Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 E-Book: The Lower Body

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jul 5, 2011 - Medical - 608 pages

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 - The Lower Body discusses the theory and practice of the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially with regards to the soft tissues of the lower body. Authored by experts of international renown, this highly successful book provides a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, and includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region. The volume now comes with an EVOLVE site for instructors who can download the full text and images for teaching purposes.

    • Provides a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ volume on the treatment 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 the perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain
    • Describes normal anatomy and physiology as well as the associated dysfunction
    • 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 descriptions provided to make usage easy
    • Includes acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches
    • Contains up-to-date evidence based content
  • Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of NMT methodology from differing areas of practice
  • Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings
 

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Contents

Selfhelp strategies
159
Clinical reasoning
175
Summary of selected NMT associated modalities
187
Introduction to clinical application chapters
209
The lumbar spine
211
The pelvis
299
The hip
391
The knee
447

Gait analysis
61
The close environment
85
Adaptation and sport
117
Contextual influences
141
The leg and foot
503
Appendix
579
Index
589
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial

Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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 versionTM, 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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