Motion Matters Regardless of Location…

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While we have previously discussed that the claims of visceral osteopathy do not hold up to scrutiny, that does not mean there is no positive effect from working in the abdomen. As with anywhere else in the body, the concepts we put forth remain useful.

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Try to Make it Clear…

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Here we continue to look at the work of Dinnar et. al to allow us to discuss the observation that it is often difficult to differentiate assessment from treatment with osteopathic practitioners. This observation makes treatment easy for the practitioner but difficult for those watching. Differentiating assessment and treatment allows for greater clarity in the eyes of observers (especially a patient).

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Observe the Differences…

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Here we further discuss the concepts put forth by Dinnar (1980). It has been observed that osteopathic practitioners will often interchange assessment methods, even within the same treatment. The interchanging of assessment methods (tests) aims to create the same goal movement however, due to the reality that the tests have differences, they are not the same. Here we discuss and demonstrate this process.

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