Monday, 3 August 2009

Reflections on Year 2



So, another year down! Only 3 more to go!

In many ways, Year 2 was a much harder year for me. Outside of the course, there's been a lot going on which has made it hard to focus on study at the level it deserves. The course content was a lot tougher at times too. I've always found neuroanatomy quite challenging and this was a large part of the content for this year. It was only towards the end of the year that it really clicked for me, especially as we looked into pain perception and management.

On a more positive note, this year felt far more involved than the first year which was very much a foundation year. Although the practical element seemed to make up a fairly small part of this year's modules, it seemed far more aimed at offering a better quality of treatment than just a mechanical method of learning.

Perhaps most pleasingly, I've noticed that my massage treatments have become much more confident as the year has progressed. I'm incorporating many of the techniques that we've learnt into my treatments and am also taking the case histories in as osteopathic a way as possible! Of course, this is great practice for me too.

So, 3 years to go and I'm really looking forward to Year 3. Finally get a chance to actually treat some clients!!

Rich

P.S. 8 As and 2 B+s across the first 2 years isn't bad is it? ;)