An Illustrated Manual of Osteopathic Technique Volume 2 (Temporarily Out Of Print)


Authors: John Wernham & Mervyn Waldman
Pages: 190 pages
Illustrated: Yes
ISBN: 978-1-909052-35-2
Language: English

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At the completion of the first volume of Illustrated Osteopathic Techniques, there was a considerable overspill of photographs, together with their captions, that could not be included within the limits of the page numbers provided.  Therefore it was decided that a second volume should be produced in order to present the fullest possible programme of illustrations and text, devoted to osteopathic techniques.

Like its predecessor, the book is intended as a support and supplement to the work of the classroom.  Much of the text has been directed to the study of body mechanics, an aspect of osteopathic teaching and practice that has fallen victim to neglect, in recent years.  The subjects are wide ranging, and the reference is often brief, to serve as guidelines for the student and graduate like.

We are indebted to a number of authors to whom acknowledgement must be given.  Extracts have been reprinted from the works of Schwab, Fryette, Still and McCole.  Articles by Littlejohn, McConnell and Burns are re-published in full.

The question was once put to J. M. Littlejohn, “What are the limits of osteopathy?”  To which he replied, “No-one knows the limits of osteopathy.”  We do know, however, that the potential is considerable, and is there for the exploration.

John Wernham
Maidstone 1983


  • Applied Anatomy
  • Applied Mechanics of the Spine and Pelvis
  • The Cranio–Sacral Mechanism
  • Mechanics of the Spine
  • Mechanics of Intersegmental Movement
  • The Centres of Oscillation
  • Oscillation in Control Systems
  • Mechanism of Spinal Joints
  • The Mechanics and Conditions for Treatment of 8–12D
  • The Mechanics of Rib Technique
  • Osteopathic Studies
  • The Neutral Point
  • Circumduction
  • Diagnosis and Technique
  • A. T. Still Techniques
  • Limb and Trunk Leverages
  • Positional Foot Technique
  • Cervical Technique
  • Role of the Thumb in Cervical Technique
  • The Cerebro-Spinal Fluid
  • Occipital-Atlantal Technique
  • Basis for Symptoms (Schwab)
  • Soft Tissue Technique
  • Pelvic Correction
  • The Tug Technique
  • The Chicago Technique
  • Skeletal Technique
  • Correction for the Displaced Knee Cartilage
  • The Foot
  • The Elbow Joint
  • The Treatment of Acute Diseases (Bedside Technique)
  • Specific Treatment
  • Diseases of the Nerves
  • Treatment for Angina Pectoris
  • The Osteopathic Treatment of Diseases of Respiration
  • Osteopathic Obstetrics–Pelvic Innervation at the bedside
  • Osteopathic Obstetrics
  • The Low Birth Stool
  • The Birth Stool
  • The Descent of the Foetal Head
  • A History of Osteopathy

Additional information

Weight750 g
Dimensions297 × 210 × 20 mm