A biomechanical model for osteopathy

Osteobio’s curriculum is located halfway between medical analytic approach and holistic theory, and no place is attributed to any not scientifically validated concept.
Based on a biomechanical concept recognised by scientific organisms (and being the object of several publications), the curriculum of Osteobio is characterised by a trans-disciplinary approach of locomotive and visceral systems, using recent knowledge in functional anatomy, biomechanics, mecanobiology and neurology. This specific approach, focusing on kinematics and dynamics dysfunctions, allows us to integrate manual therapy in the treatment of public health stakes, and to imagine new applications in health technologies. Of course, this knowledge is firstly facing practical skills. Therefore, OSTEOBIO focuses on a skills-based approach of osteopathy.
Another original aspect of our education is the process of professionalization: in the first three years of study, the foundation is laid for extensive theoretical knowledge, leaned against results issued from multiple research projects combined with osteopathic practice and external training courses. These projects, corresponding with two-year theses, can be developed within our laboratory, or by research collaborations with university laboratories.
In the last two years, students work towards their future job thanks to a combined process using the classical means of clinical practice and an externalisation of their skills, working in a host structure.
OSTEOBIO trains its students in early detection, examination and treatment from a biomechanical perspective. This demands a range of skills that matches the medical field and the engineering approach. This crossroads constitutes the basis for new skills in the health area.

Head of scientific English department and international relations at the Institute for Applied Biomechanics and Osteopathy. I have a background in linguistics and I hold a Master's Degree in tertiary education. Having lived and worked in several countries, I am currently working towards a skills-based pedagogical model for osteopathy.