After reading the handbook of osteopathic techniques i found out just how closely related my training and how osteopaths training is so similar. My approach over the years has certainly moved more in the direction towards osteopathic concepts without realising it. I am a firm believer that manual hands on techniques should be the base of any injury treatment. When dealing with an injury you must have a global approach, yes you must direct treatment directly to the injury but you must also take into comsideration the compensations that the injury may have developed which in turn can then become the complaint itself. The book shows some great techniques to help fine tune the body back into balance but i think i will find some courses to learn the techniques.
This book is great as a reference to double check techniques but not to learn techniques from as its difficult to see what dircetion the pressure goes in with it only been photos.