The musculoskeletal system is so interconnected and we were able to gain further experience and knowledge to enhance our treatments as manual therapists.
The most fascinating thing we took away from viewing the human anatomy was being able to see all of our systems and how they all work together to support each other (interconnected). For example, our major muscular organ, our heart. It rests at the centre of our chest under our sternum and just a little to the left. It pumps blood to our body via our circulatory system providing oxygen and nutrients. This major muscular organ is protected by our skin, muscles, our rib cage and enveloped by our lungs. Then, a major part to our central nervous system, our Spinal Cord. This nerve tissue stems from our brain and almost the whole spine. The spinal cord is responsible for sending message to and from the brain and the rest of the body. The spinal cord is protected by our skin, muscles, and our spinal column - WOW!
There are so many intricacies about the human body, which are so interesting and we hope to share them with you in time. The images below don’t quite offer the same view as we had, but they will give you an understanding of how protected some of our major systems are.
Thank you again to Justin Huynh from Body and Mind Osteopathy for providing the opportunity and creating a welcoming environment. Also, our respect to those that donated their bodies to research.