An Osteopathic Approach to Children


  • Jane Carreiro, DO, Osteopathic Physician, Associate and Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME, USA

This evidence-based, fully referenced text offers a wealth of information on the use of osteopathic techniques for pediatric disorders -- from newborns to adolescents. It discusses normal development, physiology, and anatomy of the systems, and it explores conditions and diseases of childhood as well as the rationale for osteopathic treatment. Practical and comprehensive, it offers an osteopathic approach to understanding the development of the cranium; the interrelatedness of posture, movement, and cognition; and the process of labor and birth.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06360-2

Table of Contents

1. The nervous system- a clinician's perspective
2. Posture, balance, and movement
3. Movement, perception, and cognitive development
4. Development of the cranium
5. The respiratory system
6. The gastrointestinal system
7. Nociception and the neuroendocrine immune system
8. Labor, delivery, and birth
9. Otolaryngology
10. Opthalmology
11. Pulmonology
12. Gastroenterology
13. Orthopedics
14. Neurology
15. Cerebral palsy