- Youtube for videos of vertebrae movements for different dysfunctions
- Alexander Nicholas’ Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques*
- An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
- COMLEX OMM Review
- Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine
- DiGiovanna Book
- Kimberly Manual
- Osteopathic Principles in Practice
- Savarese OMT Review*
- Go to class, visualize how things move and memorize chapmans, and tenderpoints.
- What helped me most was writing out all the procedures/steps and also going over the raw mechanics.
- Know the anatomy and the cellular mechanisms behind every manipulation and suddenly what you are doing will make sense!
- Take it seriously and keep up with the work.
- Practice the techniques every weekend! Do not let things build up or you won’t be able to learn everything before a practical.
- Practice makes perfect!
- Do not wait to cram. Practice skills throughout the semester.
- Know your anatomy and practice, practice, practice!
- Take lab seriously and use the time to practice when you have TAs and instructors there to help.
- Practice makes perfect. I am analytical, so writing out “protocol sheets” for how to go through the steps of each technique made me feel more prepared to practice with a fellow colleague.
- Practice outside of class to get skills in your head. Find a group of people that are interested in OMM to practice with and buy an OMM table.
- Use class notes. Practice with partner. Talk aloud steps while performing OMM.
- Practice with partners helped more than anything else.
- Practice, practice, practice. Use lab time as focused study time to decrease the amount of time outside of class.
- The best advice for studying OMM is to watch videos on how each technique should be performed and to use the textbooks for further clarification.
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