Year Book 1985

£15.00

Pages: 165
Illustrated: Yes
ISBN: 978-1-909052-52-9
Language: English

Description

Foreword

The first issue of the Year Book is dedicated to the memory of the late John Martin Littlejohn. For over fifty years of a long life, “J. M. L.” brought his intellectual gifts to bear on the problems of the science of osteopathy as student and teacher, and for thirty of those years his was the authoritative voice in this country. In the last decade, however, no such single source of authority has been available, and in our present stage of development there is such a clash of opinion coupled with an ever-growing medical influence, that the theoretical principles of osteopathy are threatened with extinction.

The purpose, therefore, in forming the Osteopathic Institute of Applied Technique is to bring together in one body, those members of our profession who are prepared to interpret and apply osteopathy as it was laid down by A. T. Still. Under its Constitution the Institute is designed to promote Maidstone research into the skeletal structure and mechanics of the physiological movements of the spine, and the techniques based thereon. To preserve the fundamentals of the osteopathic concept and to create a nomenclature by which the mechanics of the osteopathic techniques may best be described. To publish books and pamphlets of a technical nature, to build up a library, and by these means to gradually establish a centre to which the profession may look for assistance in technical problems.

The material presented in this volume is compiled from members’ lectures delivered throughout the year, and selected passages from the works of earlier authors. Our warmest thanks and appreciation are due to those of the founder members who have given time and energy to the production of the subject matter of the volume, and to the Management Committee of the Maidstone Osteopathic Clinic for their co-operation in providing premises for the meetings of the Institute.

Maidstone John Wernham
January 1956 President

Table of Contents

  • THE THEORY OF OSTEOPATHY
    • JOCELYN C. P. PROBY MA B.LITT DO MRO
  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPINE
    • J. MARTIN LITTLEJOHN
  • MECHANICS OF THE SPINE
    • JOHN WERNHAM DO MRO
      • THE CURVED LINES
      • SPINAL BALANCE
      • APPENDIX
  • DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF THE LOW BACK
    • T. EDWARD HALL DO MRO
      • PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
      • PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
      • EXAMINATION OF THE SPINE
      • THEORY OF APPLIED TECHNIQUE
      • THE TECHNIQUE OF TREATMENT
  • PELVIC TECHNIQUE
    • PHILIP A. JACKSON BA DO MRO
      • COMMON LESIONS OF THE SACRO-ILIAC JOINT
  • PHYSIOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE
    • T. EDWARD HALL DO MRO
      • FLEXION AND EXTENSION
  • THE VASO MOTOR SYSTEM
    • J. MARTIN LITTLEJOHN
      • THE LOCAL VASO–MOTOR CENTRES
  • OCCIPITO–ATLANTAL TECHNIQUE
    • J. M. LITTLEJOHN
      • DETAILS OF TECHNIQUE FOR OCCIPITO–ATLANTAL LESIONS
  • THE OCCIPITO–ATLANTAL ARTICULATION
    • T. EDWARD HALL
  • PSOAS FIBROSITIS
    • JOHN WERNHAM
  • A CASE REPORT
  • OSTEOPATHIC BEDSIDE TREATMENT
    • DIAGNOSIS IS IMPORTANT
    • DIET
    • BLOOD CHANGES IN INFECTIONS
    • CONGESTION
    • DUCTLESS GLANDS
    • OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
  • THE DIAPHRAGM
    • CARL P. MCCONNELL DO
      • AN EXTENSIVE FIELD
      • THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS
  • THE FEVERS
    • J. M. LITTLEJOHN
      • ACUTE INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES
    • J. M. LITTLEJOHN
      • RHEUMATISM
      • TREATMENT

 

Additional information

Weight600 g
Dimensions297 × 210 × 20 mm