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Center for Advancement of Osteopathic Research Methodologies

Development of Spinal Models to Advance Development of Palpatory Skills.     

SRI Scientists

  • Brian Degenhardt, DO
  • Eric Snider, DO
  • Ken Pamperin, MS

Purpose and Aims

A non-anatomic prototype for evaluating resistance to pressure has been developed.  While two forms of objective testing have indicated the reliability of the movement characteristics, other aspects of the movement pattern are not ideal.  Refinement of model is needed before consideration in training or research.  A concept for the creation of new spinal motion models has been developed over the past year.  Once the computerized pelvic model has been completed, development of these models will ensue.