Paperback, eBook
978-1-909141-68-1
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About 120 line drawings and photographs
246 x 189 mm
Published
5 July 2017
Handspring Publishing

$75.00 USD

Osteopathy




The Five Osteopathic Models

Rationale, Application, Integration - From an evidence-based to a person-centered osteopathy

$75.00 USD Free delivery in the USA

Ray HRUBY

Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS FAAO (Dist) has taught osteopathic principles and techniques for many years, both nationally and internationally....

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Paolo TOZZI

Paolo Tozzi MSc Ost, DO, PT Is Principal of the First Italian School of Veterinary Osteopathy

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Christian LUNGHI

Christian Lunghi works as an osteopath and naturopath in Rome and Bracciano (Italy).

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Giampiero FUSCO

Giampiero Fusco is a physiotherapist and an osteopath.

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Far from being simply a sequence of techniques, as practised in many countries osteopathy is an independent primary health care system based on principles applied through a manual practice: a unique profession that takes care of the whole person through the application of five models (biomechanical, neurological, respiratory-circulatory, metabolic, and behavioral). These conceptual models of the relationship between structure and function allow osteopaths to evaluate treatment with the aim of promoting health rather than curing disease.

This book is intended as a manual for both students and osteopathic professionals interested in exploring the principles, objectives, origins and application of the five osteopathic models, from traditional concepts up to a modern vision, based on evidence and critical thinking. The selection criteria and rules for the application of each model, with their limitations and potential, are examined, to enable the reader to understand the rationale behind their use in a comprehensive, holistic and patient-centered practice.

 

SECTION I

PERSON-CENTERED OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Introduction

Chapter 1 Osteopathy: a practice based on tradition, research, critical thinking and art

Chapter 2 Adaptive local response: Somatic dysfunction

Chapter 3 General Adaptation Syndrome: biological fluids, involuntary rhythms and fascial compensation schemes

 

SECTION II

THE OSTEOPATHIC MODELS

Introduction

Chapter 4 The biomechanical model

Chapter 5 The neurological model

Chapter 6 The respiratory-circulatory model

Chapter 7 The metabolic-energetic model

Chapter 8 The behavioral / biopsychosocial model

Chapter 9 Selection and integration of models in osteopathic treatment and management

Index

 

 

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