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 European School of Osteopathy Overview

Why choose the European School of Osteopathy?

We offer a broad osteopathic programme, incorporating a wide range of osteopathic modalities at undergraduate level.

We amalgamate the traditions of osteopathy with the latest developments within the profession.

Our students gain 1200 hours of supervised clinical experience within an established teaching clinic, seeing approximately 50 new patients.

You’ll graduate with a solid grounding in business development.

Our international links provide a wide range of professional opportunities for graduates.

We have a wide range of nationalities and age groups represented at the School, creating a truly cosmopolitan environment.

We are a small, friendly institution with a supportive atmosphere.

We are situated in the heart of Kent, just 50 minutes from London and convenient for continental Europe.

Boxley House is set in an idyllic location, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provides a very pleasant environment in which to study.

You can progress to innovative postgraduate programmes such as the MSc in Animal Osteopathy (Canine & Equine)

What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of medical conditions. It is based upon the principle that the structure and function of the body are inter-related, and that this can have an effect on the body’s health and well-being. Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manipulation, stretching and massage, to help reduce pain, increase mobility of joints, relieve muscular tension and enhance blood supply to tissues and to encourage the body’s own healing mechanisms. They may also provide advice on lifestyle issues, diet and exercise.

Philosophy of Osteopathy at the ESO

The ESO has always had a broad approach to osteopathic education, covering a wide range of osteopathic modalities and concepts at undergraduate level. This includes a full range of structural osteopathic techniques, General Osteopathic Treatment (GOT), studies in the cranial field (Involuntary Mechanism studies), Balanced Ligamentous Tension techniques, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Visceral osteopathy. Students receive a good grounding in obstetric and paediatric osteopathic care and are able to see a wide range of patients within the teaching clinic, including some time spent in the specialist Maternity and Children’s clinics. Traditional osteopathic concepts are presented in the context of contemporary research and students are encouraged to develop a critically evaluative and reflective approach to both their studies and their clinical practice. By being exposed to a wide range of osteopathic concepts, students are well placed to make informed choices about which models of practice will suit them as a practitioner and how they wish to develop as an osteopath once they have graduated.

Animal Osteopathy – Open Event 27th February

We will be holding our next Open Event for the Postgraduate Animal Osteopathy programmes on Saturday 27th February, 10.30am to 3.00pm.  Dustie Houchin, Programme Leader, will give an overview of available pathways and a talk on diversifying into animal practice. Practical demonstrations will also run throughout the day for those who’d like to experience the assessment and […]

Still’s Lost Techniques – unique teaching format

FOR THE 1ST TIME IN EUROPE! The Real Still Exaggeration Technique & OMM Workshop on Classical Osteopathy   Presented by Dr Jerry Dickey & Christian Fossum DO Supported by John Lewis DO Dr Sharon Gustowski Dr Turner Slicho Numbers are limited for this unique event – booking deadline 9th January 2016.   TO BOOK … Visit our Postgraduate Events page or contact […]

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European School of Osteopathy Welcome

We hope you enjoy browsing through the following pages, where you will find out more about the range of courses on offer, the facilities available and the activities of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO).

Visit the ESO – book onto an Open Day

Open Days are informal but fairly structured half-day events, which provide information on osteopathy as a career, the course, entry procedures, accommodation and finance. The Open Day includes a tour of our premises at Boxley House and a visit, via coach, to the teaching clinic in Maidstone. There you will have a chance to meet some of our third and fourth year students and get their views on student life at the ESO.