Osteopathic Techniques: The Learner's Guide

August 08, 2023

By Sharon Gustowski; Ryan Seals; Maria Gentry

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Most manuals on osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) do not contain modification options for a manipulation technique. Students and practitioners thus lack a reference on how to adjust treatment to account for variations in the skill level of the provider and in the needs of the patient.

In Osteopathic Techniques: The Learner's Guide, each technique is linked to the principle behind the maneuver and the end goal. It provides step-by-step instructions, videos, and anatomical images for a wide array of osteopathic manipulative techniques. Providers receive guidance on the steps that can and cannot be modified to meet the needs of their individual circumstance.

This manual also contains an assessment to measure the skill levels of the student or practitioner. With these two elements on hand, each provider can use this manual to perform OMT in a way that best complements their unique skills and abilities.