An Illustrated Manual of Osteopathic Technique Volume 1 (Temporarily Out Of Print)


Authors: John Wernham & Mervyn Waldman
Pages: 298
Illustrated: Yes
ISBN: 978-1-909052-34-5
Language: English

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The rapid increase of candidates for entry into our osteopathic schools has brought a crop of new problems. Accommodation, the recruitment of Faculty and, perhaps most important of all, individual instruction. It is inevitable that the individual will tend to become lost in the larger groups now contained in our classes and this book has been produced in an effort to fill the gap between teacher and pupil.

The not inconsiderable work of production has consumed many hours of the little spare time that is left over from a busy practice and the pressures of academic life. The first of its kind to be published in this country it will contain, no doubt, many limitations and some errors in the presentation. However, the volume is essentially a classroom book and where the subject-matter is not clear in either picture, or caption, at least a talking point will have been provided.

The description of osteopathic technique is always difficult. The illustrated caption provides a new dimension and saves many words but, here again to portray the dynamic through the medium of a static picture is of limited value, although it can play a supportive role in the class room, and for the purposes of private study.

The techniques here described and illustrated are those now described as ‘classical’ osteopathy and make no reference to other inventions in the manipulative field which have emerged, and departed, during the last hundred years. It is considered that the methods here outlined have survived every kind of clinical test and every sort of criticism. The adjustment, and stabilisation, of the body tissues is our first and last concern, and nothing short of this can ever satisfy the discerning operator.

John Wernham
Maidstone 1981


Body Adjustment
Lumbar and Pelvic Technique – John Wernham
Side-Lying Technique for Pelvic and Lumbar Adjustment
Technique for Pelvic Correction
Sacro–Iliac Technique in the Astride Position
Treatment of Lumbar Scoliosis
Mechanics of Lesion Diagnosis in the Pelvis – T. E. Hall
Side-Lying Technique
Astride Technique for Lumbar Correction
Two–Man Technique – T. E. Hall
Two–Man Technique
Principles of Manual Treatment – The Low Back Problem – W. A. Schwab
The Chicago Technique
Perineal Inhibition
Abdominal Technique
Upper and Mid-Dorsal Technique
Upper Dorsal Technique
Upper Cervical Traction Technique
Anterior Cervical Technique
Anterior Cervical Treatment
Miscellaneous Neck Technique
The Knee–Fulcrum
Adjustive Sidebending
Adjustment of the Cervico–Dorsal Junction
Treatment for 2nd Degree Dorsal Lesions
Miscellaneous Technique
Lumbar and Pelvic Technique
Rib Technique
Inhibition and Stimulation
The Osteopathic Lesion
Note on the Two-Man Technique
Miscellaneous Techniques
Bedside Technique
Antero-Posterior Articulation of Dorsal Spine
The Mechanics of Movement in the Spine and Pelvis
The Tension Lines and Triangles of Force
Miscellaneous Technique
Rib Techniques
Long Lever Techniques
Perineal Technique
The Liver Pump
Miscellaneous Techniques
Shoulder Technique
Treatment for the Elbow
Radio and Carpal Joints
The Acromio–Clavicular Joint
The Gleno–Humeral Articulation
Elbow and Shoulder Joints
The Knee Joint
Foot Technique
Treatment for the Face and Head
The Temporo–Mandibular Joint
The Treatment of Infants
A Case of Talipes Equinus Varus
Body Adjustment
Correction of Extension–Rotation–Sidebending Lesion at 4D
Correction of Mid–Dorsal Extension Lesion
Cervical Technique
Diagnosis and Technique – T. E. Hall
The Dorsal Technique
The ‘Webster’ Technique

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Weight950 g
Dimensions297 × 310 × 30 mm