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Interview mit Jane Stark D.O.M.P

Sie ist eine maßgebende Historikerin der Osteopathie, Autorin, Dozentin und war früher die führende Osteopathin der kanadischen Rugby-Nationalmannschaft der Männer: Jane Stark D.O.M.P. Der VOD freut sich, die Kanadierin zum 20. internationalen Osteopathie-Kongress vom 29. September bis 1. Oktober 2017 in Bad Nauheim begrüßen zu dürfen. In einem Interview verrät Jane Stark D.O.M.P. mehr über sich, ihren Vortrag, Workshop und ihre Tätigkeit. Melden Sie sich an: Bis zum 31. Mai gilt der Frühbucherrabatt: http://www.osteopathie.de/kongress/buchen!
“A.T. Still: In Memoriam: His Essence is his Still-ness”
20th VOD-Congress in Bad Nauheim: Interview with Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.
VOD: We look forward to seeing you at our 20th International Congress of Osteopathy in Bad Nauheim! What will the content of your lecture “A.T. Still: In Memoriam” be?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: “A.T. Still: In Memoriam” is about the essence that keeps Still’s flame, his memory, alive within the profession, in our offices, in our minds and hearts: That essence is his Still-ness. This lecture will attempt to elucidate, through words and images, the profoundness of the words of one of Still’s friends and colleagues, Grant A. Hildreth, DO;
“If everyone could but know him [Still]; could they but realize and comprehend the all that lies beneath his plain exterior and seemingly common ways, so much higher would be their appreciation of him, and so much broader and better their conception of Osteopathy.” (1906)
VOD: Your workshop „Normalization of the Ilio-Tibial Tract“ is offered on three days. What can the participants expect?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: The idea that one has to treat the fibres of fascia in a longitudinal manner will be turned upside-down. Participants will realize how easy it is to treat connective tissue using a fluidic approach in a contiguous way, rather than a fibrous approach in a continuous manner.
VOD: You are known as an authoritative osteopathic historian, with several publications on the subject, the most recognized being Still’s Fascia. Why are you so fascinated by osteopathic history?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: The most recent publication is actually a chapter in a newly released book called Fascia in the Osteopathic Field. It is not a matter of being fascinated by osteopathic history but rather wanting to convey a fundamental understanding of how the profession developed and what it once was able to accomplish as a non-pharmaceutical based medical option. That understanding reveals osteopathy’s true potential. That realization may lead the profession towards ambitious research projects and individual practitioners towards leading edge treatment goals.
VOD: How is the working-situation for osteopaths in Canada?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: Although every manual practitioner who has graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy (my alma mater) has a full practice, the manual practice of osteopathy is unregulated. Thus the politics surrounding the regulated medical practice of osteopathic medicine and the unregulated non-medical practice of osteopathy remains an unresolved issue. In addition, unfair competition between manual-based programs that do not adhere to the WHO osteopathic educational guidelines and those that do adhere, seem to be weakening the standard of osteopathic manual practice nationwide.
VOD: You recently completed a master’s degree in clinical research administration. What’s the topic of these studies?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: I studied how Big Pharma (the largest pharmaceutical companies considered as a whole) operates. There’s so much about Big Pharma that is never brought to the public’s attention about drug development, testing, and marketing, that I feel it is even more important to develop osteopathy as a viable means of regaining one’s health. While medications certainly can help one recover from an illness or an injury, they are not primarily designed to restore health or function. Following an illness or injury, the re-establishment of health and well-being is ideally suited to osteopathic manual care. Ambitious research into osteopathy’s potential as a healing modality may provide more than just anecdotal evidence of its ability to prevent and to change the course (duration, severity) of disease.
VOD: You were the head athletic therapist for Canada’s National Men’s Rugby Team from 1992 to 1995, worked at a number of major athletic games, including the Commonwealth Games of 1998, the Paralympics in 1996, and the Canada Games in 1991. Are you still working with any athletes?
Jane Eliza Stark D.O.M.P.: Ha! Yes I still treat athletes but they are no longer elite. Former national team players have now doubled in age so treating them decades later, after they have taxed their bodies to the limit, it is quite a challenge. Many of them now question their prior commitment to elite athleticism and grueling competitive goals and schedules.
VOD: Thank you very much for the interview. See you in Bad Nauheim!
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