Osteopathic Strap Technique
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Osteopathic Strap Technic Published in 1919 By Joseph Swart, D. O.
PDF format. 120 pages with illustrations.
Osteopathic strap technic, properly used, obtains desirable results in a manner agreeable to the patient and without exhausting the operator. The straps do part of the work and the patient does part of it, while the operator directs and assists the operation. Every osteopath who is doing a successful business should conserve as much of his energy as possible. The early deaths and failing health among the overworked men and women of the osteopathic profession should be a warning to others.
With the aid of straps, many lesions can be easily corrected that are otherwise difficult or impossible to correct. Many patients have told of the unpleasant, painful and exhausting experiences endured while osteopaths were trying to correct innominate lesions. Such osteopathic work is detrimental to the patient, to the operator’s professional reputation and to the reputation of osteopathy. Such work is unnecessary and, accordingly, should be avoided. It is so easy, with a strap, to correct these lesions that there seems no good reason why any osteopath should not use one. Indeed, the only equipment necessary for correcting innominate lesions is one stout strap about eight feet long.