Contact is Control: Lateral Recumbent Side Roll…

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We have explored lateral recumbent through our patient positioning series. With the concepts put forth in the patient positioning series we identified that the table makes stable, less table means I need to make the patient stable, and the space between us is unstable. With respect to those concepts being applied in lateral recumbent we are able to suggest that working from behind the patient in lateral recumbent with the patient’s back close to edge of the table works well overall. That being said, there are times when working in front of the patient in lateral recumbent is useful and, as such, we discuss that in this video.

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Still Cadaver 1How does one go about learning to be an Osteopath? What does one need to know? First and foremost a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy is absolutely required (functional anatomy includes physiology in my mind). The principles governing body functions are necessary knowledge as well. Knowing those two broad topics may leave someone out in the cold if they have no exposure to actual hands-on methods. The dilemma for the Principles based teacher or practitioner is how to introduce hands-on methods without having the student taking the demonstrated method as the only way to actually apply treatment? Further to that, how does the Principles based teacher or practitioner bridge the gap between telling a student that they NEED to do something a SPECIFIC way while they are learning it to ensure safety and once they have mastered that method they are required to create their own way? Continue reading