"The art of healing is to bring the soul into contact with the body and bring alive the purpose for which that soul is living." - Robert Fulford DO
Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
    SFIMMS Series in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Authors: Harry Friedman D.O.; Wolfgang Gilliar D.O.; Jerel Glassman D.O.

    Osteopathic approaches to patient care offer the practitioner a variety of problem-solving and treatment options. Palpatory skill development establishes a basis for diagnostic assessment of neuromusculoskeletal function and its integrative role in maintaining health and overcoming disease. Osteopathic treatment and problem-solving skills apply a holistic approach that considers the therapeutic response of the whole patient. A variety of diagnostic and treatment methods have been developed to maximize outcomes.

    This series of Osteopathic manipulative medicine texts presents a comprehensive course of instruction, including theory, palpation, diagnosis, and treatment. The thoughtful student will appreciate the detail and clarity of topic presentation and the sequence of skills development. Quality close-up photographic visuals accurately depict the table sessions using human and anatomic models. The following three volumes of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine are currently available for spring 2000 delivery.

  • Counterstrain Approaches in Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine

    • Basic and intermediate level instructional manual (48 course hours)
    • Theoretical principles of indirect technique and spontaneous release by positioning
    • Diagnostic application of tender point palpation for each body region
    • Multiple therapeutic procedures presented for each tender point
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  • Myofacial and Fascial-Ligamentous Approaches in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    • Basic and advanced level instructional manual (48 course hours)
    • Detailed connective tissue anatomy and physiology
    • Theoretical principles of myofascial and fascial-ligamentous release
    • Diagnostic and treatment approaches for each body region, including a myofascial screening exam
    • Release enhancing maneuvers and multiple operator techniques
    • Includes approaches of Dr.'s Ward, Chila, Becker and Sutherland
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  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Approaches to the Primary Respiratory Mechanism

    • Basic, intermediate, and advanced level instructional manual (112 course hours)
    • Anatomic relations and physiologic principles underlying the cranial concept
    • Palpation exercises designed to facilitate diagnostic touch throughout the body
    • Diagnostic and treatment approaches focus on fluid, membranous (dural), muscular, articular and bony aspects of the cranial mechanism, including a cranial screening exam
    • Includes multiple operator techniques and approaches to infants and children
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  • Functional Methods: A Manual for Palpatory Skill Development in Osteopathic Examination and Mannipulation of Motor Function, Second Edition

    Authors: William Johnston, DO, FAAO, Harry Friedman, DO, FAAO and David Eland, DO, FAAO
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