Optimize Your Osteopathic Practice!

Make your practice simpler and more efficient, while producing longer-lasting results with
Robert Morelli D.O.M.P

Endorsed 24 CEUs (OAO)

Friday Nov 9th – Monday Nov 12th 2018


Vancouver, BC

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Dear Osteopathic Practitioner,

Any osteopathic practitioner worth his or her salt questions whether their treatment is as efficient, potent, and long-lasting as it can be. 

More importantly for you, how efficient, potent and long-lasting can any osteopathic treatment be made to be?

I sincerely believe that manual osteopathy is potentially the most powerful medicine on the planet.

Over the past 15 years I have developed a system of palpation and treatment that unleashes that potential in order to drive the body towards optimal health.

Working with scores of extremely complex patients with chronic health concerns has convinced me that even these patients can usually be helped with osteopathy. 

In this course I intend to put that optimism in your hands!

The introduction to this course will provide a context to answer the above questions, relating the practitioner and his or her training to how the concept of the osteopathic lesion has evolved. And, how that can change— practically—your palpation and treatment.

The aim will be to clarify why the thousands of tests and techniques learned at osteopathic institutions can result in a “…cannot see the forest for the trees” conundrum.

The variables of optimal osteopathic treatment lie both in the practitioner and in the patient.  The point of this course is to identify, clarify, and learn to control these variables. 

These variables will be shown to be exigencies, as they become more and more urgent demands or necessities depending on the complexity of health issues presented by the patient.

In my experience the exigencies are:

  • The practitioner uses a method of palpation based on being relaxed, centred and grounded—both metaphysically and physically.  In this way the body of the patient easily communicates its truth and needs.
  • The practitioner, aware of the effect of his or her touch, uses a system that ensures compliance from the patient’s body and mind, and, a system that ensures delivery of the body’s truth rather than a reaction to it.
  • The practitioner uses a simple, practical, efficient, and comprehensive protocol of palpatory assessment aimed at learning not only what needs to be done during the treatment but also in what order.

Using my personal palpatory protocol, you will experience the benefit of applying these exigencies in all of the body’s systems and structures. In this way, participants will distill and refine their own protocol of assessment.

Furthermore, using this protocol, you will not only discover those structures that you do not typically treat, but how including them drives the potency of your work.

I sincerely look forward to seeing you,

Robert Morelli is a full-time Manual Osteopathic Practitioner in Toronto with over 20,000 clinic hours of experience.

He has served as Faculty Member and Head Clinic Supervisor at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Toronto, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

Robert Morelli has a B.Sc. from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut and a D.O.M.P from the Canadian College of Osteopathy.

Robert Morelli presented “Equipoise: Placing the Hand Between Body, Mind and Spirit” at the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) Open Forum on Palpation in Potsdam, Germany (2011).

In This Course You Will Learn:

  • How the changing concept of the osteopathic lesion has affected your training and practice
  • How the patient’s body reacts when palpated and how to control that reaction for optimal palpation and treatment using the “Lockdown” system
  • How to improve your palpation of lesions in the different tissues of the body by learning how to search for the lesions that you have been missing
  • How to refine palpation of the patient’s vitality using a system called “Equipoise” designed to facilitate palpation in the body’s most difficult regions
  • How to palpate the motility and mobility of the visceral and supporting fascial system given their integral importance to the structure and function of the whole body
  • A clear palpatory protocol for assessing the lesional information found in the patient’s entire body
  • About the hierarchy—there is always a primary lesion—within the patient’s “Adapted Mechanism” of lesions, and how to use the “Inhibition” system to find it
  • Ultimately, how to make your treatment simpler, more efficient and longer-lasting

Course Schedule

November 9th

12:30pm – 6:30pm

  • INTRODUCTION – Context of Osteopathic Practice: Personal / Osteo Training / Evolution of the Osteo Lesion
  • Compliance: What Happens With Touch?
  • Palpatory Assessment Protocol
  • The Exigencies of Optimal Osteopathic Practice
  • Demonstrated & Practised: Equipoise
  • Demonstrated & Practised: Lockdown and Inhibition Systems

November 10th

8:15am – 6:00pm

  • Optional: 8:15am Guided Meditation Practice
  • Q&A and Review
  • Structure and Distribution of an Unrecognized Interstitium in Human Tissues
  • Demonstrated: Palpatory Assessment & Treatment With an RM Patient
  • Hands-On Practice: Full Palpatory Assessment & Treatment

November 11th

8:15am – 6:00pm

  • Optional: 8:15am Guided Meditation Practice
  • Q&A and Review
  • Intraosseous Pelvis, Lower Extremities, Interosseous Membranes
  • Cranium (and Facial Bones)
  • Spine (Core Link): Intraosseous and Dural
  • Thorax: Ribs, Endothoracic fascia and the thoracic viscera
  • Abdominal and Pelvic Viscera
  • Hands-On Practice: Full Palpatory Assessment & Treatment
  • Hands-On Practice: Full Palpatory Assessment & Treatment

November 12th

12:30pm – 6:30pm

  • Q&A and Review
  • Hands-On Practice: Course participants treat each other, or, Course participants can bring patients and be supervised treating them using the new concepts (note no period at end as well)
    All participants welcome
  • Q&A and Review Final Remarks

This course is limited to 20 manual osteopathic practitioners or thesis writers.

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