Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD book cover

Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD

An Osteopathic Perspective


Osteopaths and Physical Therapists (students and Practitioners), musculoskeletal medicine practitioners

Although this book is written primarily for osteopaths, medical practitioners, manipulative and sports physiotherapists, it will appeal to all manual therapy groups at all levels - undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3130-4


  • PART A HVLA thrust techniques – an osteopathic perspective
    1 Introduction
    2 Osteopathic philosophy, practice and technique
    3 Kinematics and coupled motion of the spine
    4 Spinal positioning and locking
    5 Safety and high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques
    6 Rationale for the use of high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques
    7 Validation of clinical practice by research

    PART B HVLA thrust techniques
    8 Cervical and cervicothoracic spine
    9 Thoracic spine and ribcage
    10 Lumbar and thoracolumbar spine
    11 Pelvis

    PART C Technique failure and analysis



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