Ortho-Bionomy: A Practice Manual

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This is the first book on Ortho-Bionomy, a bodywork technique which is quickly gaining popularity among laypeople and therapists from all bodywork disciplines. Kathy Kain gives clear descriptions of the philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. The illustrations and easy to understand technical instructions show the standard releases taught in Ortho-Bionomy classes. The student is guided from the beginning of a session to the end in learning this gentle, effective approach to somatic re-education. Ortho-Bionomy’s...
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Overview

This is the first book on Ortho-Bionomy, a bodywork technique which is quickly gaining popularity among laypeople and therapists from all bodywork disciplines. Kathy Kain gives clear descriptions of the philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy. The illustrations and easy to understand technical instructions show the standard releases taught in Ortho-Bionomy classes. The student is guided from the beginning of a session to the end in learning this gentle, effective approach to somatic re-education. Ortho-Bionomy’s primary benefit lies in helping people to break the cycle of pain by learning how to correct structural and somatic dysfunction and to release stress. This noninvasive, quick acting approach is an effective preparation for mobilization, movement and therapeutic exercise.
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"Kathy Kain, one of the foremost international instructors of Ortho-Bionomy, has managed in this book to be both technically and humanly accurate. Anyone who wants to be qualified at a master level of practice in bodywork would benefit from being fully familiar with the methods and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy.”
-Julie Henderson, Ph.D., Somaticist, author of The Lover Within and Restoring the Mother
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556432507
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 260,214
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.97 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy has been teaching and practicing Ortho-Bionomy since 1980. She has trained extensively with, and co-taught classes and Instructor Training Seminars with, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, the founder of Ortho-Bionomy. She was President of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International for six years,when she oversaw the creation of the Practitioner Training Program curriculum, and is both an Advanced Instructor and Advanced Instructor Trainer of Ortho-Bionomy. More recently the focus of Kathy’s work has moved toward the fields of somatics and trauma recovery. She teaches regularly in Australia, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. and maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California, where she lives.

Jim is a Registered Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy and has been trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O. He has been a Registered Instructor since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally. He resides and has a private practice in Northern California.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Sect. 1 Introduction
The Development of Ortho-Bionomy 3
A Few Words from the Founder 5
General Introduction 7
Introduction to Practice 11
Sect. 2 Vertebral Column & Thorax
Neck 21
Thoracic 31
Ribs 37
Lumbar 49
Sect. 3 The Pelvis
Iliopsoas 61
Ilium 69
Sacrum 77
Sect. 4 The Lower Limbs
Femur 85
Knee 93
Ankle 103
Foot 109
Sect. 5 The Upper Limbs
Shoulder 119
Scapula 131
Clavicle 135
Sternum 141
Elbow 145
Wrist 153
Hand 159
Sect. 6 Post-techniques
Post-techniques 167
Course Descriptions and Training Information 179
Bibliography 181
Glossary 183
Index 187
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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    Very interesting...

    I was privileged to be able to get a course in massage therapy school on ortho-bionomy. I was amazed to find that I could experience much faster releases and relief from my pain with ortho-bionomy. If you have the chance I would highly recommend that you take a class in ortho-bionomy. But if this is not an option for you, then this book is a great resource. Initially you may want to watch a DVD on a session being performed. I found that after taking the class in massage school, this book has been a great resource for me to remember how to do the techniques. I highly recommend this book!

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