In the first book to discuss the long lever technique, Bobby Nourani, DO, introduces a manual medicine treatment for treating somatic dysfunction, reducing pain, and manipulating the body for effective and efficient healing. Written for professionals–osteopaths, physicians, bodyworkers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, craniosacral therapists, and other practitioners who want to integrate osteopathic techniques into an existing practice–Long Lever Techniques focuses on how we can mobilize interconnected structures to positively restore the body to better health and function.
This is a direct technique requiring the practitioner to engage the edge of the barrier. Constant adjustments of the long lever are needed to maintain the feather’s edge of the barrier. These adjustments may include pressure, angulation, flexion, extension, sidebending, rotation, compression, and traction. Fine-tuning and precise adjustments of the long lever allow for a faster therapeutic response.
The long lever approach–using the arm or leg as lever and fulcrum to mobilize an area of somatic dysfunction–is a manual application of corrective force that can be applied once or multiple times. It has wide-ranging applications, from pain reduction to autonomic rebalancing to improved respiration rate, and is presented with full-color photos and illustrations so that medical professionals can put it into practice quickly.
Readers will learn about:
- The history and development of long lever techniques
- Its clinical applications to cervical, thoracic, rib, lumbar, sacral, and pelvic dysfunction
- Coccyx and craniococcygeal anatomy, evaluation, indications, and informed consent and documentation
- How to integrate long lever techniques in practice