Primitive Reflexes in Pediatric Osteopathy

Starts November 16th, 2020

If you are practicing Pediatric Osteopathy or see Newborns in your Clinic, 
you need to learn about Primitive Reflexes!

Treating Newborns means being able to do a complete and thorough Intake Assessment of the Child.  Assessing for Primitive Reflexes is part of that Intake and is one of the first steps in identifying whether the Newborn is experiencing any developmental delays, whether you should consider referring the Newborn out or treating them yourself.

In this medically evidence based online course you will learn ...

- What are Primitive reflexes ?

- What is the purpose of Primitive Reflexes in the survival of a Newborn ?

- How to Perform a Step by Step Guide to Test for Primitive Reflexes 

- What does "Retained" Primitive Reflexes mean?

- What are some of the causes of Retained Primitive Reflexes

- How Retained Primitive Reflexes are related to Developmental Delays

- How your assessment findings will inform your Osteopathy practice

What you get:

- Access to demonstration videos of a Step by Step Evaluation of Primitive Reflexes will be available for you to watch as many times as you want

- Assessment forms for you to download and use in your Clinic or Birth related Practice.

- Complete access to the course for one full year 365 days

- Certificate of Completion for six CPD/CEU hours

Who this course is for / Pre-Requisites:

This course has no pre-requisites and is open to any Practitioner with an interest Neurological Development and Assessment of Newborns.  


This course starts November 16th, 2020

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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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