Manual Therapy in Children

Author
By Heiner Biedermann, PhD
ISBN
9780443100185
Publication Date
21-10-2004
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  • Focuses on 4 main themes:
  • 1. The basics (anatomy and physiology, neuromotor development of the first 5 years (crawling to walking), surface anatomy).
  • 2. Radiology: including procedures, findings ,evaluation, biomechanics of the cervical and cranio-cervical junction, other methods.
  • 3. The clinical picture including functional disorders (such as KSS syndrome), neurological and biomechanical disorders, combined therapy for children with CP, hydrocephalus, how MT fits into the framework of pediatric care
  • 4. Longterm consequences of untreated functional disorders in the first year including which co-factors are important, radiological monuments of cervical stress, screening for ADD (attention deficit disorder), POS (psycho-organic syndrome), MCD (minimal cerebral damage), hereditary predisposition.
  • Well illustrated
  • Written by an established author with contributions from a team of clinical experts
  • Manual Therapy in Children presents a comprehensive conceptual approach to the subject of manual therapy for children of different ages. This approach considers the relationship between the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function at different stages of development and places strong emphasis on the prevention of problems as the child develops as well as on their safe and effective treatment and management.

    Key Features
    • Presents a fresh, evidence-based approach to the management of a wide range of pediatric problems
    • Features approximately 250 high quality illustrations that clarify key points
    • The Basics summarizes essential theoretical information such as anatomy and physiology, neuromotor development of the first 5 years - crawling to walking, and surface anatomy
    • Clinical Insights looks at issues which may affect the neuromotor development of the child and offers management approaches including birthing interventions, birth trauma, differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders, and asymmetry
    • Practical Aspects of Manual Therapy in Children includes advice on communicating with parents and children; guidance for examination and treatment; and considerations for treating different joints and spinal regions
    • Radiology in Manual Therapy describes the functional radiology of the spine in the young child and how to take, interpret, and document radiographs in infants and young children.
    • Making Sense of It All outlines the clinical picture including functional disorders (such as KiSS syndrome), neurological and biomechanical disorders, and the long-term consequences of untreated functional disorders in the first year
    • Other topics include therapy for children with CP, hydrocephalus, radiological monuments of cervical stress, ADD (attention deficit disorder), POS (psycho-organic syndrome), MCD (minimal cerebral damage), and hereditary predisposition
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    ISBN 9780443100185
    Author Informaiton By Heiner Biedermann, PhD
    Published Reviews Chiropractic Journal of Australia, December 2004
    "An extraordinarily interesting book. There is a remarkable amount of empirical experience and many valuable lessons to be learned from experienced clinical practitioners, and this book is a very good collection of such material, as it relates to cervical spine dysfunction in neonates and children. All in all this is a wonderful work of strong clinical relevance, and if you treat children you really must read this book."
    Table of Content Introduction
    The Theoretical Base
    Sensori-motor development of newborn and children form the viewpoint of manual therapy
    Development and topographical anatomy of the cervical spine
    Development of the central nervous system
    Adaptive properties of motor behaviour
    Neuromotor development in infancy and early childhood
    Clinical insights
    Birthing interventions and the newborn cervical spine
    Birth trauma and its implications for the neuromotor development
    Differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders in infants
    Manual medicine from a paediatrician's viewpoint
    The influence of the high cervical region on the autonomous regulatory system in infants
    Attention deficit syndrome and the upper cervical spine
    Asymmetry of the posture, locomotion apparatus and dentition in children
    The Different Levels: Practical Aspects of MTC
    Practicalities of MTC
    Manual therapy of the sacroiliac joints and the pelvic girdle in children
    Manual therapy of the thoracical spine in children
    Examination and treatment of the cervical spine in children
    Radiology in MTC
    Functional radiology of the (cervical) spine in children
    The how-to of making radiographs of newborn and children
    Radiological examination of the spine in children and adolescents: Pictorial essay
    Measuring it: Different approaches to the documentation of posture and co-ordination
    Making Sense of it all
    Complexity theory and its implications for manual therapy
    The big, the small, and the beautiful
    The KiSS syndrome: Symptoms & signs
    A tool for the evaluation and assessment of the effects of manual therapy in small children
    KiDD: KiSS-induced dysgnosia & dyspraxia
    The family dimension
    Epilogue
    Publication Date 21-10-2004
    Pages 368
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
    Stock Status In Stock
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