There are many excellent textbooks on osteopathy. One of my favourites is Cranial Manipulation Theory and Practice (Osseous and Soft Tissue Approaches) by Leon Chaitow, published by Churchhill Livingstone. This is beautifully-illustrated textbook – which comes with an excellent CD – combines traditional osteopath approaches with cranial osteopathy. A good registered osteopath will have trained in traditional osteopathy and may also combine those methods with cranial osteopathic ones.
Here is a sample of Leon Chaitow’s illustrations. As you can see, it is easy to understand. I keep a copy of his book on my desk and many patients are interested in looking at it. Here is a link to Chaitow’s excellent website, his blogs, interviews, books and DVDs.
And finally, here is access to a video clip of Chaitow treating commons trapezius trigger points.