Osteopathic Books

Osteopathic principles, technique and treatment books
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Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Third Edition
by American Osteopathic Association

Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This American Osteopathic Association publication defines the terminology and techniques of the field and is the standard text for teaching the profession. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods.
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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques
Alexander S. Nicholas

This one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for exam preparation and clinical rotations, as well as an excellent refresher for day-to-day clinical practice. Get step-by-step, full-color guidance on manipulative methods commonly taught and used in osteopathic medical education and practice. More than 1,000 vibrant photos and illustrations highlight concise, readable text—all on the same or adjacent page for quick and easy reference. The third edition includes extensive additions to the chapter on cranial techniques, as well as significantly revised overviews of high-velocity, low-amplitude techniques, muscle energy techniques, and counterstrain techniques.
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General Osteopathic Treatment
by Robert Johnston

This textbook is an introduction to the principles of classical Osteopathy. The research and practical lessons return to the origins of osteopathic treatment to provide an understanding of the founding concepts. It is a guidebook to general treatment not only for students, but also for general readers who would like to learn more about osteopathic practice.
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Osteopathic Principles: Applied in Mechanics and Treatment
by Robert Johnston

Osteopathic Principles is an introduction to osteopathy whose purpose is to expose aspiring practitioners to a principles-based approach. This book examines how to balance the principles of treatment with the practical application, and offers guidance to become thinking, inquisitive osteopaths in service to the greater community.
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Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: 4e 4th Edition
by Peter Gibbons MB BS DO DM-Smed MHSc

The new edition addresses the important issues surrounding patient consent and discusses safety issues in the broader context of relative risk. New sections include appropriate use of manipulation when treating radiculopathy and musculoskeletal conditions in pregnant women and children. It also further encourages the practitioner to reflect on how they are performing manipulative techniques and thus focus on improving their skills.
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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques
by Alexander S Nicholas, Evan A Nicholas

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques is the only comprehensive full-color atlas of osteopathic manipulative techniques currently available.
Richly illustrated with over 1,300 full-color photographs professionally shot for this atlas, this comprehensive, practical reference provides step-by-step instructions for 368 osteopathic manipulative techniques.
Primary and secondary indications, relative and absolute contraindications, and general considerations are also discussed in well-organized textual sections preceding each technique.
The fully searchable online text will be available on thePoint.
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COMLEX Review: Clinical Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
by Rupen G Modi, Naishadh Shah

COMLEX Review:
Clinical Anatomy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine offers an overview of anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine for the COMLEX.
Ideal for exam and course review, this new book targets the essential information that osteopathic medical students need during the first two years of medical school and beyond. Written by osteopathic medical students, COMLEX Review offers high-yield coverage of COMLEX content and advice by students, for students. The book has a two-column Q&A format for easy retention and self-assessment.
Over 150 images illustrate key anatomy and OMT. Key concepts are highlighted for rapid review.
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OMT Review 3rd Edition
by Robert G. Savarese

Expanded Chapter material that reflects the most recent updates in Osteopathic Medicine
178 Exam type questions, 355 Complex-style questions.
"Trigger Points" highlighted throughout the text for last minute cramming. Easy to read outline format
A total of 533 OMT Questions!! More than any other Osteopathic Text!!!
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Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis:
An Osteopathic Perspective
by Peter Gibbons, Philip Tehan

This highly illustrated, step-by-step guide gives detailed instructions for dozens of different manipulation techniques, covering all levels of the spine, thorax, and pelvis.
It also includes a helpful overview of the principles and theory of spinal manipulation and its use in clinical practice.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains video clips demonstrating the techniques described in the book.
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Osteopathic Medicine Recall
by Andrew D Mosier, Dai Kohara

Using the Recall Series question-and-answer format that has proven highly successful for medical students, this pocket-sized book provides a quick, concise review of the fundamentals of osteopathic medicine. The question-and-answer format will greatly assist readers in rapidly reviewing and recalling high-yield information for COMLEX examinations and hospital and office rotations.
Osteopathic Medicine Recall begins with the most basic concepts in osteopathic medicine, followed by a section on the axial and appendicular spine, the core of osteopathic medicine. Subsequent chapters present high-yield information on specific body areas and treatment modalities. References following each question direct readers to texts for in-depth explanations.
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Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine
by Robert C Ward, Raymond J Hruby, John A Jerome, John M Jones, Robert E Kappler

Thoroughly revised for its Second Edition, Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine is the only comprehensive, current osteopathic text. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods.
This edition includes new chapters on biomechanics, microbiology and infectious diseases, health promotion and maintenance, osteopathic psychiatry, emergency medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine, progressive inhibition of neuromuscular structures, visceral manipulation, A.T. Still osteopathic methods, treatment of acutely ill hospital patients, somatic dysfunction, clinical research and trials, outcomes research, and biobehavioral interactions with disease and health.
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Mechanical Link: Fundamental Principles, Theory, and Practice Following an Osteopathic Approach
by Paul Chauffour, Eric Prat, Monique Bureau

Developed in the late ’70s by French osteopath Paul Chauffour, Mechanical Link is a gentle manual therapy that encourages the balance of tensions in the fascial system—that complex web of tissue that interconnects and affects all other body systems. It spreads throughout the body uninterrupted, providing physical stability while also allowing flexibility and mobility.
Based on the principle that traumatic stress affects the interconnecting tissues of the body by forming patterns of tension called lesions, Mechanical Link therapy has successfully treated fibromyalgia, migraines, asthma, and other conditions. Extremely popular in Europe, it is rapidly gaining adherents in North America. This book, complete with 44 black-and-white photographs and 20 color illustrations, is a comprehensive manual for diagnosing and treating patients.
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Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Principles and Practice
by Walter Llewellyn McKone

This is the first textbook on osteopathic medicine to complement the dominant 'medical' model of education. Drawing from the achievements and ideas of the past as well as present-day practice, it provides an organic yet scientific approach that is uniquely osteopathic.
Using the work of its founder, Dr Andrew Taylor Still, and the philosophy of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, McKone shows how true osteopathy is a philosophy, leading to principles and ultimately to a unique form of treatment.
This style of thinking brings the philosophy, principles and clinical practice to life for the student and qualified practitioner. Anatomy, physiology, signs and symptoms all merge at the point of treatment. Students and practitioners will find this book invaluable as it will allow them to bring together all their osteopathic training into a coherent osteopathic system of practice.
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An Osteopathic Approach to Children
by Jane Elizabeth Carreiro

This evidence-based, fully referenced text offers a wealth of information on the use of osteopathic techniques for pediatric disorders -- from newborns to adolescents.
It discusses normal development, physiology, and anatomy of the systems, and it explores conditions and diseases of childhood as well as the rationale for osteopathic treatment.
Practical and comprehensive, it offers an osteopathic approach to understanding the development of the cranium; the interrelatedness of posture, movement, and cognition; and the process of labor and birth.
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Cranial Osteopathic Biomechanics, Pathomechanics and Diagnostics for Practitioners
by Alain Gehin

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.
The authors numerous years of experience provide the back bone for this indispensable illustrated introduction to osteopathic manipulations of the skull.
The aim of this book is to give the practitioner or the student of osteopathy the basic knowledge of biomechanics and cranial pathomechanics.
These two subjects are at the heart of all diagnosis and provide the practitioner with the choice of techniques they will use.
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Cranial Osteopathy:
Rhythmic Balanced Interchange
by Torsten Liem, Torsten Liem, John M. McPartland, Evelyn Skinner

Cranial osteopathy is an increasingly popular treatment approach for many common disorders affecting the head and neck.
This new clinical guide is the first and only in-depth resource on the subject, offering a comprehensive analysis of osteopathic dysfunctions and principles in the cranial field. It examines each cranial bone and describes its location, development, and clinical implications of dysfunction. This discussion is followed by guidance on inspection, palpation, biomechanical and biodynamical approach to the motility of each cranial bone, and explanations of appropriate intrasutural or intraosseal techniques.

Excellent illustrations and step-by-step sequencing of techniques make this book an exceptionally valuable resource for clinical practice.
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Visceral and Obstetric Osteopathy
by Caroline Stone

This title covers the osteopathic approach to patient management for pregnant women (pre and post partum), and for patients presenting with a variety of visceral conditions such as asthma, chronic breathing problems, various gastro-intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, other conditions such as post operative scarring and pain, and many others.
It also addresses the improvement of management of general musculo-skeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain and so on, by incorporating visceral and fascial perspectives into those examinations and treatment protocols. Current clinical knowledge, and ethical and medical constraints are dissucssed throughout.

Supported by clear illustrations and clinical case studies this books makes an excellent resource for all practitioners and students of osteopathy.
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Osteopathy: Models for Diagnosis, Treatment and Practice
by Jon Parsons, Nicholas Marcer

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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