Spinal Mechanics

Spinal Mechanics

Spinal Mechanics Class Outline
Class Registration Form (pdf) October, 2019

Students will learn:

  • Principles of Osteopathy
  • Spinal and sacral mechanics and gait analysis
  • Shears
  • Gluten's effects on animal motility

    Day 1:
  • Introduction to the Principles of Osteopathy
  • Overview of class goals
  • Hierarchy of protective mechanisms
  • Blueprints of body, fascia explanation
  • Introduction to energetic techniques
  • Mechanical canine exam
  • Explanation - principles of shock (Sympathetic       overdrive)

    Day 2:
  • Vascular and lymphatic fluid dynamics overview
  • Heart roll, AV twist and lungs overview and practice
  • Gluten impaction review on kidneys, liver, and      musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Cervical-thoracic lumbo-pelvis mechanics review
  • Cervical exam - practical application on dogs
  • Treatment of cranial base and cervical spine with       energetic/functional indirect techniques

    Day 3:
  • Review Type I, Type II spinal mechanics and lumbo -      pelvis mechanics
  • Instruction of practical 15-minute treatment strategies
  • Explanation of neurological lateral shears of the spine
  • Introduction to Thomas Myers, LMT fascial outlines

    Day 4:
  • Explanation of pelvic paradigm and its application
  • Explanation of descended/ascended sacral dysfunction
  • Review of mechanical exams in correlation with fascial     lines and roll/glide (Arthrokinematics)principles

  • neck exam pelvic paradigm

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