Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques by Alexander S. Nicholas, Evan A. Nicholas

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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques is the single entire full-color atlas of osteopathic manipulative concepts presently on hand. Richly illustrated with over 1,300 full-color pictures professionally shot for this atlas, this entire, functional reference presents step by step directions for 368 osteopathic manipulative innovations. basic and secondary symptoms, relative and absolute contraindications, and basic concerns also are mentioned in well-organized textual sections previous every one technique.

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30. Step 5, side bending left. 43 44 PAR T 1 I OSTEOPATHIC PRINCIPLES IN DIAGNOSIS THORACIC INTERSEGMENTA L MOTION TESTING T1 to T4 Passive Flexion, Extension, Side Bending, and Rotation, Seated, Long-Lever Method 1. The patient is seated with the physician standing behind the patient. 2. l1. Step 3, flexion, spinous process sepa­ T2 with the index and third finger of the other rate. hand. 3. The physician slowly moves the patient's head for­ ward and backward while constantly monitoring the ability of the upper of the segments to move in the respective direction tested (Figs.

Steps 4 and 5 are performed at each thoracic seg­ mental level. 7. The physician will document the findings in the progress notes according to the position or freedom of motion elicited. 39. Step 4, flexion, spinous processes sepa­ rate. 40. Step 5, extension, spinous processes approximate. L CHAP TER 5 I IN TERSEGMEN TAL MO TION TESTING THORACIC INTERSEGMENTAL MOTION TESTING T1 to T12 Translatory Method (Passive Side Bending), Seated 1. The patient is seated and the physician stands be­ hind and to the side.

16). 16. Step 3. 4. The patient is instructed to rotate the head to the right to the functional and pain-free limitation of motion (Fig. 17). This is repeated to the left (Fig. 18). 5. The physician rotates the patient's head to the right while monitoring C7 and T l and stops when mo­ tion is detected at T l (Fig. 19). This is repeated to the left (Fig. 20). 6. The degree of both active and passive rotation is noted. Normal rotation in the cervical spine is 70 to 90 degrees. 17. Step 4, active rotation right.

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