Handbook of Osteopathic Technique

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Nelson Thornes, 1996 - Medical - 280 pages
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The Handbook of Osteopathic Technique is a compendium of photographs and full descriptions of osteopathic techniques. The author uses his extensive teaching experiences to discuss all aspects of modern osteopathic techniques (including indirect technique); aid learning and development using descriptions and photographs; emphasise the most and least suitable procedures for varied body types; show how to improve skill and assist constructive learning.
 

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Contents

How to use this book
1
Somatic dysfunction 3 Diagnosis
4
Classification of osteopathic techniques
13
Contraindications and precautions
24
Indirect technique
31
Modifying factors in technique
39
Handling
49
Operator posture and stance
51
Techniques for the cervicothoracic junction area
147
Techniques for the cervical area
159
Techniques for the occipital area
179
Techniques for the sinuses and temporomandibular joints
189
Techniques for the clavicle area
193
Techniques for the shoulder area
198
Techniques for the elbow area
209
Techniques for the forearm area
218

Applied technique
56
Principles of locking
62
Exercises for developing technical skill
66
Techniques for the lumbar area
69
Techniques for the sacroiliac area
94
Techniques for the gluteal region and coccyx
108
Techniques for the thoracolumbar junction area
113
Techniques for the thoracic spine
116
Techniques for the thoracic cage and ribs
131
Techniques for the scapulothoracic area
143
Techniques for the wrist and hand
219
Techniques for the hip area
227
Techniques for the thigh area
233
Techniques for the knee area
239
Techniques for the calf area
250
Techniques for the foot
253
Recommended reading
275
Index
277
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Laurie Hartman has been a single parent for nine years, raising one terrific son who is now 15. Laurie lives in Southern California.

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