Academic Course and Instructors

Full training in Osteopathy: European standards: 174 ECTS (4350 hours)

Teaching Staff.

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS: SPECIALIZATION IN OSTEOPATHY IN NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTIONS. (1500 HOURS)

750 teaching hours are alotted per year (attendance in the theoretical-practical classes, study and interaction with the virtual campus, study of the research methodology, study of clinical practice, personal theoretical study).

Program Year 1 (Structural I): Methodological bases. Lumbar, thoracic, cervical, pelvic girdle, elbow, wrist, hand. Scientific investigation, Radiology and medical sciences program I.

Program Year 2 (Structural II): Cervicothoracic and thoracolumbar joints. Ribs. Hip. Knee. Ankle and foot. Integration of the osteopathic concept. Scientific investigation, radiology and medical sciences program II.

THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS: DIPLOMA IN OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY. (2850 HOURS)

950 teaching hours per year (attendance in theoretical-practical classes, study of clinical practice in the center and/or clinic-school, interaction and technique simulation in the virtual campus, personal osteopathic-theoretical and medical study in the virtual campus, research methodology and drafting of a scientific article).

Program Year 3: Treatment of sciatica and other neuralgias. Jones techniques. Visceral: stomach, duodenum. Cranial: sphenobasilar, temporal, occipital, parietal. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) I.
Autonomic nervous system. Scientific investigation, Radiology and Medical Sciences.

Program Year 4: Sacrum. British operational techniques. Visceral: Liver. Intestine. Genital tract. Skull: Frontal. Ethmoid. Sphenoid. Palatine. TMJ II. Fascial System, Pedriatrics I, Scientific investigation, radiology and medical sciences.

Program Year 5: Sub-occipital joint. Dejarnette method. Cranial treatment of migraines and headaches. Visceral: cardiopulmonary, kidney, bladder, lymphatic system. Craniosacral system, pediatrics II, arterial system, ophthalmology, ORL. Radiology and medical pathology. Presentation of a scientific article in Osteopathy. ( Committee of the Scientific European Federation of Osteopaths, SEFO)

The EOM is a partner with of the Spanish Association for Standardization and is certified as a Teaching Entity for training and osteopathic academic qualification and provision of healthcare in Osteopathy, according to the requirements set out in the Standard CEN:16686 for studies in Osteopathy.

1. First level

1.1. Methodological bases

1.1.1. Biomechanics, Osteopathic neurophisiolgy, introduction to diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. Clinical Reasoning

  • Introduction to the history of osteopathy
  • Osteopathic laws
  • Osteopathic injuries (somatic dysfunction)
  • Neurophysiology of metameric dysfunction (neurophysiological basis of osteopathic techniques)
  • Medular facilitation
  • Pain
  • Diagnosis osteopathic
  • Osteopathic treatment

1.2. Lumbar spine

  • Lumbar anatomy (general)
  • Phisiology of the lumbar spine joint
  • Lumbar pathology (dysfunction)
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment techniques (osteopathic techniques)

1.3. Dorsal spine

  • Dorsal anatomy (general and special features)
  • Joint physiology
  • Differential diagnosis – medical pathology of the dorsal spine
  • Muscle pathology
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnosis osteopathic
  • Osteopathic treatment (back pain, treatment protocols)

1.4. Sacroiliac dysfunction treatments and pubic

  • Anatomy (general)
  • Joint physiology (biomechanics)
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnosis osteopathic
  • Osteopathic treatment
  • Pubic symphysis

1.5. Cervical spine

  • Cervical anatomy (general)
  • Joint physiology of cervical spine
  • Cervical pathology (somatic dysfunction)
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnosis osteopathic
  • Osteopathic treatment

1.6. Girdle

  • Overview of the shoulder girdle
  • Glenohumeral joint
  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Sternoclavicular joint
  • Omotorathic joint

1.6.1. Upper limb: elbow, wrist and hand Elbow

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment

1.6.2. Fingers

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology

1.6.3. Thumb

  • Anatomy
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Pathology

1.6.4. Wrist

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Treatment (techniques of correction)
  • Pathology

1.7. Scientific investigation, radiology and medical condition – (Exam in e-learning system)

  • Embryology and histology
  • Physiology of the spine joint
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma I
2. Second level

2.1. Thoraco-lumbar joint, diaphragm, hip

2.1.1. Thoraco-lumbar joint

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Osteopathic pathology (somatic dysfunctions)
  • Diagnosis
  • Osteopathic treatment

2.1.2. Diaphragm

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Techniques

2.1.3. Hip

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic pathology: (somatic dysfunctions)
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Osteopathic treatment

2.2. Cervicothoracic joint and first rib

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Pathology
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Diagnostic
  • Osteopathic treatment

2.3. Lower limb: Knee

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Osteopathic dysfunctions (somatic dysfunctions)
  • Rotation of the tibia
  • Injuries of laterality
  • Tests
  • Dysfunctions of peroneo-tibial joint
  • Somatic dysfunctions
  • Meniscal dysfunctions

2.4. C5 – C6 and Ribs

2.4.1. Ribs

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Osteopathic treatment

2.4.2. C5-C6

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Treatment

2.5. Lower limb: Ankle and Foot

2.5.1. Lower limb. Foot

  • Anatomy biomechanics of ankle and foot
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology

2.5.2. Subtalar joint

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology
  • Osteopathic dysfunctions

2.5.3. Chopard joint. Cuboid and scaphoid

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Dysfunctions
  • Pathology

2.5.4. Lisfranc joint. Cribs and metatarsals

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Somatic dysfunctions
  • Medical pathology

2.5.5.Toes

  • Descriptive anatomy and morphology palpatory
  • Joint physiology
  • Osteopathic dysfunctions
  • Pathology

2.6. Integration of the osteopathic concept

  • Cranial and visceral referred pain and relationship with the musculoskeletal system, scientific evidences

2.7. Scientific investigation, radiology and medical condition – Exam in e-learning system)

3. Third level

3.1. Osteopathic processing of the lumbar disc herniation and sciaticas

  • Statistics on the osteopathic treatment in the lumbar disc herniation
  • The position
  • Anatomy description of the intervertebral disc
  • Disc pathology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Treatment of the disc herniation
  • Sciatic pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Fiberarachnoiditis
  • Research works
  • Postural hygiene
  • Sports and disc herniation

3.2. Craneal Osteopathy: Shenobasilar

  • Introduction to the cranial osteopathy
  • General aspects. internal cranial configuration
  • Cranio-sacral system
  • Biomechanics
  • Cranial physiopathology
  • Cranial fractures
  • Diagnosis, symptoms, mobility tests in cranial osteopathy
  • Pathology of the cranial osteopathy
  • Sphenobasilar synchondrosis dysfunctions
  • Principles of the cranial techniques
  • Cranial techniques

3.3. Autonomic Nervous System

3.3.1. Geral the ball Digestive: stomach and duodenum

  • Generalities
  • Physiology
  • Higher autonomic centers
  • Neuro-vegetative plexus
  • Neurovegetative syndromes
  • Differential diagnosis neurovegetative
  • Neurovegetative dysfunctions
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Cephalic autonomic pathology
  • Neurovegetative diagnosis
  • Neurovegetative osteopathic treatment
  • Neurovegetative techniques

3.4. Temporal bone

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology

3.5. Overview of the digestive sphere. Stomach and Duodenum

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Contraindications of visceral osteopathy
  • Visceral treatment

3.5.1. Stomach

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis (radiology)
  • Pathology
  • Techniques

3.5.2. Duodenum

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Pathology
  • Treatment

3.6. Occiput and Parietal

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology of respiratory costal
  • Pathology
  • Neuropathy of compression of the x – pneumogastric nerve and of the xi
  • spinal nerve
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Techniques

Parietal

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology
  • Parietal diagnosis
  • Treatment

3.6.1. TMJ I

  • Anatomy temporomandibular joint
  • Joint physiology
  • Dental occlusion
  • Medical diseases of the atm
  • Osteopathic lesions in the tmj
  • Lesional chains of the atm
  • Skull and TMJ pathologies
  • Diagnosis
  • Osteopathic techniques

3.6.2.Jones Points technique and mechanical sensitivity. Principles of treatment of joint techniques

  • Trigger points in the skull
  • Trigger points in the thorax
  • Trigger points in the abdomen
  • Trigger points in the spine
  • Trigger points in the upper limb
  • Trigger points in the lower limb

3.7. Scientific investigation, radiology and medical condition – (Exam in e-learning system)

4. Fourth level

4.1. Module Sacrum

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Mechanisms of sacrum injury
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Diagnosis osteopathic
  • Treatment

British structural and functional techniques

  • Introduction
  • Practising palpation
  • Diagnosis according to the functional technique
  • Treatment
  • Final aspects
  • 2. BRITISH STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES
  • General concepts
  • British manipulative techniques
  • Final aspects

4.1.1. Etmoides, Frontal Etmoides

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical diseases
  • Dysfunctions
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment protocol ethmoid
  • Techniques

Frontal

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Fractures
  • Dysfunctions
  • Sinusitis
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment protocol frontal
  • Techniques

4.1.2. Skull: Bones of the face, Palatine, Lacrimal, Vomer, Nasal bones

Own bones

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Own bones dysfunctions
  • Treatment protocol
  • Techniques

Palatine

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Faults of palatine
  • Techniques

Unguis

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Trigger points of unguis
  • Techniques

Vomer

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Lateral strain sphenomaxillary
  • Techniques

4.2. Visceral Osteopathy

4.2.1. Visceral: Liver and Intestine

Liver

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Gallbladder

4.2.2.Small intestine, colon

  • Anatomy
  • Movements of the colon
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Treatment

4.2.3. Gynecological, prostate and tailbone

Female reproductive tract

  • Anatomy of the female reproductive tract
  • Female reproductive physiology
  • Pathophysiology of the female reproductive tract
  • Treatment protocol in gynecology
  • Treatment techniques of the uterus

4.2.4. Prostate

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Examination and diagnosis
  • Protocol for treatment of prostate
  • Techniques

4.3. Coccyx

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment of the coccyx

4.4. Temporal- mandibular joint II

  • Upper maxillary
  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Dysfunctions
  • Techniques

4.4.1. Malar

  • Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Dysfunctions
  • Techniques

4.5. The fascias- Creeping fascial

  • The conjunctive tissue
  • Physiology of the fascias
  • Classification of the fascias
  • The myofacial chains
  • Dysfunctions of the fascias
  • Posture inconveniences and fascias
  • Fascial osteopathic diagnosis
  • Fascial techniques

4.6. Pediatrics I

  • Newborn
  • The head of the newborn
  • Osteology of the newborn skull
  • Formation and growth of the skull
  • Normal birth
  • Birth canal dystocia disproportion pelvifetal
  • Forceps
  • Spatula
  • Suction cup extraction
  • Birth in breech presentation
  • Fetal distress during birth
  • Cesarean
  • Cranial injuries of newborn
  • Methodology of osteopathic examination of the newborn
  • Osteopathic techniques for newborn
  • Pathology of the newborn
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Microcephaly
  • Macrocephaly
  • The torticollis

4.7. Scientific investigation, radiology and medical condition – Exam in e-learning system

5. Fifth Level – Diploma in Osteopathic Therapy

5.1. Dejarnette technique (SOT)

  • Introduction
  • Category I
  • Category II
  • Category III
  • Extra-categories

5.2. Visceral: Heart, Lung, Kidney, Bladder, lymphatic System

5.2.1.Heart

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Techniques

5.2.2. Esternum

  • Anatomy
  • Diagnosis
  • Techniques

5.2.3. Lung

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Osteopathic pulmonary pathology
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Diagnosis differential
  • Treatment

5.2.4. Kidney

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Osteopathic pathology
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Diagnosis differential
  • Treatment

5.2.5. Bladder

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Clinical examination
  • Treatment

5.2.3. Lung

  • Introduction
  • Mechanisms determining the flow
  • Notions of immunity
  • Microbiological considerations and infectious disease
  • Raids in inmunity and most effective weapons agency
  • Pathology and diagnosis differential
  • Chapman´s reflexes
  • Techniques

5.3. Occipito-cervical joint: occiput, atlas and axis

  • Anatomy
  • Joint physiology
  • Pathology
  • Osteopathic dysfunctions
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment techniques
  • Migraines and headache

5.4. The fascia II. Craniosacral therapy

  • Anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system
  • Points of stillness and induction techniques
  • Listening
  • The energy cyst
  • Technique of arcing
  • Unknotting techniques
  • Intracraneal membrane of reciprocal tension
  • Membranous techniques in the cranial treatment

5.5. Angiology

  • Blood vessels and hemodynamics, regulation of blood pressure
  • Pathophysiology of blood
  • Arterial disease
  • Indications and contraindications for arterial techniqueV
  • Additional methods of exploration
  • Osteopathic pathology of the thorax arteries
  • Pathology of thoracic arteries
  • Diagnosis of thoracic arteries
  • Techniques for the thorax arteries
  • Arteries of the head and neck
  • Brachiocephalic vessels and upper limb arteries
  • Arteries of the abdomen
  • lower limb arteries

5.6. Ophthalmology and Osteopathy

  • Blood vessels and hemodynamics
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Blood pathophysiology
  • Arterial pathology
  • Indications and contraindications of arterial techniques
  • Complementary exploration methods
  • Pathologies osteopathic arteries of the thorax
  • Pathology of thoracic arteries
  • Diagnosis of thoracic arteries
  • Techniques for arteries of the thorax
  • Arteries of the head and neck
  • Brachycephalic vessels and arteries of the upper limb
  • Arteries of the abdomen
  • Arteries of the lower limb

5.7. Ophthalmology

  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Diseases of the retina
  • Osteopathic treatment
  • Glaucoma
  • Osteopathic treatment protocol
  • Strabismus
  • Accommodation disorder
  • Paralysis of the eye´s muscles
  • Skull and eye disorders
  • Osteopathic diagnosis
  • Review ii – optic nerve
  • Testing muscles of the eye (iii, iv, vi)

5.8. ORL

5.8.1. Sinus physiology of the nostrils

  • Pathophysiology of sinusitis
  • Pathogenesis of sinusitis
  • Pathophysiology of osteopathic sinusitis
  • Semiology and diagnosis of sinusitis
  • Diagnosis of sinusitis
  • Medical treatment of sinus
  • Osteopathic treatment of sinus

5.8.2. The simpaticotherapy
5.8.3. Tinnitus
5.8.4. Otitis

  • Anatomical memories of otitis
  • Inflammatory disease of middle ear
  • Other causes
  • Complications and sequels of otitis
  • Osteopathic treatment of otitis

5.8.5. Dizziness

  • Anatomical memories of inner ear
  • Vestibular organ physiology
  • General system of balance
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology of vestibular disorders
  • Diagnosis of dizziness

5.9. Pediatrics II

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux in the newborn
  • Tear duct obstruction
  • Hyperactive children
  • Clubfoot
  • The scoliosis
  • Osteopathic techniques for newbor

5.10. Radiology and medical condition – e-learning system

Are you interested in transferring between branches of EOM? The program is the same wherever it is taken. Including clinical studies.