Science in the Art of Osteopathy: Osteopathic Principles and Practice

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"To find health should be the object of the practitioner. Anyone can find disease." So stated the founder of osteopathy. A British osteopath overviews the guiding concepts and techniques of this hands- on treatment modality emphasizing the role of movement in, and individualized manipulations of, the musculoskeletal system. The empirical science aspect includes biomechanical models. Includes 20 case studies and b&w anatomical illustrations. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748733286
  • Publisher: Thornes, Nelson
  • Publication date: 7/24/2000
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
1 Placing osteopathy in relation to healthcare philosophies and systems 1
2 Perspectives on health, disease and intervention 15
3 Communication in the human form 28
4 Communication and tissue change: the nervous system 57
5 Body structure, motion and function 95
6 Ideas within osteopathy: the spine 122
7 Comparisons and contrasts in biomechanical models: the pelvis and lower limb 166
8 Comparisons and contrasts in biomechanical models: the upper limb and thorax 202
9 Fluid dynamics and body movement 235
10 Evaluation: analysis; reflection; critical being 280
11 Full case studies 322
Index 367
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