Leon Chaitow Palpation

Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy


Author name: Leon Chaitow
Format: Paperback, 342pp
Illustrations: 170 colour drawings and photographs
Trim: 246x189mm
ISBN: 978-1-909141-34-6.
Publisher: Handspring Publishing
Publication date: 31 January 2017


Product Description

Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy, 4th Edition

Written and edited by one of manual therapy’s leading teachers and authors, this beautiful new edition containsvaluable contributions from six notable musculoskeletal specialists (Sasha Chaitow, Whitney Lowe, Warrick McNeill, Sarah Mottram, Tom Myers and Michael Seffinger) and references the latest research findings relating to fascia and its role in health and disease.

Palpation skills are essential for evaluating and deciding on appropriate treatment for musculoskeletal dysfunction. Accuracy in interpretation of palpatory findings is difficult and improves with experience, but in this book the authors aim to increase awareness of how to palpate, offer help in refining technique and aid the understanding of what is being felt. Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy covers the palpation and assessment of all tissues and systems, including the skin, muscles, the spine and pelvis.

All manual therapists, whatever their professional level, will benefit from the wealth of experience and research based information he and his colleagues present in this book.

About the Author

Leon Chaitow is well-known internationally as the author of over 60 books on natural heath and complementary medicine.  He has written authoritatively at many levels: from easy to understand guides for the general public on health issues and treatment approaches to detailed, well-referenced texts for health care students and practitioners and their clients.  He has also co-edited and contributed to numerous other important publications in the field of fascial dysfunction and its treatment, notably as co-editor of Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body edited by Robert Schleip et al. Apart from his books Leon is the founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Born in South Africa he moved to the UK in 1956 where he studied osteopathy and naturopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1960.  He went on to study acupuncture in the 1960s and then cranial osteopathy (1969-78) and orthomolecular nutrition (1970-73). Leon Chaitow was the first naturopath/osteopath to be appointed to a UK medical practice (Marylebone Health Centre, London) an appointment which he held from 1993 to 2009.  In 1993 he was appointed Senior Lecturer, Module leader and member of the course design team at the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster.

Since 1983 he has held posts throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia as visiting lecturer to colleges, schools and professional organizations of chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy and naturopathy.  He continues to travel to teach around the world while maintaining his private practice in London. His writing is undertaken in the peace and beauty of his home in Corfu.