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This presentation and practical workshop will cover the theory and practice of an osteopathic approach to head and neck trauma. Andrew Taylor Still’s approach was developed by Charlotte Weaver DO and based on the writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Founded on a mindset that always works within the whole, the initial presentation will cover osteopathic philosophy, phenomenology, wholeness, a review of anatomy and mechanisms of trauma together with Weaver’s approach to the three cranial vertebrae, the metamorphosis of form, Still’s intuitive consciousness, and the relationship of the head to the whole skeletal system.
Clinical assessment of the head and neck will be covered including: levels of consciousness, loss of consciousness, diffuse/focal brain injury, complications, facial injuries, cranial nerve examination, sequela of head and neck injury in clinical practice, including case history and group discussion. We will also discuss dietary and psychological support for recovery.
The practical session will address the application of perception in palpation, relationship of palpating phenomenologically and dynamically as well as regional anatomy of the head and neck. In addition participants will also explore simple clinical testing and assessment of post trauma patients with the application of the SCAT (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) and the Glasgow Coma Scale.
Understanding the prevention, mechanism, clinical assessment and treatment protocols of head and neck trauma from an osteopathic view.
- The unique osteopathic mindset in the diagnosis of head and neck injury
- Understand the prevention of head and neck injury
- Consequences of acute and chronic head and neck trauma
- Planning and communicating proposed clinical intervention
- Communication with other healthcare professionals
- Effects of dietary and psychological support