Day 1: Introduction to Still Technique
Still Technique is described as the “application of the rediscovered techniques of Andrew Taylor Still”, & is a system of osteopathic assessment & manipulative treatment from the USA which aspires to recreate the manipulations of the ‘Old Doctor’.
A cross between structural & functional techniques, it is an alternative, or supplement, to HVT techniques, when such approaches are inappropriate or ineffective. It is also applicable to every area of the body & suitable for a wide range of patients.
This 7 hour CPD workshop will introduce the theory & practice of Still Technique, & will focus on the lumbar spine, pelvis & 1st rib.
This 7 hour CPD workshop builds on the Still Technique Day 1 workshop. Day 2 provides an opportunity to revise, practice & refine the techniques introduced in Day 1, & will explore the application of Still Technique to the ribs, the thoracic & cervical spines, & the upper & lower extremities. It will also look at its applied role in the external treatment of the coccyx.
• Introduce the background, development & principles of Still Technique
• Discuss indications & contraindications for the application of Still Technique
• Introduce the theory, & practice the application, of Still Techniques to:
• Rib 1
• Lumbar Spine (LSp)
• Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ)
• Pubic symphysis
• Hip joint/ilio-psoas muscle
• Revise the principles & theory of Still Technique
• Masterclass of the techniques covered in Part 1
• Discuss the role of, & apply, Still Technique in a protocol for the external treatment of the coccyx & sacro-coccygeal articulation
• Introduce the theory, & practice the application, of Still Technique to:
• Ribs 2-10
• Thoracic Spine (TSp)
• Cervical Spine (CSp)
• Upper extremity: elbow, hand & wrist
• Lower extremity: superior tibio-fibular joint, talo-crural joint & subtalar joint
Recommended reading resource list
- T. Still University (2011). A.T. Still Footage. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUsXCj5JO9c. Accessed 23rd November 2017
- Dowling, DJ (2005). Still Technique. In: DiGiovanna, EL, Schiowitz, S & Dowling, DJ, eds. (2005). An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 3rd Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 91-92; 152-157; 208-213; 258-261; 340-345; 385-392
- Hazzard, C (1905). The Practice & Applied Therapeutics of Osteopathy. 3rd revised ed. Kirksville Journal Printing Co.
- Hildreth, AG (1942). The Lengthening Shadow of Dr Andrew Taylor Still. 2nd Mrs AG Hildreth & Mrs AE Van Vleck.
- Nicholas, AS & Nicholas, EA (2016). Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques. 3rd Wolters Kluwer. pp. 435-454
- Still, AT (1910/1992). Osteopathy: Research & Practice. Republished. Eastland Press
- Taylor, N (2008). Efficacy of the ‘Still technique’ on dorsiflexion at the talocrural joint in patients with a history of ankle injury. Unpublished research project, Unitec, NZ. Available at: http://unitec.researchbank.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10652/1335/fulltext.pdf?sequence=1. Accessed 23rd November 2017
- Van Buskirk, RL (2011). Still Technique. In: Chila, AG, ed. (2011). Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine. 3rd Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 849-852
- Van Buskirk, RL (2006). The Still Technique Manual. 2nd American Academy of Osteopathy
- Van Buskirk, RL (2000). The Still Technique Manual. American Academy of Osteopathy
- Van Buskirk, RL (2003). Treatment of Somatic Dysfunction with an Osteopathic Manipulative Method of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. In: Ward, RC, ed. (2003). Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine. 2nd Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 1094-1114
- Van Buskirk, RL (1996). A manipulative technique of Andrew Taylor Still as reported by Charles Hazzard, DO, in 1905. 96(10): 597-602