Osteopathic mechanics

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Journal Printing Company, 1915 - 237 pages
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Page 51 - Every change in the form and function of bones, or of their function alone, is followed by certain definite changes in their internal architecture and equally definite secondary alteration in their external conformation, in accordance with mathematical laws
Page 200 - the head is thus tilted to one side and it is even possible that the weight of the skull may be borne almost entirely on one joint.
Page 51 - Every change in the formation and function of the bones, or of their function alone, is followed by certain definite changes in their internal architecture and equally definite secondary alterations of their external conformation in accordance with mathematical laws.
Page 64 - Not only may gymnastics in moderate and severe structural scoliosis fail to do good, but they frequently do serious harm for the following reason: scoliosis of this grade soon results in a stiffening of the affected region of the spine. If efficient gymnastics are given, the spine is speedily rendered more flexible and if it is so rendered and not supported at once it will sink into a worse position than before and the curve will be increased. The assumption made by the advocates of gymnastics is...
Page 11 - It is interesting to note that, in osteopathy, a "subluxation" is iefined as " an immobilization of a joint in a position of normal motion, usually at the extremity of a given movement.
Page 9 - The term lesion has been used in a restricted sense to mean any anatomical irregularity of a joint abnormal to the individual and the result of injury originating without the joint and intrinsic or extrinsic to the organism itself.
Page 72 - Those who employ the traction method secure the relaxation of the tissues about the articulation by what has been termed exaggeration of the lesion, a motion in the direction of the forcible movement which produced the lesion, as if its purpose were to increase the deformity.
Page 209 - In addition to the inferior articular facets of the atlas and the superior articular facets of the axis, movement other than rotation is limited by the anteriorly located odontoid process (dens) of the axis.
Page 72 - There are two methods commonly employed by osteopathists in the correction of lesions the older of which is the traction method, the later the direct method or...
Page 9 - The central thought of the science of Osteopathy is the lesion, which has been defined as any structural perversion which produces or maintains functional disturbance.

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