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Cranial causes of parietal sports injuries

Cranial causes of parietal sports injuries

Total duration
2 day module
Lesson moments

23.09.2023 – 24.09.2023
Last year, this post-academic course in Ghent (Belgium) was fully booked!


Online learning platform ‘HUB’, digital hand-outs, coffee break and lunch included.

Target audience

Holders of a DO diploma or higher

Do you also wonder where to look when both your athletic and non-athletic patients suffer from re-injuries? Initially, they report improvement after a first osteopathic visit. But soon after, they suffer to overcome some of the residual complaints.

Re-injuries represent some of the most frustrating conditions for world-class athletes too. It puts pressure on the individual, on team performance, on club results and finances, and on staff members!

Frédéric digs into his impressive patient list and illustrates cases from the Belgian National football team (Red Devils), AC Milan, The New York Knicks and many more.

What does it take to fix these patients for the better? How can you guarantee a long-lasting osteopathic outcome?

And, why do so many pro athletes still present themselves with undetected fundamental weaknesses leading to injuries prior to competition each consecutive year?

This two-day course offers insights, experience with and scientific background of non-contact (re)injuries and a surprising spotlight on detecting and treating certain hidden risk factors of parietal (re)injury: for example cranial trauma, such as minimal traumatic brain injury or concussions. What is the impact of the head impact, and what is a co-occurring counterstrain in striated muscle? Links to neurology are highlighted and explained.

Other cranial risks like non-fitting occlusion (dental malocclusion), associated temporomandibular joint dysfunction and focal infections are clinically underpinned.

Research results demonstrate that whenever the jaw is at risk, the whole body is at risk!

Frédéric will explain and demonstrate easy-to-use validated tests that confirm the presence of some of these hidden weaknesses.

This course integrates new insights into your existing know-how and strengthens the osteopathic paradigms of autocorrection and holism: in the absence of trauma, musculoskeletal/parietal injuries only represent (de)compensations. Or, simply said, concessions the body makes to guarantee more vital functions via defense neurophysiology.

IOA’S Experienced teachers

Frédéric Van Burm

MSc. Ost.
Senior teacher
Course Director Department integration


The International Academy of Osteopathy - IAO | COPENHAGEN

University College Copenhagen
Sigurdsgade 26
2200 Copenhagen

Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

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