Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: Practical Case Study Exercises, Volume 3

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2005 - Medical - 289 pages
The perfect companion to the two volumes of Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, this guide to case exercises helps readers understand how to use neuromuscular techniques in specific clinical scenarios. It presents a series of 34 individual case histories, differential diagnosis discussions, and questions cross-referenced to the page or section of the textbook where answers can be found. Cases simulate the types of problems typically encountered in neuromuscular therapy practice, selected from a series of case histories submitted by experienced NMT practitioners. This innovative resource emphasizes and promotes a multidisciplinary approach to practice, pointing out when it may be appropriate to refer to other practitioners or explore an alternate course of action. Edited by the authors of the two volumes of Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques. Presents 34 case histories that simulate the types of cases typically seen in neuromuscular therapy practice. Includes details of each case similar to the information load a patient would present at the first therapy session such as a patient profile, health history, presenting complaints, contributing factors, and clinical evidence. Follows up each case with a series of questions that prompt the reader to consider contraindications, additional tests, and pertinent details necessary to effectively and safely address the presenting condition. Offers suggestions on developing a plan of action for each case. Cross-references highlighted keywords to the index of each textbook so readers can easily access details associated with particular tests, concepts, and protocols. Includes additional boxed information, illustrations, and red flag warnings associated with each discussion.
 

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Contents

Headache
10
Motor vehicle accident including seatbelt injuries
28
Chronic cervical pain with associated upper extremity neuropathy
41
Cervical postsurgery with difficulty swallowing
55
Tongue thrust and swallowing difficulties
73
Lateral epicondylitis
94
References and further reading
268
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Judith DeLany LMT has spent over two decades developing neuromuscular therapy techniques and course curricula for manual practitioners as well as for massage schools and other educational venues. Her ongoing private trainings with the Tampa Bay Rays athletic trainers (professional baseball) as well as customized trainings for noteworthy US-based spas show incorporation of NMT into diverse settings. She has contributed a chapter to Chaitow's Modern Neuromusular Techniques and Stillerman's Modalities for Massage and Bodywork and co-authored contributions to Coughlin's Principles and Practices of Manual Therapeutics and Micozzi's Fundamentals of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. As an international instructor of NMT American version"!, co-author of three NMT textbooks, and associate editor for Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, her professional focus aims to advance education in all healthcare professions to include myofascial therapies for acute and chronic pain syndromes. Judith DeLany resides in St. Petersburg, Florida where she is the director of and primary curriculum developer for NMT Center.

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