First Year Course Program

ITALIAN SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY

since 1989 Padua-Italy

COURSE DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR

Prof. Dott. Franco Migliozzi D.O.

Specialized Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Rome Tor Vergata

BASIC COURSE

FIRST YEAR PROGRAM

FIRST SEMESTER

1st UNIT

Syndrome or real short leg, postural indications on the application of lifting therapy. Osteopathic history and philosophy. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the pelvis 1, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Iliosacral somatic dysfunctions, short leg syndrome, mobility tests, differential diagnosis, myotensive protocol for the main static muscles.

2nd UNIT

Sacral rotation under L5 or “witch hit”. Osteopathic history and philosophy. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the pelvis 2, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Lumbosacral junction dysfunctions, pubic sacroiliac somatic dysfunctions, injury mechanisms, mobility tests, myotensive and muscle energy normalization techniques. Support therapy with custom sacroiliac belt.

3rd UNIT

Hip periarthritis and piriformis syndrome. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the hip and knee joint, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Study of ascending dysfunctions, manual rescue technique for knee sprains in the acute phase, mobility tests, myofascial muscle energy techniques.

Cranial Osteopathy 1/1. History: William Garner Sutherland’s concept, basic principles of cranio-sacral osteopathy, Primary Respiratory Mechanism (MRP), membranous tensions (the three brain agencies), anatomy of the venous sinus system, general information on “joint mobility” of bones of the skull and sacrum, the shape of the cranial sutures reflects its movement, first approach to practice, landmarks of the skull, hints of embryology.

4th UNIT

Knee, ankle and foot. Palpatory examination of the knee, manual technique for meniscal syndromes, corrections of the knee in stress of varus-valgus, muscle-energy correction techniques, combined ankle-knee-hip techniques. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the ankle and foot, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Manual rescue technique for acute ankle sprains, mobility tests, local myofascial techniques on the plantar arches. Postural consideration for hallux valgus, fascitis, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, foot with claw toes. Manual tests mobilization and orthotic correction with customs proprioceptive insole.

5th UNIT

Review and additions, Exam session

SECOND SEMESTER

6th UNIT

The lumbar spine, myofacial lumbar pain, lumbar disc disfunction, spinal facet syndrome, differential diagnosis between compressed sciatic nerve pain and fascial sprain – theory of fascial distortion. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the lumbar spine, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Traumatic or first lesion somatic disfunction, compensatory patterns or secondary vertebral dysfunctions, injury mechanisms of the lesion, mobility tests, basic knowledge of muscle energy techniques.

7th UNIT

Scoliosis. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the dorsal spine, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Dysfunctions in first and second Fryette’s law, deviations of the dorsal spine on the frontal plane, osteopathic classification of scoliosis, mobility tests, passive – direct and indirect active myofascial techniques.

Cranial Osteopathy 1/2. The Sutherland’s teory of flexion-extension craniosacral system, mechanism of the cranial rhythmic impulse, osteology of the skull, cranial joint movements, practice: palpation of the sutures.

8th UNIT

Cranial Osteopathy 1/3. Spheno-basilar synchondrosis (SBS) conductor of the craniosacral rhythm, flexion phase and positioning in the anterior and posterior quadrants and the sacrum, extension phase and positioning in the respective quadrants and the sacrum. Paraphysiological movements: cranial torsion and lateroflexion/rotation of the sfenobasilar synfisis, non physiological or adaptive movement. Practice: hand position techniques, listening-perception-interaction with “holding from the vault” and “front-occipital grip”, diagnostic reasoning.

9th UNIT

Review and additions, Exam session

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