Upper body and diaphragm

Next Dates:

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th

December 2015


Osteopatiakoulu Atlas, Piispansilta 9B, 02230 Espoo.


The course will be delivered in English

Requirements: Full professional indemnity insurance.

Cost: 550 Euros



This intensive course reflects Giles Cleghorn's 30 years of experience using structural and cranial techniques, biodynamic techniques and balanced ligamentous tension.

You may wish to visit www.chandosclinic.co.uk for further background information on Giles Cleghorn, MApp Sc (Ost Paed), DO, DSH.


Places are restricted to a maximum of 20 per course, in order to facilitate top quality practical sessions and teaching methods. Places will be allocated on a 'first come' basis. Full payment will be required in advance.

Contact details

Giles Cleghorn:

The Chandos Clinic,

21 Chandos Rd, Redland,

Bristol BS6 6PG, UK.

Telephone (44) 117 9745084.


Our Finland based contact is Mika Kivisto to whom all enquiries should be directed



Bio Therapeutic Manipulation of the Thorax

Giles Cleghorn Method and Training - The CMT™ Bio Therapeutic Manipulation of the Thorax

This two day course focuses on Bio Therapeutic Manipulation as practiced by Giles Cleghorn, refined and perfected in over 30 years of his clinical work.

Bio therapeutic manipulation™ is a refined technique formulated by Giles Cleghorn for the whole body. The method differs from other manipulative approaches, as it is ultra specific to the tissue, can cross all tissue boundaries, is simple, direct and gentle, requiring no thrusts at all. The manipulation extends to all soft tissues and fluids of the body.

Academics will cover revision of:

  • The anatomy of the thoracic spine and rib cage.
  • The pathologies of the spine and ribs.
  • The physiology of the thorax.

The clinical application in common Thoracic problems

Such as spinal dysfunction, scoliotic curves, chest wall pain syndrome and diaphragmatic spasms. Along with this, direct trauma to the chest and thoracic spine form whiplash and mechanical accidents. In the visceral fields, asthma and bronchitis related syndromes.

Practical sessions will will cover the manipulation of:

  • The cervical thoracic junction
  • The upper three ribs
  • Correction of the sternum
  • The pectoral girdle
  • The scapular and the clavicles
  • The mid thoracic ribs
  • The thoracic vertebrae T2 -4
  • The thoracic vertebrae T5 -8
  • The thoracic lumbar junction
  • The lower floating ribs
  • The thoracic diaphragm

Visceral components will include the manipulation of the Liver and Gall Bladder and the Vagus and Phrenic Nerves.

This course runs for 2 days, giving 16 hours of CPD.