How might osteopathy contribute to an integrative, multi-disciplinary health care team?

UESTION 1: 150-200 words — DOCUMENT UPLOADED
This session’s activity is:
Choose one of the trigger points described on the activity sheet. The trigger point that you choose should be one that causes a referral pattern on compression with your finger or thumb. On the image provided, draw your referral pattern. Share your image with the group and compare it to others. Discuss the results of the activity, as per the discussion questions below.
This session’s question is:
Choose two of the below points to discuss
• Is your referral pattern similar to the referral pattern images provided?
• Are the images of your classmates’ referral patterns similar?
• What did the referral feel like? If it was painful, describe the type of pain. If not painful, describe the sensation.
• Could these referral sensations become confused with other physiological or pathophysiological phenomena?
Why might it be useful for a therapist to know trigger point referral patterns?

QUESTION 2: 150-200 words
This session’s activity is:
You have decided that you would like to receive a visceral manipulation treatment for an ongoing condition you are experiencing. You have never heard of a practitioner who offers this treatment. You know that it is a technique that is usually used by practitioners who have other formal qualifications and so you think that an experienced practitioner in this modality may be hard to find.
On your next visit to your remedial massage therapist Kechi, you mention that you would like to try visceral manipulation. She says that she can do it for you and asks if you would like to start straight away during your current treatment session. Answer the discussion questions below.
Choose two of the below points to discuss:
• Does this constitute informed consent? Explain your answer.
• How will you determine whether visceral manipulation is appropriate for you?
• How can you be certain whether this treatment is within the therapist’s scope of practice?
• If the treatment is not within their scope of practice, how would you locate a qualified practitioner?
Locate a practitioner in your area, and list their details.

QUESTION 3: 150-200 words
Answer both of the following questions:
• In your own words, describe two of the specialisations of physiotherapy
For each of the above specialisations, give two examples of conditions that could be treated

QUESTION 4: 150-200 words
This session’s activity is:
Consider the follow case study and answer the Discussion Questions below:
Pritha is seeing a Chiropractor for the first time, on the advice of a friend. She has heard that the Chiropractor may be able to help with her neck pain and also her difficulty conceiving. Her friend Martha has recently fallen pregnant after being treated by a Chiropractor and Martha has strongly recommended that Pritha try the same treatment.
Answer both of the following questions:
• If you were in Pritha’s position, how would you verify the information that her friend Martha has given her?
• It took Pritha a lot of courage to ask the Chiropractor about treating fertility. How can the Chiropractor let Pritha know that this treatment is not within the typical scope of practice of Chiropractic without making Pritha feel embarrassed or upset?
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QUESTION 5: 150-200 words
Answer both of the following questions:
• Explain your understanding of the difference between osteopathy and other forms of manual therapies such as chiropractic, remedial massage, etc
• How might osteopathy contribute to an integrative, multi-disciplinary health care team?

QUESTION 6: 150-200 words

Answer both of the following questions:
• How has chronic pain affected you or someone you know?
If so, what treatments have helped? Are these orthodox medicine or complementary medicine?
QUESTION 7: 150-200 words

This session’s activity is:
Conduct a postural self-assessment. To complete this effectively, you’ll need a friend to photograph you standing face forward, side on (left), side on (right) and from the back. It is best if you stand in front of a plain/blank wall. You may choose to hang a plumb line (in the locations shown in the lecture notes). If you have not hung a plumb line, transfer your photos to your computer and electronically add one.
Analyse your pictures, complete the postural assessment form and contribute to the forum using the discussion topics below.
This session’s questions are:
Choose two of the below points to discuss
• How did the activity go: Did the postural analysis tell you anything new that you didn’t know about yourself?
• Explain why a plumbline could be useful
• Some practitioners take photos of their clients (in the same way as above) to show the clients what they look like. Explain the potential reasoning behind this.
Why would a therapist conduct a postural assessment?

QUESTION 8: 150-200 words

Read the Discussion Activity Case Study and asnwer two of the following questions:
• How did this situation occur?
• What has Marika done wrong, if anything?
• What has Gary done wrong, if anything?
What should Marika do now?

QUESTION 9: 150-200 words – DOCUMENT UPLOADED
Read the Discussion Activity Case Study and asnwer two of the following questions:
• How did this situation occur?
• What has Marika done wrong, if anything?
• What has Gary done wrong, if anything?
What should Marika do now?

QUESTION 10: 150-200 words
This session’s questions are:
Choose two of the below points to discuss
• Explain why cross referral occurs and identify any relevant ethical issues
• How would you decide which type of manual therapist to visit?
• How would you decide which type of manual therapist to refer to?
• How might all of the kinds of manual therapies fit together in an integrative model of healthcare?
Based on the knowledge you have learnt, make a prediction for the future of physical medicine. Justify your prediction

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