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29 July 1980 Biostereometric Analysis Of Therapeutic Results In The Treatment Of Chronic, Progressive, Decompensating Postural Back Strain
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Proceedings Volume 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956939
Event: NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, 1978, Paris, France
Abstract
A two year pilot program for biostereometric analysis of treatment effectiveness in five patients with chronic decompensating back strain has been completed. The patients came from the investigators family practice of osteopathic medicine. They all manifested objective signs of ligamentous and muscular strain of their postural biomechanics due to the combined effects of prior injury to the musculoskeletal system, gravity strain and the passage of time. Two of the patients were treated with osteopathic manipulative treatment plus a pelvic leverage treatment device developed by Martin Jungman, M.D. Two patients received osteopathic treatment alone and the fifth individual switched from control to full program status in the middle of the study after the second stereophotography recording. Signs and symptoms of all patients' gravity strain syndrome changed during the program. Those patients who had the full combination of treatment modalities showed the most positive and significant postural changes as demonstrated by the biostereometric technique developed and performed by the Department of Biostereometrics, Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Improvement was clearly demonstrated more quickly than with the prior radiographic measuring methods. X-ray and other studies have also been done on this group. All of the data has not been processed yet in this program. The test patients have improved posture, muscle mass and tone, more stamina and reduced pain.
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David M. Johnson "Biostereometric Analysis Of Therapeutic Results In The Treatment Of Chronic, Progressive, Decompensating Postural Back Strain", Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956939
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