Physical Therapy of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
Churchill Livingstone, 2002 - Medical - 449 pages
This reference provides guidance for the evaluation and treatment of cervical and thoracic problems. This third edition is revised and updated with current information from nationally recognized leaders in the field of spinal manipulation.
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