Osteopathy: Models for Diagnosis, Treatment and Practice
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.
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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.
What is osteopathy? Towards a definition
The osteopathic lesion or somatic dysfunction
The nervous system
The respiratorycirculatory model of osteopathic
The total osteopathic lesion
Introduction to models
Specific adjusting technique