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Cranial Manipulation

Theory and Practice with CD-ROM

This expertly authored book is a valuable clinical manual for therapists interested in cranial manipulation, a fast-growing area of manual therapy practice. The new edition presents the latest thinking on the use of this valuable approach, supported by the most up-to-date research evidence related to its use. Osteopathic biomechanical and biodynamic concepts are thoroughly examined, in addition to chiropractic and dental approaches involving cranial and cranio-facial manipulation. The book's unique approach explores both soft tissue and osseous applications, and provides guidance on which option to select in different clinical situations. Descriptions and explanations of techniques are supported by high-quality illustrations, a CD-ROM containing actual video demonstrations, and practical exercises integrated within the text.

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Published: June 2005

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4073-3

Contents


  • 1. A brief historical perspective. 2. Cranial fundamentals revisited. Exercises: refining cranial palpation skills 3. Integration with medicine – the scope of cranial work 4. The biodynamic model of osteopathy in the cranial field. 5. Chiropractic in the cranial field. 6. Cranial movement: mechanical and subtle 7. Cranial bones: assessment and manipulation. 8. Cranial implications of muscular and fascial distress. 9. Assessment and treatment of key cranially associated muscles 10. Positional release and cranial pain and dysfunction. 11. Cranial therapy and dentistry. 12. Clinical applications of cranial manipulation
    Appendix 1. Soft tissue manipulation fundamentals
    Appendix 2. Cranial treatment and the infant.
    Index

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