The Teachings of William Garner Sutherland - Part 2
Apr
29
to May 1

The Teachings of William Garner Sutherland - Part 2

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The Teachings of William Garner Sutherland

Part 2:

This course is the second of a two part series that will allow you to understand and utilise the teachings of William Garner Sutherland. Following on from this course you will be able to attend future courses such as Craniodental 1 & 2, amongst others.

This course will expand on the material taught on The Teachings of William Garner Sutherland Part 1  including:

  • Further work with cranial base strains
  • Embryological development of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism
  • New material on the growing child, the temporal bones and the face

Course Directors: George Stylian and Dion Kulak

Course Faculty: Julie Streckfuss

Table Tutors:  Deanne Mulcahy, Kathy Tupper, Bimbi Gray, Josh Livas, Jaymee Howell

Date: Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May, 2017

Location: Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Lennox Head, NSW.

    Prerequisites: Teachings of William Garner Sutherland Part 1; or Craniodental 1; or SCTF of ANZ Fundamentals of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field; or Bioidynamics phases 1&2. Prior experience in OCF will be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.

    To see if you may qualify with qualifications other than those listed, please email northpointcourses@gmail.com

    Please note that the course will be from Saturday 29th to Monday May 1st, 2017.

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    The Teachings of Dr. Sutherland - Part 1
    Feb
    24
    to Feb 26

    The Teachings of Dr. Sutherland - Part 1

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    The Teachings of Dr Sutherland Part 1:

    An Introduction to the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

    This course is the first of a two part series that will allow you to understand and utilise the teachings of Dr. William Garner Sutherland. This course will be a pre-requisite for future courses such as Part 2 of this series and Cranio-Dental 1 & 2. 

    What better way is there to celebrate summer than spending it in this stunning location, directly between tea tree lakes and the stunning beachside of Lennox Head, NSW. 

    Course Directors: George Stylian and Dion Kulak

    Date: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February, 2017

    Location: Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Lennox Head, NSW.

    With a strong emphasis on practical application, we will look at:

    •    the cranial base

    •    palpation of cranial base strains

    •    the treatment of the occiput and the vault 

    •    venous sinus drainage

    •    palpation and treatment of the corelink and how it affects the three diaphragms

    •    assessment and treatment of the pelvis and upper cervicals

    You will learn Dr Sutherland's integrative approach to treatment of these areas using techniques such as Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Balanced Ligamentous Tension. This course will be followed by Part 2 on Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April 2017 which will look further into the growing child, the cranial base and the face as taught by Dr. Sutherland. 

    Open to registered osteopaths and osteopathic students in their final two years of study.

    Click here to book online

    We are very spoilt to have access to such a beautiful location. This is the view directly from our conference room over the tea tree lake. 

    Accommodation Options: 

    Shared Lodging - If you are staying on-site in our beachside lodge, you will be staying in one of 4 shared rooms, with a lounge and kitchen/dining area that opens right out onto the beach. Shared lodging is included in student and new graduate rates, and is available for $200 for two nights for registered osteopaths (please book separately at Book Online section if you are a registered osteopath wishing to take up this offer). 

    Cabins - There are various cabins available to hire on-site, with private beach access and use of all facilites. Please contact the venue directly to book these. 

    The facilities we can use include the swimming pool and tennis court, whilst the tea tree lake and beach border both sides of the property. 

    Off site accommodation - There are multiple private accommodation options in Lennox Head and surrounding areas such as Byron Bay which is 20 minute drive or Ballina a quick 15 minute drive. Try sites such as www.airbnb.com.au or www.wotif.com.au.

    Lake Ainsworth, Sport and Rec Centre, Lennox Head. 

    Lake Ainsworth, Sport and Rec Centre, Lennox Head. 

    Pricing:

    Registered Osteopaths - $1350 which includes course cost (approx 22 hours CPD), morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. No accommodation is included in this cost. If you wish to stay in the shared lodging please book it separately at the Book Online section when you register for the course. Shared lodging is $200 for two nights including breakfast. Limited private cabins are available through the venue directly. 

    New Graduates (completed 2014 & 2015) - $985 which includes course cost (approx 22 hours CPD), breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Two nights ccommodation is included in this cost. Limited private cabins are available through the venue directly. 

    First Year Graduate (completed 2016) - $650 which includes two nights accommodation, course cost (approx 22 hours CPD), breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Limited private cabins are available through the venue directly. 

    Students (final two years of study) - $525 which includes two nights accommodation, course cost, breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Limited private cabins are available through the venue directly. 

    Click here to Book Online

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Cancellation with less than 90 days' notice will incur a $50 cancellation fee
    Cancellation with less than 30 days' notice will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of course fees
    Cancellation with 7 days or less notice will incur a cancellation fee of the full course fee

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    Clinically Orientated Obstetrics and Gynaecology for registered osteopaths
    Aug
    5
    to Aug 7

    Clinically Orientated Obstetrics and Gynaecology for registered osteopaths

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    Date: August 5-7, 2016
    Venue: Byron Bay, NSW
    Price: $1350 registered osteopaths and $985 for 1st and 2nd year graduates. 

    This 3 day course provides the practitioner with clinically based skills in the management of women suffering from gynaecological conditions, chronic pelvic pain, as well as conditions arising during the post-natal period.

    Topics are focussed on enhancing the practical osteopathic skills and the anatomical and physiological knowledge associated with women’s health issues.

    We will take an integrative approach to osteopathic treatment including management strategies aimed at relieving lymphatic stasis, vascular congestion and endocrine disturbances.

    Treatment procedures include Balanced Ligamentous Tension, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

    Click on the Book Online tab to register. 

     

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    An Osteopathic Approach to Pregnancy with Julie Fendall DO MOstSc (Paed)
    May
    6
    to May 8

    An Osteopathic Approach to Pregnancy with Julie Fendall DO MOstSc (Paed)

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    An Osteopathic Approach to Pregnancy 

    Course developed by Dr. Julie Fendall DO MOstSc (Paed)

    The faculty includes Julie Fendall, Dion Kulak and George Stylian. We are also delighted to welcome Susan Turner DO (registered in UK) who will be joining us for this exciting program. 

    Date & Location: Fri 6th May to Sun 8th May. Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW. 

    This three day program will explore osteopathic principles in relation to the care and treatment of women prior to conception, throughout pregnancy & birth, then during the post-natal period.

    This is a very practically oriented course, providing a practitioner with clinically based skills to take back into practice. Sessions will be divided between introductory lectures to each topic followed by longer periods for practical exploration.

    The topics included will address pre-conception care, the structural and physiological changes of each trimester, the possible role of osteopathy at birth, and review an initial approach to treating the mother and infant post-natally.

    The course will aim to provide management strategies for various musculoskeletal complaints, assist with achieving the optimal fetal position, suggest management of gastro intestinal disturbances, show procedures to aid lymphatic and vascular congestive issues, discuss maternal breast health and help with post natal management.

    Treatment procedures will include Balanced Ligamentous Tension, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

    Places are strictly limited, BOOK ONLINE HERE

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Cancellation with less than 90 days' notice will incur a $50 cancellation fee
    Cancellation with less than 30 days' notice will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of course fees
    Cancellation with 7 days or less notice will incur a cancellation fee of the full course fee

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    3 day Integrative Breathing Course - Presented by Dr. Rosalba Courtney
    Feb
    26
    to Feb 28

    3 day Integrative Breathing Course - Presented by Dr. Rosalba Courtney

    THIS COURSE HAS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL northpointcourses@gmail.com TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE COURSES. 

    A Course for Health Professionals

    Course Faculty: Dr Rosalba Courtney

    Venue: Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers St Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC

    Date and time: Friday 26th Feb 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 27th Feb 9am - 5pm and Sunday 28th Feb 9am - 4pm.

    This course provides a strong theoretical foundation and essential skills for practitioners such as osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, naturopaths, dentists, psychologists, breathing therapists and others who want to include a systematic and evidence based approach to breathing assessment and breathing retraining in their clinical work.

    Topics include:

    • Understanding functional, optimal and dysfunctional breathing.
    • Hyperventilation, breathing pattern disorders, respiratory psychophysiology.
    • Recognise and interpret common signs and symptoms of dysfunctional breathing.
    • Learning to use manual assessment of breathing pattern - the MARM and Hi Lo.
    • Capnography for assessment and treatment.
    • Principles of motor learning applied to breathing pattern retraining.
    • Effects of breathing on respiratory and cardiac function, neuromuscular function, homeostasis and healing.
    • Using posture, movement and somatic focus to influence breathing.
    • Using mind and emotions to optimise, the effectiveness of breathing modulation.
    • Breathing therapies and protocols - reviewing the evidence, application to specific conditions and patients.

    Participants will gain a sound understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of breathing dysfunction, its causes and consequences and learn how to comprehensively assess the key dimensions of dysfunctional breathing. 

    Participants will also learn a variety of breathing therapy approaches to correcting key types of dysfunctional breathing and learn how to begin applying breathing techniques to various health problems and disease processes to enhance clinical outcomes.

    The Presenter- Dr. Rosalba Courtney ND, DO, PhD is an Osteopath and Integrative medicine practitioner who has been working with, researching and writing about breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy for over 20 years.  Her PhD was on the topic of “Dysfunctional Breathing- Its Parameters, Relevance and Clinical Relevance.” She is adjunct professional fellow in the Osteopathic program at Southern Cross University and is involved in teaching master classes and mentoring post graduate research students.  She has contributed several book chapters to the multidisciplinary text book “Recognising and Treating Breathing Disorders” and published 10 research papers on the topic of breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy.

    For more info go to  www.breathandbody.com.au or download the e-flyer here

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    Critical Applications in the Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Fascia and the Lumbopelvic Area
    Nov
    21
    to Nov 22

    Critical Applications in the Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Fascia and the Lumbopelvic Area

    Course Directors: George Stylian and Dion Kulak

    Support Lecturers and Tutors: Shaun Hoult, Deanne Hutton

    Venue: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC

     

    This course will look at the applied anatomy and function of the pelvis and lumbar spine in relation to the thoracolumbar fascia, the pelvic floor and the respiratory diaphragm. It will also look at how the region is related to gait, and how ascending and descending postural drivers can influence alignment and the function of the lumbopelvic area. Palpation of compensatory patterns of health according to the Teachings of Rollin Becker will be explored in the practical sessions.    

    Embryology and ossification of the hips, lumbar spine and sacrum will also be covered in relation to trauma and intra-osseous strain and how they can be accessed and treated through osteopathic palpation and treatment.    

    The functional pelvis which includes the Lumbo-sacral and ileo-femoral joints (rotatory joints) will be assessed in relation to how the restriction in the accessory movements is related to the function of the whole region. Differential diagnostic techniques will be covered on how to differentiate between, ilio-sacral and sacro-iliac dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, S/I ligament pain referral and herniated disc, and how these dysfunctions can be assessed and treated through various osteopathic procedures.

    The Osteopathic procedures covered will include BLT, functional release, MET, mobilisation, HVLA, including the sacral toggle technique. 

    Combine this course with Palpation and Critical Applications to the Lower Limb to receive discounted rates. 

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    Palpation and Critical Applications to the Lower Limb
    Nov
    20
    8:30 AM08:30

    Palpation and Critical Applications to the Lower Limb

    Course Directors: George Stylian and Dion Kulak

    Support Lecturers and Tutors: Shaun Hoult, Deanne Hutton

    Venue: Abbottsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC

    This course will help the student learn how to apply diagnostic palpatory procedures to the lower limb in order to identify articular strains and how to treat them using an integrated osteopathic approach. Methods of application will include BLT principles and practice, MET, mobilisation, functional release and other supportive approaches. This course is also very useful in understanding how lower limb function and applied anatomy influence the lumbopelvic area.

    Combine this course with the Critical Applications in the Treatment of the Thoracolumbar Fascia and the Lumbopelvic area to receive discounted rates.

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    Cranio-Dental Paradigm 1 - PART B
    Sep
    4
    to Sep 6

    Cranio-Dental Paradigm 1 - PART B

     

    In reality anyone who performs orthopedic procedures is directly affecting the neurophysiology of the entire patient. This is an awesome responsibility, should not be taken lightly and must be treated with a full understanding of the craniosacral system." Dr Gerard Smith, DDS

    This course is designed to help practitioners with no formal training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) to understand the OCF concepts, the embryological development, anatomy and physiology of the cranial base, vault and face, and to be able to palpate the involuntary motion of this mechanism and how to treat it using the methods that Dr. William Sutherland developed and taught to the osteopathic, dental and medical profession before his passing in 1954. 

    No prerequisite is required except for the desire to learn and develop new skills! 

    The Cranio-Dental Paradigm was developed with the intention of bridging the gap between the osteopathic, dental and medical communities and with the need to develop a common language and understanding appropriate to the professions. Based on the principles of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) the course provides a relevant, practical and detailed platform for understanding how cranial base strain patterns influence the development and characteristics of the face and occlusion and how these cranial base patterns can be diagnosed and treated by osteopathic, dental and medical professionals, by the execution of specific manual procedures. 

    Dentists: Have you ever wondered how growth and orthodontic appliances REALLY influence the skull? Would you like to learn the functional anatomy and be able to literally feel the effects of your work? Northpoint Osteopathy has designed a specialised course for dentists, medical practitioners and osteopaths based on the 30+ years of clinical experience each of our Course Directors, George Stylian and Dion Kulak. This course has a two-fold benefit of being able to truly comprehend, through both intellect and palpation, the effect of dental and orthodontic work and understand how to interpret the functional anatomy of the skull in order to understand patient readiness, suitability and progress. 

    Osteopaths: This course is an introductory dive into the concepts surrounding the understanding and the palpatory dimension of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF). It brings together the two entirely complimentary modalities of dentistry and osteopathy, two professions that can work together to achieve 21st century outcomes with direct new thought and respect for the origins of OCF science and tradition. 

    This course will allow practitioners to connect and work more effectively with their patients’ anatomico- physiological mechanisms and provide a platform for osteopaths, dentists and medical practitioners to work together with challenging and interesting cases! 

    Cranio-Dental 1 will be taught in 2 streams, Introductory” which will be run between 26-28th of June and Clinical Applications” which will be run between Sept 4-6th 2015. 

    Course Faculty: Dr George Stylian, Osteopath Dr Julie Streckfuss, Osteopath

    Course Venue: Cavanbah Room, Byron Bay Community Centre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay

    For an overview of what’s involved, please download the following Course Overview

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    One Day Palpation Course for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Osteopathic Students - Byron Bay
    Aug
    30
    9:00 AM09:00

    One Day Palpation Course for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Osteopathic Students - Byron Bay

    Course Faculty: George Stylian, Geoff Ward and Julie Fendall.

    Venue: Lord Byron Resort - 120 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW.

    Date and time: Sunday August 30th. 9am to 6pm

    This course is designed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Osteopathic students from SCU, RMIT and VU. We have brought together a group of highly skilled Osteopaths from all over Australia to share their knowledge and experience with you throughout practical sessions and group discussions. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn invaluable skills and meet some inspiring people in the field of Osteopathy.

    On this course you will learn:

    • practical techniques that you can utilise throughout your osteopathic studies and beyond to enhance your palpation skills
    • to prepare and ground yourself prior to treating your patient and
    • to begin to trust what you are palpating

    We will take a day to explore in detail that what we feel in the living human body and its relationship to:

    • the principle of “Tensegrity”, within the cellular structure of all our connective tissue and how to enhance deeper tissue contact to assist cellular fluid interchange throughout fascia, in all its modifications
    •  the developmental movements that occurred during the time of embryological development

    This course brings together a very experienced team consisting of:

    Each of these osteopaths will bring their 30+ years each of experience on the subject of palpation. Ideal for students who want to advance their palpatory skills related to the finer details the body can express. 

    The practical components of this course will be closely supervised and assisted by the three faculty members. 

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Cancellation with less than 90 days' notice will incur a $50 cancellation fee
    Cancellation with less than 30 days' notice will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of course fees
    Cancellation with 7 days or less notice will incur a cancellation fee of the full course fee

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    One Day Palpation Course - Byron Bay
    Aug
    29
    9:00 AM09:00

    One Day Palpation Course - Byron Bay

    Course Faculty: George Stylian, Geoff Ward and Julie Fendall

    Venue: Lord Byron Resort - 120 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW.

    Date and time: Saturday 29th August 2015. 9am to 6pm

    For this course we have brought together a group of highly skilled Osteopaths from all over Australia to share their knowledge and experience with you throughout practical sessions and group discussions. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn invaluable skills and meet some inspiring people in the field of Osteopathy.

    In this course we will take a day to explore in detail that what we feel in the living human body and its relationship to:

    • the developmental movements that occurred during the time of embryological development
    • the principle of “Tensegrity”, within the cellular structure of all our connective tissue and how to enhance deeper tissue contact to assist cellular fluid interchange throughout fascia, in all its modifications. 
    • Exploring the benefits and application of CV4 (Compression of the 4th Ventricle as taught by Dr Sutherland) from an experiential viewpoint 

    This course brings together a very experienced team consisting of:

    Each of these osteopaths will bring their 30+ years each of experience on the subject of palpation. Ideal for student and experienced osteopaths alike who want to advance their palpatory skills related to the finer details the body can express. 

    The practical components of this course will be closely supervised and assisted by the three faculty members. 

    Book Online

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    Cranio-Dental Paradigm 1 - PART A
    Aug
    22
    to Aug 23

    Cranio-Dental Paradigm 1 - PART A

     

    In reality anyone who performs orthopedic procedures is directly affecting the neurophysiology of the entire patient. This is an awesome responsibility, should not be taken lightly and must be treated with a full understanding of the craniosacral system." Dr Gerard Smith, DDS 

    This course is designed to help practitioners with no formal training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) to understand the OCF concepts, the embryological development, anatomy and physiology of the cranial base, vault and face, and to be able to palpate the involuntary motion of this mechanism and how to treat it using the methods that Dr. William Sutherland developed and taught to the osteopathic, dental and medical profession before his passing in 1954.

    No prerequisite is required except for the desire to learn and develop new skills!

    The Cranio-Dental Paradigm was developed with the intention of bridging the gap between the osteopathic, dental and medical communities and with the need to develop a common language and understanding appropriate to the professions. Based on the principles of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF) the course provides a relevant, practical and detailed platform for understanding how cranial base strain patterns influence the development and characteristics of the face and occlusion and how these cranial base patterns can be diagnosed and treated by osteopathic, dental and medical professionals, by the execution of specific manual procedures. 

    Dentists: Have you ever wondered how growth and orthodontic appliances REALLY influence the skull? Would you like to learn the functional anatomy and be able to literally feel the effects of your work? Northpoint Osteopathy has designed a specialised course for dentists, medical practitioners and osteopaths based on the 30+ years of clinical experience each of our Course Directors, George Stylian and Dion Kulak. This course has a two-fold benefit of being able to truly comprehend, through both intellect and palpation, the effect of dental and orthodontic work and understand how to interpret the functional anatomy of the skull in order to understand patient readiness, suitability and progress. 

    Osteopaths: This course is an introductory dive into the concepts surrounding the understanding and the palpatory dimension of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (OCF). It brings together the two entirely complimentary modalities of dentistry and osteopathy, two professions that can work together to achieve 21st century outcomes with direct new thought and respect for the origins of OCF science and tradition.

    This course will allow practitioners to connect and work more effectively with their patientsanatomico- physiological mechanisms and provide a platform for osteopaths, dentists and medical practitioners to work together with challenging and interesting cases! 

    Cranio-Dental 1 will be taught in 2 streams, Introductorywhich will be run between 8-9 August 2015 and Clinical Applicationswhich will be run between July 31 and August 2, 2015. 

    Course Faculty: Dr George Stylian, Osteopath

    Course Venue:  Byron Bay

    For an overview of what’s involved, please download the following Course Overview

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