Make the Best of a Compromised Situation…

There are situations where there may be value in using the thigh of the practitioner to support the patient. While it is less than ideal as the balance of the practitioner is compromised it is still possible to make it work well.

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Quick and Easy…

Here we break out an assessment for the vertebral column that has been shown before in the assessment algorithm video. This prone vertebral assessment shows how we use the concepts of relational motion as well as macro identifies micro.

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How The Philosophy of Science May Improve Osteopathic Research…

What is contained within the article presented here is an argument that the manner in which the profession of osteopathy approaches science is incomplete and preferential. It is this incomplete and preferential approach to science, specifically as definable in relation to the philosophy of science, leads to difficulties with the claims of osteopathy not living up to the observable reality of osteopathy. Please take the time to read and consider what is written. As the author I know you, the reader, are not lazy and are highly capable of understanding what I am attempting to communicate. It is likely beneficial for you to have a broader understanding of science and the philosophy of science, especially in relation to the profession of osteopathy.

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Same Movement, Different Requirements for the Practitioner…

Here we show the concepts of patient positioning and relational motion through rotation of the torso. The common element is the shoulder girdle rotating in relation to the pelvis (or vice versa) however, in varying positions, the actions I need to take and the ease of those actions changes.

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The Acronym Muscle (SCM)…

Here we demonstrate how many of the concepts we consistently discuss and demonstrate are presented when working with the sternocleidomastoid (SCM). Always remember that videos may be watched multiple times with the ability to pause and rewind as desired.

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Same Concepts Just in a Specific Spot…

Here we invoke many of the concepts we commonly discuss (treat soft tissue perpendicular to fiber direction, relational motion, contact is control, patient positioning) with specific application to the anterior compartment of the thigh.

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The Forgotten Knee Joint…

Here we discuss and demonstrate treatment options for the fibular head by invoking many concepts we have utilized over time. Please enjoy.

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AC\SC (You Hold My Arm on)

Here we display many of the underlying concepts we speak about as applied to the clavicle. To attempt to provide more visual information this is displayed in both supine and lateral.

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Hands Up…

Here we take a moment to demonstrate and discuss treatment of the hand and the wrist. The primary concepts that guide this work are Contact is Control, Relational Motion, and being organized in how you apply activating forces.

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This is Harder Sitting Up

Here we take a moment to discuss and demonstrate working in the facial structure and the TMJ with a seated patient. This is likely a rare clinical situation however, if it does occur, we can show that the same guiding concepts for all treatment will allow you to make good treatment options occur.

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