Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgements vi

Preface to the third edition vii

1 How to use this book 1

2 Somatic dysfunction 4

3 Diagnosis 7

4 Classification of osteopathic techniques 13

5 Contra-indications and precautions 23

6 Indirect technique 31

7 Modifying factors in technique 39

8 Handling 49

9 Operator posture and stance 51

10 Applied technique 56

11 Principles of locking 62

12 Exercises for developing technical skill 66

13 Techniques for the lumbar area 69

14 Techniques for the sacro-iliac area 94

15 Techniques for the gluteal region and coccyx 108

16 Techniques for the thoraco-lumbar junction area 113

17 Techniques for the thoracic spine 116

18 Techniques for the thoracic cage and ribs 131

19 Techniques for the scapulo-thoracic area 1 43

20 Techniques for the cervico-thoracic junction area 147

21 Techniques for the cervical area 159

22 Techniques for the occipital area 179

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23 Techniques for the sinuses and temporo-mandibular joints 189

24 Techniques for the clavicle area 193

25 Techniques for the shoulder area 198

26 Techniques for the elbow area 209

27 Techniques for the forearm area 218

28 Techniques for the wrist and hand 219

29 Techniques for the hip area 227

30 Techniques for the thigh area 233

31 Techniques for the knee area 239

32 Techniques for the calf area 250

33 Techniques for the foot Recommended reading Index

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