Course program / Osteopathy-Congress 2017


Dr. Michael L. Kuchera DO (USA):
Senior educator, internationally known leader, teacher and researcher in osteopathic manipulative medicine; graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980; former chair of OMM, OMM residency director, vice president for International Osteopathic Research and Education and for Academic Affairs, director of OMM Research and Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory and clinical director of the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine;
Publications on numerous osteopathic subjects, co-author e.g. of Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction; Specialized on: the effects of exercise in multiple sclerosis and OMT in improving function and quality of life in Parkinson‘s Disease; numerous awards, such as the AODA Gutenshohn Denslow Award and was formerly President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).

Course content:

Extrinsic afferent neurons play essential roles in both sensation and reflex control of visceral organs; they are also important in modulating autonomic and hormonal mechanisms which affect mood and health generally.  Some of this vital information originates from mechanoreceptors located in various somatic and visceral tissues. Thoughtful modulation of such input is known to enhance heart rate variability (HRV) and may provide access to physiological functions important in optimizing health.
This presentation combines effective OMT techniques and patient advice with concepts from polyvagal theory (Porges) and the neurovisceral integration model (Thayer). It is designed to provide a unified osteopathic working approach and to convey a better understanding of how autonomic, attentional and affective systems interrelate with somatic and visceral inputs.
Based upon the evolving evidence base, the program seeks to provide osteopathic practitioners with new insights and osteopathic approaches to effectively promote health and homeostasis.

Prerequisite: Osteopath
Date: 20.11.-21.11.2017
Course language: English with German translation
Venue: DGB Gewerkschaftshaus, Keithstr. 1-3, 10787 Berlin
Course fee: 310,- €
(Including: lecture notes if available, coffee, water, tee, fruits, vegetables, biscuits, little snacks)

Application form for the course


If the minimal number of attendees is not reached, the OSD reserves the right to cancel the course 4 weeks in advance. In this case the OSD reimburses the complete course fee. Beyond that there are no other rights of reimbursement for the attendees, especially referring to travelling or hotel expenses.

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