Maternal-Foetal relationships and their effects on the development of the child's brain and gut



2nd March 2019


3rd March 2019


European School of Osteopathy, Boxley House, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DZ   View map


Guest Speaker – Professor Frank Willard

Co-presenters: Sue Turner and Graham Mason

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd March 2019 – £300 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Alumni discount – use code ESO25 or contact us to book by telephone

Maternal-Foetal relationships and their effects on the development of the child’s brain and gut

As we all know, what happens to the mother in pregnancy has an effect on the growing foetus and, as osteopaths, we are often called on to treat problems arising after the child is born. This most interesting course will provide delegates with a greater understanding of what these problems are and how they occur and will give an insight into how we can deal with the issues facing us.

Further course content will be available shortly.

Professor Frank Willard

Professor Willard is a world-renowned lecturer in anatomy and neuroanatomy. Working at the New England Osteopathic Medical School in Biddeford Maine USA, he has been foremost in transforming the osteopath’s view of anatomy, applied anatomy and neuroanatomical pathways and the endocrine immune response.

His work has enabled osteopaths to realise how and why osteopathic medicine works and also to realise that A T Still was way ahead of his time in seeing the inter-relationship of structures.

Sue Turner

Sue Turner has practiced osteopathy in London since graduating from the ESO in 1979. Her osteopathic journey has included teaching at the ESO for a total of 24 years, studying with W G Sutherland’s student Anne Wales DO in the USA, a 27-year involvement with the Sutherland Cranial College (SCCO), being part of the founding team of the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) and teaching internationally.

Graham N G Mason D.O

Graham Mason qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1966. He was a BSO clinic tutor between 1967 and 1972 and lectured in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1972 to 1982.

Mr Mason has taught extensively at the ESO since 1987 at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and, until 2013, taught 4th year Involuntary Mechanism. He also teaches osteopathic pediatrics and how the face integrates with the whole body. Retired from every day practice, Mr Mason continues to lecture in Barcelona, Russia and Denmark.

Mr Mason was a member of the council of the General Council and Register of Osteopaths and helped take the Osteopaths Act through Parliament in 1993. He is also a Trustee of the European School of Osteopathy.



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