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The book focuses on the practical application of articulation and mobilisation techniques with clear explanations and visual support of the techniques. Techniques are described for all body regions. Most other books for therapists include only one chapter on these important techniques.

This book covers a variety of best practise techniques for all areas of the body. Examples are given to show how to adapt the techniques with the patient in different positions. It also addresses the use of these techniques on children, the elderly and pregnant women.

The mechanisms of each technique are explained with reference to the related anatomy and physiology. Information is also given to help the therapist use the techniques safely (for both themselves and their patients) by adapting their own stance and posture to get maximum effect with minimum effort.

Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 978-1-909141-31-5
Edition No 1
Pages 308
Illustrations 180 line and photographic illustrations
Dimensions 246 X 189 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 27 September 2016

Author biography

Giles GYER Giles is a British trained specialist musculoskeletal osteopath who has worked within health and fitness for over 12 years; he combines a variety of articulation and manipulation techniques alongside a range of rehabilitation exercises within his treatments. He works with patients from office workers to professional strength and international sports athletes at his central London clinic. Giles is a senior lecturer at He teaches grade 5 / HVT Spinal Manipulation, Osteopathic Articulation and Manual Therapy techniques throughout the UK to professional therapists from all over Europe; he has lectured at national conferences and gives regular master classes in Osteopathic techniques.

Jimmy MICHAEL is a British trained osteopath with over 10 years experience teaching in the health and fitness industry. He graduated initially with a BSc Sports & Exercise Science and also completed the BTEC sports and remedial massage diploma at the London School of Sports Massage. He went on to complete a 5-year degree in osteopathy, and now he runs two successful London based multi-disciplinary clinics. He is a structural osteopath with a strong emphasis on treating the whole person. Jimmy is a director and senior lecturer at and teaches spinal manipulation, osteopathic articulation and manual therapy techniques throughout UK to professional therapists from all therapeutic backgrounds.

Ben CALVERT-PAINTER has been a qualified osteopath since 1998 and a medical acupuncturist since 1999. During this time he has worked in a variety of fields as an osteopath including side-line work with amateur and semi-professional football and rugby teams and ringside for white collar boxing. Additionally he has worked in private practice and NHS practices, working closely with consultants and GP’s. Ben has an in-depth and varied teaching experience including being a clinic tutor in the British School of Osteopathy’s general clinic and clinical lead in one of their external clinics within a GP practice. He has also been a lead technique tutor at the BSO and is currently a lead technique tutor at the College of Osteopaths teaching introduction to HVT and advanced HVT techniques; this has included developing course handbooks and DVDs for the courses. At the BSO he also acts as a research supervisor and both at the BSO and Coet as an examiner in technique and clinical exams.

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