Conference Speakers

Osteopathy Conference 2021
„Joints & Manipulation“

19th – 21st November 2021, Berlin

Dr. Millicent King Channell is Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. As decan, she is responsible for the curriculum. Dr. Channell has made numerous scholarly contributions to osteopathic medicine; e.g. as co-author of the 5-Minute Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consult (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008).

Author of the book „Silent Waves-Lymphdrainagetherapy“ and of the DVDs „Dissection of the human lymphatic system“, „A Miniature Universe“ and „The brain“. Laureate of the medical faculty in Paris, member of the AAO and the I.S.L.. Chikly is leading in the field of osteopathic treatment of the brain and lymphatic system.

Clinical Professor, Chief of Osteopathic Research, Chairman of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) at Midwestern University / Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and President of the Arizona Academy of Osteopathy, authority in the field of the Strain / Counterstrain and Chapman‘s reflex techniques, former Osteopathic physician for professional teams in basketball, American football and hockey in Arizona. Author of numerous publications.

Head of Osteopathic Studies at the Norwegian University College of Health Sciences. Previously Vice Principal of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Director at A.T. Still Research Institute

Paul Hodges is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health at The University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science, and the Australian College of Physiotherapists. In 2013 he was made an Honoured member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, their highest honour. His research interests in movement, pain, respiration, continence and rehabilitation span from cells to humans, clinical trials and knowledge translation. His research in low back pain has led to effective treatments and greater understanding of factors that underpin the transition from acute to chronic pain. He has received the ISSLS Prize for back pain research four times (2006, 2011, 2018, 2019) and this year was also awarded the GRAMMAR European Spine Journal Award. He has authored more than 400 peer reviewed papers that have been cited more than 21,000 times (Scopus), in addition to 36 book chapters and 4 books.

Wilfrid Jänig is working at University Kiel in the Physiological Institute. His main scientific research interest relates to neurobiology of vegetative nervous system, mechanisms of neuropathic, visceral and inflammation pain. His results of research are transformed into teaching material, like books. From 1980 until 2011 Mr Jänig stayed in Israel, Australia, USA, England and Japan for research. Since 1968 Jänig regularly teaches medical and manual osteopathic medicinestudents. He has authored and co-authored about 250 articles, about 60 articles in teaching books, more than 100 editorials and several books.

Prof. Sunil Kumar Joshi, Indian Ayurveda-Therapist and international ambassador of Marma Therapy, takes the opportunity to lecture about his area of expertise for the first time in Germany. His teaching activities concerning Marma Science and –Therapy is particularly asked for at many Indian universities. For more than 10 years he is the head of department „Shalya Tantra“ at the Uttarakhand Ayuved University in Hardwar (India). Many scientific books, articles and publications about Marma and its impacts on the human body have been published.

Benita Kropman has worked as a physiotherapist in South Africa since 1983, focussing on injury prevention and maximizing performance in elite sport. Since 1996, she has developed the Lyno Method, a holistic assessment model which determines and eliminates the cause of chronic recurring injury, due to fascia dysfunction. She currently teaches this method globally.

Internationally known teacher and researcher in osteopathic manipulative medicine; Publications on numerous osteopathic subjects, co-author e.g. of Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction; Specialized on: the effects of exercise in multiple sclerosis and OMT in improving function and quality of life in Parkinson‘ s Disease; numerous awards, such as the AODA Gutenshohn Denslow Award and was formerly President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).

Gez Lamb graduated from the ESO in Maidstone in 1982, having studied under John Wernham, Tom Dummer, Robert Lever, Harold Klug and Mervyn Waldman in an era when osteopathy was taught in small groups with intense individual tuition from those teachers who were only half a step removed from Martin Littlejohn and therefore to Still himself.
Upon graduation, Gez was invited to join Tom Dummer’s practice. Tom was the principal of the ESO and the world‘s foremost exponent of SAT, and so Gez was exposed to early influences that shaped his understanding of how to deepen the healing response by using the most functional approach to bony manipulation.
He has taught a kaleidoscope of subjects to 28 generations of osteopathic students but now continues to teach SAT and PRM techniques to graduates since retiring from undergraduate teaching at the ESO in 2011.
He has taught through the years in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia. Spain and Sweden, and is currently expanding his International teaching commitments in order to promote the message of SAT.

Dr. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has been in practice since 1986. He is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. He completed his PhD at King‘s College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Osteopathic Functional Neuromuscular Re-abilitation and Osteopathic Functional Stretching. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science UCL where has conducted research into post-surgery functional movement rehabilitation.
Apart from these activities, Dr. Lederman regularly teaches osteopathy and manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles & books in the area of manual therapy. He is currently writing a book titled ‚Functional Exercise Prescription in Movement Rehabilitation and Sports‘.

Founder of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) and an osteopathic teaching clinic. Own practice in Hamburg. Was taught by Alan Becker, Anne Wales, Robert Fulford, Tom Schooley, Edna Lay. Numerous articles and book publications, i.a. four – also internationally translated – textbooks for cranial osteopathy. Development of various osteopathic M.Sc. programs; trained in psychotherapy, NLP, hypnosis, trauma therapy and EMDR; Founder of Bifocal Integration, Cofounder of Breathe Yoga. He teaches internationally.
Developer of various osteopathic M.Sc. programs, u. a. the first academic teaching programs in Germany for osteopathy, sports and child osteopathy as well as osteopathic-emotional treatment approaches as well as osteopathic-emotional treatment approaches. Registered at the General Osteopathic Council (England) and a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). In addition, he is trained in psychotherapy, NLP, trauma therapy and hypnosis as well as in acupuncture. Author and publisher of numerous book publications on osteopathy. Co-founder and editor of Osteopathic Medicine, member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
Board of Europäischen und Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderosteopathie. Lecturer in various yoga professions as well as meditation and respiratory therapies; he developed his own integrated teaching system: Awareness Breathe Yoga. He is currently conducting clinical research on the treatment of athletes. Owns practice in Hamburg.

Graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 1996, has been working in private practice in UK first and in France since 2003. She has been teaching structural techniques in different osteopathic schools for undergraduates and postgraduates in Europe.

Co-author of “Mechanical Link“; together with Paul Chauf¬four DO he developed the treatment concept of the Osteo¬pathic Mechanical Link, treatment with Recoil-Techniques, the Inhibition Test and the Provocation Test in patient exam. International lecturer.

Dr. Stephen Sandlers main research interests include the effect of the female cyclic hormones on connective tissues and joint mobility. He has taught various aspects of osteopathic practice and technique for more than 40 years worldwide. He was a Senior Lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy in London from 1975 to 2017 and serves as external examiner for the Anglia Ruskin University with responsibility for the London School of Osteopathy. Dr. Sandler is also a Consultant Osteopath to The Portland Hospital for women and children in London since 20 years. He has published many research papers as well as three books and a DVD of Osteopathic Functional Technique.

M.D. since 1978, Professor of Physiology since 1991, Director of the Physiology Department in Jena since 1997, Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty of Jena since 2001, coordinatorof the interdisciplinary research association “Neuroimpa“ (Neu¬roimmunpain) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, co-edi¬tor of “Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des Menschen“ and of “Der Schmerz“, numerous prizes including the first prize in pain re¬search and pain therapy (1986); research focus on neurobiology of pain.

Graduated in 1965 from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and interned at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital (Maine) from 1965 to 1966. While in Kirksville he was mentored by George Andrew Laughlin, D.O., grandson of A.T. Still, the founder of Osteopathy. Later in Massachusetts he was mentored by and took over the practice from nationally honored physician Perrin T. Wilson, one of the founding members of the American Academy of Osteopathy. In 1970 he was one of the original six physicians to be included in the first Muscle Energy tutorials conducted by Fred L. Mitchell. Since 1970 Dr. Stiles has taught internationally and is recognized as a leader in the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine education.

Trained at the British School of Osteopathy qualifying in 1979. He worked in several osteopathic practices opening his own private clinic, West London Osteopaths, a team of osteopaths, Pilates instructors, masseur and nutritionist.
David taught Osteopathic Technique at The British School of Osteopathy (now known as the University College of Osteopathy, UCO) for many years as Senior Lecturer and co-head of the Osteopathic Technique Department. Also lecturing extensively in Osteopathic techniques on post-graduate courses in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, and Norway.
He has specialist knowledge of teaching structural osteopathic technique and HVLAT manipulation making osteopathic techniques as gentle and accurate as possible.
David has a keen interest in the application of osteopathic principles to many musculoskeletal conditions occurring in all ages of patients, with a great interest in understanding the presentations of each individual patient, identifying the aetiology and breakdown in the patient’s compensatory mechanisms. This approach helps to plan a precise treatment and rehabilitation program for each patient to achieve optimum function and reduce pain.

Leonard van der Geer graduierte im Jahre 2002 an der I.A.O in Gent und arbeitete dort bis 2009. Seit 2004 hat er den B.Sc. der West-Minster University in London. Seit 2005 betreibt er eine eigene Praxis und ist außerdem in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern als Dozent tätig.

Neuroanatomist, chair of anatomy at the university in New England – College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently the most acclaimed international speaker and author on the interconnection of up-to-date scientific findings in neuroendocrinology, immunology, anatomy and embryology with osteopathic teachings. Willard is specialized in pain mechanisms.