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Definitely is. It looks like a form of lymphatic pump.
my athletic trainer for my college team did that for me when i sprained my ankle. i doubt its OMM because shes a a PT not a DO and if it is OMM, then i guess any physical touching can be called OMM. that guy certainly is not a DO.
 
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my athletic trainer for my college team did that for me when i sprained my ankle. i doubt its OMM because shes a a PT not a DO and if it is OMM, then i guess any physical touching can be called OMM. that guy certainly is not a DO.

Nope. He's an MD. I think that looks like OMM, in theory, but I don't know for sure whether it is classified as such or not.

BTW, GSP is the MAN!!!
 

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my athletic trainer for my college team did that for me when i sprained my ankle. i doubt its OMM because shes a a PT not a DO and if it is OMM, then i guess any physical touching can be called OMM. that guy certainly is not a DO.
I didn't watch the video but there were a couple of PTs in my med school class and when we'd learn various OMM techniques they were often the same as or very similar to things that they learned in PT school.
 

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The guy says hes trying to drain fluids through the inguinal lymph nodes, lymphatic flow is core omm 101 stuff, the specific way they were doing it isnt a technique ive seen. But he would definately benefit from some omm if thats what GSPs problem is.
 
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I didn't watch the video but there were a couple of PTs in my med school class and when we'd learn various OMM techniques they were often the same as or very similar to things that they learned in PT school.
yeah i guess their either similar or the same techniques used by both professions lol.

that guy is mad diesel, im hoping i can look like that by the time i start my first OMM class hahaha
 

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I didn't watch the video but there were a couple of PTs in my med school class and when we'd learn various OMM techniques they were often the same as or very similar to things that they learned in PT school.
Just to add on, one of the profs here at COMP used to be a PT before he became a DO. If I remember correctly (come on, I'm not THAT good of a student), he said something along the lines of how there's overlap between the techniques used. However, the strengths/focus of each profession are different.

Also, I remember reading something written by a non-DO that looked a lot like muscle energy.

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So, Muscle Energy is apparently called Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation among PTs. With Athletic Trainers, it's Neuromuscular Inhibitory technique.
 
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I have another shocker for you guys, chiros do hvla! A ton of omm is relevant to pt/athletic training/sports med so it is used by a lot of different folks. Of course they don't learn it under the umbrella of omm, besides foreign trained osteopaths.

The video just looks like effleurage/petrissage to me.
 

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I have another shocker for you guys, chiros do hvla! A ton of omm is relevant to pt/athletic training/sports med so it is used by a lot of different folks. Of course they don't learn it under the umbrella of omm, besides foreign trained osteopaths.

The video just looks like effleurage/petrissage to me.
I wonder how it came to be though - did each profession come to the same techniques through independent development?
 

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I have another shocker for you guys, chiros do hvla! A ton of omm is relevant to pt/athletic training/sports med so it is used by a lot of different folks. Of course they don't learn it under the umbrella of omm, besides foreign trained osteopaths.

The video just looks like effleurage/petrissage to me.
OMM has a lot of overlap with a lot of different fields. However, most of the time it seems like OMM did come first ... ;)

With regard to HVLA. We have a DC -> DO in my class, and it seems to me like there is quite a bit of overlap with HVLA. However, from what I can gather, it seems like this is about the only area of overlap and that DCs don't really utilize any of the other basic techniques, ME, CS, BLT, etc, or do some of the diagnostic/screening spinal tests before treating.