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. 





Arteries are essential structures, vital and omnipresent, with surprisingly important functions.  Their roles include those which are well-known, such as providing nutrition to tissues, as well as underestimated or overlooked functions, such as their role as conduits for information to the autonomic nervous system, or the biomechanical role they play, from peripheral or spinal joints to the viscero-organic dynamics.

The vascular system, as well as the autonomic system that accompanies it, actually constitute for the osteopath the mechanical, fluidic and neurological "link" that unites the whole body.

The authors are publishing for the first time the result of fifteen years of studies and clinical experience on this topic by presenting a complete method for the examination and manual treatment of these structures.

If the osteopathic approach to the artery indisputably offers new perspectives in functional medicine, this definitive, clear and comprehensive reference manual now gives the reader the means to apply in practice A.T. Still's concept: "The rule of the artery is supreme".






At last, here is an innovative book about osteopathy. Despite Andrew Taylor Still's obvious interest in the osseous system, his successors have failed to expand the concept of intraosseous lesion. This unfortunate void in the concept of global lesion has now been filled.

The different osseous dysfunctions presented in this book have never been described nor recorded in osteopathic terminology.  This knowledge is of great interest for osteopathy as well as orthopedic and sports medicine so often confronted with painful symptomatology without explanation or therapeutic answers. Through this book, you will not only discover the importance and diversity of these intraosseous lesions but you will also learn to test and correct them in a simple, rapid and effective way.  An entire chapter is also devoted to the articular diastasis, finally offering an osteopathic solution to the particular problem of articular instability and hypermobility.