The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

Edited by Hollis H. King, DO PhD, Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, USA; Wilfrid Jšnig, MD PhD, Professor of Physiology, Physiologisches Institut, Universitšt Kiel, Germany and Michael M. Patterson, PhD, Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (Retired), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA.


1 The Concepts of Osteopathic Medicine: Past and Present

SECTION 1 PERIPHERAL AND SPINAL VISCERO- SOMATIC MECHANISMS

2 Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System: Current Concepts

3 Somatosympathetic Reflex Mechanisms

4 Modulation of Visceral Function by Somatic Stimulation

5 Manual Medicine and Autonomic Nervous System: Assessing Autonomic Function in Humans

6 Survey of Mechanotransduction Disorders

SECTION 2 SEGMENTAL AND SUPRASEGMENTAL MEDIATION OF SOMATO-VISCERAL INTERACTIONS

7 Spinothalamic System and Viscero-somatic Motor Reflexes: Functional Organization of Cardiac and Somatic Input

8 Central Convergence of Viscersomatic Inputs from Spinal and Vagal Sources

9 Role of oxytocin and oxytocin related effects in manual therapies

10 Viscero-Sensory Pathways in the Brain

11 The Use of Sham or Placebo Controls in Manual Medicine Research

SECTION 3 CLINICAL IMPACT OF MANUAL THERAPY ON PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTIONS AND SYSTEMIC DISORDERS

12 Research on Somato-Visceral Interactions and the Impact of Manual Therapy on Systemic Disorders from the Osteopathic Experience

13 Chiropractic Practice, Experience and Research Related to Somato-Visceral Interactions

14 A Physical Therapist?s Perspective on Manual Therapy: Clinical Effectiveness and Selected Mechanism

15 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Overview of the Practice and Evidence of a Developing Health Profession

CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

16 Basic Science on Somato-Visceral Interactions: Peripheral and Central Evidence Base and Implications for Research

17 Clinical Applications of Manual Therapy on Physiologic Functions and Systemic Disorders: Evidence Base and Implications for Research