Dr. Eyal Lederman

Date: 25 Jan 2020  


CPD hours: 7  •  cost: £135  •  Registration 9:15, start 9:30 and finish 17:00


A highly practical workshop exploring the management of a wide range of acute and chronic low back pain conditions, including disc related condition, nerve root irritation, post surgery management and more. There will a discussion of current research findings and how they can be integrated into a manual/physical therapy practice to manage various spinal presentations. The workshop will address the aetiology, the underlying physiological and neurological processes and the psychological-behavioural aspects of the condition.

During the workshop participants will be introduced to a Process Approach in manual therapy. In this approach the management provides supports for the processes associated with functional recovery; in particular, repair and adaptive processes associated with spinal tissue healing and motor recovery and the processes associated with the alleviation of pain/sensitisation. There will be also a discussion about the shortcomings of the structural/biomechanical model for explaining the causes and treatment of spinal conditions.

In the practical sessions the participants will be able to explore their own manual approaches and how they can be specifically applied for effective management. They will learn new manual approaches for treating the spine that would allow them to expand their scope of practice. The workshop will also address self-care management for the patient. The participants will be introduced to Functioncise, a functional movement approach in which normal daily activities are amplified to provide the challenges necessary for recovery.

  • Understand the aetiology of acute and chronic spinal conditions
  • Explore the limitation of the structural/biomechanical model
  • Understand the processes underlying recovery and how they can be supported
  • Understand the tissue-related processes associated in acute and chronic spinal conditions
  • Gain insights into motor control changes in acute and chronic spinal conditions and their implications for management
  • Be able to explore the psychological factors associated with the patient's condition and how it impacts management
  • Understand the behavioural factors that maintain the condition and those that support recovery, including avoidance and recovery behaviour
  • Understand the role of sensitisation and how pain alleviation and desensitisation can be achieved
  • Be able to co-create with the patient environments that will support their recovery
  • Be able to provide comprehensive self care management for the patient



Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Dr. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "Fundamentals of Manual Therapy", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy", "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy" and "Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach".
The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

7 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.