Catch the Cue…

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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

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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…

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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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Don’t Believe The Hype 1

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The video below is the first in an ongoing series where I compile evidence that helps illustrate and build my rationale for the concepts I put forth. I will share research and provide commentary as to how it informs my positions. I aim to show the process of developing a position as well as the willingness to change in the face of previously unknown information.

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What it Might Have Looked Like…

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Here we use the reports made by osteopathic physicians from 1917-1920 in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919 to show some of the methods they may have used on areas of special consideration. We also discuss that most hands-on practitioners today WILL NOT and SHOULD NOT be treating patients with infectious diseases UNLESS PROPERLY TRAINED AND ACCREDITED. Further, we discuss that IF a practitioner does have practice privileges with infectious patients they will have to adjust approaches due to hospital bed setups as well as weakened patients. These treatments WILL NOT cure infection. Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) does seem to help reduce length of stay in many hospital situations.

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What Did They Do With The Spanish Flu?

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In this video we speak about the commonalities in reports from osteopathic physicians in the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. I believe this link will take you to the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine’s Google Drive file that contains the documents of reports about the Spanish Flu (click here). Please watch the video below.

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Noting Similarities…

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Here we take a moment to look at a common method in many hands on practices, leg rotation. As we have been doing recently we will highlight the concepts we consistently speak about as they present in leg rotations.

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