Textbook of Pediatric Osteopathy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443068645

Textbook of Pediatric Osteopathy

1st Edition

Authors: Eva Moeckel Noori Mitha
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443068645
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th March 2008
Page Count: 516


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.

Table of Contents

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


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About the Author

Eva Moeckel

E. Möckel studied at the European School of Osteopathy, GB, graduating 1991. She taught pediatric Osteopathy two years at the College Sutherland, Hamburg and ten years at the Schule für Klassische Osteopathische Medizin in Hamburg and Ulm. She is one of the founders of the Osteopathische Kindersprechstunde e.V. in Hamburg. She is also a member of the faculty of the Sutherland Cranial College and teaches in Germany and England. E. Möckel has translated Dr. Sutherland´s Books „Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy“ and „Contributions of Thought“ into German.

Noori Mitha

Noori Mitha is Heilpraktikerin (limited medical licence in Germany) and osteopath. She graduated from the Schule der Klassischen Osteopathischen Medizin (SKOM) in 1996 in Hamburg. She aquired her diploma of osteopathy in 2002. She began teaching for the SKOM in 1996. Since 1999 she has been teaching postgraduate osteopathic paediatrics with Eva Möckel. She is a member of the faculty of the Sutherland Cranial College and teaches in this field regularly. She is one of the founders of the Osteopathische Kindersprechstunde e.V. in Hamburg. N. Mitha is an author of the Leitfaden Osteopathie (2002) and worked on the translation of Dr. Sutherlands texts into German (Sutherland Kompendium 2004).

Affiliations and Expertise

Health practitioner and practising Osteopath