By Eva Moekel & Noori Mitha
494 pages, 8.50 x 11.00″
Because many pediatric conditions have their origin in retained birth trauma, gentle cranial osteopathic treatment can address physical, emotional, and psychological imbalances. However, for most osteopaths in the cranial field, children make up only a modest percentage of the patients they see. As a result their experience and confidence in treating children develops more slowly. Concentrating particularly on the cranial osteopathic treatment principles developed by William Sutherland, this text brings together in an organized fashion the knowledge, experience, and insight of an impressive international array of osteopaths. Section 1 includes pre- and postnatal treatment of the mother; formative pre- and perinatal influences for the child; osteopathic fundamentals, osteopathic case taking, examination, and diagnosis; nutritional advice; osteopathic and allopathic pathophysiology; diagnosis and treatment approaches to common childhood pathologies; and considerations of logopedics, orthodontics, and vaccination. Given the depth and array of knowledge in the contributions to this present volume, many practitioners will benefit greatly from the opportunity to study its contents.