Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO

Dates: 10-11 Sept 2022  


CPD hours: 16  •  cost: £345
Practical: Sat & Sun 9:30 - 17:00 - London NW3
Venue: LIEF HOUSE • 3 Sumpter Close • NW3 5HR
The course is designed for anyone involved in manual therapy that wishes to have clear guidelines when treating the pregnant patient. More than 80% of pregnant women suffer from a variety of conditions associated with the dramatic change in their body, ranging from back and pelvic pain to gastric reflux and tension headaches.

These conditions increase the psychological and physiological burden and negatively impact the pregnant woman’s quality of life. The workshop will explore how osteopathy can play a role in minimising these pregnancy related conditions including the manual techniques that can be used to facilitate this change – this will be a very practical hands-on workshop!


Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1975. He has been involved in teaching at postgraduate undergraduate levels for more than 45 years in 22 countries all around the world. He helped found the Expectant Mother’s Clinic at the school in 1980 and it has remained his specialist practice ever since. He gained his PhD in 2006 studying the changes to mobility and collagen in relation to the circulating female hormones. His latest textbook Osteopathy and Obstetrics 2nd edition has just recently been published by Handspring Publications.

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

16 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.