Jonathan Edis qualified from the BSO in 2001. He has worked in private practice and has taught at the BSO since 2002.
For a few years, he used a broad range of osteopathic techniques, including osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) but lapsed from it after attending the Still Technique workshop at the DOK symposium in 2004. Since then he has become interested in the work of Walter McKone and the philosophy behind osteopathy. As a result, he has reservations about the OCF model and has begun to consider other explanations for its clinical effects. Through Walter, he has also been introduced to the forgotten work of Charlotte Weaver who produced a cranial model before William Garner Sutherland. This lecture will present Jonathan’s practical, theoretical and philosophical issues with OCF, and introduce some alternatives, including Weaver’s idea of the Cranial Vertebrae.