Osteopathy: Models for Diagnosis, Treatment and Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 2, 2005 - Medical - 360 pages
This book is a textbook of basic osteopathic concepts, working from first principles underpinned by anatomy and physiology. This text will synthesize and integrate osteopathic models in an easy-to-understand way, a subject often daunting to students and confusing to graduates. Composed of four sections, the first is a discussion of basic principles, the second focusses on models and diagnosis of treatment which is followed by anatomical, neurophysiological and osteopathic considerations. The last section describes clinical case-studies to enable students to put into practice the theories and models which they have learned. This book is essential reading for all osteopathic BSc degree courses and a core textbook for undergraduate students.
  • At the end of each section there will be clinical examples for students to work on to integrate previous knowledge.
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Extensive chronological review of basic osteopathic concepts with discussion of scientists' concepts in non-osteopathic fields, etc. Somewhat expansive viewpoints integrating non-related observations of non-osteopathic science tend to overcrowd osteopathy in the reviewable components available on the web.
Excellent textbook.
 

Contents

What is osteopathy? Towards a definition
3
The osteopathic lesion or somatic dysfunction
17
Osteopathic conceptual
41
Tensegrity
71
Biotypology
83
The nervous system
107
Psychological considerations
137
The respiratorycirculatory model of osteopathic
159
Clinical conditions
257
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265
24
271
26
277
Headache
285
28
295
30
305
31
313

The total osteopathic lesion
165
Introduction to models
177
Specific adjusting technique
189
Cranial osteopathy
201
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323
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331
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