OSTEOPATHY PROGRAM

CORE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

The Approach

Guy Voyer DO developed a training program and teaches at several schools offering a course over a six-year period which leads to an Osteopathic Diploma (DO) and an International Osteopathic Diploma (IDO). These diplomas are recognized by several associations in each country where they are granted as well as by the FERO (Federal European Register of Osteopaths).

He is convinced it is necessary to return to teaching osteopathy in a non-complacent way; his approach respects traditional methods, but also takes into account progress made since Still’s time.

In current times, there is more talk of “holistic” global and integrative medicine, and we forget to apply the philosophy of complexity to teaching, practice, diagnostic and therapeutic methodology. Osteopathy is first and foremost a philosophy which is worth teaching and understanding.

The Mission

To develop highly qualified osteopaths as well as the next generation of teachers who will transmit the philosophy and the thousands of techniques they will have acquired.

  • The mobility of bodily fluids is due to the constant pressure and aspiration exercised by the four principal diaphragms of the human body; however, one must know how to treat them.
  • Still is the father of osteopathy. He said, “Structure controls function”. It is, therefore, necessary to master with precision all adjustments needed for structural normalization.
  • Illnesses are due to hormone disorders (especially in women); however, one must know how to treat hormone chains.
  • Understanding the importance of the sympathetic system in osteopathy; however, one must know how to control it.
  • Sutherland made extraordinary inroads with respect to cranial work; 80 years later, in order to avoid any esotericism, one must control the anatomy and biomechanics of the cranium’s bones and membranes.

In the first three years of the Fascia Fellowship, the student learns the foundational skills of Osteo-articular Joint Pumping, Fascial Normalization, and TTLS. These skills are taught in relation to the cephalo-caudal fascial chains.

In year 4, students learn to apply all three techniques to normalize the four foundational diaphragms of the body: pelvic, thoracic, cervico-thoracic and cranial.

Diaphragmology explores how the presence of these four structures manages tension and compression in the head, thorax, abdomen and pelvis leading to complete tensegrities model of the body.

The course also explores how the proper management and functioning of these structures affects function of all of the viscera in relation to the diaphragms.

With the completion of all four years of the fasciae fellowship, the student obtains a complete and detailed model of how to treat the orthopedic system. The student should also have gained an appreciation of how we are not just and group organ systems isolated from one another, but rather we are complex integrated beings with our health and well-being tied to the structure and function of all systems working together.

  • Pelvis Treatment
  • Visceral Treatment 
  • Orthopedic Treatment (Spine, Limbs, Pelvis, etc.)
  • Cranial Therapy 

Osteopathic medicine, including Pelvilogy, Crainialogy, Spinology
and Visceralogy continue to grow in the United States, as patients choose more holistic philosophy.

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE & METHODOLOGY

The program consists of 7,810 hours of theoretical and practical training spread over 6 years.

Theoretical preparation

Each student prepares for the seminars by studying the handbooks and notes taken during the course. This requires a minimum of 10 hours of studying per week, 50 weeks a year.

The theoretical training includes basics in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, semiology, cinesiology, osteopathy and fascialogy.

Practical Seminars

Each student attends five to seven seminars per year. They last four to five days depending on the topic. Each seminar is documented with digital photographs of the techniques to be demonstrated and an audio recording of the instructions by Dictaphone (verbatim report).

    Practical training focuses on the mastery of over 1,000 techniques:
  • self-normalization techniques – (myo-fascial stretches, longitudinal osteo-articular decoaptation stretches, proprioception, circulatory and respiratory exercises, muscular strengthening, etc.)
  • osteopathic treatment techniques – (treatment of the fasciae, cranium,  viscerae and glands, osteo-articular treatment)

TEAM PROJECT

At the end of each seminar, a group of students is responsible for preparing a document with photographs and descriptions of all the techniques studied during the seminar as well as the verbatim report of the seminar’s audio recording, which is transcribed in its entirety. Each document is then corrected and given to other students in the form of a reference CD-ROM.

Clinical observation training session

CLINICAL PRACTICE

During their training, students must account for a total of 3,000 treatments they will provide to their patients in order to present their DO. Depending on their qualifications, this work may begin only in the third year. They absolutely must validate the treatment of 3,000 patients before the end of the sixth year. As written proof, students must submit their patients evaluations to the school.

All training programs developed by Guy Voyer stress the fasciae’s anatomy, biomechanics,
physiology as well as their role and function
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