The Miracle of Osteopathy for Infants and Children-Pediatrics Course

Oct 13-15, 2023

Course Director: Mary Anne Morelli-Haskell DO FACOP FCA

Faculty: Mico Sorrel, DO FCA, Eric Dolgin DO FCA, Kathryn Gill MD & Wendy Neal DO

Course location will be at Osteopathic Center San Diego at 3706 Ruffin Road.

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Course Schedule 

Friday, October 13, 2023

7:30 am            Registration (Breakfast on your own)

8:00 am            Introduction

8:30 am            Embryology: Function and Structure, Pediatric Anatomy, Developmental Tasks of Infants and Children, Warning Signs of Developmental Delay

9:30 am            Palpating a Shifting Target, Balanced Membranous Tension using Direct Action, Releasing the Sacrum (LAB)

10:15 am          Small Group Discussion

10:30 am          The Joy and Trauma of Birth, Vaginal/C-section birth, Torticollis, GER, Plagiocephaly vs Craniosynostosis, Brachial Plexus Injuries.

11:15 am          Decompression of the Condylar Parts, Atlanto-occipital release, Remember the Pterion. (LAB)

12:00 pm Lunch provided

1:00 pm            Occipito-Mastoid, Molding, Thoracic Inlet, Clavicle.

2:00 pm            Pediatric Digestive Issues from Top to Bottom: Suck Issues, Colic, Reflux, Constipation, Irritable Bowel, Food Sensitivities/Allergies

2:50 pm            Small Group Discussion

3:05 pm            Treating the Respiratory Diaphragm, Abdominal Fascia, Umbilicus, Intraosseous Sacrum and Sacroiliac Joints. (LAB)

4:00 pm            Tips on Management; Explain OMT to Parents.

5:00 pm            Adjourn


Saturday, October 14, 2023

8:00 am            Review

8:15 am            The Development of the Lungs, Evaluation of Breathing, Treating Respiratory Issues in Newborns and Beyond, Bronchiolitis, Asthma, Croup

9:00 am            Approaches to Lymph Drainage; BLT for Cervical and Thoracic Spines, Treating Ribs in Infants and Children. (LAB)

10:00 am          Small Group Discussion

10:15 am          Respiratory System Part II – Ear, Nose and Throat: The Common Cold and its Sequelae.

11:00 am          Venous Sinus Drainage, Temporal Bone Treatment, Intraosseous Treatments. (LAB)

12:00 pm         Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm            Neurodevelopmental Conditions: Autism and Why It Is Now 1 in 36, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, ADHD, Sensory and Learning Disabilities.

1:50 pm            Treatment of Plagiocephaly, Suck and Swallow Disorders, Releasing the SBS

2:45 pm            Small Group Discussion

3:00 pm            Gait Disturbances and Orthopedic Conditions; Scoliosis, Torticollis, Nursemaid’s Elbow, Club Feet, Sports Injuries, Concussions

3:45 pm           Treatment of Feet, Tibial Torsion, Patellofemoral Pain, Hips, Intraosseous Sacrum (LAB)

4:15 pm            Treatment of Children

5:00 pm Adjourn


Sunday, October 15, 2023

8:00 am            Review and Questions

8:15 am            Behavioral Issues, ADD, Enuresis, Encopresis, Tantrums, Role Modeling for Parents.

9:00 am            Normal Dental Development, Dental Conditions and Orthodontia, TMJ

9:30 am            Intraoral Techniques – Maxillary Spread, Vomer, Pre-Maxilla, TMJ (LAB)

10:30 am          Small Group Discussion

10:45 am          Normal Visual Development, Visual Disturbances, Lacrimal Duct Obstruction.

11:15 am          Orbital Axes, Treatment of the Orbit (LAB)

12:00 am          Adjourn




Course location will be at Osteopathic Center San Diego at 3706 Ruffin Road.




The Room Block for this event is full.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be received in writing at the office of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the course will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days in advance will be credited towards a future course.  No discount will be provided for individuals not participating in food service.