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Manual Medicine

This module explores the role of manual medicine in patient care. Patients are increasingly aware of the benefits of manual medicine. According to a 2007 National Institute of Health survey, 1 in 12 (8.6%) adults in the United States recieved manual medicine by either a chiropractor or osteopathic physician in the past year. This module is designed to familiarize the clinician with manual medicine. The philosophy of manual medicine is that: - The body is a perfect machine created for health and activity. - Anatomic dysfunction impedes the body’s innate ability to heal itself. - Removal of mechanical impediments allows optimal body fluid flow, nerve function, and restoration of health. The basis of manual medicine is to identify and treat areas of somatic dysfunction. Somatic dusfunction can... Show More


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