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CPD – Let’s Breathe


Date: TBA

Venue: The London School of Osteopathy
12 Grange Road, London S.E.1
Times: 10am – 5.00pm (registration from 9.30am)
Cost: £135.00

If the course is fully booked please contact us at  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com and we will put you on our cancellation list..

‘Let’s Breathe’ – Next course runs Spring 2019


‘Let’s Breathe’ – Treating Respiratory Disorders in Infants & Children

The immature respiratory system of the infant and child makes them vulnerable to various types of respiratory disorders. Its one of the most common reasons that concerned parents seek ‘alternative’ treatments to medications and time off school. Today we consider some of the most common presentations and what we, as manual therapists, can do to treat these.

This is a one day practical workshop where the emphasis is on palpation skills, treatment techniques, practical management and advice rather than in depth anatomy & physiology which participants can study at their leisure. 

Morning session : ‘Let’s Breathe’ 

Considers the immature respiratory system, importance of the First Breath & 1st Breath Syndrome, Bronchiolitis

  • Pathophysiology and mechanisms that may be implicated
  • Differential diagnosis and contra-indications
  • Current medical management
  • Most common areas of dysfunction 
  • How we can treat these – indirect techniques for the above
  • Management and advice

Afternoon session : ‘Let’s Breathe’ 

Considers Mouth Breathing, Asthma & Chronic Bronchitis

  • Pathophysiology and mechanisms that may be implicated
  • Differential diagnosis and contra-indications
  • Current medical management
  • Most common areas of dysfunction
  • How we can treat these – direct and indirect techniques for the above
  • Management and advice.

Sadly we can’t use babies as models! However we will make good use of dolls and each other to practise techniques so please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Full notes, including photos of techniques, will be supplied during the lecture.

A CPD certificate will be available at the end of the day.

This in an Intermediate Level workshop. To get the most out of this course you should:
  • Be able to take a Paediatric case history and understand your legal & professional requirements for treating infants.
  • Understand the basic physiological processes of birth and how this may effect cranial mechanics.
  • Have a basic understanding of the Cranio-sacral approach (Sutherland, Upledger etc.) as many of the techniques covered in this workshop require palpation of the Involuntary Mechanism.

Do check with us if you are unsure  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com