And take a ride with me into the world of cranial therapy and research.
Cozy up and get comfortable for this one. If you are like me, you probably spend the majority of your time looking for answers to the plethora of questions that occupy your mind's space. This time, I have decided to share a private research paper I submitted when I was in first year osteopathy school. My hopes in sharing this, aside from boggling your brain just a little bit, is that you have an opportunity to understand the breadth and depth of information that is required of an osteopathy student. When I try to explain to my friends, family, and clients the level of detail I am required to learn I am not always confident my words are well understood (to the fault of nobody). It is well recognized that anatomical terminology can be cumbersome and downright confusing. Often I will see wide inquisitive eyes turn to polite and supportive gazes. On the flip side, I know I am not the only enquiring mind in this vast and ever changing world of therapy. I share my obsession for knowledge with you. If this is you, you are my tribe and will likely become ecstatic with excitement for the geek ride you are about to embark on with me.
This paper is an examination of sphenobasilar lateral strain lesions including clinical signs, assessment, and a detailed analysis of anatomical and physiological implications. In reading this, my hope is that you will see the immense interconnectedness that exists in the body. Perhaps even revel in the amazement of the interdependency and precise co-ordination required to keep all systems functioning every single minute of the day. Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to share the specific techniques that may be utilized to treat this type of lesion. All treatment techniques are protected by the school I went to which is why you will not be able to view those specific appendixes, however, the rest of this paper is available for your consumption.
Writing this piece provided me the opportunity to take an extremely deep dive into cranial anatomy and physiology. I may have also gained a few new grey hairs alongside with a deep appreciation for the inner workings of our system as a whole. We may never be able to learn everything we desire in this lifetime but we can sure try. So without further ado, I present to you my research paper on Sphenobasilar Lateral Strain. Good luck and enjoy!