Paediatrics: A Fascial Approach to Paediatric Osteopathy

17th November 2023
3 days



Vejle, Denmark   View map


CPD Course

Lecturer Bio:

  • Paulo was awarded a Batchelor’s degree in Physiotherapy by the Universita Cattolica A. Gemelli in Rome followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy in the UK and subsequently a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the University of Dresden.
  • He is currently Head of Academics at the ASOMI College of Science in Malta and an Honorary Tutor in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, UK.
  • Paulo has developed a particular interest, clinically and scientifically, in fascial tissue and has published several books and journal articles on the subject. He has been a member of the Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies since 2012
  • Paulo co-directed the Rome osteopathic school CROMON from 2009 to 2012. He was Treasurer of the European Osteopathic Academic Network (OsEAN) from 2008-2013
  • Paulo has lectured over the past 15 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in most osteopathic subjects but in particular fascial, cranial, structural and animal osteopathy. He has done so from Japan to South America, Russia to Spain and Lapland to Greece

Seminar indicative content:

  • The journey from conception to birth, followed by the first years of infancy, holds many challenges for the developing child.
  • This seminar will explore this extraordinary journey by encompassing the perspectives of both mother and infant from an osteopathic viewpoint.
  • This fascinating program will help to enhance your knowledge of the changes that occur before and after birth, and some of the issues which might arise.
  • The course will be mainly practical and based on real clinical cases on-site to assess and treat, so as to teach how as osteopaths we can offer appropriate and effective support to our infant patients, with a focus on the fascial system.
  • The program includes 3 days on the osteopathic fascial evaluation and treatment of babies and their most common disorders, ranging from colics to sleep problems, from birth trauma to respiratory infections.
  • Theory and practical sessions will be alternating in high-quality teaching based on clinical analysis, synthesis and integration.


  • To present the structure and function interrelationship of the fascial system in babies
  • To introduce effective procedures for evaluation of the fascial system in infants, including various tensional, gliding, listening and pressure tests
  • To propose several fascial mechanisms by which somatic dysfunction may be induced and maintained
  • To illustrate the most common fascial techniques in pediatric osteopathy, ranging from direct myofascial release to fascial unwinding
  • To present the osteopathic rationale behind the fascial treatment of the most common disorders in childhood
  • To elaborate on an osteopathic intervention on babies based on clinical analysis, synthesis and integration