May 16, 2018

Hosted by: Osteopathic Health Centre, Dubai

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

CPD: Applied

Registration Fee:

AED 1,260 (inclusive of VAT)

AED 840 for Emirates Osteopathic Conference participants  (inclusive of VAT)

To register, please send an email to ayesha@


About the Workshop

A large number of patients visit osteopathic clinicians with musculoskeletal and visceral conditions for which they expect relief or symptom improvement following the application of osteopathic manipulative treatment. As such, osteopathic techniques have always been a subject of great interests to clinicians. The competent, safe and effective use and integration of these procedures in healthcare is depending on a variety of factors, from the clinical reasoning and rationale behind their use, patient tolerance, time constraints to skill levels and confidence.

This one−day course will focus on “tips and tricks” in common problem areas of the body with their symptoms, briefly review the functional anatomy, physiology and neurosciences involved in the complaint, and discuss and demonstrate osteopathic manipulative techniques and rationale strategies to alleviate the symptoms. It will discuss treatment strategies in both neuromusculoskeletal complaints, and functional systemic dysfunctions and conditions (such as for instance IBS). As a learning outcome the course with have a practical and clinical focus oriented towards immediate application of principles and techniques in patient care. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated, including Still−Techniques, HVLA, articulatory, myofascial and fascial techniques, indirect techniques and lymphatic techniques.

The objective of the course is to provide information, tips and tricks for clinical practice with immediate applicability.

Workshop Tutors

Christian Fossum, D.O. is an osteopath, academic and researcher whose interests include osteopathic theory and methods and their application in the management of patients. He is previous Vice Principal of the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone, UK); Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Associate Director, A.T. Still Research Institute, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, Missouri. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University College Kristiania, Oslo, Norway.  He has lectured at courses and conferences in Europe, North America and Asia for many years, and has authored numerous book chapters and articles on osteopathic principles and practice.

Caroline Kalsæg Fjeldstrøm, BSc, D.O. is an osteopath whose interests include the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and techniques into effective patient management. She is in private practice in Norway. She is also one of the Academic Directors of the Linderbergs Academy in Munich, Germany, a postgraduate teaching institution for osteopaths and osteopathic physicians. She has helped teaching postgraduate courses in the United States, Dubai, Italy, Germany and England, and she is an invited speaker to osteopathic conferences, including Warsaw, Poland. She has contributed to writing book chapters for osteopathic textbooks.