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July 2021 Webinar: The Use in Structural Integration of an Original Andrew Taylor Still Osteopathic Technique
Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Webinars

IASI Webinar: The Use in Structural Integration of an Original Andrew Taylor Still Osteopathic Technique

Presenter: Jeffrey Burch

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IASI Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35

Webinar Description:

Andrew Taylor Still (1831–1917) was the founder of Osteopathy. A highly creative person, he developed and used many treatment methods. He wanted his students to also be creative in finding solutions for their patients. To this end, he taught anatomy and principles of treatment, but few of his own techniques as he wanted his students to develop their own treatment methods. 

There is only one brief video of him performing a treatment. This grainy, silent, ten-second-long clip shows Still doing something with a patient's shoulder. Over a 10-year period, Richard van Buskirk watched this clip thousands of times and studied the notes from Still's original students. From this study, he developed a powerful and versatile technique which he believes is what Still was doing with the shoulder in the 10-second clip. While van Buskirk originally used this technique to mobilize joints, it can be applied with great success to various areas of the body and a wide range of tissue types. 

This webinar will teach two variations of van Buskirk's method and how to apply them. From this webinar, participants will be able to adapt this method for use on most tissue types and body parts. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Add a classic osteopathic manual therapy technique to your toolkit that will allow you to get more done for your clients with less effort. 
  • Learn two variations of this technique and how to use them on various areas of the body and a wide range of tissue types.


  • IASI Members: $25.00 
  • Non-Members: $35.00
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Featured Speaker:

Jeffrey Burch received a BA in biology from the University of Oregon in 1975, after which he trained at The Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Colorado, receiving his Certification as a Rolfer in 1977. He has been in continuous practice since then.

Jeffrey Burch received his Rolfing Advanced Certification in 1990, after which he again began studying at the University of Oregon where he received a second BA in Psychology in 1993 and a Master of Science in Counseling in 1995. His Masters thesis “Alexithymia and Dissociation” explores topics related to psychosomatic conditions.

In 1998, Jeffrey began intensively studying CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Cranial Manipulation with French Osteopath Alain Gehin, and Visceral Manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral and his associates. Jeffrey completed the apprenticeship to teach visceral manipulation. He independently offers specialized courses in visceral manipulation with the permission of Jean Pierre Barral.  He also offers foundational courses in assessment methods and treatment methods.

Starting in 2010, he began to develop groundbreaking new methods to assess and release adhesions and contractures in joint capsules, bursas, and tendon sheaths. In 2015 he began to teach these methods to other therapists.