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Textbook of Pediatric Osteopathy

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a special challenge to treat children with osteopathy. You can find everything you need to know about it in this detailed and practice oriented manual. Written by an experienced, international team of authors, it covers the whole spectrum of paediatric osteopathy- from new born to teenager.

Students of Osteopathy, Practising Osteopaths

Hardbound, 516 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06864-5


  • Section 1

    1 Introduction, Liz Hayden

    1.1 History and philosophy
    1.2 What do osteopaths treat in children and why is it so effective?
    1.3 Features of paediatric osteopathy
    1.4 Treatment

    2 The paediatric osteopathic practice, Eva Mockel

    2.1 Organising the practice
    2.2 Parent information
    2.3 Children as patients
    2.4 Co-operation with doctors and other practitioners

    3 Accompanying the mother before, during and after pregnancy, Noori Mitha

    3.1 Basic aspects of pregnancy
    3.2 Preparing for pregnancy
    3.3 Treatment during pregnancy
    3.4 Treatment during labour
    3.5 Treatment after delivery
    3.6 Osteopathic support when breastfeeding

    4 The world of the unborn child. Eva Mockel

    4.1 Behaviour and living space of the unborn child
    4.2 Influences in prenatal experience
    4.3 Possible questions in case history taking

    5 Birth and treating the baby, Liz Hayden, Eva Mockel

    5.1 Normal labour
    5.2 Difficult delivery
    5.3 The birth process and its effect on the infant cranium
    5.4 Prematurity and associated complications

    6 Developmental physiology, William Goussel, Dina Guerassimiouk, Jens-Peter Markoff

    6.1 Conditions for physiological development
    6.2 Prenatal development
    6.3 Postnatal development

    7 Osteopathic diagnosis, Liz Hayden, Dion Kulak, Maxwell Fraval, Stefan Wentzke

    7.1 Case history
    7.2 The paediatric osteopathic examination
    7.3 The ‘head to toe’ sequence of the physical examination
    7.4 Examination of the infant and the toddler
    7.5 Examination of the preschooler and schoolchild
    7.6 Examination of the visual and auditory system
    7.7 Osteopathic considerations of sensory development
    7.8 Warning signs and differential diagnoses: the frontiers of osteopathic treatment

    8 The language of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism, Sibyl Grundberg, Susan Turner, Noori Mitha

    8.1 Diagnosis and treatment with the Primary Respiratory Mechanism
    8.2 Intraosseous strains
    8.3 An osteopathic approach to the new born and infant
    8.4 Treating the viscera with the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

    9 Psychological aspects , Christine Conroy, Susannah Booth, Renate Sander-Schmidt

    9.1 Diagnosing and treating emotional factors
    9.2 A child’s world
    9.3 Unexpected interactions

    10 Nutrition, Astrid Fischer, Teresa Kelly

    10.1 Physiological aspects
    10.2 Effect of nutrition on the immune system
    10.3 Nutrition for babies
    10.4 Nutrition for toddlers and schoolchildren
    10.5 Testing for food intolerance

    Section 2

    11 Accomodation difficulties of the newborn, Clive Hayden

    11.1 The birth process
    11.2 The unsettled newborn
    11.3 Sleeping difficulties
    11.4 Irritable infants and colic
    11.5 Vomiting and regurgitation

    12 Pathology and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, Tajinder K Deoora, Clive Hayden

    12.1 Embryological development of the gastrointestinal tract
    12.2 Postnatal development of the GIT
    12.3 Anatomy of the intestinal viscera and abdominal cavity
    12.4 Diarrhoea
    12.5 Chronic constipation
    12.6 Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    12.7 Nervous (functional) stomach ache
    12.8 Pyloric hypertrophy

    13 Otolaryngology, Henry Klessen

    13.1 Growth and development of the neurocranium and viscerocranium
    13.2 Adenoids
    13.3 Otitis media
    13.4 Glue ear (chronic seromucinous otitis)
    13.5 Sinusitis
    13.6 Osteopathic treatment of the lymph system in ENT diseases

    14 Pneumology, Teresa Kelly

    14.1 Embryology and anatomy
    14.2 The first breath
    14.3 The lungs and emotions
    14.4 Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis
    14.5 Pneumonia
    14.6 Bronchiolitis
    14.7 Bronchitis
    14.8 Bronchial asthma

    15 Orthopaedics, Giles Cleghorn, Eva Mockel

    15.1 Common orthopaedic conditions
    15.2 Plagiocephaly
    15.3 Craniosynostosis
    15.4 Torticollis
    15.5 Scoliosis
    15.6 Disorders of maturation of the hip, hip dysplasia and dislocation and sublaxation of the hip
    15.7 Coxa vara
    15.8 Coxa valga
    15.9 Femoral antetorsion
    15.10 Perthes’ disease
    15.11 Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
    15.12 Genu varum
    15.13 Genu valgum
    15.14 Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
    15.15 Chondromalacia patellae
    15.16 Congenital club foot
    15.17 In-toeing (metatarsus adductus)
    15.18 Flat foot (pes planus)
    15.19 Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)
    15.20 Frequency of treatment and aftercare

    16 Neuropaediatrics, childhood and adolescent psychiatry, William Goussel, Dina Guerassimiouk, Kok Weng Lim, Jens-Peter Markhoff, Timothy Marris, Robyn Seamer

    16.1 Anatomy and physiology of the brain
    16.2 Hypotonia
    16.3 Developmental delay
    16.4 Cerebral palsy
    16.5 Sensory integration disorders
    16.6 Specific learning difficulties
    16.7 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    16.8 Epilepsy
    16.9 Head pain in children

    17 Genetic conditions, Peter Cockhill

    17.1 Down’s syndrome
    17.2 Achondroplasia
    17.3 Conclusion

    18 Orthodontics, Ariane Hesse

    18.1 Nomenclature and morphology
    18.2 Development of dentition and the jaw
    18.3 Temporomandibular joint disorders
    18.4 Principle of treatment in orthodontics
    18.5 Teamwork between the osteopath and the orthodontist

    19 Speech therapy, Sigrid Graumann-Brunt, Noori Mitha

    19.1 What do we mean by language?
    19.2 The production of spoken language
    19.3 Language development
    19.4 Developmental stages in language
    19.5 Normal development of spoken language
    19.6 Impaired development of spoken language
    19.7 Osteopathic treatment of language disorders

    20 Vaccination, Manuela Da Rin
    20.1 The immune system
    20.2 Vaccinations: pro and contra
    20.3 Relevant osteopathic treatment
    20.4 Conclusion


    Glossary, Noori Mitha, Eva Mockel, Susan Turner

    Literature, Liz Hayden

    Websites, Liz Hayden

    Self-help groups, Liz Hayden

    Associations in Europe, Liz Hayden, Eva Mockel

    Training in the UK, Liz Hayden


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