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107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016

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Sat 22 Jun 2019
Sun 23 Jun 2019

Check-in: 08:45 AM
Closing: 04:30 AM

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107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016

View Map

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Sun 23 Jun 2019


Check-in: 08:45 AM
Closing: 04:30 AM


Please contact the event provider for more ticketing information

8:45am till 4:30pm daily, 13 CPD hours

Due to the large practical component numbers are strictly limited.The investment is $595 incl GST for the first 10 registrants; $650 incl GST for the next 10.

To avoid disappointment, register now for Sydney here.

Osteo Diagnostic Platform (ODP) is a system Joachim has developed over the past 12 years. It is a system that makes treating every patient easier and more effective, particularly complicated cases and patients with chronic pain. He has identified the occurrence of certain patterns that consistently cause chronic pain. He spent a number of years developing and deducing what these patterns are. Joachim wasn’t content with simply explaining them just from an osteopathic perspective. He spent the next six years reading and summarising numerous biomechanics texts. The past three years he’s been developing this course. The purpose of the course is to teach other Osteopaths his system, to enhance and transform their day to day practice.

When Joachim has a challenging case (someone with chronic pain despite previous treatments) his eyes light up like a kid at Christmas. These are always his favourite patients to treat. Using ODP they often respond faster and are easier to treat than someone with an acute trauma. The biomechanics, of the pattern, are the same whether the trauma occurred yesterday or four decades ago. The chronic patients are often easier due to the absence of acute inflammation and tissue repair.

ODP has a number of components taught over the weekend seminar. It has a strong focus on accurately and consistently diagnosing and treating the pelvis. It’s a key area that’s complex in nature and often poorly understood. The pelvis has a significant influence on other parts of the body and is a cornerstone of Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. ODP evolved from static symmetry diagnosis of the pelvis. Joachim found static symmetry a good starting point. He has since adapted it and added other components for a more consistent and effective system for diagnosing and treating the pelvis.

The key of ODP is not only correct diagnosis of the pelvis but relating the pelvic findings with the cervical spine. The upper cervical spine has 50 times the concentration of muscle spindle nerve fibres, compared to Gluteus Maximums. The cervical spine’s large amount of proprioceptive feedback makes it an area the body orientates itself around, like a gyroscope.  Linking the pelvis and cervical spine is the basis of ODP. This enables fast and effective diagnosis of the direction of strain (flexion, extension, sidebending or rotation). Once the direction of strain is established any biomechanical problem becomes easy to treat.

The temporomandibular joints have a significant effect on the cervical spine. Bruxism is the most common cause of the sidebending patterns in this system. How to diagnose, treat and manage TMJ dysfunction is part of the seminar.

Deciding what’s normal for a patient is another important component of the ODP. No one is ever symmetrical, even people who have never experienced pain and are functioning optimally. Healthy patients have certain asymmetries in the pelvis, back and neck and muscles that will always be hypertonic compared to others.  Having a consistent method of accessing what’s normal and abnormal is an essential part of effective diagnosis and treatment.

Feedback was given from the 2017 seminar “Resolving Chronic Pain with Osteopathy”. The seminar over delivered on volume of content for one weekend. The volume of content has been decreased to allow more time for attendees to master the core components of ODP.

Ongoing support, following the seminar, is provided via a closed Facebook group for Osteopaths who’ve attended the weekend seminars. Osteopaths can ask questions, watch videos of diagnostic and treatment components and discuss challenging patients they have (obviously while maintaining patient confidentiality).

Joachim has kept in contact with Osteopaths who’ve attended the 2017 and 2018 seminars. A number have commented the seminar transformed the way they practice. They mentioned being more effective, particularly with patients who they’ve previously struggled with.

Numerous Osteopaths who attended in 2017 and 2018 had chronic pain themselves, despite some having extensive Osteopathic treatment. On following up a number of attendees Joachim has found they’ve had either resolution or a significant improvement in their pain, following the treatment they received on the course.

Joachim is teaching a system every Osteopath can utilise, regardless of how you treat and the techniques you use. The seminar contains a significant practical component. You will leave the seminar with an effective system you can immediately apply in practice. It will make treating all of your patients easier, more effective and more enjoyable.

Brisbane is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd. Sydney for June 22nd and 23rd.  We are currently taking expressions of interest for other cities.

Email Joachim at joachimosteo@gmail.com, if you would like him to come and speak. 

Feedback from attendees of previous seminars                                

Joachim has managed to combine an evidence based approach with fundamental Osteopathic principles, to create a platform of diagnosis and treatment that is easily adopted into any practice model. Great course.   Mark Kelly

The weekend I spent at Joachim’s seminar was an extremely valuable experience that has changed the way I assess and treat my patients. As a recent graduate I gained deeper insights into pelvic function and dysfunction. How the pelvis can relate to chronic pain and the rest of the body and how to treat them. I was able to immediately integrate these lessons into my clinical practice and have since had some very gratifying results. I am now less intimidated and much more confident when a complex new patient presents to me. 

Joachim has obviously spent a great deal of time researching and experimenting with this topic. He confidently lays out his findings and experiences whilst explaining them within an evidence based framework. I plan on doing more courses with Joachim.   Greg Oliver

I attended Joachim’s seminar back in May and I am very glad I did! It was a great mix of theory and practical components, some of which I could implement immediately in clinic. Joachim has obviously researched the material extensively and offers ongoing support for any queries relating to the workshop or difficult cases that arise in clinic. This seminar represents great value and I highly recommend it!   Chris Jensen

Joachim is a great teacher and an independent thinker. His system for treating chronic pain is deeply osteopathic. It was wonderful to attend a workshop that presented both a theoretical framework for diagnosis and lots of immediately applicable clinical gems. A must for Osteopaths new and seasoned.   Catherine O’Haire

The course was well presented, integrated with relevant literature and plenty of practical work to demonstrate application and theory. It was also very enjoyable and I’d highly recommend it.   Ann Heymans

Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel 30 days or more in advance will receive a 50% refund of the seminar fee. After this time the seminar in non-refundable. It can be transferred to another registered Osteopath.

Joachim reserves the right to refuse registration to any participant.

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