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Courses Jöns/Lesch

The three pillars of osteopathy, namely, parietal osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, and craniosacral osteopathy, form the thematic framework for the new course series offered by BeST-CAT.



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Learning Concept:

These courses focus on the musculoskeletal system, the regions of the body, and the structures that form and connect the skull and spine. The fascial and muscular systems, innervation, blood supply, and particularly the lymphatic system are presented. The embryological development of organs, their neural supply through the somatic, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems is discussed. Sutures and joints are explored, cerebrospinal fluid spaces can be studied, and the topographical organization of the brain is examined.

Our goal is to refresh and deepen the anatomical knowledge acquired during training and professional practice, specifically related to the body regions addressed in each course.

The courses are conducted in the dissection rooms of the Anatomy Institute at Charité. All courses are hands-on, providing participants with the opportunity to directly engage with specially prepared anatomical specimens and explore the various tissues and their structural characteristics. This naturally leads to discussions among fellow participants and instructors, facilitating the achievement of the course objectives for all participants.

General Information about the Courses:

  • Each course has a clearly defined theme and is self-contained, not building upon previous courses.
  • All courses can be booked individually. Experienced instructors from the fields of anatomy and osteopathy supervise the courses, allowing for discussions that bridge the gap between practice, such as patient cases, and the anatomical specimens.
  • Ample time is allocated for independent study of the specimens in all courses, enabling each participant to find their own learning rhythm.
  • We assume that participants have a good to very good level of anatomical knowledge.

For more information and to book the courses, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our enriching educational experience at BeST-CAT.



Parietal Osteopathy

This course focuses on the active and passive musculoskeletal system.

The skeletal and muscular systems are discussed, including their embryonic development. Topics such as agonist and antagonist muscles, muscle slings, tensioning systems, complex band systems, and variations in muscle tone can serve as the basis for discussions and study of the specimens. The diverse nature and comprehensive significance of the fascial system for smooth movements will also be addressed.

The innervation of muscles and fascia, blood supply, and the lymphatic system are presented in the course.

Visceral Osteopathy

This course focuses on the sites of the body. The spatial characteristics of the cervical, thoracic, and abdominal regions will be discussed. The embryonic development of individual organs and the spaces surrounding them will serve as the theoretical foundation for these discussions.

In addition to organ functions, the interconnections between organs and the body's connective tissue fascial system will be studied. Participants will explore the neural supply provided by the somatic, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems, as well as the blood supply and the structure of the lymphatic system.


Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy

In this course, the focus is on the bony structures that make up the skull and the spine.

The connections between the bones, including sutures and joints, are discussed. The structure and functions of the meninges are explored. Participants have the opportunity to study the internal and external cerebrospinal fluid spaces and discuss their significance. Additionally, the course covers the study of the brain and the spinal cord. The topographical organization of the brain and spinal cord, as well as functional aspects, can be studied and discussed.

The cranial nerves, their pathways, and their functions are prominently featured in this course.