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Halifax Symposium

Welcome to the first Mini-Symposium in Halifax, presented by the CEO – Halifax Campus. Taking place on May 3rd to May 7th, the festivities include thesis presentations, two fascinating workshops, and the 2018 Gala Evening and Graduation Ceremony. Don’t miss this exciting week full of learning and celebration!


Advanced training on the cervical spine, the sacrum and several essential techniques in osteopathy.
Presented by: Guido Drerup, D.O.
Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th, 2018

 $460.00 (2 day course) $880.00 (for the two course, 4 days)

The objective of this two day training is to become more familiar and comfortable with the treatment of the cervical spine, the sacrum and some of the “problem” techniques. The identification of differences within techniques, clear definitions and detailed explanations will help the participant to become safer and more efficient in their execution.

Day 1 covers the following topics:

-Biomechanics for the upper and lower C-spine
-OA testing versus MET testing differences and specifications in the execution
-OA technics for the upper and lower C-spine, review and presentation of the different approaches, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
-Differences in the execution of an OA technique with primary side bending versus primary rotation, why what, when
-Similarity the OA-techniques for the upper C-spine
-Adding the “Block” why and how and the J-technique for the lower C-spine (C7)

MET for upper and lower C-spine

Day 2 covers the following topics:

-Biomechanics of the sacrum, the axes, oblique axis, gait and adaptation of the spine on gait
-Vertical axis and what’s next?? Vertical axis versus inferior embedded sacrum.
-Correction with MET versus OA correction for the oblique axis, why do what?
-The without respect of the axis lesions of the sacrum and possible corrections
-Upper T-spine Tips and Tricks and deeper understanding. The Bill Wyatt technique, Cradle, Decoaptation technique and the correction of T1
-What to do with translated lumbar vertebrae.

We will try to cover all topics allowing for sufficient time for practice, understanding and for hands on, for all techniques.

This course is open to osteopathic students from the end of second year on, and all osteopaths who would like to improve their skills for the above-mentioned regions. This course is offered to refresh skills and is valuable for clinical supervisors to be coherent in their teachings.


The Rule of the Artery
Presented by: Brad McCutcheon, D.O.M.P.
Sunday and Monday May 6th and 7th, 2018

$460.00 (2 day course) $880.00 (for the two course, 4 days)


Arteries and veins have similar structures but different neurological innervations and receptors for feedback to the brain about activity. Arteries can hold energy from praxis and rapid length changes. These patterns can cause patients to report dull aches, and heavy feelings in extremities and possibly in organ tissues.

The proper assessment and location of these spasms can help the practitioner to reduce or remove the strains stored in the arterial tissue and then restore normal blood flow to the patient.

This course will allow participants to quickly assess for blood flow restrictions, blood pressure differences and to palpate the spasms and determine if they are to be treated with approximation or direct arterial release.

Prerequisite :  Year 4 and beyond


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