NEW Programme of ESO-validated short courses

In association with Animal Osteopathy International

See below for details. For queries please contact our Animal Osteopathy team: 01622 760816 | animalosteopathy@eso.ac.ukcontact us online

Animal Osteopathy Courses

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* – course information can be found below. These ESO-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 over 20 years experience as an animal osteopath and is also Chair of The Association of Animal Osteopaths.

Find out more

More detailed information, including indicative course content, fees and locations, can be found on the Animal Osteopathy International website.  For general enquiries or to request an application form please contact the ESO’s Postgraduate team on 01622 760816 or email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk.

New Courses

We are developing a new range of animal courses, including Stage III short courses. To keep up with the latest developments join our Animal Osteopathy mailing list or contact the team on 01622 760816 / complete our online contact form.

 

*All animal treatment requires prior consent from the animal’s vet and practitioners must work within their scope of practice – for further information please refer to the ESO website. Due to higher running costs, all animal courses are subject to sufficient delegate bookings, as such we recommend that no flights or hotels are booked before final confirmation has been received.

Stage I Animal Courses

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:

Summer Programme: Single pathway only

Equine:  July 23rd, 24th, 25th  |  August 6th, 7th, 27th, 28th, 29th (2019)

 

PRICE

£1,599. Flexible payment option available (fees apply – please contact the Animal Osteopathy team for details)

 

STRICTLY LIMITED SPACE (Max. 10 students). This course is open ONLY to osteopaths and student osteopaths in Year 3 / Year 4. Due to higher running costs associated with animal courses, these are subject to sufficient delegate bookings being received.

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

Adapting osteopathic knowledge & techniques for the Equine model

Open to osteopaths and final year osteopathic students who are looking to expand their practice to include animal patients. The course is delivered over a 3 month period, with 8 contact days:-

DATES OF STUDY:

Equine – April 18, 19, May 9, 10, June 13, 14, July 11, 12 (2020)

 

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

Adapting osteopathic knowledge & techniques for the canine model

Open to osteopaths and final year osteopathic students who are looking to expand their practice to include animal patients. The course is delivered over a 3 month period, with 8 contact days:-

DATES OF STUDY:

Canine – October 10, 11, 31, November 1, 28, 29, December 19, 20 (2019)

 

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

Stage II Animal Courses

Refresher day in structural assessment and techniques for the equine patient (Soft tissue techniques, stretching and articulation) – ideal for those wishing to refresh their Stage I knowledge before progressing.

General health screening and functional neurology

Designed to extend/refresh the knowledge base of animal practitioners. Suitable for ALL canine/equine manual and veterinary practitioners and for those who have successfully completed an ESO/AOI Foundation or Level I animal course.

DATES OF STUDY:

Equine – Part I: October 5, 6 | Part II: November 23, 24 (2019)

 

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

Adapting existing knowledge base for the canine/equine model

A wide selection of 1 and 2-day courses that can be taken as standalone CPD or as part of a pathway of study. Suitable for equine manual and veterinary practitioners and for those who have successfully completed an ESO/AOI animal programme. Courses start in October 2019 and run through to December 2020.

EQUINE COURSES:

 

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

 

1 Day Level II – Concepts and models of holistic integrated medicine adapted for the equine patient (case based integrated thinking)
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 1 Day Level II – Forelimb: advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 1 Day Level II – Hindlimb: advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Sat, 14 Mar 2020

Sun, 15 Mar 2020

 

2 Days Level II – Spinal Mechanics of the horse: Advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions that affect the equine spine and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Sat 25 Apr 2020

Sun 26 Apr 2020

 

2 Days Level II – Balanced Ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part I
Sat, 13 Jun 2020

Sun, 14 Jun 2020

 

2 Days Level II – Balanced Ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part II (Part I must be completed before Part II is attended unless mapped evidence and certification can be shown by the applicant
Sat, 05 Sept 2020

Sun, 06 Sept 2020

2 Days Level II – Equine mobilisation adjustments and toggles – Part I
Sat, 03 Oct 2020

Sun, 04 Oct 2020

2 Days Level II – Equine mobilisation adjustments and toggles – Part II
Sat, 14 Nov 2020

Sun, 15 Nov 2020

2 Days Level II – Equine General Health Screening and Neurology – Part I
Sat, 12 Dec 2020

Sun, 13 Dec 2020

2 Days Level II – Equine General Health Screening and Neurology – Part II

 

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

Refresher day in structural assessment and techniques for the equine patient (Soft tissue techniques, stretching and articulation) – ideal for those wishing to refresh their Stage I knowledge before progressing.

General health screening and functional neurology

Designed to extend/refresh the knowledge base of animal practitioners. Suitable for ALL canine/equine manual and veterinary practitioners and for those who have successfully completed an ESO/AOI Foundation or Level I animal course.

DATES OF STUDY:

Canine – Part I: October 3, 4 | Part II: November 7, 8 (2019)

 

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

Adapting existing knowledge base for the canine/equine model

A wide selection of 1 and 2-day courses that can be taken as standalone CPD or as part of a pathway of study. Suitable for canine manual and veterinary practitioners and for those who have successfully completed an ESO/AOI animal programme. Courses start in September 2019 and run through to December 2020.

CANINE COURSES:

 

Thurs, 26 Sept 2019

 

1 Day Canine Level II – Concepts and models of holistic integrated medicine adapted for the canine patient (case based integrated thinking).
Thurs, 14 Nov 2019 1 Day Canine Level II – Forelimb: advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 1 Day Canine Level II – Hindlimb: advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Thurs, 12 Dec 2019

Fri, 13-Dec 2019

 

2 Days Canine Level II – Spinal Mechanics of the Dog: Advanced functional anatomy, biomechanics, orthopaedic/pathological conditions that affect the canine spine and tissue specific testing in a case based environment.
Thurs, 2 Apr 2020

Fri, 3 Apr 2020

 

2 Days Canine Level II – Balanced ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part I
Thurs, 25 Jun 2020

Fri, 26 Jun 2020

 

2 Days Canine Level II – Balanced Ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part II

 

Part I must be completed before Part II is attended unless mapped evidence and certification can be shown by applicant.

Thurs, 03 Sept 2020

Fri, 04 Sept 2020

2 Days Canine Level II – Canine mobilisation adjustments and toggles – Part I
Thurs, 22 Oct 2020

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

2 Days Canine Level II – Canine mobilisation adjustments and toggles – Part II
Thurs, 12 Nov 2020

Fri, 13 Nov 2020

2 Days Canine Level II – Canine General Health Screening and Neurological Testing – Part I
Thurs, 10 Dec 2020

Fri, 11 Dec 2020

2 Days Canine Level II – Canine General Health Screening and Neurological Testing and Conditions – Part II

 

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

This follow-on course is designed for those who have successfully completed an ESO/AOI Foundation or Level I Canine course. Osteopaths with alternative qualifications may also be considered – please contact the AOI programme team to discuss the suitability of existing qualifications and their course content.

DATES OF STUDY:

Canine:  March 26, 27, 28, April 23, 24, May 14, 15, 16, June 11, 12 (2020)

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

Stage III Animal Courses

We are developing a new range of animal courses, including Stage III short courses. To keep up with the latest developments join our Animal Osteopathy mailing list or contact the team on 01622 760816 / complete our online contact form.