Lever, Wedge, and Screw…

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Within osteopathic manual therapy, there is discussion surrounding the concepts of lever, wedge, and screw based on their mention in the writing of A.T. Still. I have written about the concepts previously and now have chosen to use video to demonstrate the concepts in a broad fashion. Please enjoy.

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Hand Postures: Concepts Demonstrated

IMG_1455Here we begin looking at various hand postures. The aim with demonstrating varying hand postures is to highlight what is both positive and negative about them…or more accurately what they will help you accomplish. The central concepts are that contact is control and broad contact allows for multi-point discrimination (which relates to macro identifies micro). There are several videos below so take the time to watch them as, although they present the same core concepts, they provide details that are useful for varying approaches.

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Seated Cervical Work… Treat it With Respect

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Here we take a look at seated work on the cervical column. There is discussion of safety issues, working preferably in one plane at a time, as well as highlighting the concept that contact is control.

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Don’t Forget About the Iliac Crest

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Here we take a look at the tissues surrounding the superior border of the iliac crest. The concept of palpation as well as the concept of multisensory integration are pointed to in order to demonstrate how those concepts look when applied in practice. In pointing to how things look in practice we are also demonstrating/utilizing the concept of explicit learning.

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