Frequently Asked Questions
Finding a cranial osteopath
I can't find a Society member near me in your members directory. Can you recommend anyone?
Are your members fully trained in cranial osteopathy and, if so, what is the formal qualification/ training process?
Where can I find training courses in cranial work? How do I train as a cranial osteopath?
How can I be included in your list of osteopaths using the cranial approach?
Do you have books or other items for sale?
Do you have any further written information, articles or research on cranial osteopathy?
Q. I can't find a Society member near me in your members directory. Can you recommend anyone?
The Sutherland Cranial College, one of the teaching bodies for post-graduate cranial work in the UK, has a directory of its Members and osteopaths enrolled on its Pathway of courses at www.scc-osteopathy.co.uk . If you are still having difficulty finding someone, you can search the UK Statutory Register of Osteopaths at the General Osteopathic Council and ring around your local osteopaths to ask if any have cranial experience. For information on cranial osteopaths in the USA please see the Cranial Academy.
Q. Are your members fully trained in cranial osteopathy and, if so, what is the formal qualification / training process?
All members are Registered
Osteopaths, who will have taken four year full time Degree, or as
they used to be Diploma, courses to qualify in osteopathy.
These courses have some cranial component, and all Sutherland Society members have also taken at least one postgraduate intensive forty hour cranial course with the Sutherland Cranial College (SCC), British School of Osteopathy (BSO), or the Rollin E Becker Institute or another course validated by the main USA cranial osteopathic teaching body, the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. While Society membership cannot guarantee a member's level of expertise, it is an indication of a specific interest in cranial osteopathy.
There is at present no formal qualification in cranial osteopathy, although the SCC and the BSO offer structured postgraduate progression through cranial work.
The Sutherland Society recommends that you contact any local practitioner and satisfy yourself as to their qualifications and experience before attending for treatment.
Q. Where can I find training courses in cranial work? How do I train as a cranial osteopath?
All Sutherland Society members first qualified as osteopaths with one of the schools of osteopathy, whose courses are four year full time or six year mixed-mode. For details of these see the General Osteopathic Council site. Society members will then have taken postgraduate courses in the cranial approach with the course providers mentioned below.
The Sutherland Society is not a main provider of cranial courses. We run short occasional courses and study meetings for members only. For UK postgraduate cranial courses for Registered Osteopaths please contact the Sutherland Cranial College, the British School of Osteopathy or the Rollin E Becker Institute.
For information on cranial osteopathy and courses in the USA please see the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and the Cranial Academy.
Q. How can I be included in your list of osteopaths using the cranial approach?
The list is the Society's directory of osteopath members. Membership of the Society is presently £30 per annum or £15 for first year graduates. To join the Society please contact our membership secretary:
Brown, Membership Secretary
Church Street Practice, 15a Church Street, Bradford on Avon, Wilts BA15 1LN
Q. Do you have books or other items for sale?
The Society does not sell anything. Please try Osteopathic Supplies Ltd on http://www.o-s-l.com/
Q. Do you have any further written information, articles or research on cranial osteopathy?
We do not hold any other resources.