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Mechanical Link Fundamental Principles, Theory, and Practice Following an Osteopathic Approach

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ISBN-10: 1556434278

ISBN-13: 9781556434273

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Chauffour, Eric Prat, Monique Bureau, Monique Bureau

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The first English translation of this seminal work. This manual therapy system developed in the 1970s and 80s, has become part of the required curriculum for osteopathic students in many European countries.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.99" wide x 10.04" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Figures
A Brief History of Osteopathy
Embryology and Histology of Connective Tissue
The Importance of a Review of Embryology
The Mesoblast as a Link
The Mechanical Similarity of All Connective Tissues
The Mechanical Link
Anatomy of the Fasciae
The Superficial Fasciae
The Deep Fasciae
The Dura Mater Fasciae
The Superficialis Fasciae
Osteopathic Lesions
Genesis of an Osteopathic Lesion
Etiology of the Osteopathic Lesion
The Individual Osteopathic Lesion
The Total Osteopathic Lesion
The Primary Lesion
Posture and Postural Expression
The Posture
Postural Expression
Visual Examination
The Tests
The Determination of an Osteopathic Lesion
Examination Protocol
Tests and More Tests
The Recoil
Choice of Technique
Principles and Advantages of the Recoil
The Recoil-Phase One
The Recoil-Phase Three
The Recoil-Phase Four
The Experimental Phases of the Recoil
Further Work on the Different Phases of the Recoil
The Action Modes of the Recoil
The Spinal Unit
Global Examination
Treatment Protocol
Particular Situations in Treatment of the Spinal Unit
Summary--Working Principles
The Thoracic Unit
The Different Parts--Shell or Armor?
Diagnosis and Treatment
The Extremities As a Functional Unit
General Examination of the Extremities
The Individual Articular Lesion
Lesions of the Long Bones
The Articular Diastasis Lesion
Symptomatic Lesions "Not to Treat"
Symptomatic Lesions "To Treat"
The Unit of the Intraosseous Line of Force
The Human Body--From Biomechanics to Tectonic Architecture
The Physiology of the Bones
Working with the Intraosseous Lines of Force
Examination and Treatment Protocol
A Particular Case--Blockage of a Cranial Ossification Center
"Arthropath" or Osteopath?
The Visceral Unit
A Return to the Basics
Examination Protocol
The Viscerocutaneous Depressions
The Digestive Tract
The Buccal Floor
The Pharynx
The Cervical Esophagus
The Thoracic Esophagus
The Abdominal Esophagus
The Cardia
The Fundus
The Body of the Stomach
The Diaphragm
The Gall Bladder
The Duodenum
The Jejunum and the Ileum
The Ileocecal Valve
The Vermiform Appendix
The Large Intestine
The Pelvic Girdle
The Inguinal Ligament
The External Obturator Membrane
The Internal Obturator Membrane
The Pelvic Diaphragm
The Genital Sphere
The Uterus
The Prostate
The Urinary Tract
The Bladder
The Kidneys
The Abdominal Organs
The Pancreas
The Spleen
The Liver
The Respiratory System
The Larynx
The Trachea
The Bronchial Tubes
The Lungs
Fasciae Related to the Respiratory System
The Cardiac System
The Broncodiaphragmatic Membrane
The Pericardium
Quantity and Quality
The Vascular Unit
A History of the Heart
The Osteopathic Lesion of the Artery
The Importance of the Artery in the Osteopathic Concept
The Biomechanical Role of the Artery
The Arterial System and the Venous System
The Arterial System and the Muscular System
The Arterial System and the Peripheral Nervous System
The Arterial System and the Autonomic Nervous System
The "Vascular Organs"
The Arterial Lesion and the Traumatic Sequelae
Osteopathy and Prevention of Vascular Alterations
The Treatment
The Sovereignty of the Artery
The Cephalic Unit
Starting from Cranial Osteopathy
Developing Mechanical Link of the Cephalic Unit
The Three Floors of the Cephalic Unit
The Dura Mater System
The Temporomandibular Module
The Teeth
The Maxillofacial Skeleton
The Cavities of the Osseous Head
The Cranial Sutures
The Cranial Ossification Centers
The Intraosseous Lines of Force of the Cephalic Unit
Treatment Protocol
The Dermis Unit
The Cutaneous Lesion
Scars as Fixations
The Treatment
Modalities and Particular Perspectives
The Directed Treatment
Working with Pregnant Women
Working with Infants
The Anti-Tobacco Treatment
Working with Animals
Treatment and Self-Treatment of the Fascial Link
The Energetic Approach
Mechanical or Energetic Vision?
The Concept of Energy in Osteopathy
Sources of Errors in Different Approaches
The Different Energetic Territories
Modifications in Osteopathic Lesion Patterns and Energetic Rhythms
The Energetic Approach of Mechanical Link
The Recoil Technique and Energetic Action
Osteopathy and Homeopathy
Osteopathy and Acupuncture
The Structure as an Energetic Support
About the Authors