- 469 pages, 7" x 10"
- 308 photos & illustrations
- ISBN: 0-939616-29-7
Analysis, Morphology & Manipulative
Pick, D.C., D.I.C.S.
While there is considerable diversity in the forms and styles of
cranial manipulation, all would agree that a thorough understanding of the sutures of the
cranium and face is essential. Yet until now, no one has given these important structures
the attention they deserve.
In this ground-breaking work, the author describes the structure and motion of the
sutures in much greater detail than ever before, showing with extensive photographic
evidence how the bones of the cranium actually move, and how the practitioner can
optimally affect that movement. Based on many years of experience in both the clinic and
anatomy lab, Dr. Picks analysis is supported by over 300 photographs and
Systematically examining each of the sutures, including those of the face, vault, and
base, Dr. Pick brings clarity and precision to these descriptions. Everyone who touches
the head with a therapeutic intent will learn many valuable lessons from this book.
This is likely to become the standard reference on the cranial sutures for many years
to come, and is an essential book for all practitioners of cranial manipulation.
- "The purpose of this text is to serve as a guide in developing the
practitioners palpatory skills and to impart a deeper understanding of how the
sutures articulate morphologically."
- from the Preface
- "In this superbly illustrated text Marc Pick focuses on the
morphology of the cranial sutures and offers a series of extremely
detailed palpation protocols for evaluation of their status. Indeed the
development of the practitioner’s palpatory skills is a primary
objective of the book, along with the imparting of a clear understanding
of how sutures articulate morphologically. …
It is hard to conceive a more practical text for those who wish to know
all there is to know about how the bones of the head meet and articulate
with each other, and how to palpate these."
Leon Chaitow, Journal
of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.
- "There are many other books on cranial work, but nothing in this
class. It is an atlas and a technique book. In fact, if you
read only one book on sutural technique, this is the one. It is a
good introduction for the beginner, interesting for the intermediate,
and pure gold for the advanced craniopath. If knowledge is power,
the chiropractor who reads and studies this text can do more good than
the unitiated can imagine."
- Sutural Palpatory Techniques
- Palpatory Assessment of Sutural Aberrations
- Static Sutural Palpation
- Active Kinetic Sutural Palpation
- Passive Kinetic Sutural Palpation
- Sutural Morphology and Manipulative Strategies
- Accessible Sutures of the Cranial Vault
- Accessible Sutures of the Face
- Inaccessible Sutures
- Manipulative Strategies for Tissue Aberrations
- Hand Techniques