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Harmonic Healing A Guide to Facilitated Oscillatory Release and Other Rhythmic Myofascial Techniques

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ISBN-10: 1556436947

ISBN-13: 9781556436949

Edition: 2008

Authors: Zachary Comeaux, Kenneth E. Nelson

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Connective tissue release, or myofascial release, is a major component of manual therapies, including osteopathic medicine. Most methods involve placing the patient in a passive, relaxed position for diagnosis and treatment. However, many practitioners have intuitively sensed that rhythmic motion should be a component of therapy, and increasingly include it in their practice.Harmonic Healingintroduces such an application of connective tissue principles, which author Dr. Zachary Comeaux calls Facilitated Oscillatory Release (FOR). The book reviews the role of oscillatory or vibratory work as an extension of other connective tissue techniques, explains the relevant physiology and the…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 4/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Connective Tissues, Bioenergetics, and Rhythm
Overview
Connective Tissue Methods
Fulford's Approach to Vibrational Manipulation
Relevance to Other Manual and Osteopathic Work
References
Conceptual Background for Oscillatory Manipulation
Scope of the Work
The Issue of Scientific Credibility
Body Definition and Bioenergetics
References
Active Connective Tissue-A Perspective
The Importance of Fascia
Diverse Approaches to Working with Fascia
References
Vibration or Oscillation in Osteopathic Thought
Vibratory Motion-A Subtle Trend
Rhythmic Osteopathy?
Intellectual Roots
Another Branch of the Tree
Progression of Osteopathic Thought
Sutherland
Rhythm in the Work of Other Still Students
Developments in Rhythmic Resistive Duction
Russell, Sutherland, and Fulford-Unpublished Collaboration
Fulford's Elaboration of the Role of Vibratory Motion
Summary
References
American Integration of Rhythmic Motion
Basic Osteopathy and Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
Fulford's Energetic Model-Beyond the Cranial Model
Redefining Dysfunction
Redefining Treatment
Other American Rhythmic Approaches-Ruddy and Mitchell
The Next Generation
References
European Osteopathic Rhythmic Methods
Littlejohn's and Wernham's Preservation of Rhythmic Technique
Harmonic Technique
Method Rhythmique d'Harmonization Myotensive
References
Other Contemporary Uses of Rhythmic Release
Trager's Moving and Working Softly
Vibromuscular Harmonization Technique
References
Bioenergetic Models Involving Vibration
Bioenergetics-Poetry and Science
Neurophysiological Validation
Further Measurements of the Energy Field
Interrelationship of Structure and Function-Tensegrity
Crossover to Quantum Physics as It Relates to Tissue
Intentionality and Psychobiology
Proteomics-After Sequencing Human DNA
Water Memory
References
Principles and Support for Facilitated Oscillatory Release
Physiological Basis for Rhythmic Diagnosis and Treatment, and Effectiveness of Oscillatory Force
Facilitated Oscillatory Release-Supportive Science
Coordination of Motion
Neuroreflexive Models
Previous Classical Work
Another Input-Dynamic Interpretation of Postural Coordination
Tonic Vibratory Reflex
Connective Tissue Distensibility
References
FOR-Basic Concepts
A Dynamic Method of Neuromuscular and Ligamentous/Articular Assessment and Treatment
Developmental Background
Universality of Rhythmic Motion, Macroscopic and Microscopic
Rationale for Extending the Use of Manual Oscillatory Effect on Tissues
Propagation of a Wave
Application of Wave Propagation in Body Tissues
References
Application of FOR Principles
Application Exercises-Spine
Application Exercises-Extremities
Other Applications
References
FOR Integration in Clinical Practice
Adaptation to Practice Context
Adaptation to Patient Position and Clinical Task
Adaptation to Clinical Goals
Another Way-Slow Rhythmic Oscillatory Release
Summary
Reference
Specific Regional Approaches
Lower-Extremity Leverage Techniques- Lumbar Spine, Pelvis, Hip, and Sacrum
Supine Lower-Extremity Applications
Seated Shoulder and Upper-Extremity Leverage Techniques
Supine Upper-Extremity Leverage Techniques
Supine Cervical Technique
Cranial Flutter Techniques
Yet Another Subtle Mode of FOR
The Horizon
References
Osteopathic Approach to Health Care in Context
Early Development
Osteopathic Practice Today
Interdisciplinary Cooperation
Reference
Index
About the Author