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Still Technique Part 1: Introduction to Still Technique
Sun 23 April 2017, 09:30 – 17:30 BST
The techniques of AT Still have been lost over time, particularly as trends towards HVT, functional and cranio-sacral techniques were developed in the twentieth century.
An American osteopath, Richard van Buskirk, became interested in the original techniques used by AT Still, apparently quite different from those we mostly use today. He worked with the few limited descriptions we have of AT Still working (including the cine-footage linked here) and by 1999, had published a complete rediscovered and reconstructed system of treatment that is widely in use in America.
I know how to treat patients – what’s different?
Beautiful, fluent, dynamic and effective, the Still Technique takes in elements of positional diagnosis, manipulation, articulation and functional technique. Like HVT, it pushes against barriers to movement and creates a positive release. Unlike HVT, it is softer and more fluid and produces a gentle “clunk” – often much better tolerated by a wider range of patients.
Sounds good, but why should I bother?
There are times when standard techniques simply do not seem to work. Why not try another approach? Very often, Still Technique can be applied effectively when other techniques have failed. Whilst most practitioners are unlikely to use the Still Technique exclusively, most would agree it is a very useful addition and alternative.
Who can benefit?
Your practice and your patients!
Still Technique has been used on all sorts of patients with all sorts of presentations. One course leader has used it on a wide spectrum of ages (from 2 days to 104 years).
Who are the Course Leaders?
Jonathan Edis and Glynn Booker will guide you through this intriguing and practical course.
Having graduated from the BSO in 2002 and 2004 respectively, both have been teaching technique at the BSO for over 21 years between them and they developed the Still Course at the BSO in 2010.
Recent delegate feedback
“Pleasant, relaxed and informative, I learned new, applicable and effective techniques”
To book on to part 2 of the course click here.