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This event will be postponed – Osteopathic approach to exercise and supportive nutrition

Due to the current situation, this event will be postponed until the autumn. For those of you who have bought tickets, you can either wait for the release of the new date or request a refund. Please email marketing@bcom.ac.uk with your preference.


Osteopathic Approach to Exercise and Supportive Nutrition – Saturday 16th May 2020, BCOM, London

Do you want to enhance your knowledge about the osteopathic approach to exercise and supportive nutrition?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then we have the perfect course for you!

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine is delighted to be running a course ‘Osteopathic approach to exercise and supportive nutrition’ with experts in the field of exercise and nutrition – including Matt Wallden, Peter Horobin and Antonia Adeniji.

After attending this course, you will have an excellent understanding of proximal hamstring tendinopathy, clinical management of stubborn hamstring tendinopathy in runners and a functional nutrition approach to the MSK system.

This course counts towards your CPD under standards ‘Knowledge, skills and performance’ and ‘Safety and quality in practice.’

Places are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For more details on the course programme, speakers, location and prices, please see below.

Detailed course programme:

09.00-9.30    Registration and refreshments

09.30 – 11.00 Hamstring Injuries – the canary in the cage? Matt Wallden/Peter Horobin

Hamstring strain is the most prevalent injury across all sports; the hamstrings, it seems, have a special “vulnerability”. In this presentation, Matt and Peter will shine some light on why this may be, how we can prevent and treat hamstring injury and why hamstring strain is likely to be part of a bigger biomechanical picture. The seeming ‘vulnerability’ may actually be reframed as an early warning system – a canary in a cage – to prevent other common lower limb injuries from developing.

11.00 -11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Managing the stubborn hamstring tendinopathy in runners – Peter Horobin/Matt Wallden

An evidence informed approach to assessing and managing runners with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, covering the rehabilitation process and methods for monitoring an athlete’s recovery. This will be followed by a discussion as to how rehabilitation might differ for an endurance VS sprinting athlete, and explore manual therapy and the use of other interventions such as gait retraining.

12.30-1.30     Lunch

1.30-3.00      Nutritional support for the MSK system: a functional approach – Antonia Adeniji

The number of people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions has grown by 25% worldwide over the last ten years and is set to increase. In this presentation, Antonia will look at a Functional Medicine approach to the MSK system which will include a brief introduction to the method of systemic thinking in Functional Medicine, and will focus largely on the influence of other systems impacting the function of the MSK system. The talk will encourage you to take into account a more integrated appraisal of whole body function in relation to a presenting MSK complaint, identifying drivers for inflammation and dyregulated repair.

3.00-4.00   Networking/Tea

4.00              Course ends


Biographies of Speakers:

Matt Wallden:

Matt Wallden (BSc (Hons), MSc Osteopathic Medicine) is a former BCOM lecturer and has a special interest in holistic health and performance, hamstring strain, TMJ dysfunction, pain neuroscience, evolution and neuro development principles. In 2015 Matt co-authored a chapter for The Textbook of Osteopathic Medicine with David Vaux. Since 2009 he has written regular editorials for Elsevier’s Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, heading up their Rehabilitation and Prevention section. He continues to write, and run webinars, seminars and other educational events in the UK and worldwide.

Peter Horobin:

Peter Horobin (BSc (Hons) DO MSc (Sports Med) CiRF) specialises in sports injuries and in athletic running injuries, low back and neck pain, tendon pain and chronic pain.  He has strong experience in the use of manual therapy, rehabilitation, exercise prescription as well as gait and functional movement assessment.  He is an osteopath for British Athletics (track and field) and a clinic teacher and tutor at the European School of Osteopathy. His previous roles have included lead osteopath at the IAAF World Indoor Championships as well as a medical team member of the World Para Athletics Championships, Hockey Masters World Cup and Paralympic Games.

 Antonia Adeniji

Antonia Adeniji (BSc (Hons)  Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma in Naturopathy, MSc Public Health Nutrition ,) has also completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice course with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has taught at BCOM since 2000 and is currently a tutor and lecturer in Nutrition and Applied Natural Therapeutics and will be leading the PGCert Human Nutrition launching at BCOM in September 2020. In clinical practice, Antonia looks at systems integration as key to many presenting signs and symptoms, including the digestive system, lymphatic system, nervous system and hormonal system.

How to find us:

BCOM location

BCOM is very accessible by tube/overground/bus. Please note there is no car parking available.

Price for day:


£75 ( BCOM alumni, BCOM students, Osteopath students, BCOM staff and OSCA members)

Book tickets here

Please note that the programme and programme timings might be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Date Posted: 05/02/2020 | Posted In: Events

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