Masterclass Osteopathy and Gynaecology with Steve Sandler PhD D.O.

Aeroparc Gilze-Rijen Engels

This weekend will be presented for osteopaths who want to look deeper into women’s health issues.

The weekend will include all aspects of normal function within the gynaecological system beginning with a review of the physiology. Participants will then learn how to take a meaningful gynae history so that they can understand the pathophysiology in this system that is not taught at undergraduate level.

From an osteopathic point of view, movement is prime. Or to put it another way, the more an organ moves, the more alive and functioning it will be. So, the study of the anatomy of not just the organs, but also of their ligaments, the fascias and supporting bones also becomes very important. The relations between the organs is given a different importance by osteopaths as opposed to gynaecologists because we look at the mobility and the motility of the organs not just in themselves but also in relation to each other, and we do this once again because it will affect function. An example of this is a uterus with a large fibroid will push against the sigmoid colon and lead to the symptom of constipation.

The course will involve practical sessions using both external and internal techniques to evaluate the pelvis. Spinal mechanics and the relation to the nervous system as applied to the gynae system will also be taught to bring into play the interconnections between the various body systems.

Cranial, visceral, functional and structural techniques will be taught so as to give the participants as many tools as possible so as to “fix as many jobs as possible”

For those not willing or able to study the internal techniques ,a very realistic model will be used to teach the techniques such that everyone can participate to the full.

Steve Sandler PhD D.O.

Academic Qualifications and Professional Associations:

  • Member of the Register of the General Osteopathic Council of the United Kingdom
  • Member and former Council Member of the British Osteopathic Association. I joined the old OAGB in 1975 which became the BOA and then the IO. I served on council in various roles from 2006-14.
  • DO 1975 The British School of Osteopathy
  • FETC West London Institute 1978
  • PhD March 2006 for research into the changes in collagen during the menstrual cycle and the link with injury incidence. This was awarded by the Open University of the United Kingdom and it was completed in association with the Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where I was a research fellow between 1984 and 1993.
  • Membre d’Honeur The French Register of Osteopaths 1980
  • Membro d’Honorario Italian Register of Osteopaths 1984
  • DO (Honauris Causa)  TheCanadian College of Osteopathy 1990
  • Senator and member of International Advisory Panel to the Deutche Osteopathic Kolleg and German Register of Osteopaths  1992 to present day.
  • Visiting Professor The Japanese Osteopathic Association 1996
  • Apart from my role as teaching role at the BSO I have extensive experience teaching and examining at osteopathic schools internationally in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Brazil,  Venezuela, North America, Canada, Russia and Japan.

Publications and Journal Articles:

  • A clearer understanding of migraine, BOJ (Old Series), Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 1981-2, pp. 23-32.
  • Innominate rotation – fact or fiction, BOJ (Old Series), Vol. 14, No. 2, December 1982, pp. 101-7.
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease: a realistic osteopathic approach, BOJ (Old Series), Vol. 16, No. 2, December 1984, pp. 79-81.
  • The physiology of soft tissue massage, BOJ (Old Series), Vol. 15, No. 1, June 1983, pp. 1-6.
  • Approaches to treatment an historical perspective, BOJ (New Series), Vol. VII, 1991; pp. 19-20.
  • Report on a survey to look into the incidence of acute musculo skeletal pain and the phases of the menstrual cycle, BOJ (New Series), Vol. XXI, 1998, pp. 7-8.
  • The management of low back pain in pregnancy. Man Ther. 1996 Sep;1(4):178-185. Sandler SE

Books and DVD:

  • Osteopathy A Patients Guide  Optima Press  1987
  • Osteopathy   Macdonald Publishing  1989
  • Osteopathy and Obstetrics Anshan Publishing  2012
  • 2nd Edition is now available from Amazon
  • DVD Osteopathic Functional Technique.

Masterclass Osteopathy and Gynaecology with Steve Sandler PhD D.O.
€ 775,00

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21 nov t/m 23 nov 09:00 - 17:00


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