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Description - From Manual Evaluation To General Diagnosis by Alain Croibier

Based on Dr. Croibier's everyday clinical experience, this book provides critical tools for examining patients in order to determine what the course of treatment should be. Written for manual hands-on therapy students and practitioners that include osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors, the book explores in depth the osteopathic diagnosis process that aims to identify an abnormality and to discover factors that may be causing the dysfunction. rawing a comparison between diagnosis in classical medicine and osteopathy, Dr. Croibier explains that the osteopath focuses on restoring the conditions of good health rather than simply addressing the consequences of disease. Enhanced with more than 175 full-color instructional photos and illustrations, the book describes the manual hands-on assessments and general evaluations that lead to a diagnosis. Manual assessments include objective observation, diagnostic touch, palpation of the affected areas of the body, visualization, and ""listening"" (a hand placed on a specific part of the body to determine tissue functionality). Based on Dr. Croibier's recommendations, the manual therapist also performs a patient intake and inte

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583943199
ISBN-10: 1583943196
Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alain Croibier

Alain Croibier, DO, is a highly regarded osteopath in private practice since 1990. The author of five books on manual therapy, he lives in Meylan, France. Jean-Pierre Barral is associated with the famed Barral Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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