The Fiction of Osteopathic Presupposition, and Other Logical Conclusions

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Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc I fully expected that at my age (don’t ask) I would no longer be searching for a place within my profession. With all the study and practice I’ve been through, I assumed that I would … Read More

Because …. Pain Science with MyCuppaJo

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“So pain science education isn’t a magic bullet, but it is a starting ground, a jumping off point, a strong and stable foundation upon which to build everything else up upon. It opens the door and let’s some light shine … Read More

Osteopathic Palpation – A tale of cognitive dissonance

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If you haven’t already guessed, osteopathic palpation is sort of my thing. I did a palpation thesis, twice. Both times as part of osteopathic study. Neither study was published, though the bigger of the two was approved by the IJOM for publication … Read More

An osteopathic sea change?

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This is a riff on a recent blog by Osteofm because she’s dropped some content and started a conversation that I want to get behind. I’m excited to see her posts, she writes eloquently, displays an aspiring honesty, and her About page … Read More

The Use of Research as Evidence

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A newish phenomenon has arisen on the internet. The use of research as evidence, or as I like to call it: Drop link, drop mic. Google and Google Scholar make it easy to find research on the internet now that … Read More

Osteopathic Palpation: Moving Beyond Tradition

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In 2014 Torsten Liem, DO, wrote an article that detailed several challenges from neuroscience and psychology to the accuracy and reliability of osteopathic palpation. These normal cognitive influences include pareidolia, confirmation bias, perceptual bias, cognitive ease, and inattentional blindness. [1. Liem, … Read More

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