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This book presents a well-defined and simple-to-apply osteopathic approach to the treatment of the abdominal organs. Developed by two Belgian osteopaths, this approach is based on detailed research done to define the dynamics of the abdominal viscera as they shift in response to the diaphragm's motion. It includes appliction to the common clinical condition of GERD.
Finet and Williame bring us a logical, methodical, and practical system for diagnosing and treating the abdominal viscera. I am impressed with the depth of their knowledge, the research they have done, the simplicity of their techniques, and the results I have achieved with their approach in my practice. They have written a landmark book for the profession of osteopathy.
- Kenneth Lossing, D.O.
At last, a book discussing visceral dynamics and demonstrating osteopathic treatment of visceral dysfunction based not just on clinical experience by research. . . . [The descriptions of the techniques] are easy to follow with accompanying annotated photos and diagrams. A great reference book and ideal for those practitioners unable to attend courses in the subject but wanting to develop skill in this area or for those already versed in visceral osteopathy.
- Alison Linn, D.O.
Ostium (Australian Osteopathic Association), Autumn 2001
Based on extensive fluoroscopic validation, Finet and Williame’s Treating Visceral Dysfunction does much to bridge the apparent divide between the evidence based medicine initiative and osteopathic theory and practice. A well illustrated, methodical and practical book, it offers clinical application for practitioners at every level.
- Zachary Comeaux, D. O., FAAO
Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice,
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
This book is the product of several years of abundant and far-reaching study and research, and I wish to pay tribute to the authors’ intellectual honesty and their talent in passing on the results of their work.
- Robert Kriwin, D.O.
President, Belgian Academy of Osteopathy
Osteopathic thought and practice have been world-wide since the early years of the profession. In the contemporary scene, many practitioners abroad have made significant original contributions. The effort to increase American awareness of these contributions is very desirable. Dr. Brooks has made a distinct contribution in her work with the English edition of the work of Finet and Williame.
- Anthony G. Chila, D.O., FAAO
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medcine