A class in minimal leverage manipulation – from the world’s expert

7th – 8th October 2023

About The Course

Prof Hartman has spent over 50 years as one the UK’s premier osteopaths.  He has threatened to retire on numerous occasions in the past, but we have managed to get him to agree to one more course!  This, therefore, is a genuinely rare opportunity to learn from the master.

Over his years in practice, Laurie made it his mission to develop precise, safe, effective techniques for manipulation of every possibly joint, and has lectured across the world on the topic.  Few, if any, can equal his skill in applying high-velocity thrusts.

The expression “minimal leverage” is possibly inaccurate, although we use it here because it is the most widely understood description of this method of working.  In fact, Laurie will show you how to incorporate a multitude of levers, so that the movement itself is tiny, and the stress on the patient minimal.

You can expect very personal supervision – the maximum number Laurie is prepared to teach is 24 (ie 12 students working at any one time).  He is also very responsive to student queries, so if there’s a particular technique that you have trouble with, he’ll willingly demonstrate how you can perfect it.



Date, Timings and Admin

The course takes place over the weekend of 7th – 8th October 2023 at APM’s studio in Higham Ferrers.

We’ll start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm each day, with a couple of breaks for refreshments and an hour for lunch.  From 4:30 – 5:00 you’ll be welcome to continue practising, and Laurie will be on hand to help out with any problems.


Course Fee

This is a 2-day course.  The total fee is £468, and this covers both days, Login to take advantage of a £36 members’ discount.  To make things easier, you can secure a place with a deposit of £75 (non-refundable), then 3 instalments of £131.

Your fee includes a superb hot buffet lunch at a very nice nearby restaurant, as well as refreshments throughout the day.


Here’s the studio address:

Academy of Physical Medicine
Charles Parker Building
Midland Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8DN

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The entrance is from the car park at the rear (you’ll see our sign).

There’s lots of free parking nearby, but we also have our own car park.  Please use the bays labelled “Ashgrove Clinic” first, but all the other spaces can be used if these are full. Nobody else is using the car park at the weekend.



Our policy is that we cannot guarantee a refund should you cancel later than one month before the course starts.  That said, we understand that circumstances change and problems can arise which are out of your control.  We’ll do everything we can to fill your place, and if we’re successful, then we’ll refund your fee.

Similarly, if funds are an issue, let us know and we’ll try to find a way to help.


Any Questions?

Hi there!  I’m Elaine, APM’s Head of Keeping Things in Order, and if you have any questions at all just give me a call or drop me an email. I’ll sort everything out for you!

Here are my details:

My direct line is: 01933 328150

My email address is: