Publications & Courses

Down's Syndrome
Handoll N: The Osteopathic Management of Children with Down's Syndrome.

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Anatomy of Potency: energy osteopathy and quantum physics.
Nicholas Handoll
Second edition 2016


Potency refers to the potential for regeneration and renewal of the living system. First published in year 2000, this revised and updated second edition of Anatomy of Potency distills our current knowledge of quantum physics into a digestible form. Based on solid reasoning and observation, it raises the questions: What is reality? What is sense perception? and how do the two interact?   It might change your perception of the world.


"I recommend this book to anyone who has ever sat with his or her hands upon a patient, marvelling at the capacity of life to act, wishing they understood the process more.  In other words, I recommend this book to all who practise osteopathy."  Rachel E. Brooks, M.D.

"A gift to osteopathy.  Nicholas Handoll touchingly and paternally holds our hands while taking us on a journey.  When, as the journey ends, it finally gives way to the author’s re-appraisal of our work based on all that’s gone before, the result is a personal and deeply felt understanding of patients, practitioners, illnesses, treatments and the whole electromagnetic soup that it’s all dissolved in, that simply feels true."  Robert Lever, B.A., D.O.  Osteopathy Today, British Osteopathic Association

"This is a must read book. A seminal text on Osteopathy and the New Physics. Very well referenced, erudite and readable. If all you wanted was to understand modern physics this book is the broadest and most readable, yet true to the science, I have found. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will return to Anatomy of Potency many times."  Rex Brangwyn, B.A., D.O.  The Osteopath, The official journal of the General Osteopathic Council (UK)

"Anatomy of Potency is for the seeker of knowledge and for the individual who questions.  Nicholas Handoll is asking for us to look in between the lines of William Sutherland’s work and search for a deeper appreciation and understanding of the mechanism that motivates the forces of healing.  Nicholas Handoll offers us a view of 21st century Osteopathy."  Steve Paulus, D.O.  Inter Linea: The Journal of Osteopathic Philosophy (U.S.A.)

"The central question of the book is: What is the source of the physiological motion, first described by Dr Sutherland? Finding the usually proffered answers to this question incomplete, the author asks his readers to shift mental perspective and consider new ways of experiencing themselves in spacetime.  We are given the beginnings of a possible language to enable us to speak together more precisely and to explain to others what it is that we feel when we place our hands and contact the living tissues of our patients. This is terrific!"  Suzanna Thorpe, B.A., D.O.  Ostium,The news magazine of the Australian Osteopathic Association

"The first part of the book justifies its cover-price but, for me, the excitement was in the second half.  The final three chapters are masterful. Wow!"  Alison Brown, D.O.  Sutherland Cranial College Newsletter (UK)

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Energy Osteopathy course reviews


“Nick has pushed the science right to the edge and opened up the world in a new way. He offers us an opportunity to take a leap into a bigger way of being in the world. Go if you’re open for a new challenge!

Try the course even if you practice structurally.      Expand your understanding; it will help you no matter how you work.

The clearest description of osteopathic philosophy I have heard.    Go, if you want to further your development.

During the detailed science descriptions, the solid ground of common-sense got pulled away from under my feet!

Made me realise the awesomeness and amazingness of the universe in a RELEVANT way to practice!!!   Revolutionary!

A mix of cutting-edge physics to explain osteopathic philosophy.    Brought physics alive!

Explained physics concepts better than any of my A-level or Degree level lecturers!    The perspective was mind-blowing!

Showed up some ways of thinking about osteopathy with some great discoveries about palpation.

Confirming, anchoring, transformational, encouraging.   Will widen your horizon to how powerful osteopathy can be.      

Sharp mind; big heart; one full day!     You must go on it.  It will expand your practice and your life view.

The Honesty and Open Questioning about what we’re doing.       I’ll incorporate it into my practice. 

Very inspiring.   It gave me a different perspective of how I can apply my work in practice and everyday life.

Your personal words were spell-binding – I could feel you speaking from the void, encouraging us to take a step because of the difference it can make.   At this point, it felt like we were standing on sacred ground. Thank you for going there!


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