Osteopathic Concepts; Management of Dysfunction; Treatment Approaches and Techniques

Speakers: Richard Twining 

Date: TBC


Venue: TBC


Cost: £TBC (including buffet lunch and tea and coffee)

Following on from his successful course on Neural Manipulation OSS is pleased to announce the return of experienced Osteopath and Lecturer Richard Twining to talk about Fluids.  The World Health Organisation recognises the Osteopathic 5-Model Concept as making a unique contribution to health care. One of the models, the respiratory/circulatory (or fluid) model, is often under-represented in UK formal osteopathic education, despite being important to much of A.T. Still’s teaching and writing and being an effective treatment approach to tissue dysfunction. Fluids comprise some 60-65% of the body and they are essential to the understanding of tensegrity biomechanics. Taking many forms – blood, lymph, extracellular, intracellular, digestive, serous and CSF – they are moved by a number of mechanisms, which need to be understood for effective treatment.

This highly practical post-graduate weekend will explore the importance of the concepts, main restriction points, and the effectiveness of fluid based approaches and techniques. As the bulk of fluids are in the visceral system, some knowledge of visceral osteopathy would be an advantage but not essential.


Richard Twining - a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) Richard also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Osteopathy. He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


He led the visceral osteopathy programme and teaching team from 2006-2012 at the ESO and was a student clinic tutor (2009-2012). At the same time he taught for the ESO’s international programme in its partner colleges in Poland, Russia and Spain. He then took a break from the ESO to teach across Europe, and the West Indies and Pacific regions (New Zealand and also Japan where he was a founder faculty member and examiner of the Japan Traditional Osteopathy College). During this period he continued in his private osteopathic practice. 


Richard returned to the ESO as Head of the International Department in 2015 and is responsible for the foreign osteopathic programmes the ESO operates, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and for developing new foreign programmes. He has also returned to teaching at the ESO and again leads the visceral programme. 


His main interest is in the holism of the body and its expression through the mechanical properties of all tissue as well as the neurological and fluid interactions.

To register for further details about this course please contact us through the Contact Us page or Natasha on 07714 239636 or

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Speakers: Robyn Seamer and Manuela Da Rin

Date: Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26th June 2022


Venue: St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Cost: £TBC (approx £485) for course, lunches and refreshments

This course is currently full.

If you would like to be put on the waiting list please let us know via the Contact Us page or Natasha on 07714 239636 or

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