Edukacije visokog standarda u oblasti fizikalne medicine i rehabilitacije


Introduction to the CNMO Course options for 2020-2022., Serbia

The College of Non Musculoskeletal Osteopathy focuses providing education on the wider scope of practice – beyond the musculo-skeletal field. Caroline Stone, Principal of the College has been working as an Osteopath for over 30 years, and has always focused strongly on osteopathic medicine, visceral osteopathy and complex clinical dynamics.

The College in an Independent Education Provider, and offers tertiary level education, and has a range of educational opportunities and qualifications on offer. The post graduate qualifications in the UK are INTERNALLY VALIDATED and are based on University level 7 standards, using a format equivalent to the UK credit-based system. This enables a range of qualifications, from a 30 Credit equivalent Award, to a 60 Credit equivalent Post Graduate Certificate, and a 120 Credit Equivalent Post Graduate Diploma.

As this is a UK system, the CNMO has adjusted the course requirements, to enable Serbian students and attendees to gain a qualification from the CNMO. Therefore we have specially designed a series of modules and distance learning, which will lead to a 30 credit equivalent Certificate.

This learning pathway will blend with the forthcoming continuing professional development (CPD) practical modules on the following dates: 13-14-15 NOV 2020; 12-13-14 FEB 2021; 14-15-16 MAY 2021; 27-28-29 AUG 2021; 12-13-14.November.These modules are being presented by Fizioedu (contact person Milos Djuric and are purchased directly from him).

For those wishing to upgrade to the Certificate, they will need to purchase additional distance learning packages directly from the CNMO. This will require around half a day a week home study over 9-10 months and will be assessed by the College. The first Certificate offered will be in Visceral Osteopathy. Other qualifications may be available in the future. See the pictogram over-leaf for a summary of the Visceral Certificate and a draft outline of a possible future Mother and Child Certificate. Ultimately both could be combined for a Diploma in Integrated Osteopathic Practice.

There will be a detailed programme handbook available in the coming weeks, and purchase options and other information will be outlined there.

The cost will be 650GBP per person for the 5 distance learning packages – one per practical module, paid directly to the CNMO, in addition to the cost of the practical module itself (paid to Milos).


MODULE OVERVIEW – This is the content for each of the practical weekend modules.



(full programme handbook outlining all the learning objections, content, requirements and assessment components will be available in the coming weeks).


MODULE One: Visceral Basics, Coelum, Cavities, Fluids

Day one:

Day one – Considers visceral slide, functions of the body coelum, peritoneal circulation and interoception and further concepts of mind-visceral dynamics. Covers posture, balance and the social engagement system. Reviews functions of the vagus, movement, and autonomic nervous system arousal. Links somatic and cerebellar functions and communication.


Day two:

Getting into the chest, and understanding the mediastinum and its contents and their relationships is fascinating, and not nearly as difficult as one might imagine. Learn how to make the rib cage ‘more transparent’ and how to access deeper structures and engage with different fascial receptors and dynamics in the chest.  This day also reveals why the upper limbs and lungs are inter-related, and why the root of the neck is embedded deep into the chest – bring a cervico-brachial dynamic to mediastinal work in a more three-dimensional way.


Day Three:

The dorso-lumbar junction and central tendon: fluid dynamics – basics of vascular, lymphatic, peritoneal and pleural fluid circulations in the body cavities.


MODULE Two: Global Visceral – diaphragmatic and upper GIT

Day One:

This day is to get one’s head around all the omentums, the paracolic gutters, the arrangement / relationships and the basic physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract (from mouth to anus). Focuses on the foregut (lower oesophagus, liver, stomach and duodenum.


Day Two:

Introduces more detailed considerations for the biliary system, and pancreas. Orients you to a few myths in visceral work – like milking the gall bladder, reducing hernias and working the sphincter of Oddi. There are caveats to all of these, and risks, benefits, plausibility and rational approaches are discussed in this review of the GIT and its location / assessment.


Day three:

Peristalsis, transit and reflux.


MODULE Three: Global Visceral – general abdominal and renal

Day One:

Understanding the interface behind and underneath the ‘peritoneal balloon’ helps us appreciate how the ventral lumbar column, with the aorta, vascular branches, plexi and cisterna are all in balance with the spine and the organ contents of the peritoneum. Work in the retro-peritoneal space and the pelvis is at once simple (when approached in the right way) but at the same time appreciable as a highly sensitive and complex series of zones that needs more careful discrimination.


Day two:

The small and large intestines (midgut considerations). Review of the gastro-intestinal immune and mid-gut dynamics. Management of digestive disorders and considers body image and adapting contacts where social engagement and interoception are affected.


Third day (half day)

Considers the renal fascia, ureters, renal pelvis and general kidney (the upper urinary tract).


MODULE Four: Pelvis

Day One:

Overview of the urogenital system, and the interaction with the genito-rectal dynamics and pelvic floor. Overview of pelvic organ dysfunction.


Day Two: Looks at somato and visceral convergence and looks at the neuro-biochemistry of the mind-gut connection, endocrine and immune communication, and relevance for visceral (and pelvic) pain. Looks at visceral cross talk, new insights into organ compliance, mechanoreceptors and organ irritability.


Day Three:

Introduces chronic pelvic pain, adhesions and post operative overview.


MODULE Five: The stomatognathic system

Day one: Mouth, throat, TMJ, tongue interactions and development. Facial skeleton over time. Eyes, ears, vestibular dynamics, and head and neck interface.


Day two: Cranial mechanics from a non-involuntary mechanisms perspective. Fluid dynamics in the skull – introduction. Neck fascias, ventral neck, hyoid, thoracic inlet. Airflow, and dynamics from nose to sub-diaphragm. Introduction to management of respiratory conditions.


Day three:

Development of speech, articulation in the voice and orofacial dynamics. Specific laryngeal dynamics, working with the voice.








Caroline Stone D.O.(Hons), MSc (Ost), MEd, MClinEd


Caroline is highly experienced in visceral manipulation, visceral osteopathy, osteopathic medicine and care of mother and baby. She is very interested in exploring how osteopathy might help people manage pains and problems associated with multiple traumas, complex pain, myofascial components of abdomino-pelvic pain and some post operative adhesion symptoms. Caroline runs courses and lectures in the UK and abroad, speaks at numerous international conferences, publishes books and articles and has a strong interest in research, evidence based practice and developing the profession.  She has been involved in osteopathic regulation in various countries, held Principal, Vice Principal and Head of Clinic positions in various osteopathic institutions in UK and has qualifications in education, medical assessment and elearning.  She is an experienced expert witness, and regularly leads various projects in osteopathic practice, competence and credentialing.