The “Outline of Osteopathic Manipulative Procedures: Kimberly Manual, 2006 Edition (updated 2008) – Digital Edition 1.0” is the electronic version of the printed edition originally authored and edited by Paul Kimberly, DO. The Kimberly Manual has become a cornerstone in the teaching of osteopathic manipulative medicine.
The digital and printed edition contains clearly described techniques with color pictures, inserts and illustrations focusing on the treatment of articular, muscular, fascial and lymphatic somatic dysfunction. The title of each technique appears in bold type and includes three descriptive elements: patient position, method and activating force. Many techniques are illustrated in more than one position because the physician must be able to adapt to the needs of the patient. Direct and indirect methods, as well as combined method techniques, are illustrated. Most techniques use one or more of the following activating forces: high velocity, low amplitude thrust; low velocity, moderate amplitude springing; respiratory force or articulation. Other special activating forces are illustrated for some diagnoses.
The 2006 Edition was designed to meet the needs of osteopathic students and physicians.