Student exchange Metropolia University Helsinki 2014

posted on 19/10/2013

Registration for the yearly International week in Helsinki is now open, check out the details and get ready to pack and go on an osteopathic adventure!

The theme for Metropolia’s International Week from 10 - 14 March, 2014 is Creative Wellbeing. The registration is already open and we have set an early deadline in order to be able to organize better in advance: 8 November 2013.
The online registration form is available at
The university would be happy to have 2-3 students from FICO Belgium and FICO Poland each. Apply to go: fill in the form and mention what year of study you are in . If not all the details (arrival/ departure etc.) are clear yet, they can be added later.
Write a short motivational letter and send it in, motivational letters will be used to select candidates if more students apply than there are availible places.
As much information as possible about the rest of the week is on the wiki pages and more will be updated as the programme evolves:
You´ll find the week also on Facebook
Ice swimming included!
Invitation student exchange International week 2014

Fico needs you in the line of fire

posted on 15/10/2013

Start your year with a blast, join forces in the Fico paintball

Voor de paintballers, graag zo vlug mogelijk bevestigen voor deelname! Je inschrijving is compleet na overschrijving van 30€ op rekening van Janis Demeurisse BE14 738-7033725-83. Vermeld je naam+voornaam+jaar.
LOCATIE: fort Stabroek
DATUM: zon 3 nov, 12.30-17.30
Hang on to your helmet and prepare for the student-teacher clash!

Student exchange CEESO Lyon 2013

posted on 05/10/2013

Widen your osteopathic horizons and go with the Fico student exchange to CEESO Lyon

October 21 to 25 is the Fico student exchange week set up for you in CEESO Lyon. CEESO is one of the top schools of France and an OsEAN member school.

Lectures are on short lever manipulations and pelvis & gynaeco techniques. The lectures fee is covered by Fico and teachings are in English.

For the moment only 4 places are still open for this exchange.

Meet the CEESO students and enjoy the city of Lyon.

Email to widen your horizons!

Open day

posted on 24/08/2013

Kom kennismaken met Fico, volg vrijblijvend een proefles en stel al je vragen: zaterdag 31 augustus om 10h

De opendeurdag op FICO start om 10:00 uur. U komt naar de 3de verdieping van het gebouw op de Santvoortbeeklaan 23, 2100 Antwerpen.
Na een hartelijk welkom starten we met een rondleiding. Om 11:30 uur is er een korte proefles om een goed beeld te krijgen van onze manier van lesgeven en de osteopathie verder te ontdekken. Vervolgens is er een vragen ronde. Miste je de rondleiding voor de proefles, kan je nadien nog steeds de school ontdekken. Uiteraard zijn er steeds docenten en assistenten om jullie vragen te beantwoorden.
Je kan je tijdens de opendeurdag ook inschrijven voor het komende academiejaar.
Vergeet je niet aan te melden: 0333 6 3333 of

Rock Werchter Fico drink

posted on 05/05/2013

Fico celebrates the beginnng of the holidays @ Rock Werchter festival ground on saturday July 6th.

Check out Fico underground for the exact location and time and kick-start your summer!

After examination beach party 2013

posted on 09/06/2013

A well deserved party after the examinations: Fico beach. Enjoy the beach bbq and prepare for the best after examination party of the year. Interested to experience Fico or just can't get enough of top level education? Visit the osteo care at the tournament

Real beach, real sand, real bbq, real party. Place to be: Zeebruges Event Beach, Westerdam 1, 8380 Zeebruges Belgium.

Make reservations for your bbq and wire the money a week before June 29th, price 15€ per person, veggie possible. Breakfast @ the beach 5€ per person, camp site & parking 10€ per person per night. The party is for free. Check out the site for accomodations. You will not be partying by yourself, 80 international rugby teams will bost the atmosphere. Each team has a specific dress code, so post your inspiration for the Fico party team dress code on Fico underground.

Fico provides osteopathic care at the tournament on saturnday & sunday. Drop by, talk with students, teachers & principals and see the management of acute & chronic sport laesions.

You want to join the osteopathic care team? just email.

See you soon and don't forget your shades.

Fico goes for the newest teaching strategies in Barcelona

posted on 04/05/2013

Fico is an active member of the OsEAN project Teacher Training. 6 Fico teachers went to Barcelona for training: improving osteopathic tutors skills and boosting students levels.

A good osteopath is not necessary a good teacher. That is why Fico trains it's teacher in the OsEAN Teacher Training programm. The module 'Clinical Tutor Part 1' was organised @ EOB (Escola d'Osteopatia de Barcelona) together with the OsEAN partner schools. Check out the different modules at the OsEAN website and come experience the newest teaching strategies at Fico.

Make an appointment and come and experience Fico.

European Standard

posted on 19/05/2013

FICO is helping to build the standards of osteopathy of tomorrow.

FICO helps other experts to build the CEN standards document on services for osteopaths. CEN is the European Committee for standardisation and Fico is an active member of the drafting committee. Meeting in London in the Osteopathic house. Surf the wave of future Osteopathic education.

Tomorrow's Osteopaths: state of the art curriculum

posted on 24/04/2013

“Tomorrow’s Osteopaths – Designing and Implementing an Osteopathic Curriculum" Fico strives to keep on improving, only top education is good enough

Fico attended the conference “Tomorrow’s Osteopaths – Designing and Implementing an Osteopathic Curriculum” @ the BSO on Saturday 20th April 2013

The British School of Osteopathy conference “Tomorrow’s Osteopaths – Designing and Implementing an Osteopathic Curriculum” was held at the Royal Society of Medicine, London on Saturday 20th April 2013.

This conference promised an invaluable opportunity for osteopaths, educators and health professionals to exchange ideas and explore advances for osteopathic education. The conference drew together leading academics and practitioners from the world of osteopathy with a view to driving forward educational development and practice. Key conference themes included Preparing Students for Practice, Managing Students and Evidence and Experience in Teaching.

Brand new teaching technologies are about to be incorporated at Fico.

Fico keeps on improving the curriculum, only the best is good enough.

Fascia kongres 2013

posted on 04/05/2013

Fico streeft naar een evidence based osteopathie. Hiervoor neemt Fico deel aan kongressen. Jaarlijks organiseert de OSD (Osteopathie Schule Deutschland) een kongres in Berlijn waar een Fico delegatie actief aan deelneemt. Dit jaar is de topic van het kongres 'Fascia'.

Je vindt meer info in de flyers op Fico en op de link.

Schrijf je in door het aanmeldingsformulier te posten en het bedrag over te schrijven.
Op de site vind je de verschillende workshops topics waaruit je kan kiezen.
Fico heeft voor je een voordeeltarief bedongen van 360€ (in plaats van 430€).
De dag voor het kongres vind er een Day of science plaats waarop de beste MSc thesissen voorgesteld worden. Vorig jaar won Fico docente Marije Wisse de prijs van beste research. Deze dag is interessant en zeer inspirerend voor je eigen onderzoek. Het bereid je ook voor op je eigen eindverhandelings verdediging voor een jury. Deze dag kost 50€ extra en is een aanrader
Ook dit jaar is het weekend van het kongres vrij gehouden in je Fico planning en is de harde kern van Fico docneten & assisteneten paraat.
Naast het wetenschappelijke aspect is het een heus Fico teambuilding weekend in een bruisende stad.
Meld je snel aan, want het aantal deelnemers is beperkt en zo goed als volzet.

Research Triangle Park

posted on 20/02/2013

Fico research departement goes to North Carolina to explore a new measurement device to potentially evaluate the cranial rythmic impuls

Fico research department goes to Research Triangle Park in Raleigh Durham in North Carolina to explore a new measurement device to potentially evaluate the cranial rythmic impuls or cranial rhythm. Fico @ front of osteopathic evidence based research. KYP

Fico Cycling team

posted on 24/04/2013

After the Fico Antwerp 10 miles team, get ready for the Fico cycling team!

Sunday May 5th, Fico cyclists and cheerleaders gather at 10h @ the parking of 'Bru' (Motorway E25 (Luik-Bastogne) exit 47 - left (direction Lorcé) - 500 m at right side for start & finish.
Start cycling race @ 10h30: 88 km, including 6 climbs (Niaster, Chevron, Haute-Levée, Redoute, Chambralles en Kin-Stoque). First 2 slopes at the tempo of the slowest, then the race starts. Racing at own risk and no-one left behind. After the race, drinks provided.
Confirm attendence @ or sms +32 495/64.25.84.

Student exchange programm

posted on 13/02/2013

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science invites Fico students to participate in the International week.

The Faculty of Welfare and Human Functioning welcomes you to participate in its 4th International Week from 4 – 7 March, 2013.

The Faculty has successfully organized International Weeks in the previous years where the students and teachers from our partner universities have had a chance to exchange knowledge and experiences in form of lectures, workshops and seminars.

Fico participated in the previous International week and recommends this experience!

The main theme of the International Week 2013 is 'Innovating for good'.

Fico is a member of OsEAn and as a student of an OsEAN member school you are welcome to apply to participate in this week.

The number of students is limited, first come first serve. Apply your candidacy.

Check out the preliminary shedule and be amazed : different teachers & topics

Download the Student Exchange Application Forms and widen your horizons.

Download the Student Exchange Application Forms Preliminary programme 2013

Publication of scientific work on CPPS

posted on 02/02/2013

Interesting publication on Chronic Pelvic Pain syndrome. FICO Science department. Click here for the link to the article.

Fico Treatise defence

posted on 12/01/2013

Fico Treatise defence 2013 with international jury in the Still lounge

Widen your horizons and update your scientific knowledge @ the fico treatise defence 2013, good luck to the students!

Leading edge technology for education

posted on 11/01/2013

Fico introduces leading edge technology for anatomy and medical imaging education

The Sectra visualisation table is a unique learning tool with real life patient's anatomy rendered from CT or MR images. This tool provides a virtual dissection with real-life cases in an efficient group interaction.

The 46 inch full multi-touch screen  allows you to explore in 3D, using state of the art tools like removing structures, powerfull zoom and exploring slices in 3D.

Check the trailer, welcome in the world of innovating education.

Antwerp 10 miles

posted on 02/01/2013

Fico geeft je vleugels, gebruik ze voor de Antwerp 10 miles 2013

Heb je nog geen goede voornemens of een sportieve uitdaging voor 2013? Op 21 april 2013 loopt FICO de 10 Miles van Antwerpen! Schrijf je in via een storting van 20 euro op BE56 3770 3890 2188 met vermelding van je naam, FICO-jaar en GSMnr. Info op
Heb je nog vragen? Contacteer Gunther Kemel Doe mee! & veel succes!

Symposium: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

posted on 16/12/2012

Diagnostiek, Indicaties, Behandeling
Ethiek en Economische Beschouwing

Jörgen Quaghebeur
Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Wyndaele
Waar: 't Wit Toreke, Aarschot
Ter Heidelaan 97
3200 Aarschot
Wanneer: 02/02/2013, 8.30 - 13.00u
Inschrijving: voor 01/01/2013 door mail aan:
Met melding: naam, discipline, beroepsvereniging
Aangevraagd: Accreditatie artsen Economie en Ethiek rubriek 6
Accreditatie Osteopaten

Fico wins award @ day of science

posted on 15/12/2012

Fico wins the first price @ day of science in Berlin, hosted bij OSD & DIU

Fico MSc student wins first price for the best Master of Science in Osteopathy, Dresden International University, thesis. Marije Wisse receives her price in Berlin at the day of science, hosted by the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland. Congratulations Marije and her tutor Sofie Geeraerts!

Fico after school activity February

posted on 15/12/2012

Fico after school activity saturday February 2nd: Bowling stones, bombs away!
Fico after school activity saturday February 2nd: Bowling stones. Bowling & stone grill / fondue (meat&fish), 1/2 bottle of wine & dessert for 36€ pp, Autolei 113 2160 Wommelgem, mail before 11/01, Bombs away!

Fico after school activity March

posted on 15/12/2012

Fico after school activity saturday march 2nd: Candlelight cruise in the port of Antwerp. See you soon Fico sailor!
Fico after school activity saturday march 2nd: Candlelight cruise in the port of Antwerp, with sunset view, 4 course menu, aperitive, wines & water, coffee&thee included, 66 euro pp, 19h30 embarkment, mail before 19/01. See you soon Fico sailor

International student exchange: Finland Helsinki

posted on 14/04/2012

FICO studenten kunnen op buitenlandse uitwisseling naar andere osteopathie opleidingen. Deze studenten gingen naar Helsinki Finland om de internationale week daar mee te maken aan de Metropolia university aan de osteopathie faculteit. Ze volgen de lessen, de klinische stages en uiteraard ook het Finse studentenleven!

Go to the Metropolia website

Osteopathie en lage rug pijn

posted on 24/02/2012

Opereren en frequent behandelen zijn niet aangewezen bij lage rug pijn

Non-specific low back pain has become a major public health problem worldwide. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84%, and the prevalence of chronic low back pain is about 23%, with 11-12% of the population being disabled by low back pain. Mechanical factors, such as lifting and carrying, probably do not have a major pathogenic role, but genetic constitution is important. History taking and clinical examination are included in most diagnostic guidelines, but the use of clinical imaging for diagnosis should be restricted. The mechanism of action of many treatments is unclear, and effect sizes of most treatments are low. Both patient preferences and clinical evidence should be taken into account for pain management, but generally self-management, with appropriate support, is recommended and surgery and overtreatment should be avoided.

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