Osteopathie Schule Deutschland® – 4th Group AT18 – ATHENS

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4th Group AT18 (2018-2023)

Information & Registration

After the successful launch of Osteopathic courses in 2012 (1st Group), in 2014 (2nd Group) and in 2017 (3rd Group), Lifelong Learning Centre for Health Professions, “epimorfosis”, intends to organise a new group starting  on December 2018, a new program of “part – time” courses of Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) in collaboration with Greek Osteopathic Association (G.O.A.)

The courses last 5 years, – 135 days divided into 40 3-day courses (1.495 teaching hours) adding the days of clinical practice & exams -.

These courses will be held in Athens starting from FRIDAY 14 December 2018
Courses are held on Friday 12.30 – 20.30, Saturday 09.00 – 18.00 & Sunday 09.00 – 17.00.


Time schedule of the 1st year 2018 – 2019 (4th Group – G4)

OSTEO 1: History & Philosophy 14.12.-16.12.2018 Cristian Ciranna-Raab (Hotel OSCAR)

OSTEO 2: Knee 09.02-10.02.2019 Evangelos Scotiniotis (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 3: Biomechanics I & II 21.03.-24.03.2019 Peter Sommerfeld (Hotel OSCAR)

OSTEO 4: Cranial I 07.06.-09.06.2019 Birgit Schiller Kramer  (Hotel OSCAR)

OSTEO 5: General Osteopathic Techniques 05.07.-07.07.2019 Oliver Hintz (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 6: Pelvis, Sacrum & Hip 27.09.-29.09.2019 Peter Sommerfeld (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 7: Foot & Ankle 11.10.-13.10.2019 Michael Vittoria (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 8: Autonomous Nervous System 22.11.-24.11.2019 Nick Marcer (course room epimorfosis)

1st Year Exams will be held on December, 13 – 15 2019

Examiner: Michael Vittoria


Time schedule of the 2nd year 2019 – 2020 (4th Group – G4)

OSTEO 9: Visceral I 24.01.-26.01.2020 Richard Twining (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 10: Lumbar Spine 07.02-09.02.2020 Jerry Draper-Rodi (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 11: Thorax 27.03.-29.03.2020 Jon Parsons (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 12: Cranial II 08.05.-10.05.2020 Birgit Schiller Kramer (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 13: Upper Extremities 03.07.-05.07.2020 Michael Vittoria (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 14: Palpation 09.10.-11.10.2020 Michael Vittoria (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 15: Visceral II 06.11.-08.11.2020 Richard Twining (course room epimorfosis)

OSTEO 16: Osteopathic & medical clinical reasoning/methods 27.11.-29.11.2020 Jon Parsons (course room epimorfosis)

2nd Year Exams will be held on December, 12 – 13 2020

Examiner: Michael Vittoria


Clinical Practice (shadowing) 20 hours minimum will be held on Mondays right after the courses for those who liveoutside Athens. The participants who live in Athens will practice the rest Mondays till the exams.

The course fee is 13.900€

An invoice will be issued by every payment.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 1.900€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinFULL DEPOSIT (1.900€) money-coin1st DEPOSIT (700€) money-coin2nd/3rd DEPOSIT (600€) money-coinINSTALLMENT (300€)




Deadline date for registrations: November, 14 2018

The rest amount of 12.000€ (2.400€ / year) must be deposited in equal installments of 300€ in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of each course.

The registration process presupposes the signing of private agreement of each participant.

So, to proceed their registrations, applicants have to follow these 3 steps:
1st Step
Fill in the registration form electronically.
2nd Step
Send 2 copies of the signed private agreement by post (registered).
3rd Step
Deposit of 1.900€.

Our training center in order to facilitate your registration (due to economic crisis), provides you the ability to pay off the deposit of 1.900€ in 3 parts (700€ + 600€ + 600€) the latest by March, 15 2019

However, the amount of 700€ must be deposited necessarily till the due day on November, 14 2018.

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Course room «epimorfosis»
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303


logo (1)Athens’ Venue:
Filadelfias 25 & Samou, across the Railway station Larisis
Tel: +30 210 8834215 – 19



LLLC1, “epimorfosis” has the right to change the seminar venue depending on the availability of course-rooms.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 28 individuals. If candidates are more than 28, a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalisation of participation (date of deposit).

A Diploma in Osteopathy (DO), will be issued by the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD), to those who will successfully graduate. Those who are willing to continue their studies there is the ability of obtaining a postgraduate degree Master of Science (MSc) from University of Dresden (Germany), whose duration is 18 months (1 ½ year).

Greek Osteopathic Association guarantees that the graduates will have the right to register as full members after passing successful the exams (FCCA) by three person/ examiners committee, involving a representative of OSD. Exams will be conducted by G.O.A.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course is addressed to Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and all Health Professionals (graduated accordingly).

Course’s language is Greek or English with simultaneous translation to Greek.



Introduction on Osteopathy

(W.H.O. Benchmarks on Education and Training)

Osteopathy was developed by Andrew Taylor Still, a physician and surgeon in the United States of America in the mid-1800s, who established the first independent school of osteopathy in 1892.

Osteopathy (also called osteopathic medicine) relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship of body, mind and spirit in health and disease; it lays emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body and the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing. Osteopathic practitioners use a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to improve

physiological function and/or support homeostasis that has been altered by somatic (body framework) dysfunction, i.e. impaired or altered function of related components of the somatic system; skeletal, arthrodial and myofascial structures; and related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements.

Osteopathic practitioners use their understanding of the relationship between structure and function to optimize the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capabilities. This holistic approach to patient care and healing is based on the concept that a human being is a dynamic functional unit, in which all parts are interrelated and which possesses its own self-regulatory and self-healing mechanisms. One essential component of osteopathic health care is osteopathic manual therapy, typically called osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which refers to an array of manipulative techniques that may be combined with other treatments or advice, for example on diet, physical activity and posture, or counselling. The practice of osteopathy is distinct from other health-care professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy or chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed. As a hands-on approach to patient care, osteopathy has contributed to the body of knowledge of manual therapies and complementary and alternative medicine.

Osteopathy is practised in many countries throughout the world. In some countries, manual therapists use osteopathic techniques and claim to provide osteopathic treatment, although they may not have received proper training.


The German School of Osteopathy (Osteopathie Schule Deutschland OSD)

OSD was founded in 1999 by the German osteopath Torsten Liem DO.

Initially offering a part-time course in Hamburg and Stuttgart, open to medical doctors, physiotherapists and naturopaths (German Heilpraktiker), the school expanded rapidly.

A founding member of the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN), the mission oft he school was from the very beginning to offer high academic standards in its educational programs.

In 2003 the first cooperation with the University of Wales was established. This allowed to school to change its part time course into a Bachelor degree and to establish a Master’s degree in Paediatric Osteopathy.

In 2006 Cristian Ciranna-Raab BSc, DO, an English trained osteopath joined the faculty, as a vice principle of the school, who became took over the direction of the school in 2007.

In 2009 the school managed to get validated from a German University. This was a very important step for German osteopathy, as OSD was the first school in Germany to receive a state recognition, and the first in Europe to offer a Masters degree in osteopathy on a part time basis in 5 years of training.


Today the school offers the part time degree in 6 different cities in Germany, the full time degree, now validated, in Berlin, and has different cooperating schools abroad, which have adopted the OSD academic curriculum (Poland, Italy, Belgium)

OSD is well known for its international faculty, and for being the most active school organizing international events.


Programs of OSD are:

Masters degree in Osteopathy Part time (5years)
Masters degree in OSteopathy Full time (5years)
Master degree (post-graduate) Paediatric Osteoapthy (2 years)
Postgraduate Diploma course in Sports Osteopathy (1year
Conversion course MSc – Belgium
Postgraduate Diploma Paedaitric OSteoapthy – Italy
Part time Osteoapthy Diploma course – Poland

The GermanSchool is memeber of the German Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteopathie (BAO) and its degrees are not only conforms to university criteria, but also to national requirements.

Currently over 700 students are immatriculated onto OSD programs.

For more information in German: http://www.osteopathie-schule.de


There are more than 50 tutors in Osteopathy School.

Time Schedule of the 1st year

Module Title: History & Philosophy
Lectures: Introduction to Osteopathy
Overview: Historical and Philosophical Theory in Medicine and Osteopathy, The Principles and Fundamentals in osteopathic Practice The Osteopathic Lesion concept and its Evolution, Palpation and Perception, Palpation and Diagnosis

Module Title: Visceral Osteopathy I
Lectures: Visceral Osteopathy
Overview: Review of the Visceral Anatomy, Introduction to Visceral Osteopathy, History and Modern Research. Techniques applied to the Diaphragm and diaphragmatic organs

Module Title: Structural osteopathy I
Lectures: GOT & Hip Joint, The Pelvis and Sacrum, The Foot and Ankle, The Knee Joint
Overview: Osteopathic Assessment, Anatomy Review of the Joints and Regions, Osteopathic and Medical Testing, Differential Diagnosis in Orthopaedics and Neurology, Diagnostic Procedures in Osteopathy, Osteopathic Techniques (High Velocity Thrusts, Muscle Energy, Soft Tissue, General Articulation Techniques), Introduction to the General Osteopathic Treatment

Module Title: Cranial Osteopathy I
Lectures: Cranial Osteopathy
Overview: Review Cranial Anatomy and Neuroanatomy, Introduction to Cranial Osteopathy, History and modern Research, Specific Techniques on the Cranium, Cranial Base dysfunctions and Palpation and Treatment of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

Module Title: Biomechanics
Lectures: Biomechanics I
Overview: Introduction to General Classical Biomechanics, Pelvis and Lower Extremities, Current Research

Module Title: Clinical Practice
Lectures: Clinic
Overview: Shadowing in The Osteopathic Clinic

Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel OSCAR*** single room B&B 40 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 8834215 εως 19

Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373