Osteopathy | Tai chi
I have just read the interview to Jean Pierre Barral in the BOA magazine Osteopathy Today. Barral graduated from the ESO in 1974 and since then he has practiced for 42 years in France. He sticks to the principles of anatomy keeping himself up to date studying the subject every week. He believes that the body is a self healing mechanism and that the osteopath should respect the concept of mobility. Therefore the osteopath shouldn’t refer to himself as cranial, structural o visceral because every part of the body is important. He also makes a reference to being humble as a practitioner, something that I have seen in Mervyn Waldman and Renzo Molinari. Respect towards the body and the patient is the key.
Christopher Aiff was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his leg. The doctors told him he was cured, but then found 50 tumors in his lungs on his first check up. Chris is an extraordinary 21 year old that shares wisdom we could all use.
“In terms of improving flexibility and range of motion for patients experiencing rigidity, generalized relaxation techniques such as gentle rocking have been found to decrease excessive muscle tension. Other effective techniques to promote relaxation include slow rotational movements of the extremities and trunk, rhythmic initiation, diaphragmatic breathing, and meditation techniques.
Also, due to the forward flexed posture, and respiratory dysfunctions in advanced Parkinson’s disease, deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises are beneficial in improving chest wall mobility and vital capacity.”
Found in wikipedia, from the original source in:
O’Sullivan, Susan B, Schmitz, Thomas J (2007). Physical Rehabilitation (5th Ed.) “Parkinson’s Disease”. Philidephia: F.A. Davis. pp. 873 & 87
Watch Vinnie Jones perform hands-only CPR to the beat of Stayin’ Alive. CPR is not as hard as you may think. Just call 999 and then push Hard and Fast. This video was produced by the British Heart Foundation