Essentials of Osteopathic Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a course designed for manual therapists interested in women’s health. This three-module course is tailored to cover the essentials of osteopathic care across different stages of a woman’s life, from pregnancy and childbirth to the postpartum period, lactation, and beyond.
Throughout the course, you will learn how to address common female disorders such as endometriosis and vulvodynia, as well as how to provide effective osteopathic care during the menopausal period. You will be provided with a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system and learn how to apply this knowledge to evaluate and treat a range of conditions within your scope of clinical practice.
Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned practitioner, this course will help you to develop your skills and deepen your knowledge of osteopathic care in obstetrics and gynaecology. With a focus on practical application, you will learn hands-on techniques that you can immediately apply in your clinical practice, helping you to provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.
In this three-module course, we will cover a range of topics that are essential for manual therapists interested in women’s health.
In this module, we will provide a general introduction to women’s health and explore the anatomical cavities through a visceral approach. We will delve into the physiological and biomechanical adaptations that occur during pregnancy, including the changes that occur during labour and birth, as well as the intricacies of breastfeeding and postpartum recovery.
This module will focus on addressing common female disorders, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, urinary incontinence, sub-fertility, pelvic pain, fibroids, and uterine cancer. Our aim is to examine the pathophysiology of these conditions, enabling you to identify red flags and refer to a specialist when necessary. Additionally, we will explore osteopathic approaches that can be used to evaluate and treat these conditions effectively while considering your scope of professional practice.
The final module of this course will focus on menopause and associated disorders. We will explore the hormonal system and axes, the impact of menopause on sleeping patterns and menstrual cycles, as well as chronic pain and sexuality. We will also cover the effects of stress on women’s health and the osteopathic approaches that can be used to manage these conditions effectively.
Throughout the course, we will focus on the practical application and hands-on techniques that you can immediately apply in your practice. We will provide case studies and scenarios that illustrate the use of osteopathic techniques to address a range of conditions and provide effective care for your patients.
Join us for this essential course in osteopathic care for women’s health and take the first step towards expanding your knowledge and skills in this critical area of clinical practice.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the physiological and biomechanical adaptations that occur during pregnancy and childbirth and apply osteopathic techniques to manage common conditions associated with these stages, such as lower back pain, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence.
- Analyse the pathophysiology of common female disorders such as endometriosis, vulvodynia, and dysmenorrhea, and apply osteopathic techniques to diagnose and treat these conditions effectively.
- Evaluate the hormonal system and axes, and the impact of menopause on sleeping patterns, menstrual cycles, and chronic pain, and develop effective osteopathic approaches to manage these conditions.
- Interpret case studies and scenarios to identify appropriate osteopathic techniques that can be used to address a range of conditions associated with women’s health, including pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum recovery, lactation, common female disorders, and menopause.
- Apply practical application and hands-on techniques learned in this course to provide effective and compassionate osteopathic care to women of different ages and backgrounds and develop a deeper understanding of the female reproductive system’s anatomy and physiology to evaluate and manage a range of conditions effectively while considering your scope of professional practice.
Cristian Ciranna-Raab is an esteemed expert in osteopathy with a passion for improving educational standards and advancing the field of osteopathy in Europe and around the world.
Cristian holds degrees from the University of Wales (European School of Osteopathy) and the Dresden International University in Germany and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma course in paediatric osteopathy. He directed the German School of Osteopathy in Hamburg (OSD) for over a decade and was instrumental in the development of the first university degree in osteopathy in Germany. His contributions to rising educational standards in osteopathic degrees/courses have been recognised by academic institutions like OsEAN (Osteopathic European Academic Network) and the BAO (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteopathie).
Cristian is an international lecturer and clinical examiner, with experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He regularly presents at medical conferences around the world and has published and co-authored several books and articles in the osteopathic field. He joined the URM Team of the Haute École de Santé Fribourg (HEdS-FR) in Switzerland as an Associate Professor from 2020 to 2022, where he was lecturing research methods and developing research projects for students and supporting the research developments of the osteopathic profession.
With a particular interest in Evolutionary Medicine, History of Medicine and Osteopathy, Clinical Research, Paediatrics, and Women’s Health, Cristian runs his osteopathic clinic in southern Switzerland, where he focuses on the osteopathic management of obstetrical and paediatric patients. Additionally, he is a TPI-certified practitioner, assisting golf players (both professionals and amateurs) in achieving their best physical potential.
Cristian Ciranna-Raab is a dedicated professional with a wealth of experience and expertise in osteopathy. His commitment to improving educational standards and advancing the field of osteopathy makes him an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of this essential healthcare practice.
Cristian Ciranna-Raab - MSc, BSc, DO, DPO
Tomasz Borucki - PT, MSc, DO
Tomasz Borucki is an experienced and highly qualified osteopath and physical therapist with a passion for improving the health and wellbeing of women and children.
Tomasz earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from the Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business and foreign languages. He has also completed a specialized osteopathic diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (OSD) and Women’s Health in London, UK, and has taken over 60 post-graduate courses to further enhance his knowledge and skills in the field of osteopathy.
With over 50 courses across Europe, Tomasz has a wealth of experience as an assistant in osteopathic education. He is dedicated to sharing his expertise with others and is committed to promoting best practices and standards in the field of osteopathy.
In his private osteopathic practice in Poznan, Tomasz focuses on the treatment of female and paediatric patients, using his skills and knowledge to promote optimal health and wellbeing. His patients benefit from his compassionate approach, and his commitment to providing individualized care tailored to their unique needs