- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Paradigm Publications (MA); 2 edition (May 15, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0912111739
- ISBN-13: 978-0912111735
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,103,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...a new model for treatment involving the effective interweaving of a variety of manual therapies ... extremely thorough, concise and lucid." -- Scott Maloney, American Acupuncturist, 2000
"...this new paradigm for treating tendon and ligament injuries may be of special interest to occupational therapy practitioners and researchers." -- Nancy Sabin, OTR, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2000
"[Weintraub] has developed a non-surgical treatment for seriously injured cases, offering a viable option for their recovery." -- Lisa Mertz, Massage Therapy Journal, 2000
About the Author
William Weintraub has a Masters degree in Biomechanics from Antioch University. He has practiced and taught structural/osteopathic therapy in the San Francisco Bay area for twenty-five years. He has trained extensively in osteopathic and related methods including Practitioner Certifications in Body-Mind Centering, Counterstrain technique, and acupressure therapy.
Top customer reviews
The cons with the book are the lengthy case histories which really don't give helpful information and the overly technical description of what he's doing. I also did not find his obviously 'anti-surgery' attitude at all helpful for my situation. Sorry, but surgery does have its place...
Note that Mr.Weintraub, although a gifted practitioner, he is not a doctor. He is trying to help you avoid a doctor.
So, in summary I feel like after reading the whole thing cover to cover I got about 5 pages worth of extremely good information. If I had it to do over, I would still read the book, but I wouldn't pay more than 5 bucks for it.
The citations are numerous and the book is well referenced: something that is often lacking in similar books. He has definitely done his homework. Unfortunately, the unique array of talents which he purports to bring to his method, would be unlikely to occur with any regularity in the general population of manual therapists. I am skeptical of his claim to be able to palpate electrical and magnetic fields. Possible, I suppose, but I remain unconvinced.
In all a well written and documented study. Hopefully, it will lead others in this direction. A lot more work needs to be done, and a modality developed which is widely accessible
My final complaint is that the writing style hangs heavily on technical jargon and repeatedly makes reference to techniques to be explained on other pages, which of course, never are satisfactorily addressed. And then there is the repulsive repetition...
Just don't buy the book.
I am familiar with what they are, but have not had the money or time to study them in-depth, yet. Weintraub explains what each is and its purpose in his therapy model, but his description of incorporating these modalities within his therapy model seems general and sweeping, going from one modality to the next, assuming the reader knows what he is referring to within that modality. Not everyone is practiced in those modalities.
His chapter on The Nature of Tendons & Ligaments is the most informative, including standard views and new research findings. Well written with bibliographic citations. It is also a good review for me, as it has extra, detailed information on tendons and ligaments than I have in my anatomy and physiology texts from school. The rest of the book seems rushed.
The Self-Help Strategies chapter is somewhat helpful, but only seven pages long! More in-depth suggestions would have made this book worth the money had I bought it.
I was not able to get the newer edition of this book from the library, so perhaps my criticism for this edition will be moot if I ever read the next edition(s). I hope so, because I would have appreciated a specific, step-by-step guide or protocol, especially for those modalities I have not studied in-depth yet and which other readers may not be familiar with either.