Visceral and Obstetric Osteopathy

August 07, 2023

By Caroline Stone, DO, MSc, MEd

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This resource serves as a guidebook for an integrated approach to the visceral and obstetric fields of osteopathic medicine. Visceral manipulations within osteopathic medicine are used to treat visceral tensions, torsions, and dysfunctions. This can appear in a spectrum of presentations such as asthma and post-operative scaring and pain.

The book guides the reader through osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques that range from basic to advanced, supplemented by visual aids and clinical case studies. This text is designed to be utilized by osteopathic medical students and physicians.

The osteopathic concept of interconnectedness between structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) is illustrated in this book by the demonstrated impact that tissue torsion and tension have on the body’s ability to heal from injury or disease. The author reveals how the management of back pain and neck pain conditions can be greatly improved through the integration of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques of the visceral system into the treatment plan.