Minimize the Difference…


Here we speak about the application of treatment with respect to what types of thoughts might be useful to effectively pay attention to change in treatment. The general overarching concept is that motion dysfunction is identified as a motion that is different than expected and treatment is the process of minimizing that difference. We touch on cognitive load broadly as well as the concept that complicated thoughts may not be the most effective during treatment.

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The Process of Elimination…


Here we take some time to discuss the process of identifying motion dysfunctions through a standard algorithm while engaging the concept that macro identifies micro. We also discuss the processes of implicit and explicit learning in so far as a practitioner may purposely trim pieces from an assessment over time as they may not provide useful information outside of specific circumstances.

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Old School: Cervical Soft Tissue


Here we take a moment to utilize a description of working on the soft tissues of the cervical column from Charles Hazzard for the purpose of demonstrating concepts. The fidelity of the demonstrations to the description is not exact however the fidelity of the concept is maintained.

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Old School: Treating the QL???


Here we utilize a description from Charles Hazzard in 1905 describing a method to loosen the QL prior to treating the 11th or 12th rib. While not absolutely a method that specifically and uniquely targets the QL, this method will allow for discussion of the concepts of Relational Motion as well as Contact is Control.

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Old School Cranial…


Here we utilize a description of working on the nasal bones from Osteopathy: Research and Practice (1910). The description of working on the nasal bones allows for demonstration of the described method as well as discussion and expansion of the concept. Common perceptual issues on the part of the practitioner are also discussed.

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Old School Hip Work…


Here we utilize a description from Osteopathy: Research and Practice (1910) as the starting point for a demonstration and discussion. We demonstrate what the method likely looked/looks like while also identifying how the concepts of Contact is Control and Relational Motion may be identified in the description/demonstration. In identifying the concepts we understand how, as heuristics and guidelines, the concepts of Relational Motion and Contact is Control are able to guide treatment methods for effectiveness and safety.

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Old School Soft Tissue…


Here we take a look at early descriptions of soft tissue work. We want to identify reproducible methodological descriptions for a greater understanding of how early practitioners likely performed their work so we may get insight in to the generation of methods utilized today. Also, these descriptions may not work for everyone who reads such that alternate descriptions and concepts might. The overarching theme utilized here that relates the suggestions for working on soft tissue is relational motion. Take a look at the video and the quotes that the video draws from will be provided below.

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