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Palpation and Assessment Skills Assessment Through Touch

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ISBN-10: 0443069352

ISBN-13: 9780443069352

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Leon Chaitow, Sasha Chaitow

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Book details

List price: $43.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

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…    

Chapters and Special Topics
Objective: palpatory literacy
Using appropriate pressure (and the MPI)
Palpation reliability and validity
Fundamentals of palpation
Visual assessment, the dominant eye, and other issues
Palpating and Assessing the skin
Palpating for changes in muscle structure
The morphology of reflex and acupuncture points
Fascial palpation
Assessment of 'abnormal mechanical tension' in the nervous system
Assessing dural restriction
Palpation and assessment of joints (including spine and pelvis)
Percussion palpation
Accurately identifying musculoskeletal dysfunction
Joint play/'end feel'/range of motion: what are they?
Visceral palpation and respiratory function assessment
Introduction to functional palpation
About hyperventilation
Understanding and using intuitive faculties
Subtle palpation (including cranial rhythms, energy, and 'has tissue a memory?'
Chinese palpatory skills
Palpating the traditional Chinese pulses
Palpation and emotional states