Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques 9781451102451
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Publication Date: May 16, 2011
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Edition: Second
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451102451
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This highly praised atlas presents techniques commonly taught and used in osteopathic medical education and practice, serving as an authoritative reference for exam preparation and clinical rotations. Step-by-step instructions, richly illustrated with full-color figures, guide the learner through more than 350 manipulative methods.


  • NEW! Companion website on thePoint with additional resources for student review and application: 13 hours of video demonstrations and full text online
  • NEW! Significant revision of the "Counterstrain Techniques" chapter, for up-to-date coverage of this cutting-edge technique
  • Manipulative instructions for each technique on the left side of each page and correlating figures on the right for ease of use
  • More than 1,300 full-color figures, with schematic anatomical drawings for additional context
  • A valuable tool for students preparing both for clinical rotations and COMLEX board review

About the Author(s)

  • Alexander Nicholas DO, FAAO
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Evan Nicholas DO
  • Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • Edition: Second
  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9781451102451
  • Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
  • Pages: 616
  • Pub Date: May 16, 2011
  • Weight: 3.0

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Table of contents

Part 1

Osteopathic Principles in Diagnosis

Chapter 1     Principles of the Osteopathic Examination

Chapter 2     Osteopathic Static Musculoskeletal Examination

Chapter 3     Spinal Regional Range of Motion

Chapter 4     Osteopathic Layer-by-Layer Palpation

Chapter 5     Intersegmental Motion Testing

Part 2

Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques

Chapter 6     Principles of Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques

Chapter 7     Soft Tissue Techniques

Chapter 8     Myofascial Release Techniques

Chapter 9     Counterstrain Techniques

Chapter 10   Muscle Energy Techniques

Chapter 11   High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Techniques

Chapter 12   Facilitated Positional Release Techniques

Chapter 13   Techniques of Still

Chapter 14   Balanced Ligamentous Tension and Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques

Chapter 15   Visceral Techniques

Chapter 16   Lymphatic Techniques 

Chapter 17   Articulatory and Combined Techniques

Chapter 18     Osteopathy in the Cranial Field