Cranial Therapy Course Detail & Content

(see dates below for next Cranial Course)

Cranial Manipulation is one of the fastest growing treatments of complimentary medicine over the past 20 years.

This Diploma Course will introduce the therapist to this fascinating subject and will look at aspects of treatment such as cranial structures and their mobility, the reciprocal tension membranes and cranial rhythm impulses (C.R.I.) We will also look at what drives the Cranial Rhythm and what are the clinical implications of Cranial Dysfunction. The therapist will learn how to palpate theses rhythms and how to apply safe and potent techniques that can be used safely on patients.

This Cranial course is the first of its kind in Ireland and it includes clinical hours with some of Ireland’s most experienced Cranial Osteopaths. This course is designed so that these clinical hours are completed outside of college attendance and students can gain full benefit from this before returning to class for practical tuition. All tutors are registered G.Os.C Osteopaths. Mr. Kieran Corcoran D.O. is the principal of the ICOM (formerly) and a Registered Osteopath holding a degree in Osteopathic medicine since 1994. He has over 20 years clinical experience in Cranial and Myofascial techniques and has taught internationally in countries such as England, France and Canada. His Cork clinics are the busiest in Munster, seeing an average of 200 patients each week. These clinics have a substantial paediatric clinic, where he treats babies for a range of ailments from colic to ADH.

Concepts of Cranial Osteopathy

Course Content

  • Craniosacral Diagnosis
  • Cranial Techniques
  • Reciprocal Tension Membrane
  • Lesion Patterns and Treatment Plans
  • Fluid Drainage Techniques
  • Involuntary Mechanism

5 Weekends of Practical Tuition

  •  Adult Cranial – €2’100
  • Paediatric Course – €1’680

Course Details

  • Practical and Theoretical Tutoring
  • Ongoing Assessments
  • Tutorials
  • Homework
  • Courses Notes Included
  • Assessment Exams
  • All Tutors are Osteopaths/ Midwives

Prices Cranial

Adult Cranial Diploma
€2'100(5) Weekends
Paediatric Cranial€1'680 ICOM student/graduates
€1,800 NON ICOM graduates
6 Full Days Tutorials plus exam


Adult Cranial Courses Dates

New Cranial Course Commencing September 2024

1Adult CranialSat - Sun14-15September2024
2Adult CranialSat - Sun21-22September2024
3Adult CranialSat - Sun12-13October2024
4Adult CranialSat - Sun23-24November2024
5Adult CranialSat - Sun25-26January 2025

If you need additional assistance or have any questions,

PLEASE CONTACT US @ 021 4 309 861


The Paediatric Course will deal with the following:

  • Stages of Labour
  • Post Natal Care of Mother
  • Effects of Drug During Labour
  • Baby Position in Utero
  • Assisted Births
  • Intervention at Birth
  • New born Reflexes
  • Growth/Development
Technique and Treatment for some of the most “Common Paediatric Problems” that present at clinic, including:
  • Colic
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Reflux
  • Constipation
  • First Birth
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Sleeping Difficulties


4 Weekends of Practical Tuition + Exam Weekend

Paediatric Course Dates

Paediatric Cranial (1)Sunday 16thFebruary 2025
Paediatric Cranial (1)Sunday23rdFebruary2025
Paediatric Cranial (2)Sat-Sun8th-9thMarch 2025
Paediatric Cranial (2)Sat- Sun26th-27thApril2025
Paediatric Exam PracSunday29thJune2025
Paediatric Exam WrittenSunday6thJuly2025