Classical Osteopathy


Author: Various
Pages: 393
ISBN: 978-1-909052-11-6
Language: English



The Osteopathic Institute of Applied Technique began with a series of lectures given during the year of 1954 at quarterly intervals and at the invitation of the Management Committee of the Maidstone Osteopathic Clinic.  Its purpose was the preservation of the Principles, Technique and Practice of Osteopathy as laid down by A. T. Still and Dr. J. M. Littlejohn.

The lectures were given by the Founder Members and invited guests.  These were then collected and published in a Year Book dating from 1956.  Long since out of print it was considered that such valuable material should be made available to a generation of students and practitioners who have had little opportunity to become acquainted with the fundamental teaching of osteopathic philosophy.

Other contributions to our publications included research from earlier records from the work of the American pioneers in osteopathic development.  In its history of little more than a hundred years, there can be no doubt that the osteopathic concept has made an impact on twentieth century medicine that is more then remarkable, but if we are to continue and retain our separate identity we must look to our past in association with the present in building a secure foundation for the future.

John Wernham
Maidstone 1996


  • The Prophylactic and Curative Value of the Science of Osteopathy – Dr J Martin Littlejohn
  •  Extract from A. T. Still Research Institute Bulletin no 1, August 1910
    • Spinal Technique
  • The Basic Principles of Osteopathy – Dr J Martin Littlejohn
    • The Physiological and Osteopathic Centres in Spine and Brain
    •  The Great Spinal Centres
  • The Technique of A. T. Still – Philip A. Jackson
    •  The A. T. Still Techniques – Illustrated
  • The Technique of J. Martin Littlejohn – T. Edward Hall
  • The Osteopathic General Treatment – John Kemp
    • A.  Adjustment of Structure
    • B.  Adjust of Functioning
    • C.  Adjustment of the Organism to the Environment
  • Applied Mechanics of the Spine and Pelvis – Staff Lecture
    • Anterior Body Line–The Non-Parallel Lines–The Curved Lines–The Dorso-Lumbar Arch
    • First Examination of Patient–Posterior and Anterior Curvatures–Recapitulation
  • The Mechanical Principles Involved in the Production & Correction of  Second Degree Lesion – George V. Webster DO, Carthage N.Y.
  • Basic Lines and the Theory of the Tripod Technique – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
  • Osteopathic Diagnosis – Staff Lecture
    • Diagnosis of Spinal Curvature–Clinical Tests–Lumbar Lesions–Flexion Lesions–Extension Lesions
    • Rotation Lesions–Posterior Lower Lumbar Lesions, Principally 4 & 5L–Innominate Lesions–The
    •  Differential Diagnosis of either a Posterior Left or Anterior Right Innominate
  • Some Observations on the Osteopathic Lesion Concept – Herbert Milne
  • The Physiology of the Treatment of the Still Lesion – C. G. Beckwith
    • Types of Treatment–Soft Tissue Treatment–Articulatory Treatment–Specific Corrective Treatment
    • General Treatment–Posology–Acute Conditions–Primary Acute Conditions–Complicated Primary
    • Acute Conditions Secondary–Acute Lesions–Sub–Acute Conditions–Summary
  • A Study in Structural Dynamics –Martin Solit
    • What is “Normal”–Physical Evolutionary Trends–Normal Structural Dynamics–Treatment by
    • Postural Release–Summary
  • Human Posture and the Osteopathic Lesion – J. T. S. Dunham
    • Changing Conditions–The Untreated Lesion–Some Practical Considerations–In Conclusion
  • The Osteopathic Lesion – Carl P. McConnell
    • Production of the Lesion–Dissection of the Lesion–The Microscopic Examination–The Viscus
    • Effect–The Control–Conclusion
  • Osteopathic Studies – Carl P. McConnell
    • The Ribs–Rib Technique
  • Soft Tissue Technique – Carl P. McConnell
  • Immediate Effect of Bony Lesions – Louisa Burns
    • Lesion of the Mandible–Atlas Lesions–Axis Lesions–Third Cervical Lesions
    • Fourth, Fifth, andSixth Cervical Lesions–Seventh Cervical–First Thoracic
    • Second Thoracic–Third Thoracic–Fourth Thoracic–Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Thoracic
    • Eighth Thoracic–Ninth and Tenth Thoracic–Eleventh and Twelfth Thoracic
    • Fist and Second Lumbar–Third Fourth, and Fifth Lumbar–Innominate
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lower Dorsal Spine – T. E. Hall & P. A. Jackson
  • The Osteopathic Treatment of Diseases of Respiration – Staff Lecture
    • The General Respiratory Diseases–Specific Treatment
    • Summary of Treatment of Acute Bronchitis
    • Chronic Bronchitis–Lobar Pneumonia – Pathology – Symptoms
  • The Function of the Diaphragm in Respiration – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
  • The Osteopathic Treatment of Acute Disease – Staff Lecture
    • Technique
    • The Ribs
    • Theory and Principles of Treatment
    • Bronchial Asthma:  treatment-bronchiectasis–symptoms–physical signs–treatment
    • Congestion of the Lungs:  treatment–active congestion
    • Broncho–Pneumonia:  symptoms–treatment
    • Emphysema:  pathology–symptoms–palliative treatment–general treatment
  • Applied Physiology – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
  • The Eye – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
  • Iridiagnosis – Staff Lecture
  • Occipito–Atlantal Technique – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
    • Details of Technique for Occipito–Atlantal Lesions
  • Osteopathic Neck Technique  – John Wernham
    • Articular Integrity
    • Soft Tissue Techniques
    • A Significant Point
    • Extension in the Neck
    • Diagnosis
    • The Vertebral Circulation
    • The Lesions
    • Sensory Conditions
    • Rotation Technique in the Neck
    • Apprehensive
  • Littlejohn Technique (Sacro–Iliac) – John Wernham
    • Classification of  Sacro-Iliac Lesions–Technique of Correction
  • The Technique of Rib Correction – Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn
    • A.  Anatomical Considerations
    • B.  The Physiology of Rib Movement–Individual Rib Lesions
  • Differential Diagnosis and Osteopathic Treatment of Shoulder Conditions – T. Edward Hall
    • Technique of Manipulation
    • Shoulder Technique: examination–technique of treatment (general)–technique under anaesthesia
  • The Knee Joint – T. Edward Hall
    • Correspondence

Additional information

Weight1250 g
Dimensions297 × 210 × 40 mm