S.I.O. Padua-Italy since 1989


Prof. Dott. Franco Migliozzi D.O.

Specialized Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Teaching Methodology

Since 1989, the study plan adopted by the S.I.O. emphasizes manual skills through the constant exercise of clinical practical, gives the learner theoretical medical subjects with osteopathic holistic vision. In the three-year period, training will have the primary objective of carrying out basic medical-scientific lessons and integrating them with knowledge in the postural osteopathic field however, palpatory anatomy, joint and soft tissue biomechanics, semiotics for images, signs and clinical symptoms related to bodily movements, will be the right tools to examine, test and normalize with an extremely practiced manual with remote tutors.

Training-professional objectives

Have basic biomedical applied knowledge in the field of anatomy, medical biomechanics, biology, biochemistry, embryology, histology, physiology, nutrition sciences, psychosomatics, communication sciences. Know in depth the anatomy of the skeletal muscle system, an applied study of the central and peripheral nervous system, of the crania-sacral mechanism,  of the visceral, vascular and hormonal systems.

To obtain a professional competence of the Osteopath, you need

  • In-depth knowledge of joint biomechanics.
  • Have a good knowledge of the pathophysiology of the various systems.
  • Being in possession of elements of medical clinic, radiology in order to be able to discern the area of ​​osteopathic competence and to understand the interaction with the various body systems.
  • Know the joint dysfunctional mechanisms, the basic neurological principles necessary for the understanding of osteopathic dysfunction and normalization techniques.
  • Having acquired a good knowledge of palpatory anatomy.
  • Being able, through general and specific mobility tests of the various body areas, to carry out diagnosis of osteopathic dysfunction.
  • Know the various normalization methods of osteopathic dysfunctions and have acquired a good ability to perform the individual techniques manually.
  • Having acquired, through practical training, the ability to relate and communicate with the patient, family members and other health professionals.
  • Being able to carry out a patient history, in order to facilitate the acquisition of useful elements to identify the cause of osteopathic dysfunction at the origin of the clinical manifestation.




  • Being able to manually evaluate the functionality of the various body districts and carry out their osteopathic diagnostic integration respecting the basic principles of osteopathy: understanding the body as a single functional entity with the power to maintain and recover the state inside health, NON NUOCERE – do not harm, treat the person and not the disease, focus the treatment on the cause and not on the effects.
  • Having acquired the necessary elements for collaboration with other specialist figures in order to facilitate the resolution of clinical cases.
  • Having acquired the knowledge necessary to carry out research work and interpret existing scientific publications in literature in an osteopathic key.
  • Manage information, know the bibliography,
  • Provide for continuous updating of your knowledge.
  • Recognize the limits of one’s competences.
  • Recognize the need for diagnostic insights,
  • If necessary refer the patient to other professional figures for any medical therapies.
  • Provide the patient with adequate information to obtain informed consent to osteopathic treatment.

First Year Course Program

Basic three-year course


Second Year Course Program

Basic three-year course


Third Year Course Program

Basic three-year course