Training Programs

Ortho-Bionomy for the lumbar spineThe Society has developed and oversees professional training programs for Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioners: the Registered Practitioner Program(505 hours) and the Registered Advanced Practitioner Program (504 hours). Both programs are designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy in addition to providing extensive hands-on experience in both classes and supervised practice.

Trainees choose an Instructor as an advisor(s) during their training. The advisor(s) assists the student while they complete their curriculum through one-on-one discussions, feedback, and evaluation sessions.

The Practitioner Review Committee (PRC) and the Instructor Review Committee (IRC) meet quarterly to review paperwork submitted by students for appointment as Registered Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Associate Instructors through Advanced Instructors.  The dates are:        

                                                                   March 15, June 15th, September 15th, December 15th.

Unlike a school setting, trainees choose the pace they wish to complete a program. They can complete the program in a short time, or slowly complete the training over years. They can take their classes in a variety of locations and with a variety of Registered Instructors. A 16-unit or weekend class cost ranges from $250 - $400, depending on the costs to host a class in that location. Visit the Find a Class page for an up-to-date listing of Ortho-Bionomy classes currently scheduled.

The emergence of online classes created a need for SOBI to have an Online Class Policy in place. This allows for a number of online classes to be counted for our training programs in a way that insures Ortho-Bionomy students receive the training they need to be grounded in the principles and practice of Ortho-Bionomy, but flexible enough to allow for virtual training as well.

With input from the Curriculum Review Committee and the SOBI Instructor community, the Board of Directors has approved the policy below.

SOBI Online Class Policy

Only credit from active Registered Ortho-Bionomy Instructors of the Society will be will be recognized when students request evolvement to Associate, Practitioner,  Advanced Practitioner or any Instructor level.

Associate Level Member Form

Practitioner Program

Advanced Practitioner Program

Instructor Training Program

Advanced Instructor Training

Testimonials for Training Programs

“After successfully recovering from a car accident with Ortho-Bionomy, I knew I needed to know more about Ortho-Bionomy, both for my own self care, and to support my bodywork clients. I began taking classes and was hooked. The blend of demonstration, hands on practice and handouts made the learning process easier for me. I am now an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and have transitioned my practice from Massage Therapy to almost exclusively Ortho-Bionomy. By working with my clients instead of “fixing” them, they seem to recover faster and stay well, even from issues that had been chronic. And, in a challenging economy, my client book has remained full.” - D.S.
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