Resources

While this site is dedicated to Classical Osteopathy, there will be no purposeful restriction of resources on this page.

Classical Links:

Early American Manual Therapy: Great resource of writings from the FOUNDERS of Osteopathy.

Sacral Musings: A great site with articles, informative videos and a great forum.

The Progression of Classical Osteopathy

Institute of Classical Osteopathy

European Institute of Classical Osteopathy

Japan Association of Classical Osteopathy

John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy

Canadian Academy of Osteopathy: The only institution in Canada currently teaching Classical Osteopathy.

Ontario Osteopathic Association: The association dedicated to Classical Osteopathy in Ontario. Useful for finding Classical Osteopathy practitioners.

Classical Osteopathy Blog: A blog with some interesting articles on Classical Osteopathy.

Eclectic Osteopathy Links:

Canadian College of Osteopathy: Generally aimed at students who already have a background in an allopathic field.

Ontario Association of Osteopaths: Represents primarily Eclectic Osteopaths and a good resource to find Eclectic practitioners in Ontario.

Medical Osteopathy Links:

Amercian Osteopathic Association: The primary association for DO’s and the practice of Medical Osteopathy (which rarely uses manual methods).

Osteopathic Technique Derivatives (if it is a “technique” it is not Osteopathic):

Visceral Manipulation

CranioSacral Therapy: The Upledger version (check the Wikipedia article for a broader historical perspective)

Muscle Energy: A name applied to post-isometric relaxation by Fred Mitchell Sr.

*This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of techniques, just a brief glimpse in to the techniques that are related to Osteopathy but not Osteopathic in principle.

The Document That Changed Medicine:

The Flexner Report

Overview of the Flexner Report

Commentary on the Flexner Report and its Impact on the Pharmaceutical Medical Model

5 thoughts on “Resources

    • I would be glad to post a link to your site Ronan! I have actually gotten quite a bit of very valuable information from Sacral Musings! I will place the link under my Classical Links section. Thank you for the suggestion and keep up the AMAZING work you are doing with your site!

  1. Hi Samuel

    I like your blog and noticed you a re a fan of Clark. He has left osteopaths with a great reference book. An interesting historical context is that Clarks main thrust of the of a lesions effects on distal viscera was by the foramina affect. It is interesting (to me) that Carl McConnell DO published work that same year (1905) stating that the foraminal affect was untenable but the affect on the distal reflex was caused by physiological changes through the cord affecting the sympathetics.
    This in no way undermines Clarkes work, but helps us understand the local adaptive changes that affect health. I think back in their day you probably sat in one camp or the other, and as we do now, go with a new better theory when one come along, if appropriate.

    If you haven’t seen this already you may well enjoy this website http://www.british-institute-of-osteopathy.org/

    • Thank you for the comment Robert! I don’t know who I am a fan of yet. Right now I am just working my way through Clark’s writing and trying to disseminate ideas that have been lost to so many for so long. As I learn and grow I will try to do the same with McConnell’s work and any other writer who had something valuable to say with regards to Osteopathy (I look forward to reading Tasker as well). I aim to continue learning as much as possible about Osteopathy so that I can share it with as many people as possible.
      With regards to the differences between McConnell and Clark I would need to know more about McConnell to make an intelligent comment. What I can say is that it seems as though both men were right in so far as they both provided intelligent commentary on the realities of how the body works. At a glance I would say they both provided a piece of the puzzle as far as a model of the roots of dysfunction are concerned.

  2. Hi Sam
    One of the other helpful factors I noticed whilst reading Burns is her assertion that “after nearly 50 years of research, I have found that the lesion always has an affect, and that affect is an ischaemic one”.

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