Upcoming Courses

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Date Course Tuition
4 May 2018 until 8 May 2018 2018 Basic Course: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine – Old Westbury, NY, Greenvale NY
Course Description:

SCTF Basic Course: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

                      Maximum Course enrollment:  52                       Teacher to Student Ratio:  1:4
William Garner Sutherland, DO and some of his devoted teaching faculty incorporated the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation in 1953. Then as now, they are dedicated to the teaching of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field as Sutherland’s interpretation of Andrew Tylor Still’s Osteopathy.

The Basic Course has been taught continuously since that time to introduce Osteopathic physicians, and more recently, students and residents, to the primary respiratory mechanism and Sutherland’s teachings.

The SCTF Basic Course uses lectures and table sessions to deliver hands-on training.  Our faculty are carefully chosen from physicians demonstrating a grasp of the material, having used the work in their own practice for 5 years and an interest in continuing the teaching.  Contact with Osteopathic physicians with this level of expertise is offered by few if any of the Osteopathic colleges.

Osteopathic perceptual skills are greatly enriched by this course.  Detailed applied anatomy is the cornerstone of the course and the cornerstone of Osteopathy.  Precise technique is taught as a tool for deeper understanding of inherent helming forces within the patient.  Participants improve in their manual skills and take away lessons which are applicable in practice.  Participants appreciate the focused attention and course evaluations are virtually always positive.


    Sign-in begins at 7:00 am
    Course begins at 8:00 am           Days end between 5 – 6 pm
  • FOOD
    Lunch is provided Friday through Monday.  A box lunch on Tuesday allows the greatest flexibility to the end of the course session.
    There are morning and afternoon snacks each day.  Coffee/Tea/Water are provided.
    1.  Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy, W.G. Sutherland, D.O.
    2.  Contributions of Thought, A. Sutherland, D.O., and A.L. Wales, D.O.
    3.  Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, H.I. Magoun, D.O., FAAO
  • Texts are available from www.atlasbooks.com.
  • SCTF will be at the AAO Convocation in Dallas, Texas in March where you can purchase books and save on shipping charges.
13 Jul 2018 until 15 Jul 2018 Treating Compressions in the Cranium
Osteopathic Center San Diego, San Diego CA
Course Description:

Rollin E. Becker, DO introduced us to a more complete understanding of how to treat trauma induced compressions in the cranium and body and stating, “I use compression in all my treatments.” OCF instruction over the last 75 years has emphasized the importance of treatment strain patterns (torsions, lateral strains, etc.) in the cranium, but little about treating cranial compressions. In a complete practice of OCF, the practitioner must learn how to safely use compression to treat compressions throughout the cranium.
Since 1985, Ken Graham, DO, has been developing a method of teaching the diagnosis and treatment of compressions, as taught to him by Dr. Becker.
At an OCA Conference in 2011, Herb Miller, DO, knowing Rollin’s work better than anyone, told Dr. Graham “You have got what Dr. Becker was doing, go teach it.”
The course will include a manual of instruction that describes and illustrates the treatment of compressions in the cranium.

2 Nov 2018 until 4 Nov 2018 The Face
Embassy Suites, Lexington Green, Lexington KY
Course Description:

Additional time (beyond the 40 hours of a Basic course of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field) is needed to address the anatomical complexities and manipulative treatment options associated with the Face.  This course was developed to impart this information

In great detail, the anatomy and physiology functioning of the Face, as it relates to the Primary Mechanism, is discussed and palpated.  Palpatory contacts are discussed and practiced.