Explicit Leverage…

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We have done an overview of the concept of lever, wedge, screw previously. Here we take another look at the use of levers with discussion of short, long, and mixed leverage. The aim is to provide some examples of how these concepts look in action, especially in ways that may be semantically unclear.

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Using the Long Lever…

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Building on the conceptual demonstration of Lever, Wedge, and Screw we take a moment to further demonstrate the concepts of using a long lever. Please enjoy the video below.

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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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The Principles That Show Up Everywhere…

IMG_0816Osteopathic manual therapeutics are based on mechanical principles. They are often discussed poorly within the profession however they do form the basis of the concept that governs the manual aspects. These concepts hold true in other manual professions as well. These concepts are present in heavy industry, engineering, math, and anywhere else you look.

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What Does My Mid Back Have To Do With My Sciatic Pain?!?!

birdplanesupermanAs I grow in my Osteopathic journey, and really my life, it is interesting to note how many things are directly in front of us and easily accessible yet seemingly unused. One such case is the very basic anatomy of the spinal cord and the vertebral column. When looking back through posts I have made on this site I have always made specific use of the term vertebral column as I do not consider the spinal cord as synonymous with it and I definitely do not consider the term spinal column accurate or useful. As we go through this short journey I will make it clear why! Continue reading

The Fourth Rib

There seems to be a pattern here, the fourth rib is larger/longer than the third rib and it has more movement potential as well. With the increased movement potential there are increased lesions that are often issues in conditions of the heart and lungs. Continue reading