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.

Level I Animal Courses

This foundation course is for those wishing to start their training in becoming canine manual practitioners this may include: Human osteopaths, Veterinarians. All delegates must provide evidence of their own public liability insurance (to work on animals).  Pre-requisitie:-

  • Some experience handling dogs
  • Background in veterinary, animal or human manual therapy

Please click for FULL COURSE DETAILS or contact our Postgraduate team on 01622 760816 / email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk

This foundation course is for those wishing to start their training in becoming equine manual practitioners this may include: Human osteopaths, Veterinarians. All delegates must provide evidence of their own public liability insurance (to work on animals).  Pre-requisitie:-

  • Some experience handling horses
  • Background in veterinary, animal or human manual therapy

Please click for FULL COURSE DETAILS or contact our Postgraduate team on 01622 760816 / email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk

Level II Animal Courses

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)

Please click for FULL COURSE DETAILS or for further details contact our Postgraduate team on 01622 760816 / email animalosteopathy@eso.ac.uk

The Level II Osteopathic Approach to the equine patient course runs over a total of 20 days with modules that can be taken in succession or chosen from as required. Those who successfully complete all 7 Level II Modules (0-6 inclusive) will receive an AOI/ESO Certificate of Osteopathic approach to the equine patient – Level II.  Information about each module can be found in the section below

This course is mainly intended for equine osteopaths & equine/veterinary professionals. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals.

A selection of Level II workshops that can be taken as standalone CPD or as part of a pathway of study. Those completing all 7 modules (0-6) will be awarded the AOI/ESO Certificate of Osteopathic approach to the canine patient – Level II.  Workshops are mainly intended for equine osteopaths & equine/veterinary professionals. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals.  Prerequisite:

  • Experience handling horses
  • Equivalent of the AOI’s level 1 osteopathic approach to the canine patient or ESO Foundation canine course
  • Background in equine manual therapy

Equine modules

  • Module 0 (pre-requisite): Osteopathic concepts in equine practice and Refresher day: The Fundamentals of Equine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation) (2 days) 28th/29th April 2020
  • Module 1: Forelimb and Hindlimb advanced anatomy, mechanics, common conditions and testing in a case based environment 9th/10th June 2020 (2 days)
  • Module 2: Spinal advanced anatomy, mechanics, common conditions, testing in a case based environment 14th/15th July 2020 (2 days)
  • Module 3: Balanced Ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part I and II 29th/30th September and 27th/28th October 2020 (4 days)
  • Module 4: Mobilisation adjustments and toggles part I and II 8th/9th November and 15th/16th December 2020 (4 days)
  • Module 5: General health Screening and Functional Neurology 23rd/24th March and 13th/14th April 2021 (4 days)
  • Module 6: Veterinary insight and approach to treatment, osteopathic considerations, osteopathic integration and teaching clinic 11th/12th May 2021 (2 days)

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

The Level II Osteopathic approach to the canine patient course runs over a total of 20 days with modules that can be taken in succession or chosen from as required. Those who successfully complete all 7 Level II Modules (0-6 inclusive) will receive the AOI/ESO Certificate of Osteopathic approach to the canine patient – Level II.  Information about each module can be found in the section below

This course is mainly intended for canine osteopaths & canine/veterinary professionals. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals.

A selection of Level II workshops that can be taken as standalone CPD or as part of a pathway of study. Those completing all 7 modules (0-6) will be awarded the AOI/ESO Certificate of Osteopathic approach to the canine patient – Level II.  These workshops are mainly intended for canine osteopaths & canine /veterinary professionals. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals.  Prerequisite:

  • Experience handling dogs
  • Equivalent of the AOI’s level 1 osteopathic approach to the canine patient or ESO Foundation canine course
  • Background in canine manual therapy

Canine modules

  • Module 0 (prerequisite): Osteopathic concepts in canine practice and Refresher day: The Fundamentals of Canine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation) (2 days) 20th/21st October 2020
  • Module 1: Forelimb and Hindlimb advanced anatomy, mechanics, common conditions and testing in a case based environment 17th/18th November 2020 (2 days)
  • Module 2: Spinal advanced anatomy, mechanics, common conditions, testing in a case based environment 8th/9th December 2020 (2 days)
  • Module 3: Balanced Ligamentous Tension & Balanced Tissue Tension – engaging the body through the soft tissues – Part I and II 30th/31st March and 27th/28th April 2021 (4 days)
  • Module 4: Mobilisation adjustments and toggles part I and II 15th/16th June and 13th/14th July 2021 (4 days)
  • Module 5: General health Screening and Functional Neurology 19th/20th October and 16th/17th November 2021 (4 days)
  • Module 6: Veterinary insight and approach to treatment, osteopathic considerations, osteopathic integration and teaching clinic 14th/15th December 2021  (2 days)

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

Find out more

More detailed information can be found on the Animal Osteopathy International website.  For general enquiries 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.