Functional Anatomy of the Spine, 2nd Edition

By Alison Middleditch, MCSP and Jean Oliver, MCSP, SRP
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* new material on adverse neural tension
* new information on cervical discs
* more thoracic spine biomechanics and the biomechanics of the lower limb relating this to the spine
This book provides the solid foundation of knowledge therapists need to safely and accurately treat musculoskeletal disorders of the spine. It presents a comprehensive view of applied functional anatomy and biomechanics of the whole spine, examining normal and abnormal function of the spine, the response of tissues to injury, and the effects of age-related changes. Thoroughly referenced and extensively illustrated with over 200 original, high-quality diagrams, it serves as an excellent resource for clinical decision making. The 2nd edition explores several areas in greater depth - including the sacroiliac joint, thoracic biomechanics, muscles - and reviews recent papers and the scientific evidence of functional anatomy.

Key Features
  • Accessory and physiological spinal movements are thoroughly described.
  • Palpation is covered in detail.
  • Numerous guidelines for safe practice are provided.
  • A valuable, comprehensive chapter covers posture, lifting, and the prevention of injury.
  • Coverage of applied anatomy and biomechanics is written by therapists for therapists.
  • New theories on thoracic biomechanics are presented, rarely covered by other anatomy books.
  • All topics have been updated to reflect recent scientific evidence, enabling the reader to more effectively formulate and manage treatment plans.
  • New illustrations to complement the text and improve readers' understanding of the material.
ISBN 9780750627177
Author Information By Alison Middleditch, MCSP, Senior Physiotherapist, Queen Mary's University Hospital, Roehampton, UK; and Jean Oliver, MCSP, SRP, Founder, Back Care Service; Director, Back Care Education Programme, Cambridge, UK
Published Reviews "The authors of this book are practising, clinically experienced therapists who have packed a remarkable amount of well researched information into the modest compass of a paperback. As a vade mecum for the modern physio therapist, this is a book with a future."Physiotherapy, October 1993
Table of Content Structure of the vertebral column
Sacroiliac joints
Cervical discs
Thoracic spine biomechanics
The jaw and upper cervical spine
Publication Date 30-09-2005
Pages 328
Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
Stock Status In Stock
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