Bone-setting

This article is about therapists. For John D. "Bonesetter" Reese, see John D. Reese.

A bonesetter is a practitioner of joint manipulation. Before the advent of chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists, bonesetters were the main providers of this type of treatment.[1] Bonesetters would also reduce joint dislocations and 're-set' bone fractures.

Later years

In Japan, bone-setting is known as sekkotsu. Other "lay" bonesetters still practice in some parts of the world.[2][3] The author, Evelyn Waugh, in his 1934 novel A Handful of Dust uses the term in the following passage: "If Brenda had to go to London for a day's shopping, hair-cutting, ore bone-setting (a recreation she particularly enjoyed), she went on Wednesday, because ..."[4]

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