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$90.00 USD

Osteopathy




Osteopathy for the Over 50s

Maintaining function and treating dysfunction

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Nicette SERGUEEF

Nicette Sergueef is Associate Professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University. USA.

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Kenneth NELSON

Kenneth Nelson is Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and Biochemistry at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, USA.

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Although textbooks on the subject of Osteopathy have been in print for over 100 years, there is little material specifically addressing the treatment of adults over the age of 50, in spite of the increase in this demographic group.

This book is intended to provide a study of the biomechanics and physiology of somatic dysfunction as it relates to individuals over the age of 50.

Practitioners require information about the diagnosis of somatic dysfunction and application of osteopathic manipulative treatment specifically as it relates to this age group – and this is where this book is invaluable.

– The main body of the text considers the relevance of somatic function and dysfunction in multiple clinical areas including cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, urology, neurology and rheumatology.

– The diagnostic approach to the patient over the age of 50 and osteopathic manipulative treatment is thoroughly described. This book provides information on the biomechanics and physiology of somatic dysfunction for the osteopathic treatment of older adults in a thorough, yet easy to approach, fashion for practitioners of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine.

Section 1:  Osteopathy, fascia, fluid, and the primary respiratory mechanism

  • Fascia
  • The primary respiratory mechanism

Section 2:  Osteopathic assessment

  • Somatic dysfunction
  • Diagnosis of somatic dysfunction
  • History
  • Physical examination

Section 3:  Treatment of the patient

  • Osteopathic treatment
  • Procedures
  • Lower extremity procedures
  • Pelvic procedures
  • Lumbar procedures
  • Lumbopelvic muscular procedures
  • Thoracic procedures
  • Thoracoabdominal diaphragm procedures
  • Cervical procedures
  • Upper extremity procedures
  • Wrist and hand procedures
  • Visceral procedures
  • Cranial procedures
  • Vault procedures
  • Ocular procedures
  • Procedures to modulate the primary respiratory mechanism

Section 4: Clinical considerations

1.  Musculoskeletal dysfunctions

Part 1: Axial system

  • The vertebral column
  • Spinal motions
  • Vertebral somatic dysfunction
  • Changes with aging
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

Part 2:  Appendicular system

  • Degenerative arthritis: osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient
  • Overuse syndromes: rotator cuff syndrome
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient
  • Entrapment syndromes: carpal tunnel syndrome
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient
  • Conclusion

2.  Postural imbalance

  • The vestibular sensory system
  • The visual sensory system
  • The somatosensory/proprioceptive sensory system
  • Age-related changes
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

3.  Cardiovascular dysfunctions

  • Hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient  

4.  Respiratory dysfunctions

  • Lungs
  • Age-related changes
  • Obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

5.  Gastrointestinal dysfunctions

  • Dysphagia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Visceroptosis
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment  – Advice to the patient

6.  Urogenital dysfunctions

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Benign prostate disorders
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

7.  Autonomic dysfunctions

  • Organization and components
  • Functions of the autonomic nervous system
  • Dysautonomia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Influence of the autonomic nervous system on menopause
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

8.  Auditory and visual dysfunctions

  • Auditory dysfunctions
  • Visual dysfunctions
  • The osteopathic contribution to the physical examination and treatment
  • Advice to the patient

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