A class in minimal leverage manipulation - from the world's expert


27th - 28th April, 2024

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 possible 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.

I had an amazing time! Meeting and learning from Professor Laurie Hartman was an honour. The venue, food, snacks were amazing. Very well organised and Steven was brilliant too. I'm so happy I found APM. University days were very traumatic, but with APM I really feel a sense of support and community. I can be open to ask for help. Being on an in person course post covid too, really good to meet individuals who are going thru my struggle, balancing work, children, exercise. I would definitely recommend APM to any osteopath/chiropractor.

Stacy Chaitoo

Registered Osteopath, Castle Osteopaths

The course takes place over the weekend of 27th - 28th April 2024 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.

This is a 2-day course.  The fee is £468. (ex VAT)
To make things easier, you can secure a place with a non-refundable deposit of £75, followed by 3 instalments.

Full Members, make sure you're logged in to activate an automatic £10 discount.

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


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, including our car park.  Please use the bays labelled 'Ashgrove Clinic' first. 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:  [email protected]



Inspirational and very dynamic. I never felt disengaged during the two days of learning, and despite having sacrificed a weekend to do this I’m nothing but happy to have gone through with it. Congratulations to Steven and the APM team for the excellent work. There is a strong sense of community very rare to find. Bravo!


I not only learnt some new structural techniques, but the course also helped refine techniques I already know and use. The emphasis on minimal leverage for safety reasons was welcomed. It was a boost to my confidence having found myself naturally growing towards 'minimal leverage' in my technique over the years. I'm doing something right!


I've attended many different courses in the UK and abroad, and APM has definitely been the best so far! Steve and the whole team are lovely and highly professional and APM's facilities are perfect. Laurie Hartman is a highly renowned, if not iconic, osteopath, ready to share his incredible experience in the field!


The course was well balanced between theory and practice. I appreciated the fact that we were not overwhelmed with lots of techniques, but only some very good ones. The student to lecturer ratio was very good allowing everyone support during practice. 


Every manual therapist would benefit from the teachings from Professor Laurie Hartman. Experience is everything and he really has seen it all. Invaluable if you value improving your skills to be a more effective and efficient practitioner.


If you get the chance, and they do seem to be getting slimmer, to see Laurie Hartman in person, then you must go. You will learn valuable pointers to improve your techniques; easier on you and softer and less hard for the patient.