Osteopathy for the Over 50s provides a study of the biomechanics and physiology of somatic dysfunction as it relates to those who have reached the age of 50. Although textbooks on the subject of osteopathy have been available for over 100 years, there is little material specifically addressing the treatment of adults in this demographic group, despite the increase in their numbers. In this book the authors - describe the diagnosis of somatic dysfunction and the application of osteopathic manipulative treatment specifically as it relates to this age group. - consider the relevance of the somatic function and dysfunction in multiple clinical areas including cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, urology, neurology and rheumatology. Osteopathy for the over 50s provides an invaluable approach for practitioners of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine to treat individuals in this age group.