Manual Approach to Treating Infants with Colic & Reflux feat. Didde Thorsted (Denmark)


Course Description

This course is designed for Osteopaths that seek to expand their knowledge in the paediatric field, including newly qualified Osteopaths who have limited or no experience in treating children as well as Osteopaths with more paediatric experience who may want to refresh and broaden their knowledge in this field.

The course content will be based on the paediatric population and how the anatomy and physiology of this age group make them particularly vulnerable to problems linked to this disorder, GER/GERD (Colic & Reflux). Although the courses will focus on the treatment of infants, the approach is applicable to the treatment of older children. The course format is mainly theoretical, with a small amount of group work and presentation of relevant manual techniques.


Course content

• Embryology and anatomy of the upper digestion system.
• The possible causes of GER/GERD and prevalence.
• The effect of GER/GERD on structures related to the digestion system.
• The different explanations for GER/GERD.
• Examination, signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis of GER/GERD.
• Interdisciplinary collaboration when treating patients with GER/GERD.
• The different types of GER/GERD.
• The osteopathic evaluation and treatment of structures in the body related to GER/GERD.

The course content is based on the available research. Particular attention will begiven to how the manual approach can have an influence of the wellbeing of the infant suffering from GER/GERD.


Course Topics & Learning Outcome

• Understand what GER/GERD is
• Know the prevalence, incidence and possible causes of GER/GERD
• Gain a deep knowledge of the embryology and anatomy of the upper digestive system.
• Know the different theories on GER/GERD
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of GER/GERD
• Know the treatment options for GER/GERD and who to refer to and collaborate with for the best result
• Be able to apply osteopathic paediatric knowledge and principles in the:
– Examination
– Treatment
– Advice
– Management of infants with GER/GERD
• Recognize the possible long-term effects on the body
• Relevant research
• Q&A


Course Suitability

This course is suitable for qualified osteopaths



Didde Thorsted is an Aut. Physiotherapist, Aut. Osteopat DO. M.R.O.DK, Naturopath and she also holds a DO & a PG Cert in
Paediatric Osteopathy. Didde is a co-owner of Qklinik, five osteopathic clinics in the heart of and around Copenhagen, that
specialises in the treatment of women and children. She has worked in the paediatric field since 1997 and from 2010 exclusively with 0-12 year olds, with a majority of clients under one year of age. She has participated in considerable amount of paediatric courses locally and abroad, along with craniosacral therapy at The Upledger Institute and visceral treatment at The Barral Institute, with primary focus on paediatric treatment. Didde is the founder and chairperson of The Danish Society of Paediatric Osteopathy (DSPO) and Danske Børneosteopater (DBO), and is a well-recognized lecturer in Denmark and internationally on issues relating to osteopathic paediatric treatment. As well as being the proud mother of four wonderful children.


Course times: 9am-5pm both days

Full Tuition: $990

Course Presenter: Didde Thorsted


Location Time & Date Venue
Melbourne, VIC 9.00am – 5.00pm, November 17-18, 2024
China Books
234 Swanston St
Melbourne, 3000