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Motility, relating to the vital energy of the human tissues, is a basic concept in osteopathy. This book presents a simple and systematic definition of motility, based on the movement of all of the body’s structures during embryogenesis.  The book describes a new model of practice based on motility and developed by Dr Alain Auberville.

Illustrated in two colours with clear and original line drawings and photographs. The book was first published in French by Elsevier Masson.

Chapter 1 : Theoretical Considerations

Chapter 2 : Embryology-based Motility

Chapter 3 : Thoracic and Caudal Plications

Chapter 4 : Nervous System

Chapter 5 : Psychoneuroimmune-Endocrine System

Chapter 6 : Cardiopulmonary System

Chapter 7 : Digestive System

Chapter 8 : Urogenital System

Chapter 9 : Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 10 : Clinical Intervention Protocol for the Motility Model


Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 978-1-909141-66-7
Edition no 1
Pages 176
Illustrations About 130 photographs and drawings
Dimensions 240 x 170 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 18 April 2017

Author biography

After practicing as a physiotherapist from 1965 to 1983,Alain Auberville qualified as an osteopath in 1984. He then went on to complete his professional development by studying naturopathy and Chinese medicine. He was involved in founding the osteopathy schools Eurostéo and InSO-Aix-en-Provence, where he taught the visceral approach to osteopathy. He now practices at Pélissanne, in the south of France. Dr Auberville has developed his embryology-based motility concept over the last 30 years by experimenting and clinically validating his hypothesis. He has extended the concept for all the structures and the visceral, neurologic and musculoskeletal systems of the body. He has been teaching this concept and its applications for more than 15 years to students of the schools he co-founded in France as well as to those attending courses at the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec, Canada. He teaches postgraduate courses, notably in France, Italy and Russia.

Andrée Aubin graduated in physiotherapy at the University of Montreal in 1986. She has run a private osteopathy practice since 1992 when she obtained her osteopathy degree at the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec (COQ- Montreal). She is currently general manager of the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec where she has also been teaching for over 23 years. Her expertise concerns the cranial field, osteopathic teaching methods (especially for palpation skills), management of complex cases and the clinical reasoning process. In recent years she has contributed to several OsEAN Open Forums. Since 2013, she has been involved in the creation of an osteopathic Master’s degree program at the University of Sherbrooke. She occasionally offers post-graduate courses outside Canada, in France and Spain.

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