Pediatric Osteopathy: Cranial Techniques & Advanced Treatment Protocols

Includes read-only desktop version of Workbook Learn to treat some of the most common osteopathic dysfunctions in newborn babies (30 CPDs/CEU)s

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Course chapters start releasing on Monday June 29th, 2020

Interested in this course but are not a classically trained Cranial Osteopath?  Scroll down to read about our pre-requisites and  your options to concurrently enroll in our Cranial Osteopathy online course.

In this ten week online course, you can learn to treat some of the most common osteopathic dysfunctions in newborn babies including Cranial, Digestive, Feeding and Orthopedic dysfunctions .

Did you know that there is a worldwide shortage of Osteopaths who are trained to treat Pediatric Osteopathic Dysfunctions?

Build your patient list and fulfill your CEU/ CPD requirements by focusing your practice on the fascinating, satisfying, and emerging new field of PEDIATRIC OSTEOPATHY

How the course works:

The course runs for ten weeks with a new chapter being released each week starting on Monday June 29th , 2020. 

 Desktop (read-only) version of Workbook is included.   .  Students who complete the course are eligible for a Certificate of Completion worth 30 hours (PCDs/ CEUs) upon sucessful completion of all homework assignments.     Complete access to the course and videos for twelve  months from course start to review the training videos.  Access to our Facebook Question & Answer Forum. 

This course is one of our more advanced online courses and is designed for fully trained and experienced Osteopaths.  

The Workbook: 

Online students have access to a desktop version (read-only) of the Workbook that accompanies the live course immediately upon enrolling in this course.

Pre-requisite:  Cranial Osteopathy

In order to be eligible to enroll immediately in this course, you must be an Osteopath DO or Osteopathic Practitioner DOMP with a minimum of 30 hours of classroom training in Classical Cranial Osteopathy (Sutherland) as is often included in many DO and DOMP programs.  Elective courses in Uppledges CranioSacral Therapy or Biodynamic Cranial Therapy (or similar approaches) do not qualify.  Also, if you are an Allied Healthcare Practitioner such as a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Athletic Therapist, ect, you must also have training in classical Cranial Ostoepathy. 

Option for non -qualified Practitioners to take our Cranial Osteopathy online course concurrently 

Our ten module course in Cranial Osteopathy, Introduction to the Fundamentals of Cranial Osteopathy & Cranio Sacral Therapy, which our Educational Director Maureen Hannah Maher developed and has been teaching live for the past ten years .

Practitioners who wish to enroll in this Pediatric Osteopathy online course and do not meet the pre-requisite requirements in Cranial Osteopathy can concurrently enroll in this upcoming online course.  We will be releasing the downloadable and printable Workbook for this course immediately upon enrollment in this course, with chapters being release this Spring as they are ready.

Students who must chose this option must successfully complete the Cranial Osteopathy online course before being awarded the Pediatric Osteopathy Certification.

If you this option is for you, please scroll down to the bottom of this page where you can also enroll in the Intro to Cranial Osteopathy course.  Students who enroll in the Pediatric Osteopathy online course alone will be contacted and asked to provide proof of prior classical Pediatric Osteopathy training.

Why study online with us?

Your Instructor and Author of this course is a female Osteopath who, over the last fifteen years,  has had the privilege of assisting hundreds of pregnant women and their children to overcome many of the dysfunctions that you will find in an Osteopathic Clinic.  She has taught this course many times live to Osteopaths and is known for having a engaging, yet knowledgeable teaching style.  Her fondness for mentoring Osteopaths become adept and sensitive to the needs of Pregnant Moms and their Children is communicated throughout the entire course.  

We introduce the fundamental concepts of the mechanics of Pediatric Osteopathy, and teach you Osteopath how to successfully treat some of the most common dysfunctions  found  in Newborns in an Osteopathic  clinical  setting : 

1) Cranial Distortions 

2) Digestive  Disturbances

 3) Latching & Feeding difficulties 

4)  Orthopedic  Birth Trauma Injuries 

A detailed curriculum of the course can be read below.

How the Course Works:

First you must determine whether you are eligible to directly enroll in this course or must also take our Cranial Osteopathy course.

Next, the course runs over ten weeks with one chapter released weekly.

An additional four weeks are allowed at the end of the course to submit all of your homework assignments and be awarded your Certificate of Completion.  

You WILL have access to the course in order to be able to review the material or watch the demonstration videos over and over, for a total of one year, or twelve months.  

Your learning experience  includes over thirty demonstration videos of individual techniques, as well as demonstrations of complete Treatment Protocols.  You can go back and watch the demonstration videos as many times as you want for the duration of the course.

 Advanced concepts and treatment protocols are discussed in audio format along with images and text for each condition.  Interesting and relevant case studies are also reviewed and are part of your homework.

There is approx 15 hours on-line learning with teaching in audio and video format accompanying each page, technique, and treatment protocol, and an additional 15 hours of homework assignments in the form of clinical practice related to each chapter, making this course a total of CPD 30 hours.

Homework Practice Sheets, Assessment Forms, and Step-by-Step Treatment Protocols for you to practice each week at your clinic are provided to you to download at the end of each chapter.   

Requirements to achieve an ICEO Certificate of Completion in Pediatric Osteopathy:

You must be a fully qualified graduate of an Osteopathy training program to be eligible to participate in this post graduate continuing education online course.  If you are an allied healthcare professional and wish to take this course, please forward your resume and copy of credentials to our Educational Director at for consideration.

All Students must complete the course chapter homework practice assignments and submit them in a timely manner according to the course schedule.  Homework submissions are then reviewed by the instructor for this course and feedback is given.  All homework assignments must be successfully completed in order to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion.  

Please note that due to the medically important and sensitive nature of Pediatric Osteopathy, we at the ICEO, in keeping with international norms of Pediatric Osteopathy training,  hold a higher standard for awarding Certificates for this course than for some of our other entry level post-graduate level courses.  

For further information prior to enrolling in this course please email our Educational Director at

What you will need:

You will need to purchase a soft, pliable doll (like the one in the video shown above) to practice the individual techniques on, well as hopefully recruit some volunteer Birthmothers and their Newborns for in-clinic practice.  A schedule of exact dates each chapter and subject will be released is included in the Introduction, so you can pre-arrange for appropriate volunteers to practice on.  

You will also need access to a printer.



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Course Curriculum

Enrollment, Awarding of Certificates, and Non-Refund Policy:

Enrollment in all ICEO courses are non- refundable. If unforseeable valid personal or medical reasons are provided (with written proof), a student may apply to enroll in the same course the next time it is offered.  An administration fee of $100 CDN applies to all re-enrollments in addition to any outstanding applicable enrollment fees.

Any student who falls behind in the online course without submitting any or an adequate number of  homework submissions must apply to be enrolled in a future dated course, according to the discretion of our Educational Director and the Instructor for this course, Maureen N. Maher.  Extensions are not granted to students who have forfeited a majority of the course or have not submitted homework assignments.  Extensions to submit homework assignments are granted only for brief delays and will exceed no more than one month past the final due date for all homework assignments.

The awarding of Certificates of Completion depends upon the successful submission of homework assignments according to due dates, and must clearly demonstrate the understanding and ability to apply knowledge gained in this course and is according to the discretion of the Instructor.  Professional ethical conduct is expected of all students who enroll in ICEO courses.

  ICEO reserves the right to refuse to enroll a Practitioner who is not sufficiently qualified to complete this graduate level Osteopathy course or is not a fully trained Osteopath or Manual Osteopathic Practitioner.  If you are a Therapist who is not trained in Osteopathy, please contact the Educational Director at with copies of your credentials explaining why you wish to enroll in this course.  Conditional exceptions are sometimes granted.

Maureen Hannah Maher
Maureen Hannah Maher
Educational Director & Instructor

About the instructor

Since Maureen began teaching, she found that not only does she have a natural gift for it (her parents were both teachers, so let hear it for genetics!), she found that she also holds a great desire to give back to the community and a profession that has been so fulfilling to her, and share over fifteen years of acquired experience and knowledge.   

Maureen brings extensive knowledge in Osteopathy  to her educational seminars.  

Throughout her career, Maureen has been an accredited member in good standing in several provinces across Canada, as well as overseas, including being an Associate Overseas member of the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA) since 2008.  After undergoing accreditation evaluation for foreign trained Osteopaths in Perth, WA, Maureen was offered a practice in one of Singapore's leading Osteopathic Clinics, giving her the distinction of having been the first Canadian trained Osteopath to be approved to practice  in South East Asia.   Right before the worldwide economic collapse, Maureen was offered a position in Shanghai China, which required accreditation with the GOSC, UK, which she underwent, but as prevailing economic conditions worsened, the position was put on hold, and Maureen then settled in Toronto, Canada, where after reluctantly accepting a poorly paid teaching contract, her students began asking her to design courses in more specialized subjects within Osteopathy.  It was not long after that Maureen founded the Center for Continuing Education where she continued to innovate every day!

Maureen has collaborated in the curriculum design with various new Osteopathic schools, and teaches continuing education seminars across Canada and Europe.  Her students say that Maureen's teaching style is animated, engaging, but most importantly, informative.  Her gift lies in communicating complex theories in simple terms and analogies.  Her students come away with a clear grasp of Osteopathic concepts for treatment, and practical knowledge of how to apply them.  Students who enroll in any of our continuing education seminars can contact Maureen at any future date with clinical questions.  As a result, many Osteopaths worldwide still consult with her today regarding challenging Osteopathy cases.  


 "I want to thank you for the course information. I definitely became more confident in treating newborns and toddlers since taking this course and I appreciate that."

Jack M., Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, Ontario, Canada

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