Manual Osteopathic Therapy Program

The Manual Osteopathic Therapy program is compliant with World Health Organization Type II Training Benchmarks. The program is 1180 instructional and clinical hours held over a period of 56 weeks in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lloydminster.

Upon successful completion of the program graduates will receive a Manual Osteopathic Therapist Diploma (MOTD).

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Manual Osteopathic Therapy uses hands-on skills for investigation and treatment of body dysfunctions. The whole body is examined and mechanical disruptions are treated whether symptoms exist or not. Simply put, let’s say you have right shoulder pain – expect the Manual Osteopathic Therapist to examine the joint and soft tissue around the shoulder and also:

  • Assess the pelvis, because if imbalanced will drop your shoulder and create a strain;
  • Check the spinal column, because inflamed nerves can send pain to the shoulder;
  • Palpate the liver and gall bladder, because dysfunction in those organs radiate pain to the right shoulder;
  • Assess the fluid dynamics in and out of the shoulder, because congestion is linked with pain.

Imbalances found are gently treated with techniques that engage the dysfunctional tissue until function is normalized. Joints are mobilized by muscle-resisted techniques, soft-tissue is restored to healthier states. Fluids are released from congested areas and gently flushed in the direction of drainage. Changes are often felt immediately or shortly after the treatment.

Clients often say it this way:

Manual Osteopathic Therapy is in between Chiropractics and Massage. Joints are aligned without a thrust and symptoms resolved with more than just soft-tissue manipulation.

Anna is an RMT who decided to study Manual Osteopathic Therapy to enrich her client care options – read her story.

The answer is simple: To diversify the level of expertise provided to your patients. This approach takes you right back to your patient’s initial injury, strain, imbalance and instability and reverses it! Manual Osteopathic techniques achieve instantaneous and lasting results in gentle yet extremely effective ways. Manual osteopathic therapist report yielding similar or better results in less time than from their prior training.

Relieve long standing symptoms: Manual osteopathic therapy techniques have been known to completely resolve chronic symptoms in patients who have sought help everywhere.

Paramedical benefits: Manual osteopathic therapy allows patients to tap in to their Manual Osteopathic health benefits. The majority of insurance companies and health spending accounts recognize services offered by Manual Osteopathic Therapists.

Greater Rewards: Improved efficacy enhances patient satisfaction which makes practitioners more referable (and helps boost the bottom line!).

It’s worth the investment: This training certifies practitioners to do a whole lot more to improve patients’ quality of life.

Model of Education

The model of education includes 3 components:

  1. In-class modules
  2. Home study with review resources
  3. Clinical practicum with case studies each module

Curriculum Highlights

  • Osteo-articular structures and fascia mobilizations
  • Mobility and motility of organs
  • Involuntary mechanisms ( manual lymph drainage, cranial sacral fluid )
  • Advanced myofascial remodelling
  • Muscle Energy techniques
  • Advanced Literary Skills
  • Research methods
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
  • Visceral manipulation