The study

The Study

The Slovak School of Osteopathy is the first school in Slovakia to provide comprehensive osteopathic education. Internationally recognized osteopaths and teachers, will provide you with a guarantee of the finest quality of education. Become part of a dynamically developing field and become one of the top experts with excellent knowledge of anatomy, craniosacral and manual therapy. Invest in your future and be the first osteopaths in the Slovak Republic.

Our school follows international standards for osteopathy training (OSEAN, WHO, EFSOET, CEN). During the 4 ½ years of study, our students complete 44 seminars and internships at specialized clinics.

Applicants

  • Our school follows international standards for osteopathy training (OSEAN, WHO, EFSOET, CEN).

  • More than 2,000 teaching hours during 4 1/2 years of study, including clinical practice and supervised training.

  • Internship at clinic carried out during the second year of training.

  • Highly qualified, internationally recognized pedagogical staff consisting of the best osteopaths in the world.

  • Continuous support to students will be provided from assistants of the Slovak School of Osteopathy.

  • Emphasis on the practical form of education in seminars.

Admission procedure 2022

WHO IS THE SLOVAK SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATY INTENDED FOR?

A doctor, physiotherapist or a healthcare professional with a masseur’s qualification can become a participant in the training at the Slovak School of Osteopathy after completing postgraduate or undergraduate studies.

STUDY ORGANIZATION

The entire education cycle includes 4 1/2 years of study. Our school follows international standards for osteopathy training (OSEAN, WHO, EFSOET, CEN).
Teaching at the Slovak School of Osteopathy takes place from Friday to Sunday. Meeting dates in a given training year are received by participants prior to the start of the academic year.

REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

When enrolling at the Slovak School of Osteopathy, it is necessary to submit documentation of both secondary and post-secondary education in the form of a photocopy or scan for review.

REGISTRATION

Recruitment for the academic year 2022 will began on April 16, 2022. From this date, it is possible to submit applications and enroll in the Slovak School of Osteopathy.

COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM

After verifying the submitted data, you will be contacted in order to provide details regarding the payment of the registration fee and other formalities. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone: +421 948 768 564 

Curriculum

The curriculum is compiled according to the international standards OSEAN and WHO. The selection of seminars taught at the Slovak School of Osteopathy is as follows:

  • Medical semiology
  • Embryology
  • Visceral osteopathy
  • Osteopathy in urogynecology
  • Osteopathy in pediatrics
  • Osteopathy in dentistry
  • Palpation anatomy
  • Craniosacral osteopathy
  • ANS – autonomic nervous system
  • Radiology
  • Myofascial techniques in osteopathy
  • Osteopathy in gynecology
  • BLT-balanced ligamentous tension
  • Psychosomatics
  • Diagnosis in osteopathy
  • Clinical methods
  • History and philosophy
  • Biomechanics
  • HVLA- high velocity low amplitude
  • Osteopathic integration
  • Section
  • Lymphatic techniques in osteopathy
  • Symptomatology
  • Physiology of pain
  • GOT – general osteopathic treatment
  • Pathology
  • Parietal osteopathy
  • Vascular techniques in osteopathy

Schedule of seminars 2022/2023

Structural approach to the thoracic spine / Jon Parsons / 9-11. September

History and Philosophy / Walter Mc Koane / 21-23. October

Palpable anatomy / Catherine Clair / 25-27. November

Fascia / Magdalena Klimaszewska / 16-18. December

Lower limb / Alessandro Lorusso + Francesco Bassi / 13-15. January

Craniosacral therapy 1 / February

Visceral osteopathy 1 / March

GOT – General osteopathic treatment / April

Pelvis / Alessandro Lorusso + Francesco Bassi / 5-7. May

Integration and differential diagnosis 1 / Magda Klimaszewska / June

Title D.O.

After completing the 4,5 year study program, you will have the opportunity to write a diploma thesis and become a certified osteopath with the title of Diploma in Osteopathy (DO).

THE WORKS ARE INSPECTED AND ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Higher Education Act
  • The National Qualifications Framework system resulting from the Bologna Process

Graduate profile

Graduates of the Slovak School of Osteopathy will master a set of key competencies that form the basis for osteopathic access to health care which can later be implemented in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients.

  • osteopathic anamnesis, diagnosis and treatment planning
  • competence in palpation and clinical skills needed to diagnose body dysfunctions with emphasis on osteopathic diagnostics
  • expertise in investigation and understanding of relevant tests and data, including diagnostic imaging and laboratory results
  • thorough knowledge of indications for osteopathic treatment and contraindications of specific osteopathic techniques
  • ethical and legal aspects of healthcare
  • knowledge of practice, financial and data management and regulation relevant to osteopathic practice
  • self-awareness and the ability to be self-critical and to be able to respond positively to feedback from patients and colleagues.

OUR TEAM

JON PARSONS, D.O. MSC OST MA ED RES PGCHE SFHEA

Osteopath

Jon graduated in osteopathy from ESO (European School of Osteopathy) in 1989 and obtained a master's degree in osteopathy in 2004. He is a qualified lecturer with a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and a master's degree in pedagogical research. He works as a senior employee of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

WALTER LLEWELLYN MCKONE, D.O.

Osteopath

Walter Llewellyn McKone DO graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (UCO) in 1984 and is a member of the General Osteopathic Council, Royal Society of Medicine, and the International Society of Philosophers (UK). Walter lectures internationally on subjects such as the History of Philosophy and Science, the Osteopathic Method, Osteopathy and Cardiology (with Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the Cranial Vertebrae (Charlotte Weaver) and Osteopathic Diagnosis in Visceral Illness.

MAGDA KLIMASZEVSKA,MGR D.O.

Osteopath

She graduated in physiotherapy in 2014. During her master's degree, she decided to start studying Osteopathy, which she completed in 2018. She works in her private practice with a whole range of patients, with the main focus on the smallest ones. Translator of courses and books in the field of osteopathy, physiotherapy and medicine. Education assistant at the Academy of Osteopathy in Poland. Founder of the Osteopathy project for Kyrgyzstan. In previous years, conducting courses for physiotherapists.

DR. FRANCESCO BASSI

Osteopath

He studied osteopathy at ICOM College in Cinisello Balsamo. He further continued his studies by obtaining a 1st degree Master of Osteopathic Sciences at the University of Milan-Bicocca and an MCB diploma at Ecolife in Milan. He immediately began a consistent clinical / outpatient activity, gaining considerable experience in the manual therapy sector. In 2020, he decided to make his technical experience available to students and colleagues in cooperation with Dr. Lorusso in various educational projects of the osteopathic specialty (video courses, live courses and personal coaching services)

Catherine Clair DO, MSc(Ost), BSc(Hons)Ost, PGCertHE

Osteopath

Catherine is a registered osteopath who graduated in 2005 from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Kent after four years of training, two of which were in France. This bicultural training gave her the opportunity to discover the French and English concepts of osteopathy enabling her to be familiar with a broad range of techniques. From this learning experience arose a particular interest in treating children and constitutional disorders; however she finds every case unique and interesting. She is also a lecturer both at undergraduate and international levels at the European School of Osteopathy. In her spare time Catherine enjoys travelling to the continent to visit her family as well as occasionally to Brazil.

Dr. Alessandro Lorusso

Osteopath

He graduated in physiotherapy with honors at the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. He immediately specialized in orthopedic rehabilitation and athletic training of professional athletes, collaborating with famous names in sport. He completed his studies with a graduation in the field of osteopathy at the Academy of Osteopathy in Bergamo and attending anatomical dissection courses at the Universitè Descartes in Paris. Since 2015, he has been teaching biomechanics and structural osteopathy at Academy Osteopathy in Bergamo, Busto Arsizio and Brescia. Over the years, he has added academic teaching to his full-fledged clinical/outpatient activity and is increasingly oriented in the training field, up to the promotion of autonomous specialization projects in the osteopathic field (video courses, live courses and personal coaching services).

Clinic

Guided osteopathic clinical practice is an integral part of osteopath training and can take place in several formats. The Slovak School of Osteopathy provides students with osteopathic practice in private osteopathic clinics, where students observe, diagnose and treat patients under supervision. Osteopathy students will have the opportunity to practice in clinics in Slovakia.

School-fee

Choose your tuition payment. We offer a choice with the following options.

Mounthly Payment

384 per month
  • 3840€ Annually
  • 10 monthly payments of € 384
  • 10 seminars
  • Final exam
  • Access to the student zone
  • Access to all webinars

Quarterly payment

920 Quarterly
  • 3680€ Annually
  • 4 quarterly payments of € 920
  • 10 seminars
  • Final exam
  • Access to the student zone
  • Access to all webinars

Cooperations

Our school follows international standards for osteopathy training (OSEAN, WHO, EFSOET, CEN).

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