The Advanced Cranial Course

The prerequisite for an Advanced Dental Seminar is completion of the Basic Cranial Course. (A Cranial Academy or SCTF seminar is also acceptable.) The location of these seminars is the W.G. Sutherland Temporomandibulo-Cranial Dental Group, Inc. teaching facility in Madison, Indiana.(Please note this new location, effective June 2021!)

The schedule and estimated fees for the Advanced Course are listed below. Seminar dates are fixed, but programs and fees may alter due to varying conditions.

To register, please send a check to the mailing address listed on the "Contact Us" page.  You may call the office to register, however, please note there is a 3.75% processing fee charged to register by credit card

 

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2024 ADVANCED COURSE DATES

 


September 5 - 7, 2024

                                 

                                                                   Before August 5, 2024                                 After August 5, 2024

Advanced Course                                                  $700.00                                                   $800.00

WGSTDG Instuctors                                               $500.00                                                   $600.00

 

Advanced Course Topic:  Neuro-Ocular Release

Presented by Dr. Richard Feely, D.O., FAAO, FCA, FAAMA, FIAIME, FABQAURP
Dr Feely

Richard A. Feely, D.O. is a Clinical Associate Professor at Midwestern U- CCOM who is in private practice. He is a board-certified physician in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, Acupuncture, Independent Medical Examiner, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Feely is the president of Feely, LTD dba/ Feely Center for Optimal Health specializing in neuromuscular pain using Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine to alleviate various medical and pain conditions. He is experienced in educating Osteopathic medical students and residents in both the clinical as well as live/online didactic settings for Osteopathic Principles & Practice, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. He has provided leadership in two national medical specialty colleges and three healthcare foundations. Dr Feely is the recipient of the American Academy of Osteopathy’s lifetime achievement award, A.T. Still Medallion of Honor. Dr. Feely is the founder and president of TCMtests.com, the premier online test preparation service for Doctors of Oriental Medicine, acupuncturist, and herbalist, preparing them to pass their national board examinations (NCCAOM) and California Licensure Examination (CALE). Dr. Feely holds a series 65 license and is a registered investment advisor specializing in precious metals with Womack Investment Adviser, Edmond, OK.

Thursday Afternoon

9:00am - 11:00am:  Treat Attendees

11:00am - 5:00pm:   WGSTD Instructors

 

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm / Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Topics:
 

Neuro-Ocular Release (NOR) is an advanced, indirect Osteopathic manipulative procedure, that puts into play the ocular nervous system and it’s related CNS &PNS as described to deactivate entrainment, central facilitation (sensitization) and local somatic dysfunction for both active and latent tender points. By utilizing the neuro-ocular system in the manner described; the inhibition of the presynaptic primary afferents and postsynaptic inhibition at the spinal projections modulate pain and diminish SD. The Neuro-Ocular Release (NOR) is less time consuming provides a more complete treatment of SD, specifically, NOR functionally removes the spinal cord memory of SD, particularly important in recurrent neuromusculoskeletal pain.

OBJECTIVES

1. To know, perceive and describe what pain is.  

2. To describe how pain is transmitted and modulated.  

3. To recognize and describe the 3 types of pain. 

4. To describe what NOR is and to experience it is effect upon oneself.  

5. To describe in detail how NOR works.

6. To Identify in lab NOR Tenderpoints (TP).

7. To be able to perform in lab NOR treatment in at least 4 of the 10 body regions taught.

 

 
 
 

October 31 - November 2, 2024

                                 

                                                                   Before September 30, 2024                                 After September 30, 2024

Advanced Course                                                  $700.00                                                   $800.00

WGSTDG Instuctors                                               $500.00                                                   $600.00

 

Advanced Course Topic:  Practice of AT Still’s Traditional Osteopathy is entirely from the invisible world on ENERGY: Life energy, Vital life force, Spirituality, soul, Consciousness, Mind, Awareness.

Presented by Richard W. Koss, D.O.

Richard Koss was awarded a BS in Physical Education Summa Cum Laude from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1976. He continued a Fellowship and Teaching Assistant position in Anatomy & Physiology for 2 years at Springfield. Dr. Koss received his D.O. degree at AT Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri in 1982 and subsequently performed a rotating internship at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the US Air Force in 1983 and served in Family Practice as a Flight Surgeon, Chief of Air Transport, Chief of Emergency Services, and Chief of Family Practice. He returned to Kirksville in 1987 to pursue a residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He joined the faculty at AT Still University in 1990 as Osteopathic Principles and Practice Assistant Professor. He then joined the faculty in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, Texas as Department Vice Chair. He has passed Specialty Board Exams for both the ACOFP in Family Practice and also the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine exam, and is double Board Certified. Since 1999, Dr. Koss has been in private practice, specializing in Osteopathic Manipulation.
He presented a paper on the Bioelectric Properties of Fascia at the 1990 AAO Convocation in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was deemed Educator of the Year in 1997 at the University of North Texas. He was named one of “Seattle’s Best Doctors” in the 2002 issue of Seattle Magazine.

In his years of experience, Dr. Koss has seen amazing results achieved from his treatments but understands that Osteopathy isn’t the answer for everyone. He works closely with other medical professionals in the area and is more than happy to discuss and refer patients to alternative practices.

 

Thursday Afternoon

9:00am - 11:00am:  Treat Attendees

11:00am - 5:00pm:   WGSTD Instructors

 

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm / Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

 

Welcome and Introduction

Goals and objectives:

To introduce the practice of AT Still’s Traditional Osteopathy is entirely from the invisible world on ENERGY:

Life energy, Vital life force, Spirituality, soul, Consciousness, Mind, Awareness.

Bio-energy Field, Powerpoint presentation (60 minutes)

Lessons from Robert C. Fulford, D.O. (Paper by Koss)

Vibration

Rhythmic Balance Interchange

Anatomy of Vibration, (Koss paper)

(Great conundrums)

Break

 

Palpation exercises: Mind Training exercises:

Be Still = Gateway into the invisible: Still’s “Form and Function”

“Bicep”

“Dent”

“Grip or fist”

Blindfold exercises

Fulford Exercises

Break

Tube of water exercise: (Practicum)

Magnet exercise: (Practicum)

Artist theory of Kossteopathy

Discussion of “Traditional Osteopathic Restriction”

Osteopathic diagnosis: Practicum

Application of the Osteopathic principles in diagnosis and treatment

Motion testing:

Application of the principles in diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment principles:

“Travel in harmony with Mother Nature” ATS

Do not “DO” anything!

Direct technique:

Match the tension: Blend, “Goldie Locks rule”

Sympathetic resonance and the effect on the restriction

Release of traumatic forces

Return of “Perfection” in Form and Function”

“Cellphone theory of Kossteopathy”

Evaluation and treatment:

Shock Release

Extremity

Neck

Cranium

Other areas

Review and discussion.