Basic Tools Day October 7 by Maurice Bensoussan M.D., D.O., F.C.A. Date: October 8, 9, 10 2021 Neurology 'Cortex I'

Course : Neurology: Cortex I

Date : October 8, 9 and 10 2021
Theme: Neurology: Cortex I
Docent: Maurice Bensoussan M.D., D.O., F.C.A.

Attention: The 7th of October a Basic Tools Day is organized as an introduction to this course.


‘Probably in no other practice than the osteopathic does personal therapeutic ability count for so much. Osteopathy exemplifies a distinct advance of the knowledge of the healing art, based primarily upon the etiologic diagnosis of many disorders, and as a consequence technical efficiency is dependent upon a high degree of skill and extended experience. This is something that cannot possibly be learned from text-books but demands the careful and painstaking instruction of sympathetic teachers, over a considerable period of time.’

Carl P. McConnell

(Clinical Osteopathy, A.T. Still Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois 1917)

The amount of enthusiastic reactions of the participants of the course  ‘New Tools in Osteopathy, vertebral column’ leaded us, Osteopathic Studies, to  decide to organize again a course with Maurice Bensoussan, M.D., D.O., F.C.A. in the Netherlands.

Before his retiring, Maurice wants to share and carry on his knowledge and his approach of patients based on expierence. This is a big gift for our profession. Osteopathic Studies is very honoured that Maurice gives us the opportunity to organize this extraordinary course Neurology ‘Cortex I’.  The course will deepen your knowledge of neurology (especially of the cortex) and more important, will teach you how to use this knowledge in an osteopathic approach to your patients.

During this course, where neuroanatomy serves as a guideline for practice, Maurice will be supported by a team of expierenced collegues. This enthusiastic team of teachers work at different osteopathic schools. All are trained by Maurice and  a few lectures and labs will be given by them. Maurice will of course be the headteacher of this inspiring course.

In ‘Neurology: Cortex I’ Maurice Bensoussan combines the osteopatic principles with new scientific insights and knowledge in neurology. All embedded in his 35 years of expierence!

How to use your neurologic knowledge in an effective way? Maurice and his team will give short theoretical introductions followed by the labs. The labs teach us how to use our new insights and we will develop our perception in an other way. At the end of the course we will be more precise and more efficient in our treatments. ‘Dig on and explore’! Our team of table-trainers will support you. They like to share their expierences and their knowledge.

“Osteopathic Studies is a non-profit organisation and  tries to organize low-budget courses.”


DATE: October 7th 2021.

Prior to the course Neurology ‘Cortex I’ we organize an Basic Tools Day. On this day Maurice will repeat his principles of working with the ‘springs’, compression(according to Rollin Becker) and ‘the Mechanism’ . This day is a must as a preparation for the course. Even for those who participated the course ‘New Tools in Osteopathy’Vertebral Column.

On the registration-form there is a paragraph  to subscibe for this inspiring day. We will not charge organisation- and teachingcosts for this day. We will only charge an amount for lunch/coffee/tea and classroom hire. You will receive information about the price. Again: it is only possible to register for this day in combination with the course Neurology ‘Cortex I’

Maurice Bensoussan,  Neurology; Cortex I.

October 2021, 8, 9, 10. (2 days and a half)

‘ Of all parts of the body of man to be well studied, the brain should be the most attractive. It is the place where all force centers, where all nerves connect to one common battery. By its orders the laboratory of life begins to move on crude material and labours until blood is formed and becomes food for all nerves first;  then the arteries and veins by nerve action and forces, tos uit each class of work tob e done by that set of nerves which is to construct forms; keep blood constantly in motion by arteries and from all parts back to the heart, through the veins, that the blood may be purified, renewed and re-enter the arteries tob e taken to all places of need.‘

A.T. Still (Phyiosophy of Osteopathy, Kirksvill Mo., 1899 pg 47-48)

‘Problems that arise in the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, especially the membranes and  preosseus elements, might influence the brain, cranial nerves, hypothalamus and along the floor and side of the third ventricle, which contains the primary centers of the autonomic system, thus presenting a possible basis for nervous and mental reactions’

Robert C. Fulford (Are we on the path? Theresa A. Cisler,
The Cranial Academy, 2003 pg 33)

In this 2,5 day practical orientated course Neurology ‘Cortex I’ takes Maurice Bensoussan will take us on a journey through the brain. Starting with the cortex we will notice in practical sessions how we can localise certain parts of the cortex. Using anatomy, physiology, structure, function and visualisation we learn by practical labs how we can use these areas in a effective way during treatment.

We will use the cortex as a point of engagement to learn to work with neurology, because everything starts and ends there, directly … indirectly. A short overview of the embryology of the brain, some important histological points of engagement for treatment, the structure of the cortex, how does the cortex works, recognize the most cortical areas and how to treat them are items we will loverlook together. Other items: the membranous system, the ventricular system with the LCS, cingulate and insular cortex, diencephalon with thalamus, mesencephalon, basal gangla, the motoric system, localisation, what is normal/abnormal and how to ‘reset’ the nervous system. Maurice Bensoussan will tell us about his expierences and treatment  of clinical neurological syndromes as Epilepsy, Parkinson and Pain.

Dates:            October 2021, 8, 9, 10
Times:            08.00 - 8.30 h    Register, reception with coffee/tea
                        08.30 - 17.30 h  inclusive lunch, followed by a joint drink
                        08.30 - 17.30 h
                        08.30 - 13.00 h

Joint diner: on Friday evening October 7th Osteopathic Studies will book places for a joint   3- course dinner (choice meat/fish/vegetarian). At the registration-form you can indicate allergies, intollerance, special preferences.  Registration is necessary.

Costs course:   550,00  Euro

Included: coffee, tea, water, 2x lunch.

Excluded: Basic Tools Day, dinner, drinks and overnight stay.

New location! 

Due to the ever-changing course dates, Osteopathic Studies had to look for a new course location. We are very happy to announce our new course location: Stadsvilla Sonsbeek in Arnhem.

Click here for an overview of accommodation options in the area.

The program will be announced soon!


Stadsvilla Sonsbeek
Tellegenlaan 3
6814 BT Arnhem

tel: 026-4465200

Dinner and stay are not included!

Register now for the course

It is necessary to register. Maximum amount of participants is 36, minimum 16. The course will be cancelled when there are not enough participants. When the maximum is reached you will be placed on a waiting list.

Covid-19; Osteopathic Studies closely follows the guideline of the RIVM and the international traveladvices because of Covid -19. If there is a sudden change in the guidlines  we will directly communicate with the attendees. Osteopathic Studies is not accountable in case we have to cancel this course because of Covid-19.

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    Prior to the course Neurology ‘Cortex I’ we organize an Basic Tools Day. On this day Maurice will repeat his principles of working with the ‘springs’, compression(according to Rollin Becker) and ‘the Mechanism’ . This day is a must as a preparation for the course. Even for those who participated the course ‘New Tools in Osteopathy’Vertebral Column.

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