Positional Release Techniques

ISBN-10: 0443101159
ISBN-13: 9780443101151
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Leon Chaitow
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Description: A comprehensive textbook covering all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. The background theory is explained and the techniques described in detail. The descriptions of the techniques are supplemented in the text by clear 2-colour line  More...

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Book details

List price: $68.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A comprehensive textbook covering all methods of spontaneous release by positioning. The background theory is explained and the techniques described in detail. The descriptions of the techniques are supplemented in the text by clear 2-colour line drawings and photographs and the DVD-ROM provides additional explanation through the use of video demonstrations with narrative by the author. Compares all major positional release methods, from strain/counterstrain to functional osteopathy Details step-by-step use of these manual methods Describes integrated use with other manual approaches, such as Muscle Energy Techniques Provides explanations of treatment of both muscle and joint problems Explains how the methods can be used to treat bedridden patients Emphasises safety and usefulness in both acute and chronic settings Three completely new contributed chapters: Sacro-occipital technique use of padded wedges for diagnosis and treatment; Overview of the McKenzie Method; and Application of positional techniques in the treatment of animals. Text completely updated, with additional new videoclips included on DVD-ROM 56 new 2-colour line drawings and 27 new photographs

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner's Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

Spontaneous positional release
The evolution of dysfunction
The clinical use of strain/counterstrain techniques
Advanced SCS and functional approaches
Muscular pain: trigger points, fibromyalgia and positional release
Functional technique
Facilitated positional release (FPR)
Sacro-occipital technique use of padded wedges for diagnosis and treatment
Overview of the McKenzie Method
The Mulligan concept: NAGs, SNAGs, MWMs
Unloading and proprioceptive taping
Application of positional techniques in the treatment of animals

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