Forgotten Treasures

  • Chargé de cours
    Jane Eliza Stark, MS, D.O.M.P.
  • Lieu du cours
    Maaseik, Belgique
  • Prix
    Seminar 1: €485,- | Seminar 2: €550,-

L'ostéopathie aide les malades à retrouver leur santé

Les séminaires Trésors oubliés de l'ostéopathie fournissent un cadre pour comprendre les origines de l'ostéopathie. Ils offrent également les approches pratiques que Sutherland utilise pour traiter les personnes malades; longtemps avant de se concentrer fortement sur le crâne.

Philosophie du cours

Pour mieux comprendre le potentiel complet de la pratique ostéopathique, le cours nous aide d'abord à nous familiariser avec l'environnement dans lequel A.T. Still vivait et travaillait. Fort de cette expérience, il a consacré sa vie en grande partie depuis la découverte de l'ostéopathie, a son développement. Il est remarquable de noter que son intention initiale avec l’ostéopathie était d’aider les malades à retrouver la santé. Un fait que de nombreux ostéopathes ont apparemment oublié aujourd'hui. Les premiers ostéopathes ne se concentraient pas sur la douleur et les blessures, comme nous le faisons actuellement, mais plutôt sur le soutien aux malades. Les séminaires de "Trésors oubliés de l'ostéopathie" esquissent un cadre pour comprendre les origines de l'ostéopathie. Ils offrent également les approches pratiques utilisées par Still & Sutherland pour traiter les personnes malades; longtemps avant de se concentrer sur le crâne.

Le premier séminaire, "Les origines de l'ostéopathie", révèle que l'ostéopathie ne s'est pas développée dans le vide. Mais plutôt que les conditions environnementales précédentes et pendant le temps de Still et l'ont aidé à formuler ses idées, ce qui a finalement conduit à son développement de l'ostéopathie. À son tour, la méthode d'enseignement de Still est devenue une partie de l'environnement, de sorte que d'autres ostéopathes de la première génération ont été influencés dans leurs contributions par exemple des ostéopathes tels que Sutherland et Littlejohn. Au cours du séminaire, on verra que 1900 - l’année où Sutherland et Littlejohn ont obtenu leur diplôme - ont été la fin d’une merveilleuse période d’ostéopathie. Dans les décennies qui ont suivi, un certain nombre de facteurs ont conduit à la dilution de l'ostéopathie de Still et à une division permanente entre la pratique manuelle de l'ostéopathie et la médecine ostéopathique.

Le deuxième séminaire, « Avant le MRP: Jette une lumière sur les premières approches de Sutherland quant aux soins des patients », révèle comment Sutherland, formés par tous deux Still et Littlejohn, développe un nouveau tracé pour soigner les malades. Il l'a fait des décennies avant d'introduire le concept du MRP! Sur la base de correspondances récemment découvertes, nous discuterons et appliquerons les connaissances et techniques originales de Sutherland en ce qui concerne le patient malade. Certaines de ses approches originales ont été ignorées ou largement oubliées, et nombre d’entre elles n’existent plus dans les programmes actuels de formation en ostéopathie. Cependant, sur la base de ce cours, il est démontré que ses approches restent facilement accessibles et peuvent être converties à la pratique journalière assez facilement. À condition que nous fassions ceci comme le "Vieux docteur" nous a encouragés avec les mots "Continuer a Creusez". (Dig on)

Informations

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  • longueur 1. Seminar: 3 jours 2. Seminar: 4 jours
  • Points d'accréditation (NRO) pending
  • Points d'accréditation (ACPVO) pending
  • Points d'accréditation (VOD) 10 Points par jour
  • Nombre maximum de participants: 32 participants
  • Journées de cours: (Donnerstag) / vendredi / samedi / dimanche
  • Temps de cours du cours 09:00 - 18:00 (Dernier jour 15:30)

Chargé de cours

Jane Eliza Stark, MS, D.O.M.P.

Contenu


  • Seminar 1: The origins of Osteopathy

Three of the most important figures in the history of osteopathy are Andrew Taylor Still, John Martin Littlejohn, and William Garner Sutherland. Jane Stark has spent the last decade compiling the life stories of each of these historical figures. Her research has been conducted in libraries, museums, and historical societies in both the UK and the US, including Boston, Chicago, London, and Glasgow, as well as countless small towns, the most important being Kirksville, Missouri. The biographies of these legendary osteopaths provide the context for understanding their work. The “old doc” (Still) left us his legacy of osteopathy; the “old dean” (Littlejohn) helped to keep osteopathy pure, or free of overdependence on pharmaceutical agents; and the “old timer” (Sutherland) introduced a more refined level of palpation through cranial osteopathy.

The circumstances leading to the culmination of the osteopathic idea of Andrew Taylor Still will be examined from a multitude of political, economic, social, and educational perspecitves. Of interest will be the fact that the only place in the world where osteopathy could have been born was in Kirksville, Missouri. The reason for this is this statement will be well explain in the program.

This seminar offers in-depth and entertaining oral and pictorial perspectives on the life histories and professional contributions of Still, Littlejohn, and Sutherland. For about 18 months between 1898 and 1900 their three paths crossed at the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville. That period and the five years preceding it remain the most important years in the history of osteopathy. This seminar will reveal that much of the knowledge and skill from that era—when osteopaths predominantly treated critically ill patients—may have been lost, perhaps forever. The seminar will also help participants realize that osteopathic philosophy is not yet fully developed.

Topics covered
The main topics covered in the seminar include the following:

  • Using historical method to distinguish an historical fact from a probability or possibility.
  • History of the environment in the US leading up to Still’s discovery of Osteopathy
  • Recognizing the leading osteopathic historians and history resources.
  • Essentials of studying systems in the context of their environments.
  • Biographies of Still, Littlejohn, and Sutherland.
  • Still’s writings and development of osteopathy as they relate to national issues of his time, including several wars fought in the US, slavery, Andrew Carnegie, the Industrial
  • Revolution, the railroad expansion, the Indian Relocation Act, the Missouri Compromise, poetry, spiritualism, and much more.
  • The influence of medicine and medical therapeutics on Still’s development of osteopathy, including heroic medicine, magnetic healing, massage, bone setting, and medical democracy.
  • Still’s practical approach with respect to bones, organs, mesenteries, fluids, fascia, and nerves.
  • The influential friends that kept Still in Kirksville.
  • The history of the American School of Osteopathy from its 1892 inception until 1900.
  • The growth and waning of osteopathy’s popularity in Kirksville.
  • The Flexner Report
  • The competition among schools of osteopathy that led to DO/MD training equivalency.
  • The political battles between orthodox medicine and osteopathy and between the two osteopathic factions, broad-based and lesion-based osteopaths.
  • The California Merger.
  • The proper chronology of osteopathy’s and chiropractic’s founding.
  • The deeper meaning behind the phrase, find it, fix it, and leave it alone.
  • The meaning of Still’s Triune Nature of Man
  • Still’s relationship to Nature
  • The history of osteopathic principles.
  • Thoughts on osteopathic philosophy.


  • Seminar 2: Before the PRM: Sutherland’s early Approach to Patient Care

This course emphasizes the historical relevance and clinical usefulness of the treatment approaches of William Garner Sutherland, DO. Sutherland is best known for his development of cranial osteopathy, which he considered to be a natural progression of A.T. Still’s original osteopathic concepts. Following his 1900 graduation from the American School of Osteopathy, Sutherland was instrumental in keeping Still’s full-body manual approach alive throughout his 54 years of practice and teaching. As his career progressed, he gradually incorporated more and more of the cranial approach into his work.

Sutherland’s biography and work must be placed within the context of his era—the United States in the first half of the 1900s. This course focuses on the period prior to his 1939 authorship of The Cranial Bowl, which set his career in a more cranial direction. Throughout the influenza pandemic of 1918, Sutherland treated cases of influenza and other debilitating, life-threatening illnesses using techniques that originated with Still or that he modified or developed himself. Much of Sutherland’s work during this period is little known today but will be the focus of this course.

Techniques demonstrated in the course will include those Sutherland used for a state of the body he dubbed “anterior tensity.” This state is associated with a number of serious illnesses and conditions. Also to be examined are Sutherland’s mechanical approaches to the ribs, pelvis, diaphragm, and, of course, the base of the cranium, the vault, and the face.

Several of Sutherland’s early faculty members, including Anne Wales, Viola Frymann, Thomas Schooley, and Harold Magoun Jr.—all of whom are now deceased—have, through hand-to-hand contact, directly influenced Jane Stark’s approach to Sutherland’s methods of treatment.


  • Schedule

Day 1

  • am — Biography of William Garner Sutherland; Theory with a colourful presentation with more than 150 rarely seen photographs related to Sutherland.
  • pm — Significance of Sutherland’s biography and philosophy; Theory; Review of how his environment influenced his thoughts and writing, which is key to understanding him.

Day 2

  • am — Types of patients seen by Sutherland; Medical theory; Review of the Great Pandemic; Mindset and healing approaches in the United States during the first half of the 20th century.
  • pm — Overview of Sutherland’s concept of “anterior tensity” and how it affects the physiology of the body; Approaches are demonstrated and practiced.
  • pm — Techniques for anterior tensity; Practice; Continuation of anterior tensity approaches.

Day 3

  • am — Sutherland’s early approaches to the ribs are demonstrated and practiced.
  • pm — Sutherland’s early descriptions of his cervical and cranial approaches are demonstrated and practiced.

Day 4

  • am — Cranial approaches are continued; Demonstration and practice.