An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

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Eileen L. DiGiovanna, Stanley Schiowitz, Dennis J. Dowling
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 707 pages
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Osteopathic medical students and faculty benefit from a uniquely practical text that organizes osteopathic concepts and step-by-step techniques into a single comprehensive volume. This new edition includes new, all-important updates on somatic and visceral problems, writing the osteopathic manipulative prescription, and case histories to reflect changes in the national licensing examination. The book’s integrated method for diagnosis and treatment embraces basic osteopathic history and philosophy, osteopathic palpation and manipulation, and specific manipulative treatments and concepts. Abundant photographs demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Meticulous illustrations depict underlying anatomy.

  

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Contents

BASICS OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
3
The Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine
10
Somatic Dysfunction
16
General Anatomic Considerations
24
General Physiologic Considerations
38
Structural Examination and Documentation
53
Palpation
64
Exercise
67
Evaluation of the Sacrum
313
Muscle Energy
323
Counterstrain Techniques for the Sacrum and Pelvis
331
Still Techniques
340
PINS Techniques
346
Practical Applications and Case Histories of the Sacrum and Pelvis
356
THORACIC CAGE
363
Evaluation of the Thoracic Cage
370

OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION
75
Muscle Energy
83
Counterstrain
86
Articulatory and Thrusting Techniques
93
Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique and Balanced Ligamentous Tension
103
Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
109
Inhibition and Progressive Inhibition of Neuromusculoskeletal Structures PINS
118
CERVICAL SPINE
125
Myofascial Techniques
137
Muscle Energy Techniques
143
Facilitated Positional Release
150
PINS Techniques for the Cervical Spine
158
Thrusting Techniques
161
Practical Applications and Case Histories
169
Thoracic Spine Anatomic Considerations
175
Thoracic Myofascial Techniques
190
Muscle Energy of the Thoracic Spine
198
Facilitated Positional Release
205
PINS Techniques for the Thoracic Spine
214
Exercise Therapy
220
Thoracic Spine Practical Applications and Case Histories
226
Lumbar Anatomic Considerations
233
Myofascial Techniques
243
Muscle Energy Techniques for the Lumbar Spine
246
Facilitated Positional Release
254
PINS Techniques
262
Practical Applications and Case Histories
275
PELVIS AND SACRUM
286
Counterstrain Techniques for the Ribs
379
Rib Still Techniques
385
PINS Techniques
393
Exercises for the Thoracic Cage
400
UPPER EXTREMITIES
409
Evaluation of the Shoulder
415
Evaluation of the Elbow
423
Muscle Energy Treatment of the Upper Extremities
433
Facilitated Positional Release of the Upper Extremities
442
Exercise Therapy for the Upper Extremity
452
Practical Applications and Case Histories of the Upper Extremities
463
Anatomical Considerations of the Hip
471
Knee Anatomical Considerations
484
Foot and Ankle Anatomic Considerations
495
Evaluation of Foot and Ankle Dysfunctions
502
CounterStrain Treatment for LOWer Extremities
514
Facilitated Positional Release of the Lower Extremities
523
Exercise Therapy for the Lower Extremity
530
Practical Applications and Case Histories of the Lower Extremities
537
Cranial Motions and Dysfunctions
565
SYSTEMIC CONSIDERATIONS
585
Autonomic Nervous System
598
Pulmonary Applications
618
Gastrointestinal Applications
631
Gynecologic and Obstetric Applications
646
Neurologic Considerations
660
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