Second 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

FIRST SEMESTER

1st UNIT

The thorax and the diaphragm. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the thorax, ribs and sternum, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Study of respiratory mechanics, diaphragmatic dysfunctions, palpatory examination of the diaphragm and normalization techniques, differential diagnosis of vertebro-costal and cost-vertebral dysfunctions related to intral-sternal disfunction and rib-condral-sternal disfunction,  muscle energy and myofascial techniques.

2nd UNIT

The typical cervical spine C2-C7. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the cervical spine 1, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Typical cervical somatic dysfunctions of mono or plurisegmentary rotation and/or translation somatic disfunction, cervical whiplash, mobility tests, myofascial normalization and muscular energy techniques,  vertebral articulatory techniques.

CRANIAL 2/1. cranial techniques toolbox: indirect, direct and disengagement, partial and absolute contraindications to cranial techniques, practice for the position with approach to treatment, magna occipital compression technique or CV4, drainage of the venous sinuses.

3rd UNIT

The shoulder and the elbow. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the sternoclavicular, scapulohumeral and scapulo-thoracic joints, lesional mechanisms of adherent capsular syndrome of the rotator cuff and long head of the biceps, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Spencer’s general technique, specific normalizations of the clavicle and scapulohumeral joint. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the elbow, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Muscle energy normalization techniques for osteopathic dysfunctions of the elbow, treatment protocol according to Franco Migliozzi D.O. of epicondylitis, of epitrocleitis.

CRANIAL 2/2. Introduction to special techniques: V spread opening, lateral fluctuation (rocking), diagnostic reasoning with integration, revision and practice of position, listening and induction.

4th UNIT

The wrist and the hand. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the wrist and hand, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Muscle energy normalization techniques for osteopathic dysfunctions of the elbow and wrist, treatment protocol according to Franco Migliozzi D.O. of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Cranial 2 / 3. Adaptation of the cranial vault in general and individual bones, measurement of the cranial index and classification of the three types, practice of movement test with palpation on three different types of skull. Twisting: practice of perception and induction. Lateroflexion and rotation: practice of perception and induction.

5th UNIT

Review and additions, Exam session

SECOND SEMESTER

6th UNIT

The atypical cervical spine. Functional and biomechanical anatomy of the cervical spine 2, osteopathic-postural lesion mechanisms, palpatory anatomy, osteopathic radiographic semeiotics. Occipito-atlanto-axial mobility test according to the thrust-non-thrust method of Dr. Franco Migliozzi D.O. (Colarol).

CRANIAL 2/4. Vertical strain: general checks and observations, practice of induction and direct correction. Lateral strain: general checks and observations, induction practice and direct correction. Restriction of cranio-sacral mobility: compression of spheno-basilar synchondrosis, general tests and observations, four-hand correction technique. Occiput: disengagement techniques of the occipito-mastoid suture, occipito-atlas correction techniques. Vagal syndrome examination and normalization techniques.

7th UNIT

Elements of posturology, CRANIAL 2/5. Clinical application in the cranial area, temporal bones: suture disorders in relation to different clinical conditions, local and distant symptoms. Hemifrontals, palpation for movement: lifting technique, correction of restriction also in relation to congestion of the paranasal sinuses. Parietal bones: parietal lift with double frontal-sphenoid socket, double holding parieto-parietal. Additions, revisions and conclusions.

8th UNIT

Rational diagnostics: integration and revision of somato-somatic dysfunctions.

Visceral osteopathy 1: the thoracic cavity – anatomy and applied physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular system, general pathology, osteopathic pathophysiology and lesional mechanisms, notes of embryology 1/2. Influence of dorso-rib and sterno-rib joint restrictions on respiratory and cardiocirculatory activity. Protocol for the treatment of chronic bronchitis and bronchopneumonia, special emergency technique for asthma attack. Osteopathic protocol for cardiovascular disorders, cardiac congestion, essential hypertension and other minor ailments, study on the influence of dorso-rib and sterno-rib joint restrictions on cardiac activity. General information on techniques: fascial release, exaggeration of the lesion, induction. Sternum fascial release, upper thoracic outlet techniques.

9th UNIT

Review and additions, Exam session

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