Our part time and modular training programme, available since 1995, has supported many students to Diploma level qualifications. In 2019 we reduced the number of available courses which means that students are currently not able to study to Diploma level with us in Therapeutic Massage.
A range of individual courses are still available and these are listed on our website.
The Ortho-Bionomy® Courses being offered at WSMT form part of an internationally recognised Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner training (sanctioned by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International) and the Association of NZ Ortho-Bionomists Incorporated.
Each Ortho-Bionomy Course takes 2 days with the Phase 4 Course being the entry level for all other modules. The Phase 4 Course can be repeated many times while students refine their technique and work towards Practitioner level.
Each "course" has a specific topic or content, so that they all build together. Students can therefore start their training at any time, picking up courses as they are available, as long as they have completed a Phase 4 Course.
Course details being held at WSMT are available under the COURSES section on this web site.
Practitioner Training Program
Details provided by the Association of NZ Ortho-Bionomists Incorporated www.ortho-bionomy.co.nz
By election and by completing 628 hours training of:-
64 hours - Phase Four
16 hours - Phase Five
16 hours - Phase Six
16 hours - Ethics & Emotional Issues
16 hours - Exploration of Movement
16 hours - Posture & Post Techniques
16 hours - Isometrics/Isotonics
16 hours - Elective
16 hours - Practitioner Training
100 hours - Anatomy & Physiology to NZQA level 4 level, or higher
16 hours - Workplace First Aid (or current certificate)
16 hours - Elements of a Successful practice
16 hours - Demonstration Skills
40 hours - Residential workshop
3 hours 3 x 1 -hour session with an Instructor
Study Group and Tutorials
18 hours Study group sessions with an approved Instructor
3 hours 3 x 1-hour private training/feedback sessions with an Instructor
200 hours 200 documented hours of client sessions, 80 of which are debriefed with/by an Instructor
10 hours 10 x 1 hour sessions from a qualified Practitioner or Instructor.
No less than three years from the Students first certified Ortho-Bionomy course including Anatomy & Physiology but excluding Workplace First Aid
1 credit = approximately one hour; 1 days tuition = 8 credits
Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioner requires the completion of the following Courses and Modules