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1

What are the three results of treating SDs with OMM?

Increase body's own defenses

Increase delivery of ingested medications

Increase removal of toxins and metabolites

2

How does freeing the nerve increase arterial circulation?

Allows for vasodilation

3

How does OMM increase diaphragmatic action?

Decreases the pressure differentials needed to promote venous and lymphatic return

4

What can cause congestion?

Direct compression of veins and lymphatics

5

Which SD do you treat first?

The one with the most components of TART

6

What are the major considerations to consider when choosing an OMM treatment?

1. Get dx
2. Correlate the dx with area that needs OMT

7

If a medical problem exists above the diaphragm, then treating which area may help relieve symptoms? (5)

1. Upper thoracics
2. Upper ribs
3. Inlet
4. Neck
5. Head

8

If a medical problem exists below the diaphragm, then treating which area may help relieve symptoms? (6)

1. TL junction
2. LS junction
3. innominates
4. Upslipped innominate
5. Sacrum

9

What is indicated for spinal pain?

Spinal evaluation
Joint exam
Neurological exam

10

When should you consider imaging for the spine? (4)

h/o trauma
Extreme TTP
Pain with ROM
Abnormal neuro exam

11

Type II SD of the thoracic spine involve which muscles?

Short restrictors

12

Type I SDs of the thoracic spine involve which muscles?

Long restrictors

13

Why is there a tendency for the thoracic spine to flex?

Gravity
Tendency of extensors to become inhibited while flexors tend toward contraction

14

Which muscles are responsible for maintaining a non-neutral SD of the spine?

Rotators, intertransversarii, and multifidi

15

What are the four sources of thoracic spinal dysfunction?

Intrinsic mechanical asymmetries

Trauma

Visceral disease

Neurological

16

For the double arm thrust in type I SDs, is the dr on the same or opposite side of the vertebral rotation? Which way is sidebending?

Opposite

Sidebend away from the Dr.

17

Where is the Dr's hand when treating a type I SD using the double arm thrust?

On the segment with the greatest rotation