Evolutionary Osteopathy

EVOST is the acronym of Evolutionary Osteopathy, which is itself the abbreviation of "Evolutionary Medicine in the Osteopathic Field".

  • Lecturer
    Max Girardin
    Jean-Paul Höppner
  • Course location
    Maaseik, Belgium
  • Price
    €550,- / seminar

Evost

In the case of osteopathy, Evost is a return to the original thinking and to the fundamental principles.

Philosophy of the course

EVOST is the acronym of Evolutionary Osteopathy, which is itself the abbreviation of "Evolutionary Medicine in the Osteopathic Field".EVOST is also the name of a philosophical Fellowship, to which you can access after following the philosophical course.

Evolutionary Medicine

Darwinian or "evolutionary medicine" is a relatively recent perspective that gains slowly but surely more and more implementation in all sections of medicine, for instance: emergency medicine, internal medicine, gastro-enteric medicine, bacteriology, virology, psychology and osteopathy… In the case of osteopathy, Evost is a return to the original thinking and to the fundamental principles.

EVOST is therefore:
a philosophical & evolutionary approach
a philosophical & evolutionary course
a Fellowship that focuses on philosophical growth through debate, interchange and scientific research for people interested in the nature of our world, in life and in their maintenance systems with health as result.

EVOST stands for knowledge, consciousness and questioning. Not knowledge in the sense of just acquiring information (although participants usually do), but knowledge in the sense of knowing.

Biology is the foundation of any possible medical branch, because the term ‘biology’ means the mother-science of all kinds of science that focus on life (Bio = life, Logo = knowledge). Or like the great genetic biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky points it out: “ Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”. Until recently any evolutionary perspective was missing in medical education and specialization. Today the evolutionary approach gains more and more interest in the different medical branches, because the usability is more and more seen.

Evolutionary Medicine and Osteopathy ?

The primary goal of osteopathic medicine for A.T.Still, is to find health in the patient, not illness. In any living organism health is the product of it’s specific development and evolutionary history, and this in its specific environment and its consequent self-organised complexity. Because during evolution of species complexity increases continuously, it is only possible to integrate this chronology and hierarchy when one has a living picture of what implies complexity of life at the edge of chaos. And just that is the goal of evolutionary osteopathy. De osteopathic evolutionary approach tries to connect with eachother the knowledge of evolutionary biology and the original osteopathic philosophic principles and questions hereby the osteopathy of today and of the past. After an iteration of about 134 years the osteopathic philosophy goes back to her original foundations: the evolutionary theory, the study of system-complexity with the mechanisms of maintenance and gain of health.

Why is this course in English?

Attendants of the seminars as well as the EVOST fellows are coming from various countries within and outside of Europe. Therefore the English language is the most appropriate way for communication in the course.
Most of the references and of the literature are in English , as well as the manuscripts for the seminars.

Part 5 (Spirituality in early Osteopathy) includes the lecture and discussion of original articles of Still, Littlejohn, Mc Connell, Becker, Wales, Handy etc...

Informations

  • Evost 1 Start: 20-23 september 2019 » Click here for the available dates
  • length 4 Days (each course, a total of 10 courses)
  • Accreditation points (NRO) 26
  • Accreditation points (BVBO) 26
  • Maximum number of participants: 35 participants
  • Class days: Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday

Lecturer

Max Girardin D.O. mro
Jean-Paul Höppner, D.O. mro

Contents

EVOST 1

  • The Advent of Life

Description of the following evolutionary steps: energy -> matter: inorganic & organic -> prokaryotes -> eukaryotes -> ... -> Homo sapiens.
Description of principles and of the universal mechanism at work in different complexity levels (form-function)

  • Multicellular Life 1 & 2

Review of system, tissue and later organ specialization in hierarchy and chronological development order , Life as multi-cellular creatures.

EVOST 2

This package consists of 4 seminars:
  • Basic Principles of Development patterns in Ontogenesis

Description of the basic principles and the application of the concept of metabolic and morphokinetic development fields (Prof. E. Blechschmidt). Translation to the osteopathic concept.

  • Homunculus neurocranii

Description of the development of the cranio-vertebro-sacral system within the context of metabolic and morphokinetic development patterns.

  • Homunculus viscerocranii

Description of the development of the digestive system within the context of the metabolic and morphokinetic development patterns.

  • Homunculus interni

Description of the development of the cardiovascular, urogenital and locomotor system within the context of the metabolic and morphokinetic development patterns.

EVOST 3

This package consists of 3 seminars:
  • Synthesis

Autonomic integration of the packages 1 & 2. Integration to and within the osteopathic concept. The synthesis happens under supervision and in association with the participants from previous groups that have already gone through the three packages.

  • Neuroman & Philosophy in Early Osteopathy

A cultural and spiritual approach of the human existence. Detail study of the literature from A. T. Still.



The seminars are given only in the English language because of following reasons:

  • the international aspect of the participants (B-NL-F-D-CH-I-E-GB-N-FIN-USA-CND-SA-NAM)
  • linguistic refresher in function of the literature reviews in package 3, extensive English bibliographies
  • For all packages there is an English script (including extensive bibliography).