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The Thorax – An integrated approach
Today we understand that the thorax is part of many integrated and interdependent systems, including the musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, and urogynecological systems. As such, it should not be considered in isolation from the rest of the body, but rather in relation to it. This well-organized book begins with an in-depth analysis of the anatomy of the thoracic cage including a guide to surface anatomy palpation. This book presents a unique paradigm of evaluation and treatment (The Integrated Systems Model) that has the potential to transform our profession. The existing science and extensive clinical knowledge are melded into a guide for others to better understand the human body, and how to manage their patient’s physical complaints. This book is not only about the thoracic cage, but one that explores the interconnections between the thoracic cage and the rest of the body.