Post Graduate Workshops
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arm and shoulder pain Robin lecture


For Osteopaths & other AHPs ( Allied Health Professionals) & GPs & Practice Nurses

Developed, Researched & Delivered by Robin Lansman Osteopath BSO( LONDON) 1988

FAR is now used by Osteopaths, Physios, Chiropractors, Doctors and Surgeons

From across the UK, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain & Holland

“I have attended a lot of physio based workshops on the shoulder so it was good to learn a good osteopathic-based approach to exercise.”

“A brilliant lecturer, who was very clear and interesting.

I will be attending Robin Lansman’s Functional Active Release F.A.R. lecture next month!”

“A fresh approach, with new treatment techniques and exercises – An excellent day.”

“Many more techniques and stretches / exercises than I expected to take away and use.”

“Some excellent new approaches.”

Topics include :

  • Introduction to Functional Active Release™ 
  • Functional Active Release™  – for Shoulder pain and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & Function Active Rehabilitation
  • FAR & Lower Back pain & Sciatica in line with the 2017 Nice Guidelines
  • Public Health Promotion& Health Education
  • FAR in Pregnancy
  • Functional Active  Rehabilitation™- Remedial, Bench marked Exercise
  • Muscle Chain exercise for the Elderly & falls Prevention
  • Walking Exercise Gait enhancement Programme 

Workshop dates for Professionals for 2018 & 2019 in the UK and Europe for future information please contact us 

United Kingdom dates

Saturday 17th February 2018 – Functional Active Release: Lower Back Pain and Sciatica -VENUE UCO (BSO) LONDON

Saturday 17th March 2018 9 Function Active release: Thoracic-outlet Syndrome (TOS) & Shoulder Dysfunc… -VENUE UCO (BSO) LONDON

Thursday 22nd March – Live CPD Q&A Discussion on Osteopathy and Health Promotion – Core Clapton

Thursday 12th April 2018 – Exploring the NICE Guidelines 2017 for Low Back Pain & Sciatica
Applied Functional Medicine & Functional Active Release (F.A.R) – Holiday Inn Regents Park

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Functional Active Rehabilitation (FAR) for low back pain & Sciatica Tewkesbury – VENUE Holiday Inn (WCO)

Friday 12th October 2018 – Communication and Osteopathy – Venue iO convention The Grange St Paul’s Hotel

Saturday 10th November 2018 – FAR LBP and SCIATICA   – VENUE University College of Osteopathy

Saturday 19th January 2019 – FAR / TOS Workshop – VENUE University College of Osteopathy

Berlin, Germany

BBC TV News item on Commuter Health

Robin on BBC Assessing Pelvic lift BBUP

How does FAR Work in practise

Using hands-on detailed palpation in combination with a details history and an active functional examination – the aim is to find key areas of muscle dysfunction.

    1. Identifying the parts of a muscle that do not fully contract and thereby not providing the power they could or where only part of the muscle is contributing to the overall movement is key to knowing where to treat.
    2. Often these areas have reduced blood flow due to being chronically tight and sometimes tender.
    3. These areas may not be the site of the reported symptoms however. The pain patients report may be quite a distance above or below the contracted area.
    4. A combination of localised pressure and active resistance from the patient allows a focal point of tension to be established.
    5. Asking the patient to then contract and relax the area over a range of movement being guided carefully by the practitioner allows arcs of poor quality movement to be identified and gradually enhanced.
    6. During this process the painful site of “focus” can in most instances to be expected to eases and the function as a result may therefore indicate improvement which can be verified by re-testing using Active Palpation.
    7. The muscle is should then be able to contract over a larger and larger range of movement more fully and thus provides more fluidity of function and this may reduce the onset of fatigue at the same time. This is also retested with Active Resisted contraction to assess muscle power.
    8.  The net effect is more supportive and stronger muscle that is also flexible and adaptable to perform its function where it is located in the  body.
    9. When several sets of overlapping muscles as treated in this way it enhances postural support as well as greater power for the muscle chain system the also links into the periphery including the shoulders and hip girdles

T.O.S. Post Graduate Workshop Feedback from Professionals


‘Well balanced theory and practical teaching which was engaging and dynamic in style. The lecturer Robin Lansman was interested and passionate about the subject! “
Comment from Osteopath Emma Hann

“Lots of good techniques and course was delivered in a very useful and practical way.”
Comment by Osteopath Tracey Jones

“Robin Lansman is very confident and doesn’t waffle or stray from the point.”
Comment by Osteopath Frances

“Very helpful for my professional development! The course made me realise that sometimes getting stuck on specific tests for specific muscles is limiting and the process of diagnosis and treatment can be more organic but still structural.”
Comment by Osteopath Lisa Gibbs