IPOE was created in 2020 and as such is a new entity. It is, however, the culmination of years of experience and exploration of the theories and practice of osteopathy. We have come from different backgrounds and we have exchanged and challenged each other’s understanding and perspectives (and continue to).

But we have always been united but what we believe are the core values that we believe underpin osteopathy and maybe even, our way of being. These we explore below.

Magdalena Klimaszewska & Jonathan Parsons


Core knowledge is critical

A deep knowledge of the medical sciences, ‘anatomy and physiology’ as well as an excellent understanding of the the osteopathic conceptual / philosphical perspectives of osteopathy enabling these to cohere into one whole. Additionally a keen interest in the arts and sciences generally will enrich this whole.The knowledge that is present in the world can influence the way we understand our reality and hopefully, the reality of others. This informs the way we practice osteopathy.


Development of practical skills is essential

Manual skills take time to perfect; imagine a musician playing an instrument and the hours they have to practise. Osteopathy requires that same commitment to the ‘craft’ of osteopathy , to take the time to practise and develop expertise.


Knowledge and practical skills unite to form our foundations

Our understading and reflections allow us to apply them in the real world. What’s also important is to look at the holism within us, that unique / personal lens through which we interpret the world. The multiplicity of layers, the complexity of who we are what beliefs we hold, and our life experiences that have shaped us.
Finally considering our patient’s perspectives and needs, we create an interaction which is the interface where the therapeutic process happens.


Being honest and true to oneself will enable us to be honest and true

to those with whom we interact, be they patients, our families or our friends. Honesty comes from knowledge of oneself and one’s practises; expertise comes from applying this insight with excellence within the manual practise of osteopathy.


Empowerment/ individuality

Combining all the above, we believe, enables us to develop into an osteopath with all the skills and knowledge required, but more importantly into a unique and individual osteopath with an understanding and insight into how and why they apply these concepts and practices to help patients who come into our practises


Available Courses

Refining a structural approach: application and treatment

This course has been created to explore and refine the application of structural technique, with particular reference to high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) manipulation applied to all areas of the axial skeleton. It will be predominantly practical based to give you plenty of opportunity to practice and develop the skills.

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At an undergraduate level, techniques are taught as if a particular technique can be applied in the same way and be effective on all patients. In reality this is not the case, each will require small adaptations in order to be effective. Our aim is to explain the logic and rationale behind each of the techniques, so from a point of understanding you will be able to make these specific adaptations and thus improve your abilities in this area.

All the thrust techniques utilised within this course will be ‘soft locking’ techniques. These are techniques based on the ‘floating field’ concepts of tensegrity and involve a minimal locking method utilising precise application. This improves both the comfort of application for the patient and possibly more importantly, the safety of the technique.

Our starting point is your aims, level and experience. We will draw on your exiting skills and understanding in both the direct and indirect fields of osteopathy and work together to tailor the practical application to your individual needs. So, whether you are an experienced manipulator looking to refine your skills or are largely practicing with the indirect approaches (or are a relative novice) and want to learn how to apply HVLA, we will be able to accommodate this.

As well as addressing the refinement of specific techniques we will explore different variations of the techniques and discuss the when or why one should apply a particular technique rather than another for you to gain a greater confidence in the domain of structural osteopathy.

Though the structural field is the main emphasis of this course, many of the concepts discussed will be relevant within any of the osteopathic modalities of treatment.

The course will be limited to a small group (14 participants) in order to fulfil our aim of improving every aspect of your structural work.

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During practical part, we will explore a range of soft locking HVLA techniques and their variations ( as below)

Will also explore the challenging aspect of treatment planning and holistic approach, looking at models that will support you in understanding patients and his/her problems (different osteopathic concepts, elements of PNI, differentia diagnosis etc), which will give you, as a therapist, the greatest possibility to be able to reflect retrospectively on what went as expected and what did not,  which should assist your future development as an osteopath.


Cervical ‘wheel’ (Supine) – direct and indirect

Sitting cervical

Prone cervical

Occiput /C1 – direct and indirect

Cervico thoracic / CD

Prone (from the side and from the head with modifications for vertebrae and upper ribs)

Side lying CD (both upper thoracic and upper rib application)


Dog [supine] thorax technique (for ribs and vertebrae)

Lift techniques both vertebra and ribs ( for C/D, upper thoracic, and low thoracic and lumbar both sitting and standing)

Lumbo sacral

Lumber sideroll – direct and indirect with modifications for lumbar spine,  iliosacral (anterior/posterior and outflair) and sacroiliac or sidelying sacrum

Sacral toggle

Leg tug (for S/I, L/S, and lower extremity)

When: 18 – 20.03.2022

Where: Jakubowice near Namysłow; Ośrodek Jakubus

Cost: 400 Euro

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Osteopathic Mastercourses

Tensegrity and its application and manual therapy

Tensegrity as a scientific study has its roots and architecture in the late 1940s, but its principles have been progressively incorporated in numerous fields of research and practise. With the advent of the ground-breaking, evidence-based work of Donal Ingber over the last three decades on cellular tensegrity, it has entered the field of Biological Sciences and medicine revolutionising the way of perceiving the structure and functioning of the body at every hierarchical level from nano level to the whole body level and possibly beyond.

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From a therapist’s perspective it offers explanations for numerous beneficial changes that occur both locally and distally resulting from a wide ranging and apparently diverse array of treatment approaches, from myofascial work through to energetic and vitalistic models of practice. Certainly, if you have any interest in fascia or fascial approaches, tensegrity is an essential concept to embrace to enhance your understanding and their practical application
In this three day seminar you will explore the fundamental principles of tensegrity and its relevance in manual therapeutic approaches that you may currently utilise. You will also be given the opportunity to explore, both conceptually and practically, approaches that may be new to you, that are widely applied in osteopathic practice.

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The architectural roots of tensegrity (Buckminster Fuller and Snelson)
Changing perspective from a Newtonian compressional model to a non-Newtonian tensional field model.
Benefits of tensegrity structures; why they can be light, cheap and strong, and perhaps most importantly self stabilsing.
Self assembly, fractal reiteration and continuum.
Tensegrity on a cellular level and mechanotransduction (evidenced based / Ingber)
Fascia and the collagenous, all-embracing inner network (Guimberteau)
Biotensegrity, its possible aid to the understanding of the interplay of the body at a systems level.
Communication within a collagenous network.
Tensegrity within osteopathic approaches.

This will explore a range of techniques that would largely considered to be part of the cranial osteopathic approaches. Though the name implies that they are applied on the cranium, in actuality this is a misnomer and they can be applied anywhere within the body. Though their names may be unknown to you they are all based on the fractal/ hierarchical self-assembly concepts discussed within the theoretical element. We will explore their application on an intraosseous, interarticlar, viscerofascial and craial membranous level on different regions of the body. For example:
Fascial palpation
Localising oneself in tissue levels.
Intra osseous techniques
Release of intraosseous dysfunction through fascial unwinding of long bones.
Interarticular unwinding
of single articulations (Balanced ligamentous technique (BLT)/ unwinding
over several articulations (lower extremity unwinding)

A/P release (eg mediastinum/central tendon)
Soft locking HVLA

This seminar will assist therapists in their understanding of therapeutic benefits from a biomechanical perspective and offer an interesting into how some of the more vitalistic approaches may have an effect from a partially evidenced based perspective.
The theoretical component is of benefit to any therapist, and I believe should be part of every therapist’s training.
Practically It will offer a range of techniques that will be able to be applied directly on completion of the course and act as an introduction to osteopathy in the cranial field.
The attendees must have a good level of palpatory skills and be practicing as a therapist in the manual field. Some experience with cranial osteopathic approaches would be of benefit but not essential

When: 03 – 05.06.2022

Where: Cracow

Cost: 1600 PLN

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Coming Soon

Pediatric Courses

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Osteopathy: Vitadynamic approach

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Fascia in Osteopathy

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“Kyrgyzstan” Project

The Kyrgyzstan project is an initiative that aims to help the local community and attempt to combat health-related exclusion and. A team of volunteers who are professionally practicing  osteopaths aim to improve the health of children and adults who are otherwise unable to access medical help using manual medicine. Despite the extremely difficult conditions on the spot, there is no shortage of osteopaths willing to help.

The harsh realities of life in the villages are not conducive to development. Everyday living makes hard physical demands on all of the family members. Their survival requires this, but at the cost of their health and well being. Sadly the worlds bounty is unequally distributed, but we who have so much can do our small part to help where we can. When we have the possibility of  impacting on someone else’s life, we should make good use of it.

The Kyrgyzstan project, apart from the work of osteopaths and physiotherapists on site, is also Smart Volunteering. What do we mean? We want our actions to have a long-term effect, and not just a temporary patch on the problems that accompany the local community on a daily basis. Some of our activities will also focus on educating local therapists so that they can help those who need it in an even more effective and safer way.

Our work will be mainly focused on those for whom access to any healthcare is most difficult. Therapies will be carried out in various places, ranging from orphanages, care centres for children and the elderly, yurts located in the Kyrgyz mountains or offices of local doctors.

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The Principal of the Russian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. Main medical specialty: paediatrics, osteopathy. She graduated as an MD in 1988 from Leningrad Paediatric Medical Institute. In 2000 was one of the first group of Russian part-time students to graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (UK). Since 2001 she is its official representative in Russia. She has taken part in many conferences on osteopathy in Russia and abroad, conducted workshops at international osteopathic conferences and has had publications in Russian and other Medical Journals. Executive Committee member of World Osteopathic Health Organization from 2007 till 2011 and member of the United National Register of Osteopaths (Russia). She has own understanding and methodology of diagnosis and osteopathic treatment.

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Jon completed his osteopathic training at the ESO (1989) and an MSc in Osteopathy (2004) Jon is a qualified lecturer with a PGCHE and an MA in education research and is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), He has been working in osteopathic education since 1989 and has taught throughout Europe on a regular basis at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels since then. Having worked at the European school of Osteopathy for 25 years he has been working purely freelance for the last five years. Recently he is the cofounder of the Institute for Postgraduate Osteopathy (IPOE). He is the co-author of Osteopathy: Models for Diagnosis, Treatment and Practice. Currently he divides his time equally between osteopathic practice and lecturing.

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Paolo Tozzi, MSc Ost, DO, PT is a leading teacher and practitioner of osteopathy and is well-known and highly regarded throughout Europe, South America and Japan. He is former Treasurer of the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) and former Vice-Principal of the School of Osteopathy CROMON of Rome. Paolo has been a Member of the Fascia Science and Clinical Applications Advisory Board of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies since 2013. His teaching includes lecturing on osteopathic subjects to students on various post-graduate courses in Italy, Europe and overseas as well as lecturing to students on the Master Courses in Integrated Clinical Posturology and Natural Medicine at the University Tor Vergata, Rome; lecturing on biomechanics to occupational therapists at the University A. Gemelli in Rome. He is a regular speaker at national and international congresses of osteopathic medicine and manual therapy, including the International Fascia Research Congress. Paolo is author of various books in the osteopathic field and articles on fascia as well as an expert on osteopathy applied to domestic and exotic animals.

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