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Hello everyone!

Let me first introduce myself : I'm French and I'm writing a dissertation on osteopathy to get my master's degree, and my subject is osteopathy. What is I need to do is, I need to come up with at least 100 terms specific to osteopathy, translate them, find a quotation or a sentence to illustrate the term and then translate that quotation. It doesn't sound too bad but it's hard for someone like me who doesn't know much about the subject. I've found quite a few words but they're in French, because I can't find English sources (that's where I need you guys). Do any of you have any tips on how to get information in English about osteopathy and osteopathic terms, so I can add some context?

Thank you for your help,

SΓ©bastien

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Energylz
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Hi Sebastien and welcome to Healthypages,

I don't know Osteopathy myself, though maybe some of the english based Esteopathy websites will have information to help you e.g.

[url]Home | General Osteopathic Council[/url]

[url]Osteopathy - NHS Choices[/url]

[url]The British Osteopathic Association - BOA[/url]

[DLMURL="http://www.osteopathy.co.uk/"]What is osteopathy? - Osteopathy Guide[/DLMURL]

[url]The British School of Osteopathy | British School of Osteopathy[/url]

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All Love and Reiki Hugs

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Thanks Energylz! This is some very helpful information to put in my introduction!

What I was looking for though, was more precise, technical information, not so much general things about osteopathy.

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Here's a quote that might be useful in your introduction....

"The mechanics of Osteopathy is adjusting. The theory of Osteopathy is that, if the adustment is made, Life, the great healing agent, will repair as far as possible all damages". H.J. Everly, D.O.

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Thanks for this quote!! Have you got any other, anyone?

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Could anyone tell me some of the main techniques used in osteopathy, please?

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Have I missed something? What course are you doing? I understand your first post where you say you are doing a masters degree, and that your chosen subject for dissertation is osteopathy - but now you are asking about main techniques? What have you found so far, perhaps we can add to the list? Do you know any osteopaths that you could talk to? Have you ever experienced osteopathy as a treatment on yourself?

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 hom
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Hi there, I'm also confused! Is your subject osteopathy- or a language? If the aim is to translate (anything?) from english to french,it would seem that you've chosen a difficult subject. Or, if you've been studying osteopathy, I'm not quite sure what info you're after.
Perhaps you could explain a bit more -then hopefully forum members can help! Hom

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All right, so, I am doing a master's degree and working on a dissertation about osteopathy. As I have already explained, I need to come up with at least 100 terms in English and translate them. The part I'm struggling with is finding information/context in English (the translation won't be the hard part as I know a French osteopath). I need to gather as many English words as possible. Here are a few techniques, either in French or in English, that I've collected so far (please correct any approximation) :

recoil (toggel?) -> technique du sursaut
side ??
strain
V spread
Cant Hook
In-flare/Out-flare
Lumbar roll
Logan method
Myofascial release
counterstrain technique
muscle energy technique
pump technique
lymphatic technique
high velocity/low amplitude thrust
soft-tissue technique
general osteopathic treatment (?)
compression du 4Γ¨me ventricule (what technique does that one look like?)
technique des membranes de tension rΓ©ciproque (same question)
technique musculo-squelettique (same)
technique du point rΓ©flexe (same)
technique Γ  grands/petits bras de levier (same)

what direct/indirect techniques can you name?

If you think of any other technique, which I'm sure you will, I'm listening.
Finally, if you know an osteopath, or if you are an osteopath yourself, would you mind putting me in contact with them? Actually, anyone who can help me, feel free πŸ˜‰ I'm in desperate need of English sources, whether oral (e.g. a real person) or written...

Thanks!!

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CarolineN
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Might I suggest you buy/borrow from a libraty some textbooks [url]such as these[/url], which will give you some idea of what is possible.

I am not aware of an osteopath here on the forum at the moment, though there have been in the past.

Like others I am confused as to the focus of your degree - if you are not a trained osteopath why are you doing this as a subject for your dissertation? Not being rude, just curious!

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Well I think I didn't tell you what my degree is about : it's a degree in translation (French / English - English / French). I have several courses where we translate texts, make presentations about a translator/thinker/philosopher (boring, that one...) and one of the courses is that dissertation. I had to choose a subject and I chose osteopathy because I knew an osteopath who coul help me but I didn't realize it'd be that difficult.

So can anyone help me with osteopathy-related vocabulary? That book section is interesting but the books are expensive and I'm not even sure they'll be helpful to me, that's why I didn't buy any. But I might have to pick one in the end, if I can't find anything else...

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Which university are you studying at in France? When we lived in Belgium, we had a fantastic bibliothèque at a local university hospital that was accessible to members of the public if you rang and asked permission - their reference section was fantastic - and mostly in English. Do you have a medical university nearby where you might be able to access information about osteopathy without having to buy reference books via the internet?

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I'm studying in Lille. There is a medical university there, with its library, where I went, but there were few books in English (I'm even wondering if there were any at all). I'll have another look but I don't think that's an option

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Suggestion: Jump on the Eurostar - into St Pancras (London), come out of the station, turn right walk for about 2 minutes and take yourself to the British Library - [url]THE BRITISH LIBRARY - The world's knowledge[/url] You can email the library, to ask if they have any publications about osteopathy (they have 57 million items - surely one has to be what you are looking for!).

Also, have you contacted the British School of Osteopathy? (Not far from Waterloo Station in London) [url]The British School of Osteopathy | British School of Osteopathy[/url] - Perhaps someone on their staff would be able to answer your questions. They also have a library at the school - perhaps they would allow you to access it for your research. As Caroline mentioned before, there may not be any osteopaths looking at this site currently, so you could spend a long time waiting for some replies.

Also, it's very difficult to answer your question about listing 100 specific osteopathic terms. There may not be 100 different options! How many answers has your French osteopath given you?

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I've ordered this book : . What do you think?
If it turns out to be a disappointment, I'll check out what you suggested, at least contact them.

As for the 100 terms, it's not that difficult as the glossary can include terms taken from general medicine, which are part of osteopathic medicine. I've got a bit more than 100, and among them are pathologies, techniques, tests, and terms specific to osteopathy. But I need English sources to match my French words with their English equivalent.

Do you know a good website where I could talk to osteopaths, at least students?

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No, I do not know of a site specific to osteopaths - but if you contact the British School of Osteopathy, they may be able to point you in the right direction.

Good luck with your research.

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Some techniques in osteopathy: HVT, soft tissue techniques, muscle energy, functional techniques, JonesΒ΄ strain-counterstrain techniques, spray and stretch and myofascial release techniques. There is a good book about them called
Osteopathic treatment of the low back pain and the sciatica caused by disc prolapse. Check it out, itΒ΄s worth it!

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Hopefully, Medos, kenobibseb found his answers and has finished his dissertation - the post is now more than 2 years old!

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