An Osteopathic Approach to Children presents a comprehensive general overview of pediatric medicine from an osteopathic perspective. Many different groups of healthcare privders are now considering the merits of applying the principles of manual medicine and manual therapy in the care and treatment of children. The existing textbooks of medical pediatrics and physical therapy available for reference may address selected orthopedic problems in children but they are limited in scope and they rarely include the use of osteopathic principles.
Members of the osteopathic profession have a hundred-year history of treating children using the manual application of osteopathic principles. Most of this information has been handed down through mentoring, apprenticeship and lecture. Very little of this information is actually available to interested clinicians in published form. An Osteopathic Approach to Children has been written and now thoroughly updated, to provide a comprehensive textbook and reference source which deals specifically with the osteopathic treatment of children.
The book is divided into two main parts:
The first part discusses the normal development, physiology and anatomy of the body systems from birth to adulthood.
The second part explores the conditions and diseases of childhood and outlines the rationale for osteopathic treatment for each disorder.
This is probably the first pediatric book to discuss clinical problems from the perspective of the interrelatedness of structure and function. This unique approach will make it an invaluable source of reference for all those interested in using an osteopathic approach to the treatment of children in their care. Clinicians will find it an invaluable help in their efforts to provide safe and effective healthcare to children.
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Author is well known internationally through her published research and presented papers. She has spoken and lectured widely in the USA, Australia Europe and the UK. She has received various awards and honours from the osteopathic medicine profession in the US. She is a member of several national committees within the American Academy of Osteopathy and has published numerous papers in the osteopathic medicine journals. Carreiro is author of An Osteopathic Approach to children, Elsevier and also a contributing author on Integrative Medicine for Children, editor May Loo, Elsevier. She has published the following articles: YinW, WillardF, CarreiroJ, DreyfussP,(2003) Sensory Stimulation-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Neurotomy: Technique Based on Neuroanatomy of the Dorsal Sacral Plexus; Spine, vol.28, Number 20;2419-2425 Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LB, Carreiro JE, Deganhardt B (2003) The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as Adjuvant Therapy in the Children with Recurrent acute Otitis Media; Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med; Vol 157, Sept, 801-807 Dreyfuss P, Akuthota V, Willard F, Carreiro J, Yin W, Bogduk N; Are lateral branch blocks of the S1-3 dorsal rami reasonably target specific? 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spine Injection Society. San Francisco, CA 2000Willard FH, Carreiro JE, Bates B, Ally A; (1998) The Osteopathic Medical Curriculum: Education of Medical Students at the University of New England; Chiba Medical Journal, vol. 74, November; 509-516 Carreiro JE, Dery MA, Carroll G, Devlin S, Michaud J, Manko W, Kotzampaltiris P, Buser B; (1998) The Relationship Between Function of the Long Posterior Sacroiliac Ligament and Low Back Pain; Proceedings from the Third Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, November; 199-206Willard FH, Carreiro JE, Manko W; (1998) The Long Posterior Interosseous Ligament and the Sacrococcygeal Plexus; Proceedings from the Third Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvi