A comprehensive textbook covering all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. The background theory is explained and the techniques described in detail. The descriptions of the techniques are supplemented in the text by clear 2-colour line drawings and photographs and the DVD-ROM provides additional explanation through the use of video demonstrations with narrative by the author.
Compares all major positional release methods, from strain/counterstrain to functional osteopathy
Details step-by-step use of these manual methods
Describes integrated use with other manual approaches, such as Muscle Energy Techniques
Provides explanations of treatment of both muscle and joint problems
Explains how the methods can be used to treat bedridden patients
Emphasises safety and usefulness in both acute and chronic settings
New to this Edition
Three new contributed chapters: Sacro-occipital technique use of padded wedges for diagnosis and treatment; Overview of the McKenzie Method; and Application of positional techniques in the treatment of animals.
Completely updated, with additional new videoclips included on DVD-ROM.
56 new 2-colour line drawings and 27 new photographs.
Chapter 1 Spontaneous positional release Chapter 2 The evolution of dysfunction Chapter 3 The clinical use of strain/counterstrain techniques Chapter 4 Advanced SCS and functional approaches Chapter 5 Muscular pain: trigger points, fibromyalgia and positional release Chapter 6 Functional technique Chapter 7 Facilitated positional release (FPR) Chapter 8 Sacro-occipital technique use of padded wedges for diagnosis and treatment, Robert Cooperstein Chapter 9 Overview of the McKenzie Method, Anthony J. Lisi Chapter 10 The Mulligan concept: NAGs, SNAGs, MWMs, Ed Wilson, Dan G. Pilderwasser, Palmiro Torrieri Jr, and Marcelo Viana Marques Ferreira Chapter 11 Unloading and proprioceptive taping, Dylan Morrissey Chapter 12 Application of positional techniques in the treatment of animals, J. Brooks and A. G. Pusey
By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, Honorary Fellow, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK