Universal Thinking and Osteopathy

Get upright – be upright – stay upright

Prof. Dr.med. Dr.phil.nat. Michael Schultz and Henry Kleßen D.O.M.R.O.FSCCO

The seminars on the subject of “straightening” are a combination of medical and scientific knowledge and osteopathy.

Speech and walking upright are typical human characteristics. They are already initiated by the individual development.

They are an expression of cerebralization and should not be understood as a modification of the behavior of our ancestors (Blechschmidt).

All topics of these seminars, which are unique to date, are presented theoretically from the fields of anatomy, embryology, molecular biology, anthropology, palaeopathology, archeology and comparative biomechanics, and are practically connected with the principles of osteopathy. The seminars build on each other and can only be attended together.


Seminar 1: Stand upright

  • A brief history of human evolution
  • Factors that determine erection
  • Development of the embryonic body and body axes
  • Cerebralization – Cardialization – Hepatization
  • Stability – mobility, the properties of connective tissue
  • Folding and unfolding of the opening spaces
  • Development dynamics concept
  • “Creating order” The ordering effect of development dynamics and development kinetics
  • The metabolic fields according to Blechschmidt and their form, function and structure differentiation.
  • Metamers and their segmental connections – dermatome, myotome, sclerotome

Seminar 2: Be upright – stay upright

  • Musculoskeletal disorders from a paleopathological point of view
  • Bones as information storage
  • How does the bone react to internal and external forces
  • Structure and function of the muscle loops and muscle chains
  • Principle of tensegrity – How do mechanical forces affect molecules and cells.
  • The fascia of the body between mechanics and dynamics
  • Against Gravity – Laws of Fluid Dynamics and Buoyancy
  • Pattern formation to maintain the erection

Material and methods

Lectures and practical demonstrations are based on anatomical preparations or models from the human embryological documentation collection from Blechschmidt and the Blumenbach collection.

The ratio between theory and practice is 60% theory and 40% practice.


Completed 4-year full-time or 5-year part-time education.


Seminar 1: Friday, February 3rd, 2023 to Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Seminar 2: Friday, October 27, 2023 to Sunday, October 29, 2023

Daily times

Starting time: Friday at 10:00 a.m
End of seminar: Sunday 1:00 p.m

Seminar location (Goettingen)

Best Western Hotel, Am Papenberg
Hermann-Rein-Str. 2, 37075 Goettingen

Anatomisches Institut der Georg August Universität Göttingen
Humanembryologischen Dokumentationssammlung Prof. E.Blechschmidt

Number of participants

max. 24 participants


Each seminar is certified with 30 points by the VOD.
Points for doctors can be applied for at the Medical Association.

Participation fee

600 euros per seminar


Prof. Dr.med. Dr.phil.nat. Michael Schultz
Henry Klessen D.O.M.R.O. FSCCO