About 20 colour drawings
234x155 mm
25 November 2015
Handspring Publishing

£26.50 GBP / $34.95 USD

Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy

The Therapeutic Pause in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy

The somatosensory integration time

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Louise Tremblay runs AIMTC in Montréal, Canada - the International Academy of Contemporary Therapeutic Methods - dedicated to the study and teaching of manual therapies.

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Osteopathy, and Bowen therapy in particular, emphasises the importance of making therapeutic pauses during treatments. But it is not explained  why a pause should be incorporated into the treatment session, just that it is important to do so.
This book is based on research which attempted to understand and identify the physiology that might justify the inclusion of pauses during treatment. It also looked at how much the pause was used within osteopathic treatment in general.


Chapter 1. Speaking the language of the body

Chapter 2. Allostasis and limbic touch to maintain homeostasis

Chapter 3. Integration time in osteopathy

Chapter 4. Integration time in other manual therapies

Chapter 5. Conceptual analysis



Appendix I Synaptic plasticity

Appendix II Dr. Guimberteau’s observations

Appendix III The CSF and collagenic fascial fiber

Appendix IV Extraocular circadian phototransduction

Appendix V What the therapist can observe during and after a still point

Appendix VI The encoding of tactile forces in the primary somatosensory cortex


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