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The purpose of the School of Structural Therapy (SST) is to provide allied health professionals ie. physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors with continuing education opportunities on an ongoing basis. Currently, there is no branded academic institution offering such a variety of courses in osteopathic technique, with classroom instruction from classically trained osteopaths. The highest level of academic instruction, by reputable professors with a pedigree of learning in drugless manual osteopathy, makes the School of Structural Therapy unique and unmatched.

The School of Structural Therapy provides an avenue for therapists who are looking to enhance their treatment skills in a dynamic learning environment without the commitment of full-time intensive osteopathic training. Our courses teach leading edge techniques, at bottom-line prices, that transfer seamlessly into clinical practice for improved patient outcomes.


MISSION

The School of Structural Therapy is committed to being the academic institution of choice for continuing education, and will continue to be recognized for exemplary classroom instruction and performance that is second to none.

FACULTY

Mohit Khosla, DO-MTP, M.OMSc., MICO.

As a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Mohitís osteopathic vision aims at providing sincere and honest care with the provision of a high quality of professionalism. With a passion for continuing education and a dynamic learning environment, Mohit enjoys both a full-time clinical practice and part-time teaching. He takes great interest in osteopathic literature and applies this to his understanding of the unique complexity of the human body.

Mohit is vice-president of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) and a professional member in good standing, as well as a member of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy in Dorking, England.


COURSES

All one-day courses have been approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) for 4 Category A CEUís. The osteopathic techniques of every course are completely within the scope of practice of any manual therapist, providing information and techniques that are safe, easy to learn, and immediately applicable in clinical practice. Improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction will enhance your professional success and reputation.


CALENDAR

  • All courses run on Saturdays from 9am until 5pm.
  • Fees: $225 plus HST = $254.25 per course
  • * Reimbursement is available through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund for physiotherapists

UPCOMING INTRODUCTORY COURSES, LEVEL 1: DATES TO BE DETERMINED

  • Direct Techniques & Applications: combining elements of myofascial release, muscle energy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
  • Indirect and Positional Release Techniques & Applications: combining elements of strain-counterstrain and myofascial release.
  • Oscillation Techniques & Applications: combining elements of facilitated oscillatory release and low velocity moderate amplitude technique.
  • Cranial Techniques & Applications: combining elements of cranial treatment following models of Dr.ís Sutherland, Upledger, and LittleJohn.
  • Immunostimulatory Techniques & Applications: combining elements of lymphatic treatment following models of Dr.ís Miller, Dalrymple, Clark, Millard, and Chapman.
  • Inherent Force Techniques & Applications: combining elements of ligamentous articular strain and myofascial release.
  • Mechanical and Neuroreflexive Balance Techniques & Applications: combining elements of facilitated positional release, balanced ligamentous articular release, and myofascial release.
  • Visceral Techniques & Applications: combining elements of myofascial release, the work of Dr.ís Still and Chapman, Belgian Osteopaths Ė Finet and Williame, French Osteopath Ė Barral, and the importance of proper postural alignment.

ADVANCE COURSE

  • Integrated Techniques & Applications: teaches an eclectic and integrated method of manual evaluation and application of techniques, and as a result it is considered an advanced level workshop. Prior knowledge of direct, indirect, balance, oscillation, cranial, immunostimulatory, inherent force, and visceral technique applications are prerequisite for attendance.

LOCATION

Professional Medical Building (downstairs conference room)
3591 Innes Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K1C 1T1


CONTACT US

Please contact Adriana Johnston, School of Structural Therapy Registrar, for registration inquiries for the 2012 academic calendar.

Email: studentservices@canadianosteopathy.ca
Phone: 1-866-320-9898 or 905-312-9898


FAQs

Why choose the School of Structural Therapy?
The School of Structural Therapy teaches the science behind manual manipulation, and not just the technique. Understanding the fundamental principles behind technique application, and how the technique actually works, is what separates the School of Structural Therapy from all the rest. This advanced level of comprehension removes the need for Ďrecipe-basedí treatment and technique memorization by demystifying manipulation.

The School of Structural Therapy courses will teach you the fundamental principles of manual manipulation including:
  • How to accurately identify barriers, restrictions, and abnormal motions throughout the body
  • How to determine significant relationships of altered movements and their impact in the body
  • How to use proper biomechanics when applying short and long leverages
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