Old School: Seated Side Bending for Ribs


Here we take a look at a description from “Osteopathic Mechanics” by Edythe Ashmore. The description centers on ribs however, as we show in the video, the basic hold (with some change) is useful for the vertebral column as well.

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Old School: Seated Thoracic Extension


Here we demonstrate and discuss a method described in multiple places in old osteopathic literature, seated thoracic extension. This method allows for some brief discussion of patient positioning (the space between us is unstable, less table means I need to make the patient stable, and the anatomy should be exposed/free to move/preferably visible), contact is control, as well as the pros and cons of the method.

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