Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine

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Anthony G. Chila
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 1131 pages
"Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This American Osteopathic Association publication defines the terminology and techniques of the field and is the standard text for teaching the profession. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods. This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession. Other new chapters include coding and billing and nutrition. This edition also has standard chapter formats for each section"--Provided by publisher.
 

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On Characteristics of Type I and II Dysfunctions on p.433 it was a very useful tool to diagnose two Type II dysfunctions right next to each other, and that "extended" (extension type injuries as opposed to flexed? although this part was unclear) Type II dysfunctions are visceral dysfunctions.

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Can obfuscate the finer details. Presents the information in a way that only people with deeper osteopathic knowledge will understand or he doesn't quite get it himself so makes mistakes- hard to tell but I am leaning towards deliberate obfuscation. I didn't read the whole book but got that feeling from several excerpts. Some of the Muscle Energy stuff was outright misleading. Some of the other clinical stuff he hits the mark right on but says it so aseptically that the uninitiated might miss his point. 

Contents

19 Life StagesBasic Mechanisms 298
xv
APPROACHES TO OSTEOPATHIC
xvi
International Osteopathic Medicine and 22 Musculoskeletal Component 323
607
24 Osteopathic Medicine within the Spectrum
506
Screening Osteopathic Structural Examination 410 C Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular
820
Segmental Motion Testing 431 Dowling
831
Postural Considerations in Osteopathic Diagnosis and Johnston
845
Osteopathic Considerations of Regions 484 G Chapmans Approach
853
Lower Extremities 602 Bates Gugliucci
883
Somatic Dysfunction Spinal Facilitation and Osborn Jerome
9
Touch 221 Section 1
112
The Essence
228
57 Dizziness 910
517
Development and Support of Osteopathic Medical
554
Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology 1087
577
Muscle Energy Approach 682 Hruby Fraix Giusti
579

Head and Suboccipital Region 484 H Fulford Percussion
866
Cervical Region 513
874
Subject Index 1111
748
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