Osteopathic Mechanical Link publications
The Mechanical Link is an innovative osteopathic method that is based on the essential principles of A.T. Still's traditional osteopathy. Based on the extensive clinical experience of the authors of the book as well as many other practitioners using this method, the Mechanical Link proposes, for the diagnosis and adjustment, a set of specific techniques.
Thus, tension tests are used to examine the entire body with ease and to highlight all of the existing lesions. The balance tests then hierarchise these lesions in a logical manner so as to reveal the dominant lesions and the primary lesion.
This diagnostic system has made it possible to explore anatomical fields heretofore neglected and to discover unknown osteopathic lesions: the articular diastasis, the fixation of intraosseous lines of force or the lesion of the artery for instance play a considerable etiopathological role in many cases. Knowing about these lesions and how to test and treat them constitutes a great advance in manual therapy. In terms of treatment, the original recoil technique provides rapid and efficient correction of the primary and dominant lesions thereby directly or indirectly normalising all the existing lesions. This technique presents no contraindication for all patients.
This book presents the methodology of the Mechanical Link in a clear and detailed manner. It is a completely new book that follows the presentation of the method first published in 1985.