Finding the Health

Finding the Health : Thoughts on Osteopathic Diagnosis and Treatment

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Robert Lever is now recognised as a deep thinker in the field of osteopathy and has developed an international following since the publication of his first book At the Still Point of the Turning World: The Art and Philosophy of Osteopathy. He puts into clear and understandable prose the ideas and feelings that many osteopaths experience but find difficult to express. This book is a companion volume to his previous work and continues his exploration of the art and philosophy of osteopathy.

The art of osteopathy has always been based on a body of anatomical and physiological theory and data but it has recently been expanded in exciting ways involving contemporary thinking in physics and biology that tell us more about disease causation and tissue function. This concise, well organized and highly readable book brings these two fields of thinking together.

The application of concept, theory and, above all, principle, is the real challenge and it is by addressing these with penetration and relevance that the book allows the practitioner to 'find the health' rather than merely attempting to confront disease.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 165 x 240 x 15mm | 432g
  • Pencaitland, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909141747
  • 9781909141742
  • 761,800

Table of contents

PrologueIntroduction1. Finding the health and the holistic paradigm2. The Diagnostic Framework3. Focal points: less is more4. Listening touch, projection and intention: reaching the Total Lesion5. The Lesion: somatic dysfunction for osteopaths6. Structure and patterns of unwellness: examples7. Transcending technique8. The Magic of Correction9. 'Classical', 'Cranial' ...What does it all mean?10. As treatment unfolds11.Stress and Trauma12. Wider connections for both patient and practitioner13. Prognosis: pathology versus dysfunction14. The Practitioner Experience
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About Robert Lever

Highly respected osteopath with over 40 years experience in teaching and practice
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