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Cranial and BLT

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Texas_Sam, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Texas_Sam

    Texas_Sam Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    NYC, NY
    I need a little help with a small research project that I'm undertaking. Which schools spend time on Cranial Manip and BLT? Also, how many in class / in lab hours are spent on it per week / per year. I'm also curious what everyone thinks about these two areas of manip. So, let me know, please.

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  3. Stillfocused

    Stillfocused Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 25, 2001
    OCF/BLT is huge at UNECOM.

    CCOM has some cool OCF researh in progress.

    Didnt Thomas Crowe, the OMM chairman at PCOM recently published a new book based on BLT.

    KCOM has some prominent OCF practioners in their department.

    Doesn't COMP require all students to do Fryman's 40 hour course?

    The physiology behind OCF is quite real. Recent animal studies have killed the Monroe-Kelley doctorine; cranial sutures move. But, looking at the available inter-rater reliablity research, it seems to takes along time to truly expert in OCF.
  4. Sweaty Paul

    Sweaty Paul Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    Kirksville MO

    Could you send me info on the research that shows that the cranial sutures move? Am curious for some info I am trying to compile.


    Sweaty Paul
  5. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    ?BLT ?=? Bacon, lettuce & tomato?

    <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> :rolleyes: :D
  6. Stillfocused

    Stillfocused Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 25, 2001
    In terms of in vivo animal models cranial suture mobilty, this is the most important recent article.

    "Strain in the brain case and its sutures during function."

    Susan W. Herring and Shengyi Teng
    Department of Orthodontics, Univeristy of Washington

    American Journal of Physical Anthropology 112:575-593(2000)

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