A Text Book on the Palmer Technique of Chiropractic
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...the groove formed by the arching of the nail hand. The shoulders should be permitted to assume an easy, natural position but the arms must be equally bent. Care should be taken to see that the elbows areheld well away from the body' of the adjuster and this is particularly important with the right elbow. By this method a rigidity is produced in the wrist of the nail hand' which prevents the possibility of the palm of that hand collapsing to the surface of the neck' when the adjustment is delivered. The adjuster should leanin such a manner that the episternal notch and nailpoint two form a line parallel to a line drawn between the'two transverse processes. After seeing that the arms and shoulders are properly relaxed, the adjustment should' he delivered, taking into consideration the changed position of the atlas, 'dependent upon the turning of the patient's head. If the adjuster is standing on the left side of the patient, he should first see that the patient's face is turned toward the right. He should then assume a standing position well inferior to the atlas, opposite the trunk of the patient, with the right foot forward, his back to the patient and _both legs resting against the patient's body. Palpation is then made with both hands. The right transverse process of the atlas, which lies immediately behind the lobe of the right ear, is located with the second finger of the right hand. The bifurcation of the axis is located with the second finger of the left hand. The first and third fingers of both hands are now withdrawn leaving only the two second fingers indicating the right transverse process of the atlas and the spinous process of the axis. A division is now made half way between these two points and..
- 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
- 13 Sep 2013
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