Pediatric 1


Program kurzu bude obsahovať potrebné teoretické základy, ktoré nám následne umožnia pochopiť praktický manažment, všetko v rámci osteopatického prístupu.



During the course you’ll learn how to assess and treat the infant in a safe and effective way.

The programme of the course will contain the necessary theoretical background which will give us the understading of the practical management, all within the osteopathic approach.

Course is dedicated for those who already work with young patients or those who want to begin the journey into a world of pediatric therapy.

During the course we’ll discuss some of the most common disfunctions of an newborn, infant and toddler age.

Starting from the very begging which is a fetal life and delivery, exploring how different events may influnce the health of a baby.

We’ll go furhter with understanding principles of baby’s development and a proper assessment of a different age groups.

The course will also focus  on the ways to enhance the proper development with manual approach.

Every bit of a theory will be supported with practical tools, which will equip the participant with a ready to use set of skills. The course will give you the anatomical and physiological understading and osteopathic tools for management of different conditions like: cranial assymetries, problems with sucking and feeding, visual disturbances, gastrointestinal problems (colics, constipations, spitting), immune disorders of an early age (recurrent infections, sinusitis, otitis )and musculo-skeletal conditions, either a developmental or traumatic in their nature.

You’ll be able to develop you palpatory skills which are necessary not only for this age group, as our work will cover cranial, visceral and structural modalities

First part:

Different types of childbirth and their consequences on the infant (natural birth, scheduled/unplanned cesarean, assisted vaginal delivery – vacuum/ forceps).

Anamnesis  – proper analysis of history case, which facts are important and informative for us and how to interpret it?

Anatomy and development of the cranium. Assesment and osteopathic approach to most common problems (cranial assymetries, possible systemic problems emerging from cranial disorders, when and how to work on cranium and cranium as the part of the whole),

This section will include practical part of working with neonate/ baby’s cranium (cranial assessment including the rules and timing of ossification processes and what affects it? membranous tensions, intraosseous strains, work with sutures, SSB, work on basicranium – base spread and condylar decompression as examples of the techniques)

Newborn suckling behaviour and breastfeeding – analysis, osteopathic considerations for problems with feeding, sucking, tongue tie+ practical management (work with mandible, mouth floor, tongue tie – pre and post operative states)

Understanding some of the concepts of osteopathic work (direct/ indirect approaches, fascial work, fascial unwinding, BLT (balanced ligamentous tension), BMT (balanced membranous tension)

We will discuss the differences between anatomy and physiology of musculo-skeletal and system and how it will affect our therapeutic management. During practical part an appropriate and safe techniques for different somatic disfunctions will be presented (including feet and knee joints, hip and infant pelvis, shoulder girdle and development of the spine) Assesment routine of a newborn.

Magdalena Klimaszewska, Msc PT (Master degree in Physiotherapy), DO (Diploma in Osteopathy), DPO (Diploma in Pediatric Osteopathy)

Magdalena has completed her Physiotherapy studies (Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław and Univerzita Karlova v Praze) and Osteopathic Education (5 years programme in Akademia Osteopatii, Polska plus  2 years specialization in pediatric osteopathy).

Involved in Osteopathy as a practitioner, teacher and translator of books from osteopathic and medical field. Professionally she is sharing her time between work with patients in her clinic and teaching wide range of osteopathic approaches in Poland and abroad, focusing mainly on the work with the youngest patients.

Recently she is the cofounder of the Institute for Postgraduate Osteopathy Education (IPOE) and initiator of project Kirgistan, aiming to bring osteopathic help for people in Kyrgyzstan.