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Types of OMT??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by mikeaparker, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. mikeaparker

    mikeaparker Senior Member
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    Can anyone please tell me how many types of OMT there are??

    If possible please also list each and give a brief description of each type of OMT.....

    Thanks,


    Mike
     
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  3. mikeaparker

    mikeaparker Senior Member
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    can anyone help me out with this topic?? I'm kind of desperate!

    Thanks..


    Mike
     
  4. biz

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    This is how they classify them at KCOM...

    Inherent force: holding tissue/joint at balanced ligamentous tension until the restricted tissues return to homeostasis.

    Respiratory force: uses the action of the thoracic cage and "air hunger" in order to a) relax tissues, b)enhance position of the area under treatment, c)provide respiratory impulse.

    Muscle Energy: activating force of physician is opposed by patient in order to relax muscle tissues. May be used directly or indirectly.

    High Velocity Low Amplitude: take a joint to the restricted barrier and then "pop" it a little further.

    Springing: gently spring against the restrictive barrier.

    Soft Tissue:
    inhibition - steady pressure to soft tissues to effect relaxation

    stretching and kneading - self explanatory

    petrissage and skin rolling - deep kneading and squeezing (ouch!)

    deep friction - deepest kneeding to work out fibrotic changes

    effleurage- lightly stroking the skin to move fluids into and along lymph channels.

    counterstrain: "wrap" patient around tenderpoint and hold for 90 seconds until tenderpoint relaxes.(this is the craziest one and it works!)


    There are a bunch more, but I'm in the middle of studying for finals and that's all I can think of during my break from biochem. Hope it helps a little!
     
  5. mikeaparker

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    thanks a million !!!

    :)


    Mike
     
  6. Toran

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    craniosacral-the idea that the primary rhythm of the body is the CSF inhaling/exhaling through an swelling during production, and relaxation during absorption.
    I too am studying for finals, and am not able to think about anything other than biochem..

    Biz, who are you?
     
  7. biz

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    toran...if i told you, i'd have to kill you.

    freaking out about anatomy yet? i am and can barely concentrate on biochem today.
     
  8. Toran

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    alright, now it's just not funny....
    I will find you biz, and I will put an end to all of this funny-bizness
    T
     

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