Check out the RESULTS from the January 2019 Technique of the Month!
- With no audio, 78% (39/50) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Articulatory or Still Technique. 92% (46/50) of respondents indicated their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice was Articulatory or Still Technique.
- With audio, 80% (31/39) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Articulatory or Still Technique. 90% (35/39) of respondents indicated their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice was Articulatory or Still Technique.
- 64% (32/50) of respondents indicated that they currently use Articulatory or Still Technique in their practice.
Respondents’ 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique
What did respondents have to say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Articulatory or Still Technique?
- Respondents who Agreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique
- “A nice technique approach. Perhaps part of the AT Still ‘exaggeration technique’ category. Good to ensure the pts other arm/hand (right) is rested on abdomen or chest ..you never know when perhaps a capsular disturbance may be present in the other shoulder (right) and having the (R) arm fall off the side of the table … forcing anterior capsule structures could induce further problems ….”
- “I liked the supine position- it was a variation on the sidelying Spencer technique obviously to me.”
- Respondents who Disagreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique
- “Yes, I agree 100 % articulatory but by definition Still technique is indirect to direct. Examiner verbally was engaging a barrier and bouncing it then taking it thru its motion. For sure articulatory but not ‘Still’ as I know it to be. This understanding thru me off listening to the video. I had to fit other choices where you are engaging ligaments of the joint LAS and in most simplest description is soft tissue post Listening”
- “I do Still’s according to Vanbuskirk in a indirect–> direct motion that is smooth and get an articulation. When I do articulatory, I am also moving through a ROM but not as abrupt or jostling and may get an articulation through ROM or at the end ROM. I don’t do soft tissue and would not do anything looking like this technique of bouncing through the joint capsule.”
What about the person who demonstrated the technique? What did they say when they read the comments from the respondents?
- “I realized after re-watching the video that I performed a combined technique with both articulatory and soft tissue components.”
Notes from the DO-Touch.NET Technical Staff
- From the comments, we realized that the labels for the technique categories may have caused some confusion. For example instead of labeling the first category as “Articulatory/Still Technique”, it would have been clearer if it was labeled as “Articulatory or Still Technique”.
- In future installments of the Technique of the Month, we will be allowing respondents to save their responses and return later to complete the survey.
- Also, we will be adding closed captioning to the video with audio, and are investigating options for translating the transcript into languages other than English.
Did you miss your chance to review the January 2019 Technique of the Month video? Check it out and see whether you agree that the technique demonstrated falls into the category of Articulatory or Still Technique.
What do you think about the classification of this demonstrated technique as Articulatory or Still Technique? Let’s talk about this below!