CPD Courses

Next Courses: 28-29th April 2018.

These CPD courses use a combination of functional, structural, assessment and treatment approaches, to manage the athlete. This helps provide clinicians with a practical based skill which can be integrated directly into their clinical or sporting environments. The techniques can be used as effective treatment tools to address both muscular and joint-related issues, improve fluid dynamics and reduce pain.

The CPD courses can be provided nationally, at your own venue, and can be tailored to meet your individual learning requirements. They would benefit anyone working in a clinical and or sporting environment, with special reference to osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and sports therapists. A certificate of attendance and 14 hours CPD will be awarded upon completion of each course.

Dr Carl Todd

Carl Todd is a registered osteopath and qualified lecturer with a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, a masters degree in sport injury medicine and an honours degree in osteopathy. Carl is a director of The Carl Todd Clinic and practises at our Corsham, Swindon and Ridgeway clinics. Carl’s professional memberships include the General Osteopathic Council, Institute of Osteopathy, Osteopathic Sports Care Association, British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, British Medical Acupuncture Society and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In 2005 Carl became the first osteopath to be appointed by The Football Association and work with the England Football team. To date, he has worked over one hundred and forty international games and attended three FIFA World Cup tournaments, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014; UEFA European Championships Poland & Ukraine 2012; France 2016. Carl has been consultant osteopath to Chelsea Football Club since 2008 working as part of the medical support for the first team players in all competitions. Carl has carried out consultancy roles for the England Cricket Board, Team GB male and female Basketball at the London 2012 Olympics and many other clubs including; Real Madrid, IFK Gothenburg, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Portsmouth FC, West Bromich Albion FC, and Worcestershire County Cricket Club. From 2006-2008 Carl worked as part of the medical team at Honda UK.

His clinical experience with both elite and amateur level athletes has led to Carl developing his own unique style of integrated osteopathy, encompassing biomechanical, functional and structural models for patient management and re-education, specialising in functional movement patterns and corrective exercise. Carl lectures regularly at medical conferences both nationally and internationally on the subject of sports injury management and rehabilitation.

Testimonials (September 2017)
It really was an absolute privilege to be involved in such a high level interaction and I can’t tell you just how much I’ve learnt and how useful the material you went through will be for me.” Hugo Matcham (Osteopath)

A must for all manual therapists.” Clive Lathey (Osteopath)

I thought the course was really great – an essential for all practitioners as I think everyone should practice this way!”  Donna Strachan (Chiropractor)

1 A functional approach to managing neck, shoulder and rib disorders in the athlete

Date: 28th/29th April 2018

Location: University College of Osteopathy, London

Based upon current scientific research combined with clinical experience developed from working in elite level sports. This course is aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals to enhance their evidence informed clinical practice for developing clinical, therapeutic and reasoning skills.

Two-day course comprising of a functional and biomechanical analysis model, that can be used as a diagnostic tool to highlight kinetic chain and or specific somatic dysfunctions to the upper spine and shoulder girdle complex. Application of treatment using advanced manual techniques to the cervical, thoracic spine, rib cage and shoulder girdle complemented by management strategies incorporating facilitation techniques and segmental control exercises.

– Learn the fundamental understanding between the association of the cervicothoracic-shoulder complex.
– Simplify the clinical examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems specific to the individual.
– Develop a rationale to make an informed decision for treatment based upon clinical understanding.
– Understanding of exercise dosage encompassing non-functional, functional motor control and work capacity parameters to address mobility and CNS adaptations.Develop a rationale to make an informed decision to prescribe appropriate corrective exercise based upon clinical reasoning.
– Case studies to develop and challenge clinical reasoning.

Carl has spent many years working at the highest level in professional sport. His unique course is a blend of manual therapy and the latest evidence based rehabilitation delivered with great skill and passion. This course is suitable for patients from all walks of life, whether they are elite athletes or the elderly. His courses are a must for all manual therapists!

Clive Lathey