Manual Therapy of the Spine: An Integrated Approach

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McGraw-Hill Medical Pub. Division, 2002 - Medical - 600 pages
This comprehensive, well-illustrated manual offers you all the information necessary to provide a high level of care to patients with any musculoskeletal dysfunction of the entire vertebral column and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This book describes the anatomy and biomechanics of each area of the spine, pelvis, and TMJ, and provides the theories behind the subjective and objective exams. Both students and clinicians of any level can use this book as a resource for an accurate biomechanical assessment and specific treatment plan design. Case studies and review questions are included along with details about both commonly encountered conditions as well as the more serious pathologies that can mimic a musculoskeletal dysfunction. FEATURES:
* Clearly illustrates the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pelvis, and TMJ
* Includes musculoskeletal and systemic case studies to highlight evaluation and treatment techniques
* Offers treatment strategies and techniques for the entire spine, pelvis, and TMJ based on a wide range of philosophies
* Differential Diagnosis principles are covered through the use of subjective examination, scanning examination, and special tests
* Review questions included
* Follows the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice

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Contents

Principles
1
Musculoskeletal Tissue
13
Biomechanical Implications
37
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Mark Dutton is an accomplished author who will ensure quality, consistency, and timeliness to this work. His career as a practicing Physical Therapist and Adjunct Assistant Professor helps keep him abreast of advances in the field and gives him an ability to translate that to the educational field.

His book "Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention", now in its second edition, has been very successful in the PT market, as has his new title, "McGraw-Hill's National Physical Therapy Exam", published in March, 2009, has also been well-received. In addition to his impressive skills and experience, he is also a can-do author who will submit manuscript on time and create questions and quality video assets for this work.

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