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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Evaluation of the Pregnant Patient
Chapter 3 Above the Diaphragm: Changes in Anatomy and Physiology During Pregnancy
Chapter 4 Treatment Techniques for Above the Diaphragm During Pregnancy
Chapter 5 Below the Diaphragm: Changes in Anatomy and Physiology During Pregnancy
Chapter 6 Treatment Techniques for the Diaphragm and Below During Pregnancy
Chapter 7 The Pelvis: Changes in Anatomy and Physiology During Pregnancy
Chapter 8 Treatment Techniques for the Pelvis During Pregnancy
Chapter 9 Postpartum Issues

Osteopathy and Obstetrics is already well-established as a textbook for postgraduate and undergraduate students of osteopathy. In this new edition, now in full color throughout, the original text has been revised to emphasise the physiological need for change that every pregnant woman undergoes, as well as showing the consequential anatomical developments.

This revised and expanded version also gives greater emphasis in every chapter to safety issues, and to ensuring safe practice in diagnosis and treatment

The text is divided into three main sections:
• Above the Diaphragm
• Below the Diaphragm
• The Pelvis.

It describes and explains the use of all types of osteopathic techniques including structural techniques, myofascial techniques, cranial techniques and visceral techniques. Osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, and others working in the manual therapy field, will find the book invaluable for reference as a practical technique manual. The information it offers on how osteopaths can work safely and effectively to treat the common problems often suffered by pregnant women, and the potential solutions, will also be of interest and value to midwives, obstetricians, and family practitioners.

Based on Dr Sandler’s lifetime work, teaching and treating throughout the world, Osteopathy and Obstetrics is a unique contribution to the body of knowledge within the world of osteopathic manual treatment.

Dr Stephen Sandler PhD DO FECert is highly respected and internationally well-known in the osteopathic world. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has taught for more than 45 years on various aspects of osteopathic practice and technique. His teaching has taken him to most countries in Europe and Scandinavia; they include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Sweden. He has also taught in the USA and Canada as well as in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela) and in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has had many research papers published as well as three books and a DVD of osteopathic functional technique. His main research interests include the effect of the female cyclic hormones on connective tissues and joint mobility.

Stephen was a Senior Lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy in London from 1975 to 2017. In 1980 he founded the Expectant Mother’s Clinic at the school (now the University College of Osteopathy) in 1980. This was the first clinic worldwide in a school of osteopathy specifically dealing with pregnancy back pain.

He continues to act as the external examiner for the Anglia Ruskin University with responsibility for the London School of Osteopathy. Until 2019 he was also a Consultant Osteopath to The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London, UK.

Dr Sandler continues to teach as well as running a successful private practice.