ESO Internally Validated Animal Osteopathy Courses

The ESO is proud to be working in association with Animal Osteopathy International to provide an exciting programme of high quality animal courses. These internally validated canine and equine courses are designed and led by Dustie Houchin, the ESO’s Animal Osteopathy Consultant* and a highly respected member of our international faculty; Dustie has almost 20 years experience as an animal osteopath and is also Chair of The Association of Animal Osteopaths.

All courses take place at Plumpton College, Sussex, UK.  For more details call 01622 760816 or email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Working within the law, health and safety & working within your scope of practice
  • Animal behaviour – ethics in animal care
  • Paraprofessional communications & referrals
  • Case history analysis & record taking
  • Surface anatomy
  • Gait analysis
  • Osteopathic assessment and evaluation – clinical reasoning
  • Creating suitable treatment plans
  • Functional muscular skeletal anatomy
  • Osteopathic structural articulation and stretching techniques
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Common orthopaedic conditions – clinical reasoning

 

DATES OF STUDY:

Canine:  February 14th & 15th  |  March 14th & 15th  |  April 11th & 12th  |  May 16th & 17th

Equine:  February 16th & 17th  | March 16th & 17th  |  April 13th & 14th   |  May 18th & 19th

 

PRICE

£1,599 for each course. Flexible payment option available (fees apply)

 

STRICTLY LIMITED SPACE (Max. 10 students). This course is open ONLY to osteopaths and student osteopaths

For further details contact our Postgraduate Department on 01622 760816 or email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Truly osteopathic evaluation – Osteopathic Principles and Concepts adapted for the animal osteopath
  • Functional anatomy & practical review of structural assessment and treatment;
  • Pathological/orthopaedic conditions and where appropriate, treatment/management recommendations;
  • Functional neurology and neurological testing;
  • Common neurological pathological presentations;
  • Theory and practical exposure to Balanced Tissue Tension/fascial techniques with appropriate assessment;
  • Theory and practical exposure to adjustment techniques with appropriate assessment;
  • Integrated osteopathic case analysis;
  • Professional studies.

 

DATES OF STUDY:

Canine:  January 3rd & 4th  | February 14th & 15th  |  March 14th & 15th  |  April 11th & 12th  |  May 16th & 17th

Equine:  January 5th & 6th  | February 16th & 17th  | March 16th & 17th  |  April 13th & 14th   |  May 18th & 19th

 

PRICE

£1,999 for each course. Flexible payment option available (fees apply)

 

STRICTLY LIMITED SPACE (Max. 10 students). This course is open ONLY to those with prior AO experience

For further details contact our Postgraduate Department on 01622 760816 or email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk

Future Animal Osteopathy Courses

We are considering a new, exciting calendar of animal related courses for osteopaths and paraprofessionals. Options being considered:-

  • Short Animal Osteopathy CPD workshops covering a range of topics
  • Animal behaviour
  • Equi-taping
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation

 

If you’d like us to keep you updated on our progress please complete our contact form and your details will be added to our mailing list.

 

 

*In March 2015 the University of Greenwich awarded the ESO validation for three new postgraduate animal osteopathic programmes. The MSc Animal Osteopathy (Canine and Equine) and their associated PG Certificate and PG Diploma. We were the first Osteopathic Educational Institute in the UK to offer such a programme and commendations were made to both Miss Houchin and the ESO for having created such an excellent programme of education for this embryonic profession. Entry to the validated programmes is currently closed; the animal osteopathy team is developing a new range of internally validated short courses.