Osteopathy / Manual Etiotherapy
Post-graduate Training targeted towards experienced Manual Therapists
(DO, DC, Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists)
Guy VOYER, DO is convinced it is necessary to return to teaching osteopathy in a non-complacent way; his approach respects traditional methods, but also takes into account progress made since Still’s time.
Here are some examples:
- There is more and more talk of “holistic” global and interactive medicine, and we forget to apply the philosophy of complexity to teaching, practice and diagnostic and therapeutic methodology. Osteopathy is first and foremost a philosophy which is worth teaching and understanding.
- The mobility of bodily fluids is due to the constant pressure and aspiration exercised by the four principal diaphragms of the human body; however, one must know how to treat them.
- Still is the father of osteopathy. He said, “Structure controls function”. It is, therefore, necessary to master with precision all adjustments needed for structural normalization.
- More and more illnesses are due to hormone disorders (especially in women); however, one must know how to treat hormone chains.
- Since Littlejohn, we now know the importance of the sympathetic system in osteopathy; however, one must know how to control it.
- Sutherland made extraordinary inroads with respect to cranial work; 80 years later, in order to avoid any esotericism, one must control the anatomy and biomechanics of the cranium’s bones and membranes.
All training programs stress the fasciae’s anatomy, biomechanics, physiology as well as their role and function.