2000 - St Petersburg Institute of Osteopathy (based on the St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education) is established, control of the Institute being taken by the Board of Founders, namely: Sharapov, Mokhov, Egorova, and Chervotok.
2006 - Institute of Osteopathy is split up into several educational institutions, including the Manual Technologies Centre with K.V. Sharapov as Director.
2012 - it is settled to reorganize the Manual Technologies Centre into the Russian Craniosacral Academy, and K.V. Sharapov becomes President.
2000 - a group of osteopaths from Russia established the St Petersburg Institute of Osteopathy (based on the St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education) aimed at promoting osteopathy as it was interpreted by some French Osteopathic Schools. At that time French practitioners were concerned only about one thing: weather the modern pharmacological-and-instrumental (allopathic) medicine would accept osteopathy as its part. However, this required meeting the following conditions:
In Russia, they followed the leading French and American Osteopathic Schools, but with certain modifications of the training program (added some subjects in allopathy and rejected some Still’s concepts). Such a compromise has gradually led to the situation when neither the teachers nor the graduates of the Russian Osteopathic Schools can distinguish between manual therapy and osteopathy. This apparently plays into hands of manual practitioners who can use the osteopathy brand as a cover for increasing greatly the cost of their services.
Reject some fundamental osteopathic concepts laid by Dr. Still (the founder of osteopathy).
Provide training programs with the parameters of allopathic medicine unacceptable for osteopathy.