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Welcome to ICrA

Cranial Osteopathy for babiesICrA is a not-for-profit special interest group for health professionals who include cranial therapy in their practice.

ICrA exists to provide CPD and to support, maintain and develop the practice of cranial therapy.

ICrA members include osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists and other health care professionals. We welcome all practitioners and students with an interest in cranial, cranio-sacral therapy or cranial osteopathy.

ICrA is international with contacts in Belgium, Greece and France. We have links to several colleges in the UK, including College of Osteopaths and European School of Osteopathy.

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Spring Study Day - 30th March 2019

Osteopathic Approach to Fluids

The course presenter is Claudia Knox.

Claudia has been a practising osteopath for over 14 years. She was a midwife in Germany before that.

Her passion for seeing health thrive in the people she cares for has motivated her continue developing as a therapist.

She has trained in traditional Chinese medicine while she worked as midwife. Studying osteopathy was the next step in the journey of providing holistic care for women during pregnancy and in preparation for childbirth.

Observing that good births were followed by a happy time post-partum for the mother and the child, led Claudia to become an osteopath full time.

Since qualifying she has been involved in osteopathic education. Her completion of post graduate awards in paediatrics (MSc), women's health (PGD WHO) and paedagogics (PGC ACE) are enhancing her teaching. Her home college is the European School of Osteopathy in the UK but she has taught in most countries in Europe and Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Her favourite topics are Paediatrics and Women's health, Clinical Integration and techniques as taught by William Sutherland. Claudia is passionate about osteopathic education and spreading the knowledge of osteopathic principles.

Osteopathic Approach to Fluids

In this one day course we want to explore what determines how the fluids are distributed in the body and how we can have a therapeutic influence on conditions that occur when the fluids suffer stasis. Health prevails where fluid exchange between all body tissues is free and uninterrupted.

Cellular, circulatory and neurological models will be discussed and applied in practical treatment concepts.

Registration 09:30 for 10.00 to 17.00. Venue is Room L5 in British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lief House, 3 Sumpter Close, Finchley Road, London NW3 5HR. 6 hours CPD Certificated, open to all practitioners


Course fee: £80 for ICRA members; £55 for students; £105 for non-members

Telephone: 07929 731862, or book this event online as:
Member Non-Member Student

ICrA Update: Study Day 28th April 2018

Thank you Brian and Zara for a very enjoyable and insightful day.

Zara Van Herbert D.O.

Zara's study day programme was on "osteopathy's unique contribution to health"

Brian Isbell BSc, PGCE, PhD, D.O, MBiol.

Brian's presentation on "Fascia - does this tissue provide insight into mechanisms in cranial and musculoskeletal therapies."

Thank you to all who attended.

Contact us with views or requests for topics.

ICrA is now working with CNHC

CNHC LogoThe Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority's demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC's quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.

CNHC Registration

CNHC has agreed that ICrA may verify applications for CNHC registration and we encourage members to register in order to gain the CNHC quality mark. The criteria for entry to the register can be downloaded from CNHC web site. Members wishing to register should download a Request to Register Form, to be completed and returned to ICrA by post or email. We will then request further details from you in order to check your eligibility for registration.

To find out more about the CNHC, you may email info@cnhc.org.uk, call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk.

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