Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Perspective
  • Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Perspective

Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis: An Osteopathic Perspective

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Mixed media product 304 Pages / Published: 30/11/2009
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This highly illustrated, step-by-step guide gives detailed instructions for dozens of different manipulation techniques, covering all levels of the spine, thorax, and pelvis. It also includes a helpful overview of the principles and theory of spinal manipulation and its use in clinical practice. The accompanying DVD contains video clips demonstrating the techniques described in the book. The new edition is a highly illustrated, step-by-step guide to 41 manipulation techniques commonly used in clinical practice. The book also provides the related theory essential for safe and effective use of manipulation techniques.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702031304
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 189 x 246 x 20 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


The conservative management of spinal pain syndromes requires the development of many skills including the necessary psychomotor skills to perform joint manipulation. Skill acquisition is not automatic and requires progressive steps of motor learning and frequent refreshment of learning. This novel text and accompanying CD-ROM aims to support practitioners' learning and acquisition of manual skill to perform high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulations and is likely to provide a valuable resource for both teachers and students of manipulative therapy.

Gwendolen Jull Mphy GradDipManipTher FACP

Associate Professor and Head of Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Gibbons and Philip Tehan have taken the extremely difficult subject of the actual skill teaching in HVLA technique and produced what should prove to be a real milestone. Having been teaching this subject since 1964, I fully understand the problems that they have faced, and their frustration in trying to help students climb the learning curve at a faster rate than is usually possible. The inclusion of a companion DVD with video is clearly the way forward and the no-nonsense approach to making this work available across boundaries of like-minded disciplines is to be applauded. I highly commend this work to all those working in the manipulative fields. I believe that it will help raise the standards of knowledge of manipulative practitioners world-wide as well as confirming the logical thinking and educational process of osteopathic practitioners.

Laurie S. Hartman DO MRO

Osteopath, teacher and author

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