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CPD – 2 day course ‘Treating Paediatric ENT/Respiratory Disorders’

weekend workshop
A Manual Approach to Treating Ear, Nose & Throat & Respiratory Disorders – infant to teen

Date: 15th/16th June 2024
VenueLondon School of Osteopathy, 12 Grange Road, London SE1 3BE, UK
Times:  10.00-17.00  Saturday & Sunday
Cost:  £300.00
LecturerMiranda Clayton Registered Osteopath

Ear, nose, throat (ENT) & respiratory disorders in children are one of the most common presentations to manual practitioners as concerned parents try to minimise time off school and antibiotic use. Acute infections are often short lived and need to run their course, but recurrent conditions can be very debilitating and set lifelong patterns. ENT & breathing problems may be predisposing and maintaining factors in a whole range of speech, language, dental, postural, and behavioural issues as childhood progresses.

Manual approaches to childhood ENT/respiratory disorders are not always pathology specific. Instead, they are directed towards supporting the child’s health and structure as a whole, whilst calming down the hyper-responses of both the autonomic nervous system and the immune system, so common to this age group. In the child’s upper airways and thorax, movement restrictions may be due to both internal and external mechanical forces, which may be amenable to a manual approach. Treatment aims to calm down tissue irritability and allow the respiratory, alongside all the other body systems, to function optimally until maturity is reached.

To be effective in our evaluation and treatments, we need an anatomical and developmental overview of the paediatric face, ear, mouth, nose, airways, thorax, and lungs. It’s a complex area which we will introduce throughout the weekend. In this highly practical workshop we will be considering some common conditions in details including – mouth breathing & rhinitis, congestive ear conditions, 1st Breath Syndrome & Asthma

The emphasis of this workshop is hands-on evaluation, treatment, practical management and advice. All our courses come with full notes and visuals. We cover a variety of techniques, both direct and indirect, to cater to a variety of practitioners. This workshop is suitable for Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Cranio-sacral therapists, Physiotherapists and all qualified practitioners who take a hands-on approach to early life problems.

Treating Paediatric
ENT/Respiratory Disorders


Topics covered:
Development of the oro-pharyngeal/laryngeal regions
What predisposes an infant/child to airways compromise or obstruction?
Larynx – anatomy & laryngeal techniques
Pharynx anatomy

Mouth Breathing in infants and children
Importance of nasal breathing and reasons for nasal obstruction in early life
Tongue position, palate development and chronic ‘mouth breathing’
Examination of the mouth breathing child – common observations and findings
Discussion of myofunctional training appliances
Manual treatment approaches – objectives of treatment, techniques, exercises, parental advice

Symptoms and pathophysiology
Suggested treatment approaches for rhinitis
Breathing exercises

Otitis Media
Intro, guidelines for diagnosis, medical approaches
Eustachian tube anatomy & physiology
Temporal bones in childhood
Manual treatment approaches to Otitis Media

The Respiratory System in Childhood
Development of the respiratory system
Prematurity and the respiratory system
Nerve & Lymphatic Supply to the Lungs
Examination of the Respiratory System – when to be concerned about an infant / child’s breathing

Baby’s First Breath – 1st Breath Syndrome
What triggers the first breath and what is its importance?
What may impede the 1st Breath – First Breath Syndrome
Ineffective 1st Breath & overinflated 1st Breath
Treatment for 1st Breath syndrome and Shock through the thorax

Current theories on causes and types of Asthma
Medical tests and management
Why is Asthma on the increase? – current hypophyses
Risk factors and triggers
Manual approaches to treating and managing asthma and its secondary effects

A 13 hour CPD certificate will be available at the end of the weekend.

This in a Postgraduate Level workshop. To get the most out of this course you should:

  • Be able to undertake a paediatric health history and physical examination.
  • Understand your legal obligations when treating paediatric patients, including cautions & contra-indications to manual treatment.
  • Understand the need for medical referrals where indicated.
  • Be clear that you are working within the guidelines of your particular professional or registering organisation

Check with us if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you  mumandbabyCPD@gmail.com