About the course

Still Technique is described as the “application of the rediscovered techniques of Andrew Taylor Still” and is a system of osteopathic assessment and manipulative treatment from the USA which aspires to recreate the manipulations of the ‘Old Doctor’.

A cross between structural and functional techniques, it is an alternative, or supplement, to HVT techniques, when such approaches are inappropriate or ineffective. It is also applicable to every area of the body and suitable for a wide range of patients.

This 6 hour CPD workshop will introduce the theory and practice of Still Technique, and will focus on the lumbar spine, pelvis and 1st rib.

This course is suitable for qualified osteopaths, final year undergraduate osteopathic students and final year students on the UCO MSc pre-registration course (UCO MSc Pre-Reg).

This course is followed by second course on 9 December which aims to build upon learning further. Delegates booking Part 1 & Part 2 together can do so at a discounted rate of £250 instead of £270.

Key teaching areas

  • Introduce the background, development and principles of Still Technique
  • Discuss indications and contraindications for the application of Still Technique
  • Introduce the theory, and practice the application of, Still Techniques to: Rib 1, Lumbar Spine(LSp), Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ), Pubic symphysis, Hip Joint/ilio-psoas muscle

Frequently Asked Questions

I know how to treat patients – what’s different?
Beautiful, fluent, dynamic and effective, the Still Technique takes in elements of positional diagnosis, manipulation, articulation and functional technique. Like HVT, it pushes against barriers to movement and creates a positive release. Unlike HVT, it is softer and more fluid and produces a gentle “clunk” – often much better tolerated by a wider range of patients.

Sounds good, but why should I bother?
There are times when standard techniques simply do not seem to work. Why not try another approach? Very often, Still Technique can be applied effectively when other techniques have failed. Whilst most practitioners are unlikely to use the Still Technique exclusively, most would agree it is a very useful addition and alternative.

Who can benefit?
Your practice and your patients!

Still Technique has been used on all sorts of patients with all sorts of presentations. One course leader has used it on a wide spectrum of ages (from 2 days to 104 years).

Who are the Course Leaders?

Jonathan Edis graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (UCO) 2001. From 2002, he has combined work in general osteopathic practice in south London with lecturing & clinical roles at the UCO.

In 2004, Jonathan visited the German Osteopathic College (DOK)’s annual osteopathic symposium in Bavaria, where he attended a three day workshop on Still Technique with Pierre Jean Bachand, a colleague of its creator, Richard Van Buskirk. After using it extensively in practice, he has been delivering lectures & courses on Still Technique in the UK & Italy since 2010. He has also delivered continuous professional development lectures on anatomy & structural osteopathic manipulative technique.

Glynn Booker graduated from the University College of Osteopathy in 2004 and has operated his own practice in Greenwich since 2007. He began teaching osteopathy in the same year.

Glynn has had extensive experience (including teaching experience) in climbing, snowboarding, martial arts, kites and juggling whilst working in various walks of life before starting osteopathy. He learnt the Still Technique in Bavaria in 2004 at the European Symposium and has been teaching the technique since 2010. He has also been teaching “orthodox” technique at the UCO since 2009 and a Clinic Tutor since 2007. He has fulfilled niche roles in Outreach clinics, teaching in clinics for the elderly, the homeless and HIV patients. He became a Clinic Team Leader in 2014.

Glynn enjoys towing a fine line between heresy and orthodoxy.

Additional Information

Delegates may be required to partially undress for practical sessions so appropriate underwear or alternatives to change into, such as shorts or leggings, are recommended. Clothing should be loose fitting to allow for movement of the limbs.

Recent delegate feedback

“Pleasant, relaxed and informative, I learned new, applicable and effective techniques”

What next?

This course is followed by second course on 9 December which aims to build upon learning further. For further details click here. Delegates booking Part 1 & Part 2 together can do so at a discounted rate of £250 instead of £270.

To book on to part 2 of the course only click here.

Cancellation policy

The UCO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found. The UCO cannot guarantee that any course will run. In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.