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Exploring Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

Dr. Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAO (Dist)
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This is a practical illustrated textbook and reference, designed for the interested practitioner and for the beginning to intermediate student of this topic. Advanced practitioners will also find it useful. It easily can be used as an accompanying text or manual for a first or second course in osteopathy in the cranial field, and some topics are useful for more advanced study. It would be especially suitable for use in a 40-hour first or second course in this topic.

Based on the model developed by William G. Sutherland, D.O., the book discusses the physiology and anatomy of the primary respiratory mechanism, its function in health, and changes that occur during disease processes. It provides practical exercises for developing the palpatory skills needed for this form of manipulation, along with other pertinent information such as functional anatomy, articulations, and physiologic motion of the various components of this mechanism. The text includes clear descriptions of the osteopathic techniques for treatment of the primary respiratory system. Over one hundred drawings and photographs vividly demonstrate how to perform these techniques in the clinical setting. Other topics include principles of diagnosis and treatment, and treatment sequencing.


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DO College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973. Internship - Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Portland, Maine. Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy. Certifications: American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice, and American Osteopathic Board on Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hruby is now Professor and Senior Consultant at WUHS and has been a Professor and Chair of OMM at both Michigan State University of COM, 1995 - 1999 and Western University of Health Sciences, 1999-2009. He has directed numerous Basic Cranial Courses and is authored the text "Exploring Osteopathy in the Cranial Field." Memberships and Proficiencies: AOA, AAO and Cranial proficiency by OCA. 


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