Palpation and Assessment Skills book cover

Palpation and Assessment Skills

Assessment Through Touch

Paperback, 344 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06935-2


    The CD-Rom accompanying this text includes video sequences of all the techniques indicated in the text by the icon. To look at the video for a given technique, click on the relevant icon in the contents list on the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is designed to be used in conjunction with the text and not as a stand-alone product.




    Chapters and Special Topics

    Chapter 1 Objective: palpatory literacy

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic I Using appropriate pressure (and the MPI)

    Chapter 2 Palpation reliability and validity

    Michael Seffinger

    Chapter 3 Fundamentals of palpation

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic 3 Visual assessment, the dominant eye, and other issues

    Chapter 4 Palpating and Assessing the skin

    Leon Chaitow

    Chapter 5 Palpating for changes in muscle structure

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic 5 The morphology of reflex and acupuncture points

    Chapter 6 Fascial palpation

    Thomas W. Myers

    Chapter 7 Assessment of ‘abnormal mechanical tension’ in the nervous system

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic 7 Assessing dural restriction

    Chapter 8 Palpation and assessment of joints (including spine and pelvis)

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic 8 Percussion palpation

    Chapter 9 Accurately identifying musculoskeletal dysfunction

    Whitney Lowe

    Special Topic 9 Joint play/‘end feel’/range of motion: what are they?

    Chapter 10 Visceral palpation and respiratory function assessment

    Leon Chaitow

    Chapter 11 Introduction to functional palpation

    Leon Chaitow

    Special Topic 11 About hyperventilation

    Chapter 12 Understanding and using intuitive faculties

    Sasha Chaitow

    Special Topic 12 Synesthaesia

    Chapter 13 Subtle palpation (including cranial rhythms, energy, and ‘has tissue a memory?’

    Leon Chaitow

    Chapter 14 Chinese palpatory skills

    Stefan Chmelik

    Special Topic 14 Palpating the traditional Chinese pulses

    Chapter 15 Palpation and emotional states

    Leon Chaitow



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