2629 – Introduction to Aquatic Osteopathy Concepts
Intermediate / 4-hour Workshop
4.0 credit hours equal to 4.0 CECs/.4 CEUs
Classroom: 2 hours / Pool: 2 hours
Faculty: Michael Dufresne, BA, DO
The major therapeutic principles of traditional osteopathy and their adaptation into the aquatic environment will be described. The notions of therapeutic fulcrums in water are addressed along with technical applications of these principles.
1) Define the six major therapeutic principles.
2) Examine how warm water complements traditional osteopathy.
3) Describe impact of warm water at an emotional level.
4) Explore the
pros and cons of the absence of external fulcrums.
Dufresne, BA, DO, holds a degree of osteopathy from Le
College dÕEtudes Osteopathiques
de Montreal (C.E.O.) and a bachelorÕs degree in psychology from BishopÕs
University, Canada. He practices traditional and aquatic osteopathy in his
current practice in Canada. Michael has co-written a research paper on the
adaptation of therapeutic principles of osteopathy into the aquatic environment
and does research in this area. He holds seminars and workshops on aquatic osteopathy
internationally and has been a faculty instructor with ATRI since 2000.
Michael also is a professor of osteopathy at C.E.O. in Montreal (Osteopathic Program of Wales University, England), where he has been teaching since 2004. Michael brings a practical approach to multiple dysfunctions in the area of osteoarticular, visceral, and cranial systems.