Presentations and Workshops
Associate Professor, University College Kristiania, Norway
Adaptation: Beyond Symptom Relief – Salutogenesis and Wellness
Adaptation through capacity and agency in osteopathic philosophy goes beyond viewing the body as a mechanism but recognizes the patient as an ever−changing organism in which the overachieving objective of osteopathic patient care is to strategically facilitate and enhance health and wellness through manipulative and lifestyle medicine. Osteopathy is arguably resource−oriented by understanding health−promoting factors rather than reductionist combating disease. This lecture will provide a synopsis in which the argument is presented that this is central to 21st century osteopathic practice.
Clinical Integration of the Cervical Spine
WORKSHOP by Christian Fossum and Caroline Fjeldstrøm
Understanding the cervical spine in clinical practice needs emphasizing it as a neural and vascular crossroad in the body in which interaction and cross−talk of the somatic, neural, vascular and lymphatic is responsible for a variety of functional symptoms, including musculoskeletal pain as well as those originating from vascular problems, neural and central nervous system sensitization. In this workshop we will briefly review and discuss the clinically relevant embryology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and propose assessment, treatment strategies and osteopathic manipulative techniques to deal with this in practice. The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with an integrated learning−scenario to enhance clinical practice skills.