Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine

May 02, 2014

By Kenneth Nelson, DO, FAAO, FACOFP; Thomas Glonek, PhD

Article/Textbook/Report Faculty Osteopathic History & Principles Other Health Care Professional Practicing Osteopathic Medicine Practicing Physician Resident/Fellow Under $500

A modern take on osteopathic philosophy and somatic dysfunction management that is relevant and applicable to the contemporary family medicine setting.

This resource educates medical students, residents, and physicians on how to equip their patients with the tools needed to take charge of their own health. It teaches a patient-centered, holistic approach to the management of somatic dysfunction and uses case studies to illustrate the specific circumstances under which osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) can play a role in the management of these patients.

The text offers detailed diagnostic and treatment techniques for specific conditions and different patient populations, including obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric patients.

This second edition textbook is divided into four parts: (1) “Philosophy and Principle of Patient Care,” (2) “Patient Populations,” (3) “Clinical Conditions,” and (4) “Practice Issues.”