Sunday 18 to Friday 23 September 2022
With  Claudia Knox, Dr Erich Mayer-Fally and Paolo TOZZI
Claudia Knox with the participation of Dr Erich Mayer-Fally  -  "The newborn"

18 - 20 September 2022 

Course outline

  • How to understand the mother’s pregnancy history and the influences on the baby

(Intrauterine compression, metabolic insufficiencies

  • Birth and its influences on the child (including axial compression and its treatment)

  • The babies transition to life “outside”: Breathing (first breath), changes in blood,

  • Umbilical embryology of the umbilicus and gut development

  • Jaundice and how to osteopathically support the child with jaundice

  • Gastrointestinal differential diagnosis

  • Osteopathic approaches to the colicky baby

  • Embryological considerations in clinical practice for the gut

  • Stool problems and osteopathic approaches to them

  • Morphology of the skull and structural approaches to the infant skull

  • Feeding problems (tongue tie, tongue discoordination, lip seal)

  • Embryology of the face and its implications for treatment

The pink sections will be covered by Dr Erich Mayer-Fally.

Paolo Tozzi:  "The fascial component in osteopathic practice"
21 - 23 September 2022  

Course outline:

As a structural element of the body connective system, fascia can be considered as a ubiquitous tissue permeating the whole organism. It seems to respond to cellular and macroscopic lines of tension by reorganizing itself accordingly. From this perspective, the repercussion of a fascial restriction will be body-wide and may potentially create stress on any structure enveloped by fascia itself. Yet osteopathic fascial treatment aims to release such tensions, to restore function and to balance the inherent body mechanisms, so to be often proposed as an adjunctive treatment for various conditions. This course will offer an overview of the most common fascial techniques used within the osteopathic armamentarium, together with their different forms of application, ranging from indirect, direct to combined method. To guide the clinician through the understanding and the application of such fascial tools, various evidence-based mechanisms as well as different hypothesis based on osteopathic principles will be proposed and discussed.



• To present the connective tissue as the major bio-mechanical and bio-electrical mediator of the structure and function interrelationship;
• To propose various fascial mechanisms by which somatic dysfunction may be induced and maintained;
• To illustrate the most common fascial techniques in osteopathic practice
• To propose different fascia-mediated mechanisms behind the OMT efficacy and effectiveness.

These courses will take place at the Conference center of the IOS PALACE HOTEL (www.iospalacehotel.com), a four stars superior
hotel overlooking the Milopotas beach.
Price: £1450
MIH Members price: £1150
The time-table is planned to allow 7 hours of hard work every day and free time to allow communication, networking and relaxation.
Two working sessions every day : 8.30 hrs -12.30 hrs and 17.00 hrs - 20.00 hrs.
The working time balances theory sessions with practical workshops                                                                       
The cost of each seminar includes:
- Course and handouts
- Six nights in a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
(with either terrace or balcony facing the bay)
- American buffet breakfast
- Transfer from the port to the hotel
- Refreshments during the breaks
- Help and support to organise your flights
How to get the the island of Ios: there are daily direct flights to Santorini with Easyjet and British Airways and  other low cost airlines.
It is then a 30 minutes crossing in a speed ferry to Ios.

Santorini is the closest island you can go by plane, but you can also choose to fly to Mykonos or even Athens (the port of Rafina is the closest to the airport) and from there take a ferry.  We suggest you travel 1 or 2 days before the start of the course to allow you time to connect your flight and your ferry. 


Several ferries companies sail to Ios: please visit the websites below for itineraries and timetables:





Once registered, delegates will receive more information and support to facilitate their travel arrangements. 
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