As with all of the other concepts I am choosing to highlight, the concept that contact is control and control is safety will receive further demonstration in video form. The big deal here is that broad contact allows for the connection of all the concepts I identify and demonstrate. I speak about the uniting feature of broad contact and display it in the two videos below. I also take a moment to speak about the idea of using a practitioner’s leg as an extra point of contact and control with attention to some of the pros and cons that are normal in doing so.
As I have been building a library of concepts I have also been attempting to build a library of demonstrations of those concepts. Here I provide some ideas on working with the rotator cuff and the hip rotators. While they are different in details of anatomical structure the concepts of assessment, palpation, patient positioning, relational motion, and patient control all still apply. Take a look!
Here we take a look at what seem to be theoretical biases and blindness with respect to the sacrum and the thorax. The sacrum is an odd fetish in osteopathy and does not truly deserve the deep love affair it is afforded by practitioners. The thoracic vertebral column is claimed to follow the motion coupling theory proposed by Fryette in most osteopathic institutions…but it does not, it does not follow a clear pattern generally. Take a few moments to take in the information in the videos below.
One of the early concepts I chose to commit to video was that contact is control. Here I will put two videos that demonstrate this concept in different ways in the hopes that further visual representation of the concept help make it more usable in practice. I will continue to demonstrate this and other concepts as time goes on.
After a general introduction to cognitive biases we are able to begin looking at situations where they might be at play. Below are two situations where cognitive biases MIGHT be issues. As a general statement I will point to a concept that leads to trouble in conversation: I don’t have to prove myself right if you are unable to prove me wrong. I have experienced many situations where the previous statement is invoked and, as such, leads to roadblocks in conversation. It may be useful if each one of us was able to prove ourselves correct where possible and admit when there are shortcomings in our knowledge where it exists (which is almost everywhere).
We have previously introduced the concept of relational motion. Now we will take some time to provide a few demonstrations of the concept that one thing stays still and one thing moves in relation to it. This concept applies when moving soft tissue in relation to a bone, a bone in relation to a soft tissue, or a bone in relation to a bone.