About this book
This volume is a welcome contribution to the literature on manual medicine. It is concise and accessible, yet covers the field compre hensively. It presents a synthesis of the past current literature and provides a valuable overview. Dr. Neumann, for many years a stu dent, practitioner, teacher, and now international leader in this field, demonstrates his deep understanding of the diverse theories and vocabularies current in many schools of manual medicine, and presents the various viewpoints and approaches in an easily read able fashion. This book is of assistance to the neophyte student as well as the experienced practioner. From the basics of palpation to the clinical cases, both typical and complex, the reader's knowledge is en hanced with each succeeding page. Introduction to Manual Medicine represents a valuable addition to the library of all practioners treating patients with musculoskele tal problems. April 1989, East Lansing, Michigan Philip E. Greenman, D.O., FAA.O. Preface When I was working as a resident orthopedist at the University Hospital in Tiibingen, Germany, I saw a patient in the orthopedic clinic who complained of headaches. This patient, who apparently had previously seen a practitioner of manual medicine, stated that his atlas must have "popped out of place" and asked me to "fix it, to put it back in place." Despite my having had extensive orthope dic training up to that time, I did not unterstand what the patient actually meant, and could not help him further.