From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis: Assessing Patient Information Before Hands-On Treatment (Paperback)
Assessing Patient Information Before Hands-On Treatment
North Atlantic Books, 9781583943199, 424pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Drawing a comparison between diagnosis in classical medicine and osteopathy, Dr. Croibier explains that the osteopath focuses on restoring the conditions of good health rather than simply addressing the consequences of disease. Enhanced with more than 175 full-color instructional photos and illustrations, the book describes the manual hands-on assessments and general evaluations that lead to a diagnosis. Manual assessments include objective observation, diagnostic touch, palpation of the affected areas of the body, visualization, and listening (a hand placed on a specific part of the body to determine tissue functionality). Based on Dr. Croibier's recommendations, the manual therapist also performs a patient intake and interview; general evaluation that analyzes the patient's symptoms and general state; examination of posture and equilibrium; and observation of individual characteristics, such as constitution, temperament, and body type.
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Praise For From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis: Assessing Patient Information Before Hands-On Treatment…
“The value of a therapeutic treatment depends as much on a precise evaluation as on specific hands-on techniques. One without the other facilitates fleeting results. Through Croibier’s book the practitioner will learn a solid scientific and technical grounding for the evaluation process, thereby being more fully able to devise a truly individualized treatment plan for achieving the best possible outcome.”
—John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, founder and president of the Upledger Institute
“This book is highly recommended for introducing and developing a clinical reasoning and problem-solving basis for manual therapy. The beauty of the book is in its ability to bridge the art of bodywork with the science of Western medicine. The importance is in its focus on improving communication skills with other practitioners and patients.”
—Thomas K. Takeuchi Jr., DC
“The author has presented a wide-ranging array of approaches and techniques to create as complete a picture of the client as possible. … From Manual Evaluation to General Diagnosis has a wealth of valuable information for any practitioner, and is a particularly valuable handbook for Rolfers and other manual practitioners.”