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Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine
edited by Kenneth E. Nelson

Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine provides a patient-focused approach to the diagnosis and treatment of somatic dysfunction—functional impairment of the musculoskeletal system and related neural and vascular elements—in the context of family medicine practice.

The book explains the clinical rationale for osteopathic manipulative treatment for specific patient populations, diseases, and conditions, and details procedures for treating common problems encountered in family medicine.

Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine contains:

  • An overview of the philosophy and principles of osteopathic patient care—including patient empowerment, diagnosing somatic dysfunction, the manipulative prescription, viscerosomatic and somatovisceral reflexes, and psychoneuroimmunology
  • OMT techniques for specific patient populations—psychiatric patients, pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric patients, athletes, surgical patients, and patients at the end of life
  • Procedures for treating conditions commonly encountered in family practice—otitis media, temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction, upper respiratory infection, lower respiratory tract infection, hypertension, congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal problems, thyroid disease, Parkinson disease, Larson syndrome (functional vasomotor hemiparesthesia syndrome), fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and headache, back pain from short leg syndrome and postural imbalance, back pain from postural decompensation in the sagittal plane, and scoliosis
  • A special section on practice issues—office set-up, progress notes and coding, and the standardized medical record


Philosophy and Principles of patient Care

  1. Patient empowerment
  2. Osteopathic distinctiveness
  3. Diagnosing somatic dysfunction
  4. The manipulative prescrition
  5. Viscerosomatic and somatovisceral reflexes
  6. Psychoneuroimmunology

Patient Populations

  1. The psychiatric patient
  2. The pediatric patient
  3. The female patient
  4. The surgical patient
  5. The athlete
  6. The geriatric patient
  7. The patient at the end of life

Clinical Conditions

  1. The patient with otitis media
  2. The patient with temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunctiion
  3. The patient with an upper respiratory infection
  4. The patient with a lower respiratory tract infection
  5. The patient with hypertension
  6. The patient with congestive heart failure
  7. The patient with gastrointestinal problems
  8. The patient with thyroid disease
  9. The patient with Parkinson's disease
  10. The patient with Larson's syndrome
  11. The patient with fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome
  12. The patient with chronic pain, headache
  13. The patient with back pain
  14. The patient with scoliosis

Practice Issues

  1. The office
  2. Progress notes and coding
  3. The standardized medical record


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Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine
edited by Kenneth E. Nelson
2007 • 532 pages • $52.95 + shipping
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