Palpation and Assessment Skills with Back of Book CD-Rom: Assessment and Diagnosis Through Touch, 2e

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9780443072185: Palpation and Assessment Skills with Back of Book CD-Rom: Assessment and Diagnosis Through Touch, 2e

This useful guide to palpation for musculoskeletal diagnosis and assessment describes and illustrates the skills needed to increase sophistication of palpatory assessment skills and practice. A companion CD-ROM supports the skills with video clips, and each technique is reinforced with practical exercises and self-assessment questions.

  • Covers the palpation and assessment of all tissues and systems, including the skin, muscle structure, and the spine and pelvis
  • Gives practical guidance and instruction on a broad variety of palpation techniques
  • All the palpation techniques covered are clearly described and illustrated in the text and supported by video film on the CD-Rom
  • Each technique is supported by practical exercises and self assessment questions. Further questions relating to the video clips are included in the CD-Rom
  • Directs the beginner in the correct way to carry out the techniques and provides additional techniques for the practitioner to add to his basic library of skills
  • Provides outcome expectations against which progress can be measured. The video support can help to identify how to improve these skills.
  • Written by a highly respected practitioner and teacher - brings his workshops to the individual at home and in the clinic
  • 2 colour printing throughout the text helps to clarify the structure of the content and the details of the movements being shown in the diagrams
  • The CD-Rom supports and supplements the written text.
  • 2 colour printing throughout - making it an easier text to follow
  • CD-Rom now included - featuring video clips to expand the descriptions in the text
  • New section on assessment methods relating to particular regions - shoulder, hip etc.
  • More cross reference between palpation of different types of tissues and diffeent anatomical regions
  • More material aimed at the experienced practitioner - who wants to improve their interpretations of findings.
  • "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

    About the Author:

    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 the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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