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The well-renowned and now also world-known Ackermann College was founded by Dr. W. P. Ackermann, in 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden. Students from all over the world attend the college to learn more on how to successfully treat and relieve pain in joints, muscles and the back. Dr Ackermann has successfully developed a method called structural osteopathy and soft chiropractic where the training is aimed at active professionals who want to take the next step regarding knowledge on how to successfully treat different kinds of pain such as back pain, neck problems and headache. The course is based on research as well as practical experience from thousands of patients who have sought and received help through the Ackermann method and focuses on providing its student with both practical and theoretical knowledge in the field.Read more Close
The course in structural osteopathy and soft chiropractic according to Dr. Ackermann’s theory is a supplementary training for therapists with undergraduate studies in anatomy and physiology. Some examples of professionals coming to us are doctors and physiotherapists. All teaching is done in small groups of five to eight students per teacher and is designed to give each student maximum practical knowledge. We want all our students to master the exact chiropractic diagnosis and targeted treatment that are the trademarks of the training course.Read more Close
Our objective is to provide you with in-depth practical and theoretical knowledge in an osteopathic and chiropractic treatment concept that you can target to treat functional disorders in the spine and joints. After completing a basic training course, you will immediately feel secure in using the techniques at your own clinic.
After completing your basic training course, your teachers will be available to support you in your practice of the Ackermann method and after six months you can take our continuation course – the master course. After you have passed the written and practical exam you will receive the Master of Chiropractic Diploma.
We also offer refresher training for anyone wanting to maintain their knowledge and skills and recommend this be taken every other year. There is also an honorary diploma after three years of clinical practice, specific additional courses and approval by the Ackermann College, which can lead to a qualified teacher status in the Ackermann method.
In our basic course you will learn an osteopathic and chiropractic treatment concept that you can use in a systematic and targeted way to treat functional disorders on the spine and joints.
We will cover and teach you about the spine’s biomechanics, pelvis, lumbar spine, specific diagnosis, palpation and diagnostic tests. We also cover the topic seconds’ phenomenon and casual chains of cause and effect, the most efficient treatment techniques, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle and cervical spine.
During the course we will also talk about and teach more about limb joints, discuss clinical cases, differential diagnoses, diagnostic radiology and last but not least, holistic treatment.
For those students who have completed the basic course and work experience according to the Ackermann method for a minimum of six months, can apply for their masters title. In order to do so, you have to take our continuation course and when successfully pass the theoretical and practical exam you will be awarded the title and Master of Chiropractic diploma.
This diploma, that has been awarded to students at the Ackermann College for forty years, is proof that you have passed the continuation course that is founded on the Ackermann method. You are therefore qualified to work with patients according to these theories. Note that the diploma should not be confused with a university diploma.
For Ackermann College, it is of great importance that our students offer top level treatments to their patients seeking help for problems with their back, joints and muscles. We therefore offer refresher training that we recommend our students to take at minimum every other year. This is in order to keep the theoretical knowledge up to date and to ensure that the practical skills required for treatments in the Ackermann method are always of the highest quality.
Former Masters students who have worked clinically according to the Ackermann method for a minimum of three years can apply for an honorary diploma from the Ackermann College. To receive this diploma, you have to pass a specific additional course and after successful completion, you could in combination with a personal agreement with the institute, get an authorised teacher status in the Ackermann method. This is a very advantageous opportunity for anyone who wishes to develop further and increase their status and options in the Ackermann method.
More than 25 years of practical- and educational experience with the Ackermann-Method. Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute and specialist in orthopedic surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital. 150 international publications on pain and tissue repair. Frequent lecturer at international congresses in the US, Europe and Sweden.
More than 40 years of practical- and educational experience with the Ackermann-Method. Trained several thousand physiotherapists, chiropractors, doctors and osteopaths in the Ackermann method for the treatment of back pain.