Alain Croibier DO, Jean Pierre Barral DO
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Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves
Required Reading for NM4.
Entirely new, original and abundantly illustrated, this book is an essential guide to the cranial nerves for manual therapists.
This book incorporates new techniques that have an effect on the most precious part of the cranium, the brain. It teaches you how to manipulate this delicate neural system safely. It has over 100 full color line illustrations showing the anatomy underlying the techniques, while accompanying full color photographs demonstrate the techniques themselves. Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves will make you aware of the brain as the primary target of your action as practitioner.
The brain, although protected by cerebrospinal fluid, is sensitive to all variations in pressure.In this text you will find ways for modifying intra-cranial pressure, which has vascular and cerebral consequences.To function at its best, the brain requires malleability and plasticity.By manually modifying intra-cranial pressure, we obtain promising effects on the hydromechanics of the brain.
The central focus of the book is on the practical application of cranial nerve manipulation. Thanks to the wealth of illustrations it is also an excellent guide with which to visualize the cranial nerves and to understand their many functions.
Part One: Theoretical Principles
1 Preliminary ideasPart Two: Practical Application
2 Characteristics of cranial nerves
3 Anatomical organization of cranial nerves
4 Cranial nerves as they emerge from the skull
5 Innervations of cranial dura mater
6 Functional anatomy of cranial nerves
7 Functional pathologies of cranial nerves
8 Evaluation and treatment of cranial nerves
9 Manipulation of the plurineural orificesPart Three: Clinical Anatomy
10 Olfactory nerve
11 Optic nerve
12 Oculomotor nerve
13 Trochlear nerve
14 Trigeminal nerve
15 Ophthalmic nerve
16 Maxillary nerve
17 Mandibular nerve
18 Abducent nerve
19 Facial nerve
20 Vestibulocochlear nerve
21 Glossopharyngeal nerve
22 Vagus nerve
23 Accessory nerve
24 Hypoglossal nerve
26 Manipulation of the brain
27 Pathologies of cranial nerves
28 Adenopathies of the neck and face
29 Cervical pain of cranial origin
31 Autonomic nervous system
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