy approach in which the practitioner tunes to the individual’s natural body rhythms (resonant frequencies) emulating and amplifying these patterns. Harmonic Techniques can be applied therapeutically to different joints and tissues to aid different recovery processes.
Research over the last four decades demonstrates that passive movement, such as used during Harmonic Technique, has an important role in facilitating tissue repair and adaptation after injury and surgery as well as reducing pain and stiffness in various musculoskeletal conditions.
The workshop has a large practical component in which participants will be shown specific Harmonic Techniques that can be applied to different areas and joints in the body.
- Understanding of the biomechanical, physiological and neurological processes associated with Harmonic Technique
- Understanding of the influence of Harmonic Technique on tissue repair, tissue fluid dynamics and adaptation
- An understanding of neurological (analgesic influences) and psychological influences of Harmonic Technique
- Be able to effectively apply Harmonic Technique to most joints in the body
- Be able to identify conditions which may benefit from Harmonic Technique
- Be able to apply Harmonic Technique to specific conditions commonly seen in manual and physical therapy practice
Dr. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has been in practice since 1986. He is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. Dr. Lederman completed his PhD at King’s College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Osteopathic Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Osteopathic Functional Stretching. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science UCL where has conducted research into post-surgery functional movement rehabilitation.
Apart from these activities, Dr. Lederman regularly teaches osteopathy and manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books ‘Harmonic Technique, ‘Fundamentals of Manual Therapy’, ‘The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy’, ‘Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy’ and ‘Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach’. He is currently writing a book titled ‘Functional Exercise Prescription in Movement Rehabilitation and Sports’.