This course is aimed to offer to Manual Therapists the theoretical and procedural knowledge underlying the osteopathic articulatory techniques.

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Limited access to: 24 students
Lower Body (Fri.-Sun.): 4-5-6 November 2022
Upper Body (Fri.-Sun.): 11-12-13 November 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, Building C, Room C205, San Francisco, CA 94123
Lower Body: $750 early bird price of $700 before 09/01/2022 with code earlybirdompia
Upper Body: $750 early bird price of $700 before 09/01/2022 with code earlybirdompia

CEU Credits: 2.4 units/level (4.8 total) for Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers and Osteopaths


The course is for the manual health care providers who understand that treating the symptoms is not enough to promote the self-healing process, who see the human body as a functional unit, who want to integrate in their practice the osteopathic manual practice techniques and philosophy, who want to improve their knowledge and practical skills.

Who can attend:
Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Student osteopaths (from 3rd year), Chiropractors, Students chiropractors (from the 3rd year), Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists.



Traditional European Osteopathy consists of four pillars interlinked to each other: Visceral, Structural, Fascial, and Cranial Osteopathy. The aim of this course is to give healthcare professionals the knowledge and tools to understand a form of Structural Osteopathy called Articulatory Techniques.

Articulatory Techniques (AT) is a low to moderate amplitude and low velocity osteopathic technique where the joint is carried through its full range of motion using repetitive concentric movements by the practitioner.

The goal of this manipulation is to use a passive, direct force to release pathologic or restrictive barriers of a joint and free all ranges of motion.

By using AT to harmoniously emphasize the natural motion of the target area, you can restore physiological freedom without putting stress on the surrounding structures. By reducing nociceptive signals, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, and promoting mechanotransduction processes, articulatory osteopathic manipulation can relieve somatic dysfunction and fascial tension to assist in tissue repair and recovery of the body and its biomechanics.

Joining this course you will

Develop practical and clinical skills underlying an integrative and multidisciplinary approach.

Learn when and how to use AT Techniques for the benefit of your patients.



The course is structured into two modules (Level 1 and Level 2) – each will be taught over the course of three days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Participants will be evaluated based on observation in laboratory, class participation, and oral examination.

The modules are structured to first guide participants through a sound review of functional anatomy, to develop a personalized assessment routine, to safely practice a meaningful set of soft tissue and articulatory techniques, and to apply integrative osteopathic clinical reasoning to various cases.

Each module will focus on a set of specific body areas, in order to provide participants with a safe regional osteopathic structural approach fully applicable in their everyday practice.

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The course is both evidence-based and evidence-informed and the instructional strategies are “Student Centered”.

Active learning strategies such PBL (Project Based Learning) and TBL (Team Based Learning) approaches will be integrated with frontal lectures and practical sessions in order to promote an effective adult learning environment.

You will improve your theoretical knowledge and learn new practical approaches through active learning involving and transforming your own experience.


Main Instructor
Paolo Tresoldi

Additional Tutors and Instructors
Andrea Orlandi, Michelangelo Pavone, Gianluca Simonetti

Course Coordinators
Maret Rossi, Maria Mikoyan

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