Post Graduate Workshops
Continuing Professional Development


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™ – 1 day
  • Functional Active Release™  – for Shoulder pain and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & Function Active Rehabilitation  – 1 day
  • FAR & Lower Back pain & Sciatica in line with the 2017 Nice Guidelines  – 1 day
  • Public Health Promotion & Health Education & Patient Communication and Feedback
  • FAR in all stages of Pregnancy & Pregnancy Preparation  – 1 day
  • Functional Active  Rehabilitation™- Remedial, Bench marked Exercise – 2 Modules – 2 days
  • Muscle Chain exercise for the Elderly & falls Prevention includes Berg Balance Testing  – 1 day
  • Walking Exercise Gait enhancement Programme  – 1 day

Workshop dates for Professionals for from Spring 2019 in the UK to be announced
For future information please contact us 

How does FAR Work in practice

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

YOUTUBE 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



C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
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Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

Parking map near Maida Vale Library

There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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