Spontaneous Release

The osteopath L.H. Jones has empirically developed a treatment method that he originally called "strain counter strain". Unfortunately, the so-called Tender Points are far too often a reference for dysfunctions in the absolute sense of meaning! This course distinguishes itself by the broader framework in accordance with Still’s philosophy. This brings numerous (often unknown) functional relationships to the foreground.

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This course is distinguished by a much broader framework of this treatment method. The statement "one tender point = one dysfunction" is certainly not the case here!

The course is given by one of the authors of the book “Spontane Befreiung einer somatischen Dysfunktion (JP. Höppner).

Philosophy

The osteopath L.H. Jones has empirically developed a treatment method that he originally called "strain counter strain". Unfortunately, the so-called Tender Points are far too often a reference for dysfunctions in the absolute sense of meaning! This course distinguishes itself by the broader framework in accordance with Still’s philosophy. This brings numerous (often unknown) functional relationships to the foreground.

Since it was used for the very first time, this method has repeatedly demonstrated that it is an important confirmation and training of palpatory quality, for both young and more experienced osteopaths.

 

The content of the course is structured in such a way that two objectives in particular are pursued:

  1. The first goal is purely technical. During the course the specific nature of the technique is underlined:
  • A gentle use = no discomfort for the patient.
  • Low use of force = usable from infant to elderly.
  • Simple conditions = no tools required (not even a table).
  • Also diagnostic = possible indicator for lesions.
  • Always a feed back for therapist = palpatoric certainty.
  • Effectiveness scientifically demonstrated (EMG study C. Van Laetem D.O. 1989).

2.   The second goal consists of a much broader framework of the application possibilities.

    • This technique is usually viewed from the concept: one tender point = one dysfunction. As a result, no answer is given to the first key principle of Still’s philosophy. That is why, among other things, attention is drawn within this course to the existence of tension patterns in which often several tender points are present. This gives the so-called individual tender point a broader "functional relationship". It gives a complete new meaning to the patient's symptoms.
    • The large number of tender points is subdivided into 3 functional systems: cranio-vertebro-sacral, visceral, locomotoric. Specific patterns are described within each of these systems and among themselves. Practicing the various tender points is framed in this systemic approach. Namely, by positioning the patient in a specific manner within such an approach, this tension pattern can be resolved.

    Attention

    This course is only offered in French.