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Club Lunch Day, Mopal, and Spirometry Lab

by Feb 5, 2016

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Week Three has come to a conclusion and a lot has been happening here at NUHS-Florida. Motion Palpation Club had its first meeting on Wednesday. It was a great opportunity to practice our palpation and look for restrictions. We reviewed thoracic and lumbar spine palpation.

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Motion Palpation Club

For some of the lower trimester students, it was brand new. For the rest of us, it was an excellent opportunity to ensure we understood the material by teaching those who were unfamiliar with motion palpation. The clubs here at NUHS-Florida are an excellent opportunity to work on our physical diagnostic skills, review old material, and learn new techniques. 

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Club Lunch Day

The next day we had Club Lunch Day. I presented for the Motion Palpation Club and the Chiro Games Club. I explained what the clubs were all about, as well as how to get involved. After all the clubs presented, we were provided with lunch and socialized with our colleagues. It was a lot of fun and hopefully informative for the lower trimester students regarding what we have to offer here at NUHS. 

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Talking about Chiro Games Club at Club Lunch Day

On Friday we had our first lab for Cardiorespiratory Physiology. We used a spirometer to measure different volumes corresponding with lung capacity.

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Using the Spirometer

The lungs are never empty so this device was not able to determine residual volume, but it measured vital capacity, tidal volume, breaths per minute, inspiratory reserve, and expiratory reserve. We are learning about all of those measurements in lecture so it was really cool to measure ours in lab. 

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That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading and be sure to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Christopher Kotwicki

Christopher Kotwicki

My name is Christopher Kotwicki and I am a future Doctor of Chiropractic! I am also a self-proclaimed beach bum, animal lover, fitness junkie, and sports fanatic.

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