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Medical Education

Motion Animations to Demonstrate Musculoskeletal Functioning

All of the animations will be more easily understood if they can be repeated at least once. In the classroom they illustrate the point better when put on continuous repeat and then stop the motion when necessary to illustrate a specific point.


Standing Flexion Test, Lateralizing to the Left

Purpose: Illustrate the standing flexion test on a patient with multiple problems. Note the changes in the vertebral column as the patient bends forward and has a slight rotoscoliotic “hump” at the end but the primary purpose of the exercise is to evaluate sacroiliac dysfunction. In the final stage the left PSIS is superior, indicating  the somatic dysfunction is on the left, the side on which the PSIS moves last.