Osteopathic medical students and faculty benefit from a uniquely practical text that organizes osteopathic concepts and step-by-step techniques into a single comprehensive volume. This new edition includes new, all-important updates on somatic and visceral problems, writing the osteopathic manipulative prescription, and case histories to reflect changes in the national licensing examination. The book's integrated method for diagnosis and treatment embraces basic osteopathic history and philosophy, osteopathic palpation and manipulation, and specific manipulative treatments and concepts. Abundant photographs demonstrate step-by-step techniques. Meticulous illustrations depict underlying anatomy.
SECTION I BASICS OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Introduction Eileen L. DiGiovanna History of Osteopathy Eileen L. DiGiovanna Philosophy and Concepts of Osteopathic Medicine Dennis J. Dowling and David J. Martinke Somatic Dysfunction Eileen L. DiGiovanna General Anatomic Considerations Stanley Schiowitz, Eileen L. DiGiovanna, and Nancy Brous General Physiologic Considerations Dennis J. Dowling and Paula D. Scariati Structural Examination & Documentation Palpation Eileen L. DiGiovanna The Role of Exercise in Osteopathic Management Stanley Schiowitz and Albert R. DeRubertis SECTION II OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION History of Manual Medicine Eileen L. DiGiovanna Goals, Classifications & Models of Osteopathic Manipulation Eileen L. DiGiovanna Myofascial (Soft Tissue) Techniques Toni Spinaris and Eileen L. DiGiovanna Muscle Energy Dennis J. Dowling Counterstrain Eileen L. DiGiovanna Facilitated Positional Release Stanley Schiowitz Still Techniques Dennis J. Dowling Articulatory and Thrusting Techniques Eileen L. DiGiovanna Myofascial Release Concepts Dennis J. Dowling and Paula Scariati Balanced Ligamentous Tension (Ligamentous Articular Strain) Functional Techniques Stanley Schiowitz Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Hugh Ettlinger and Bonnie Gintis Chapman's Reflex Points John D. Capobianco Inhibition And Progressive Inhibition Of Neuromusculoskeletal Structures (PINS) Techniques Dennis J. Dowling SECTION III CERVICAL SPINE Cervical Anatomic Considerations Stanley Schiowitz and Jonathon Fenton Evaluation of the Cervical Spine Eileen L. DiGiovanna Myofascial Techniques Toni Spinaris and Eileen L. DiGiovanna Muscle Energy Techniques Nancy Brous Counterstrain Techniques Eileen L. DiGiovanna and Lillian Somner Facilitated Positional Release Stanley Schiowitz Still Techniques Dennis J. Dowling PINS Techniques Dennis J. Dowling Thrusting Techniques Eileen L. DiGiovanna and Barry Erner Exercise Therapy Stanley Schiowitz and Albert R. DeRubertis Practical Applications & Case Histories Eileen L. DiGiovanna SECTION IV THORACIC SPINE Thoracic Spine Anatomic Considerations Jonathan F. Fenton and Donald E. Phykitt Evaluation of the Thoracic Spine Eileen L. DiGiovanna and Donald E. Phykitt Thoracic Myofascial Techniques Eileen L. DiGiovanna and Toni Spinaris Muscle Energy Sandra D. Yale, Nancy Brous, and Dennis J. Dowling