Check out the RESULTS from the May 2020 Technique of the Month! We reviewed a technique classified by the demonstrator as Indirect or Functional Method.
What were respondents’ choices to classify the demonstrated technique?
- Only 20 of 55 respondents (36%) indicated Indirect or Functional Method as their first choice for categorizing this technique. More respondents (27/55, 49%) indicated Balanced Ligamentous Tension or Ligamentous Articular Strain as their first choice.
- Even when including second and third choices for categorizing this technique, only 65% (36/55) of respondents listed Indirect or Functional Method as one of their first 3 choices while 85% (47/55) indicated Balanced Ligamentous Tension or Ligamentous Articular Strain as one of their first 3 choices.
What did respondents say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Indirect or Functional Method?
- Respondents who Agreed with the Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Indirect or Functional Method was one of their 3 choices)
- Edna Lay taught this technique as BLT.
- Please emphasize that the DO is introducing movement and, while this should be obvious, explicitly stating it helps the learner understand the process and connect the dots. First the doctor is careful to have the limb hang freely and then he shifts his chair to align himself and his midline with the midline of the limb then he begins to introduce movement. It must be stated explicitly so that the process is understood.
- Respondents who Disagreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique (Indirect or Functional Method was not one of their 3 choices)
- [As] far as I remember, I learned that technique once as a BLT-Technique and also in the video I heard ‘point’ and ‘balanced’. Anyway – I think, BLT und indirect method have much in common.
- It seemed to me to be a more balanced ligamentous tension technique, I am not familiar with the term indirect functional method (until now), so I breezed right past that for an option.
- Balanced, going with tissue motion