Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: The upper body

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2008 - Medical - 595 pages
The book discusses theories and physiology relevant to the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially as it regards the soft tissues of the upper body. Step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region and a regional approach to treatment are features that make this book unique. A structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, adds value for new students and practitioners alike. Comprehensive 'one-stop' text on care of somatic pain and dysfunction Designed and written to meet the needs of those working with neuromuscular dysfunction in a variety of professions All muscles covered from perspective of assessment & treatment of myofascial pain Describes the normal anatomy and physiology as well as the dysfunctions which may arise Gives indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient Combines NMT, MET, PR and much more to give a variety of treatment options for each case Describes the different NMT techniques in relation to the joint anatomy involved Practical step-by-step technique descriptions Includes not only manual techniques but also acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches Two-color format Up-to-date evidence based content
 

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Contents

Chapter 3 Reporting stations and the brain
45
Chapter 4 Causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction
63
Chapter 5 Patterns of dysfunction
81
Chapter 6 Trigger points
97
Chapter 7 The internal environment
125
Chapter 8 Assessment treatment and rehabilitation
161
Chapter 9 Modern neuromuscular techniques
177
Chapter 10 Associated therapeutic modalities and techniques
205
Chapter 11 The cervical region
243
Chapter 12 The cranium
325
Chapter 13 Shoulder arm and hand
399
Chapter 14 The thorax
539
Index
579
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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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