Counterstrain and Exercise: An Integrated Approach

January 01, 2012

By Paul Rennie, DO, FAAO; John C. Glover, DO, FAAO; Claudio M. Carvalho, DO, MS

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Counterstrain and Exercise: An Integrated Approach is an informative resource on the mechanics of human movement in relation to counterstrain, a type of osteopathic manipulative treatment technique (OMT). This text guides the practitioner through a multi-system approach to locating myofascial tender points and creating an appropriate treatment plan. This approach includes analysis of muscle imbalance, postural orientation, and respiratory and circulatory myofascial patterns. In addition to counterstrain techniques, this guidebook provides physicians with a comprehensive introduction to focused exercise programs that can be integrated into the patient's treatment plan.