An easy-to-follow, well illustrated clinical introduction to cranial manipulation techniques and the related theory and research evidence. Takes the reader through basic concepts underlying both osseous and soft tissue techniques. An introductory chapter provides a brief historical perspective to this fast developing area of manual medicine with reference to the latest research findings. Subsequent chapters describe specific techniques in easy-to-understand language. High-quality illustrations supplement the text to show hand positions, direction of motion and more.
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Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.Review:
"By far the best basic book I have read on the subject. Filled with research references, clear descriptions of anatomy, functional rationale and skill-building exercises."
Russell Stolzoff, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner
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