Kirksville Crunch, What is it and How to do It: OMM Technique
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Kirksville Crunch, What is it and How to do It: OMM Technique

The Kirksville Crunch, or commonly called thoracic hvla is a technique that helps you fix thoracic somatic dysfunction, which is typically located in the thoracic spine. It’s not uncommon for people to experience pain in their back after sitting at a desk for hours on end. The problem with this is that it can become…

Anterior Fibular Head Somatic Dysfunction: Diagnostics and Questions
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Anterior Fibular Head Somatic Dysfunction: Diagnostics and Questions

If you are anything like me, you were kind of lost that first day in OMM lab, especially when they started discussing things like anterior fibular head somatic dysfunctions??!! OMM was one of those things I was super nervous about, well that and the USMLE and COMLEX, but OMM was so difficult to study. What…

Sidebending Rotation: Cranial Diagnostics
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Sidebending Rotation: Cranial Diagnostics

Sidebending rotation cranial, that’s one of those things that if you are anything like me you heard it the first day of OPP lab and thought, uhhhh come again? Then that happened a few more times that first day, but after that the cluelessness went away, and I was able to get a 4.0 in…

Positive Sphinx Test: What is it, and What Does it Mean
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Positive Sphinx Test: What is it, and What Does it Mean

What is a positive sphinx test? This article will cover that and a little more. First though, its important to let you know a little bit about Comprepmed. When it comes to studying, I think we can all agree that sometimes it just sucks. In undergrad, I didn’t do so hot. I had average grades,…

Viscerosomatic Levels: A Practical Guide to getting questions right
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Viscerosomatic Levels: A Practical Guide to getting questions right

To the right are the basic Viscerosomatic Levels outlined how I teach them in my course. These are honestly, some pretty low hanging fruit for COMAT and COMLEX. This was one of the keys to my success on the COMLEX and in medical school in general. Scoring high on exams is about hard work, but…

Anterior Thoracic Tender Points: A review and guide
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Anterior Thoracic Tender Points: A review and guide

You can really break the anterior thoracic tender points down into two sections: T1-T6: Located at the midline of the sternum at the corresponding ribs T7-T12: Located in the abdominal muscle just on each side of center at corresponding spinal level Lets go into more detail. Why you should Know Tender Points The anterior thoracic…