*** FOR STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS ONLY: Register for this version of the course if you are a STUDENT OR RESIDENT
applying for a SCHOLARSHIP
from the Cranial Academy Foundation (click here
to submit your scholarship application directly to the Foundation).***
Expand Your Osteopathic Skills with a Deeper Understanding of the Central Nervous System
Highly regarded by its practitioners and patients, cranial osteopathy studies the anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its inter-relationship with the body as a whole. Find out how this method may be applied for the prevention and treatment of disease and enhancement of health.
What You Will Learn
- Explore the five components of the primary respiratory mechanism, including articular, cerebrospinal fluid, fascial/membranous and nervous system anatomy.
- Deepen your understanding of the body as a dynamic unit with a capacity for self-healing.
- Establish the basis for palpatory diagnosis and treatment.
Richard F. Smith, DO
Assistant Course Director:
Annette Hulse, DO
The OCA has developed a hybrid format for this course with both online and in-person components:
Scroll down for more information including course details, liability release, schedule, who can attend and more.
To register, please
- Virtual Lectures and Group Discussions: Lectures will be presented online, with 4.5 hours of video recordings delivered each week beginning Sept 12th. At the end of each week, participants will join in a mandatory 1 hour-long discussion group via Zoom on Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2 and Oct 9, 2022 (multiple time slots will be available).
- Regional In-Person Labs: The hand-over-hand training for which the OCA is well known will be held in small groups regionally. The Lab portion of your course will take place over a three-day weekend this fall. Lab locations include: Kansas City, MO: Oct 21-23, 2022, Long Island, NY: Nov 4-6, 2022, San Francisco, CA: Nov 11-13, 2022 and Fort Worth, TX: Dec 2-4, 2022. The labs will be similar to those at previous Introductory Courses, with hands-on instruction by experienced trainers at a 1:4 faculty student ratio.
- Select your Lab location
- Review the liability release and check box
- Complete other fields (if they apply), then
- Click “Add to cart.”