Concept: Patient Positioning Explored

IMG_1032Following the 4 part patient positioning concepts we take a look at each COMMON patient position taking in to consideration the pros and cons of each GENERALLY. The 4 concepts of patient positioning are also mentioned for reinforcement of the concepts and to point to how they influence each of the patient positions.

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Concept: Control

IMG_1158This is my first foray in to using self made videos as an attempt to share concepts in ways that are hopefully useful for other manual practitioners. My aim is to use varying methods of explanation in order to highlight basic concepts. Continue reading

Clinical Observations: Choosing The Right Tool

IMG_0793What do I mean by tool? In the case of Osteopathic Manual Therapy I mean the actual hands on approach which is utilized. There are so many names for approaches that are really the same thing in application with different words to describe them so that will not be discussed, what will be discussed is how to actually choose what to do with a patient in real time. Continue reading

Meditations 8

IMG_0222Do not start from a conclusion – To understand, surely, there must be a state of choiceless awareness in which there is no sense of comparison or condemnation, no waiting for a further development of the thing we are talking about in order to agree or disagree – don’t start from a conclusion above all. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Advice for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 7

IMG_0255Concepts vs. understanding – If you learn concepts, if you work for information, then you don’t understand. You only explain. When a man is thinking he stands off from what he is trying to understand. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Advice for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 6

IMG_0237Knowledge is of the past – Knowledge is of the past; learning is in the present, a constant movement, in relationship with the outward things, without the past. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 5

IMG_0220An intelligent mind is constantly learning. – An intelligent mind is one which is constantly learning, never concluding – styles and patterns have come to conclusion, therefore they [have] ceased to be intelligent. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading