Palpation and Assessment Skills, Assessment Through Touch, 3rd Edition

Palpation and Assessment Skills

3rd Edition Assessment Through Touch

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, Honorary Fellow, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK


CONTENTS
The CD-Rom accompanying this text includes video sequences of all the techniques indicated in the text by the icon. To look at the video for a given technique, click on the relevant icon in the contents list on the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is designed to be used in conjunction with the text and not as a stand-alone product.

Preface

Glossary

Contents

Chapters and Special Topics

Chapter 1 Objective: palpatory literacy

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic I Using appropriate pressure (and the MPI)

Chapter 2 Palpation reliability and validity

Michael Seffinger

Chapter 3 Fundamentals of palpation

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic 3 Visual assessment, the dominant eye, and other issues

Chapter 4 Palpating and Assessing the skin

Leon Chaitow

Chapter 5 Palpating for changes in muscle structure

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic 5 The morphology of reflex and acupuncture points

Chapter 6 Fascial palpation

Thomas W. Myers

Chapter 7 Assessment of ?abnormal mechanical tension? in the nervous system

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic 7 Assessing dural restriction

Chapter 8 Palpation and assessment of joints (including spine and pelvis)

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic 8 Percussion palpation

Chapter 9 Accurately identifying musculoskeletal dysfunction

Whitney Lowe

Special Topic 9 Joint play/?end feel?/range of motion: what are they?

Chapter 10 Visceral palpation and respiratory function assessment

Leon Chaitow

Chapter 11 Introduction to functional palpation

Leon Chaitow

Special Topic 11 About hyperventilation

Chapter 12 Understanding and using intuitive faculties

Sasha Chaitow

Special Topic 12 Synesthaesia

Chapter 13 Subtle palpation (including cranial rhythms, energy, and ?has tissue a memory??

Leon Chaitow

Chapter 14 Chinese palpatory skills

Stefan Chmelik

Special Topic 14 Palpating the traditional Chinese pulses

Chapter 15 Palpation and emotional states

Leon Chaitow

Index