Quick Pressure Changes…


Here we use our guiding concepts to describe how to work on the anterior thorax. What is demonstrated is primarily for changing the pressure gradient in the thorax. Soft tissue work through the pectoral muscles may be performed and many will do intercostal tender-point work however, here, we discuss working on the anterior aspect with the aim of using the normal mechanisms related to changing pressure gradients.

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Don’t Believe the Hype 5


Here I take some time to build the case that osteopathic practitioners are not likely the best people to claim quantum physics as an explanation for how osteopathic treatment might work.

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Principles Underlying Treatment…


A few months ago I gave a presentation on a project I had undertaken to analyze technique descriptions to identify the commonalities they present. My aim was to identify those commonalities to develop a theoretical approach to guide approaches to teaching and applying osteopathic treatment. I will embed the video presentation below and follow that with the article I have written. This will stand as an initial marker for sharing this concept publicly.

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No Hands?


Here we look at the concepts of patient active diagnosis and treatment. In osteopathic manual treatment it seems to be automatically assumed that a practitioner will always use their hands and this is not the case. Patient active motion testing for diagnostics are common. Patient active engagement in treatment is common and does not need to be performed against the resistance of the practitioner. The video below is a brief foray in to these concepts.

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What Did They Do With the Spanish Flu 2


When the SARS COV-2 pandemic began to impact the world I released an article and video on available reports from the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919. Subsequent to this I reached out to Jason Haxton from the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine to ask if he would be willing to write an article further expanding on the available evidence. Below is the text that Jason Haxton and I wrote together and chose to release here on this website. Prior to the text I will re-post the initial video so that the place I began is visible and the greater detail in the text may become apparent.

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Don’t Believe the Hype 4


Here we take a look at the current disagreements with respect to CSF flow and function. From this current overview of CSF we are able to discuss why the common conversations around CSF in osteopathy are not likely as accurate as they should be.

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Don’t Believe the Hype 3


Here we present information surrounding the challenges of identifying the piriformis muscle with palpation. This fits in to a larger case for the challenges of identifying specific anatomical structures.

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Catch the Cue…


Here we demonstrate and discuss cues that will allow you to make appropriate choices in assessment and treatment. Broadly speaking, gross motion dysfunction is identifiable with visual cues and pain is identifiable with audible discomfort, facial signs of discomfort, and movement away from pain.

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Don’t Believe the Hype 2


Here we continue building the case for the positions we take. We provide evidence relating to how osteopathic professionals are observed to perform diagnostics, the issues with diagnostics, and the angle we take to deal with these.

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When the Hand is the Wrong Tool…


Here we look at different ways to contact the soft tissue around the hip when the patient is in lateral recumbent. The prime concepts are Contact is Control and Working Perpendicular to Fiber Direction with Soft Tissue.

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