Biodynamic principles of Osteopathy in the cranial field

The biodynamic model of osteopathy in the cranial field is originally developed by Dr. James Jealous. The courses are for postgraduate, fully licensed osteopaths with a curriculum designed for those with prior training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

The biodynamicmodel is based upon nine phases.
The following teaching topics will be discussed:

9 phases

Of postgraduate courses

Phase 1

In Phase 1 we study the different approaches in osteopathic treatment: from bio-mechanical over functional to osteopathy in the cranial field.  We revisit Dr Sutherland’s approach to Osteopathy in the later years of his life when he was working with Balanced Fluid Tension (BFT).

We explore:

  • local and systemic neutral using a Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) principle,

  • Direction Of Ease versus Barrier,

  • Biomechanical and Functional methodology of Balanced Membranous Tension (B.M.T.)

  • Motion present,

  • Biodynamic methodology of Patient’s Neutral, natural boundaries,

  • Synchronization with Primary Respiration,

  • The motion of the C.N.S and Lamina Terminalis as the fulcrum of C.N.S. motion noted by W.G. Sutherland,

  • C.N.S embryological development and function,

We learn how to rebalance our patient.

Phase 2: The ‘fluid body’

Is about the concept of the ‘fluid body’ or zone B through an in-depth perception of fluid dynamics and its clinical significance.

We learn about:

  • The different zone’s: A, B, C, D

  • Primary Respiration and the different rates.

  • The therapeutic and diagnostic use of Balanced Fluid Tension (BFT) around the fulcrum incited by the tidal forces.

  • Fluid that can lesion.

  • Working with the motion present in the lesion and not with inertia.

  • The Longitudinal Fluctuation used as a diagnostic tool.

  • CV4-EV4 treatment and its clinical relevance.

  • Levels of Stillness.

  • At the end of the course, the osteopath will acquire a methodology to develop a sensory experience of the spontaneous therapeutic process of Automatic Shifting, occurring after the neutral

Phase 3: The Long Tide

Phase 3 is about The Long Tide. Throughout the course, the skill of tempo, humility and synchronizing with the Health will be developed.

We study:

  • The development of the Central Nervous System and different layers of cranial membranes.

  • The perceptual skills to distinguish between periosteal dura, meningeal dura, leptomeninges and CNS.

  • The presence of the Therapeutic Forces of the Long Tide in the lesion.

  • The clinical significance and principles of treatment of the neuro-immune-endocrine connection and V3 – the Bird-.

  • The anterior dural girdle.

  • Our perception as an immune function.

Phase 4: The midline

Is about the midline that centers us and the history of the midline in Osteopathy.

We study:

  • Midline as a therapeutic force and its relationship to the soma.

  • Ignition is a function of the midline that moves the Potency of the Tide

  • 3e level stillness or dynamic stillness.

  • The reciprocal tension of the potency

  • The Meeting place, where your consciousness shifts, and you are met by the Health.

  • Automatic shifting.

  • The function of the neuro-immuno-endocrine system

  • Finding cause.

  • Fire in the bones.

  • Treatment of the pre and post-natal maternal pelvis

Phase 5: Integration of first 4 phases

Is a time to integrate the first 4 phases in our practice and life.

We study:

  • The embryological development of the head and upper neck.

  • The evaluation, diagnostic and treatment of the face and cranium.

  • The upper, middle and lower face – anatomical, functional and biodynamic fluid fields and their importance in growth and development.

  • The seams.

  • The principles of treatment in clinical cases such as entrapment neuropathies, migraines, infection, dental work and trauma.

  • The treatment of sinuses.

Phase 6:

We study:

  • Treatment of the extremities.

  • Dr Sutherland’s Power points.

  • Palatines and midfacial fluid fields

  • Craniometrics

Phase 7: The health

Phase 7 is about The Health.

We study:

  • management of pain in chronic and terminally ill patients, Treatment of the dying patient.

  • dynamic stillness and the Neutral of the health

  • The void

  • Feeling the physical presence and substance of the perfect form

  • 3 levels of stillness

  • head trauma and memory of matrix of the health

  • age related cognitive decline (ARCD) in geriatric patient

Phase 8:

Phase 8 is about Wholeness.

We study:

  • Wholeness and the Osteopathic Philosophy

  • The Void

  • Wholeness as a living reality

  • Love and Healing

  • Functional reserve and Rest.

  • The physiological effect of the first breath on the whole patient

  • Biodynamic principles to assess the function of the central nervous system

  • Embryological development of the paranasal sinuses.

  • Paranasal sinuses endothelium; one unit of function. The clinical relevance in treatment.

Phase 9:

This course embraces precision and decision making in severe CNS trauma.

This course requires that individuals have completed Phases I-VIII.

We study:

  • The use of principles rather than a specific method.

  • Unconditional Love.

  • Shake down an overview of natural progression in the development of skills from Phase 1-9.

  • Biodynamic assessment and evaluation of the inherent motion of the CNS.

  • Embryological development of the eye and the clinical significance of the optic axis and spatial dynamics.

  • The treatment of the eyes.

  • the flow of attention in treatment.