Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures
The first-ever book to describe the rationale behind adjustment techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, this NEW 2nd edition offers thoroughly revised chapters, new illustrations, a reorganized layout, and extensive updates. The basic anatomical, biomechanical, and pathophysiological principles necessary for applying specific adjustive procedures are discussed in detail. It also offers a fundamental understanding of joint and body mechanics, as well as key evaluative tests and procedures, to help the reader evaluate, select, and utilize the most effective adjustive techniques. Coverage of chiropractic history provides a broad understanding of general concepts and practice. Theory and practice combine to make CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE, 2ND EDITION a must-have for anyone seeking a solid foundation in joint examination and chiropractic adjustment.
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