Still Technique Part 2

Date: 8 December 2019

Course leaders: Jonathan Edis and Glynn Booker

Cost: £109-£135


About the course

This 6-hour CPD workshop builds on the Still Technique Part 2: Introduction to Still Technique workshop. Still Technique Part 2 provides an opportunity to revise, practice & refine the techniques introduced in Part 1, & will explore the application of Still Technique to the ribs, the thoracic & cervical spines, & the upper & lower extremities. It will also look at its applied role in the external treatment of the coccyx. 

Completion of Still Technique Part 1 is a requirement to undertake Part 2.

Delegates booking both Part 1 & Part 2 of Still Technique can do so at a discounted rate of £250 instead of £270.

Osteopathic practice standards (updated) and other CPD elements covered

A Communication and patient partnership - A4

B Knowledge, skills and performance - B1, B3

C Safety and quality in practice - C1

Learning outcomes

  • Revise the clinical issues, principles & theory of Still Technique
  • Masterclass of the techniques covered in Part 1
  • Discuss the role of, & apply, Still Technique in a protocol for the external treatment of the coccyx & sacrococcygeal articulation
  • Introduce the theory, & practice the application, of Still Techniques to:  Ribs 2-10, thoracic spine (Tsp), cervical spine (Csp), upper and lower extremities


09:00-09:30   Arrival & registration

09:30-11:00   Revision of Still Technique theory & concepts

Practical: Masterclass Part 1 techniques & external treatment of the coccyx

11:00-11:15   Tea / Coffee

11:15-13:00  Practical: Rib 2-10 & thoracic spine techniques

13:00-14:00   Lunch

14:00-15:15   Practical: Cervical spine techniques

15:15-15:30  Tea / Coffee

15:30-16:45   Practical: Upper & lower extremity techniques

16.45-17:00   Final thoughts & reflection

17:00   Finish


Pre-course reading

Dowling, DJ (2005). Still Technique. In: DiGiovanna, EL, Schiowitz, S & Dowling, DJ, eds. (2005) An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 91-92; 152-157; 208-213; 258-261; 340-345; 385-392

Nicholas, AS & Nicholas, EA (2016). Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer. pp. 435-454

Taylor, N (2008). Efficacy of the ‘Still technique’ on dorsiflexion at the talocrural joint in patients with a history of ankle injury. Unpublished research project, Unitec, NZ. Available at: Accessed 22nd February 2017

Van Buskirk, RL (2006). The Still Technique Manual. 2nd ed. American Academy of Osteopathy

Van Buskirk, RL (1996). A manipulative technique of Andrew Taylor Still as reported by Charles Hazzard, DO, in 1905. JAOA. 96(10): 597-602


Course suitability

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).


Course Leaders

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

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

Glynn Booker graduated from the BSO 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.

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. 

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.