I had a chance to review this book before official publication, and it is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive and readable resources I've found to help learn some of the background and wide ranging techniques of Osteopathy. The only other similar resource I've found is "The Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques" from Nicholas and Nicolas, but I found this manual even more accessible. This is a fantastic resource and you shouldn't think twice about buying it. You WILL use it for many years to come. Excellent!