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Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy

A Practical Handbook


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783131472014
Publication Date: September 2010

Best of visceral manipulation -- key concepts at a glance

Written by one of the best-known European osteopaths, Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy explains how to successfully apply the four most common approaches for the manual treatment of abdominal disorders.

The first section provides an overview of the basic principles and techniques of diagnosis and treatment from the greats of osteopathy: visceral manipulation according to Barral; fascial treatment of the organs according to Finet and Williame; circulatory techniques according to Kuchera; and reflex point treatment according to Chapman. Organized by the individual organs, the second section contains "action" photographs that demonstrate osteopathic tests and treatment techniques, plus in-depth information on anatomy, physiology, and pathology.


  • Over 160 clear, marked-up "action" photographs illustrate the different techniques
  • Additional graphics display the macroscopic anatomy and topography of the organs
  • Practical tips and notes are highlighted throughout for rapid access and quick review
  • Organ-tooth interrelationships are demonstrated

Practitioners of osteopathy, physical therapy, or chiropractic will refer to this indispensable clinical guide on a daily basis. The book's breadth and clarity also make it ideal as a textbook for students of visceral manipulation.

I Foundations and Techniques
1 Visceral Manipulation according to Barral
2 Fascial Treatment of the Organs according to Finet and Williame
3 Circulatory Techniques according to Kuchera
4 Reflex Point Treatment according to Chapman
II Osteopathy of the Individual Organs
5 The Liver
6 The Gallbladder
7 The Stomach
8 The Duodenum
9 The Spleen
10 The Pancreas
11 The Peritoneum
12 The Jejunum and Ileum
13 The Colon
14 The Kidneys
15 The Urinary Bladder
16 The Uterus/Fallopian Tubes/Ovaries
17 The Thorax

"This is an interesting and inclusive book which may find a new audience here in the U.S." - Doody's

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