Musculoskeletal Manual Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 808 pages
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Written by the authors of the popular Manual Medicine: Diagnostics and Manual Medicine: Therapy, this book is a comprehensive guide to integrating manual medicine into the diagnosis and clinical management of musculoskeletal disorders and pain syndromes. Brimming with instructive images and illustrations, the book provides a solid foundation in general principles of manual medicine, spinal biomechanics, neurophysiology, as well as treatments for each disorder and condition. Separate sections on the spine, limbs, and muscles present clinical applications for structural diagnosis and functional treatment. Highlights
  • Practical examples of evidence-based approaches to manual medicine
  • 1,313 illustrations and photographs of superb quality that rapidly demonstrate key concepts
  • Coverage of the essentials of the neuro-musculoskeletal examination with step-by-step descriptions of the techniques for observation, palpation, motion tests, functional examination, and provocative tests, including quick screening tests
  • Chapter on the various components of nonradicular pain syndromes, including muscle pain syndromes, with clear diagnostic criteria for distinguishing the non-radicular and soft-tissue pain syndromes from other pain syndromes
  • Succinct descriptions of common clinical neuro-orthopedic disorders and syndromes of the spine, upper limb, and lower limb in tabular format--ideal for rapid reference and review
  • Discussion of the rationale for selecting particular low-risk treatment interventions, as well as a thorough discussion of indications and contraindications for patients with potentially increased risk
  • Discussion of important considerations for documentation, informed consent, patient monitoring, and follow-up measures
  • Practical section with descriptions of exercises for patients to do on their own
  • Potential considerations for future research
  • This book will serve as the definitive reference for all practitioners involved in the diagnosis and medical management of locomotor disorders and painful conditions. It will enable clinicians to enhance their diagnostic and treatment armamentarium by incorporating manual medicine techniques based on the current, evidence-based knowledge of the interrelationships between structure and function.
     

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    Contents

    Contents
    1
    Definitions and General Principles 4 Palpation FEEL 137
    16
    General Biomechanical Principles
    41
    Biomechanics of the Lower Cervical Spine C3C7
    54
    Vertebral Artery 61 Examination Levels in Relation to the Diagnosis
    64
    Biomechanics of the Pelvic Girdle 69 9 Indications and Contraindications
    160
    Evidence Base in Manual Medicine
    167
    Documentation Requirements
    173
    Functional Treatment of the Cervical Spine 355 C2 through C7
    380
    Functional Treatment of the Wrist and Hand
    548
    Structural Examination and Functional Treatment
    555
    Passive Motion Testing of Extension
    561
    Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle
    597
    Functional Examination
    603
    Myofascial Trigger Point Treatment
    728
    Home Exercise Program
    754

    Case Study
    184
    Thoracic Spine
    201
    Bulging Lumbar Disks and Disk Herniations
    212
    Structural and Functional Diagnosis
    331
    Myofascial Pain Syndromes 118
    773
    Index
    775
    588
    783
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    Professor, Head of Department of Neurology (Spine Unit) at the Wilhelm Schulthess Hospital in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Professor and Chairman of Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT, Old Wesbury, NY, USA

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