There are two DVD's: One is on the subject of how the spine articulates and lesions, and other on how to diagnose and manipulate with PPT's

DVD: Spinal Mechanics and Bony Locking 
For Health Professionals 

By John Bayliss - Narrated by Lindsey Gleeson - and filmed by Peter O'Toole
The DVD is 1 hour 38 minutes long and comprises of eleven chapters that describe many of John Bayliss’s synergetic theories on spinal mechanics. The film shows how joints articulate and become locked on each other and go on to develop subluxation patterns that result in posture dysfunction. Two model types are used to predict  the outcome of  the spinal curves.  

The Two Models
In the majority of healthy people L3 will either side-bend one way and rotate another in lumbar flexion (backward bending), or rotate and side-bend to the same side in lumbar extension (forward bending).

The DVD is directed towards the mechanics of the sacroiliac and spinal joints in normal working conditions and the resulting posture dysfunction.

The content of the DVD is aimed at the new student  through to the most advanced practitioner.

The DVD is kept as simple as a complicated subject like spinal mechanics, can be. The DVD starts at an elementary level by describing and showing the shapes of the individual facet surfaces and how each bone articulates against their adjoining bone. As the chapters progress the content becomes more advanced as the relationship between individual joints and other parts of the moving spine interact and work synchronously. There is even a special chapter to demonstrate how the sacroiliac and lumbar joints articulate to enhance the walking mechanism. 

There are chapters that show how bony subluxations develop and become complicated. The final chapters show how the subluxations distort  the musculo-skeletal frame and produce definable torsion curves that result in posture dysfunction.  

Side-shift is the movement all professional therapists know about yet, until now failed to understand its vital importance. Watch a person walking in front of you and you will see the pelvis swaying from side to side with every stride. This is not a decorative feature, it is far more than that. Because to understand side-shift is to understand how the spine and sacroiliac joints articulate. 

To understand how the spine and sacroiliac joints subluxate is to understand how side-shift, weight distribution combined with incorrect forward or backward bending causes the joints to lock tight.  These topics are explained in much detail within the DVD.

Why make a DVD to Illustrate the New Theories
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and a moving picture is worth many many more. Spinal mechanics and the science of how joints lock against each other is a complicated subject. Therefore the subject is made much easier to understand  when the joints can actually be seen moving against each other, together with the forces that cause that movement.  The DVD is both a learning module for the student  and a place of  reference for the most seasoned professional. The DVD can be stopped and replayed over and over at will and can then be moved on as the user becomes more advanced in their understanding of spinal mechanics and how joints lock against each other.This is a text area. Writing in paragraphs lets your visitor find what they are looking for quickly and easily.

DVD: Advanced Osteopathic Technique 

by John Bayliss - Narrated by Lindsey Gleeson - and filmed by Peter O'Toole

PPT’s are the most advanced form of manipulation available today
PPT’s are unequivocally the most efficient, refined and advanced techniques available today. 

With PPT’s (Passive Patient Technique) you can genuinely manipulate 99.5% of the spinal and peripheral joints in the human without a click or trauma. Patients are placed in a comfortable position which considerably reduces all the pre-manipulative stress associated with HVT’s. Both the patient and practitioner benefit from a relaxed starting point. The PPT manipulations themselves are extremely gentle.
Osteopathic Technique
The term osteopathic technique is the name given to the manipulative procedures Osteopaths use to click the joints of their patients. Since the early days in the late 19th century when  classical techniques were discovered little progress has been made in advancing these procedures.  Now, with the advancements made in synergetic spinal mechanics we have a new set of genuinely advanced techniques called PPT’s. PPT’s  work on an entirely different principle to classical techniques and used correctly, they routinely provide above average results. PPT’s are set to change the way modern osteopaths treat.

Advanced Osteopathic Technique   (Revised and updated August 2014)
This new DVD shows all the advancements made in PPT manipulation. The previous PPT DVD showed how to work on the convexity, whereas this DVD shows how to work on the concavity. Both are valid. However working on the concavity creates a more positive feel and makes your manipulations generally easier to perform.

The DVD itself approximately is 40 minutes long and covers the theory and principles of PPT’s manipulation and the techniques themselves. Like synergetic bio-mechanics, PPT’s are at the cutting edge of osteopathic evolution.

Included in this DVD  are instructions on how to manipulate the neck safely, efficiently and with no click or force. The head is kept in the midline with no rotation or side-bending. Most patients hardly now they have been manipulated. This is a huge breakthrough as most patients dread having their neck manipulated using the old and cumbersome HVT/ LVT ‘classical’ and ‘classical advanced’ techniques.

Another first shown in this DVD is  the chapter on how to correct the pelvic alignment. Most Osteopaths and Chiropractors manipulate the sacroiliac joints routinely and assume that they are correcting their patients pelvic alignment but in most cases they are not. To get the very best results out of your sacroiliac manipulations the pelvis must be aligned beforehand.  An aligned pelvis makes a huge difference to body symmetry and joint mobility.

What is the difference between PPT’s and classical/classical advanced techniques
PPT’s work in an entirely different way to ‘classical’ and ‘classical advanced’ techniques. The old ‘classical’ and their ‘advanced refinements’ work by placing the practitioner and patient in uncomfortable stretched positions to tighten the lesioned joint and its surrounding  joints to their absolute maximum. The joint is then wrenched apart. This creates trauma to the joint and produces an audible loud click. These kind of osteopathic techniques are crude.

PPT’s work by reversing all the forces and tension in the lesioned joint and the joints surrounding. In doing this the forces that created the osteopathic lesion are easily reversed.  The lesioned joint slips back into place with minimal effort and trauma with no click. They represent osteopathic technique at its very best.
Because PPT’s are so powerful great care has to be taken to diagnose the lesion pattern correctly. The PPT DVD explains  a set of techniques you can use to get a correct diagnosis. 

For any  student or practitioner Osteopath who wants to  genuinely advance their knowledge of manipulation, this DVD is a must have. You can mimic the techniques shown on the DVD and get good results. But if you learn and understand the principles of synergetic bio-mechanics and the forces that create bony locking as well, you will get truly professional results. 

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