Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques by Alexander S. Nicholas, Evan A. Nicholas

By Alexander S. Nicholas, Evan A. Nicholas

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques is the one entire full-color atlas of osteopathic manipulative thoughts presently on hand. Richly illustrated with over 1,300 full-color images professionally shot for this atlas, this entire, sensible reference presents step by step directions for 368 osteopathic manipulative ideas. basic and secondary symptoms, relative and absolute contraindications, and normal issues also are mentioned in well-organized textual sections previous every one technique.

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4. The physician, while controlling the patient's head, palpates the left transverse processes of TI and T2 and moves the patient's head to the left shoulder, assessing the ability of the left TI transverse process to approximate the left T2 transverse process. This elicits left side bending (Fig. 33). This is repeated on the right to elicit right side bending (Fig. 34). 32. Step 3, extension, spinous process ap­ proximate. 33. Step 4, side bending left. 34. Step 4, side bending right. CHAPTER 5 I INTERSEGMENTAL MOTION TESTING 5.

6. Step 3, skeleton, rotation right. B. Step 5, rotation right. 7. Step 4, rotation left. 37 38 PART 1 I OSTEO PATH I C P R I N C I P LES IN D IAGNOSIS LUMBAR INTERSEGMENTAL MOTION TESTING L1 to LS-S1 Side Bending, Translational Short-Lever Method, Prone (L4 Example) 1. 9. Step 2, hand position on skeleton. tated to the more comfortable side. 2. The physician's thumbs rest on the posterolateral aspect of the transverse processes (Figs. 10). 3. The physician introduces an alternating translatory glide, left and right, to evaluate for ease of left and right side bending.

42). This is re­ (Fig. 43). 4. The degree of active side bending is noted. Normal side bending in the lwnbar spine is 25 to 30 degrees. IL CHAPTER 3 I SPINAL REGIONAL RANGE OF MOTION LUMBAR SPINE Side Bending, Passive, with Active Hip Drop Test 1. The patient stands in a neutral position with feet a shoulder-width apart. 2. The physician stands behind the patient so as to view the patient in a coronal plane. The physician's eyes should be level with the lumbar spine (Fig. 44). 3. 44. Step 2. 45.

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