The Science & Practice of Manual Therapy, 2nd Edition

By Eyal Lederman, DO, PhD
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  • Relevant to all manual therapist
  • Provides MTs with the theoretic ammunition they need to be able to demonstrate why their techniques work
  • Will help practitioners to an improved understanding of whatthey are doing when they carry out MT techniques and so will allow them to provide more effective and SAFER treatment.
  • Will help students and practitioners in the MT field to understand WHY and HOW their techniques work
  • Helps to present manual therapy as a research based technique.
  • Draws together in one place material which has been difficult to locate
  • Demonstrates the clinical relevance of the physiological research presented and presents it in a way which is accessible to clinicians and students.
  • Highly illustrated to clarify and support the text.
  • This practical book offers an extensive examination of how manual therapy (MT) techniques work, and how to match the most suitable techniques to different conditions. Drawing on evidence-based research, it explores the physiological, neurological and psychophysiological responses of the human body to MT techniques. In doing so, it helps MT practitioners deliver a more effective and safer treatment for a broader range of conditions.

    Key Features
    • Comprehensive overview helps provide an understanding of how and why MT techniques work.
    • Content is written in jargon-free, easy-to-read style, with most terms explained.
    • Text is enhanced by over 120 diagrams, photographs and tables.
    • Manual pain relief is extensively discussed throughout the book.
    • Section 1 examines the direct effects of manual therapy on connective tissue and muscle physiology, examining how MT can help assist repair and adaptation processes in these tissues.
    • Section 2 examines the effect of MT on the neuromuscular system, identifying conditions where neuromuscular dysfunctions can be treated by MT.
    • Section 3 examines the psychological, emotional and behavioral impacts of MT, in addition to the psychophysiological affects of MT, including psychomotor, neuroendocrine, and autonomic responses.
    • More than 1,000 references relevant to manual therapy are included, making this an essential source book for students and researchers of MT.
    ISBN 9780443074325
    Author Information By Eyal Lederman, DO, PhD, Eyal Lederman, Director, Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy, London, UK; Visiting Professor, University College London (UCL) Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science; and Practising Osteopath
    Table of Content 1. Introduction

    SECTION 1 The effect of manipulation on the tissue organization
    2. Manual therapy in the tissue dimension
    3. Assisting repair with manual therapy
    4. Affecting fluid flow with manual therapy
    5. Assisting adaptation: manual stretching
    6. Pain relief by manual therapy: the local tissue dimension
    7. Overview and summary of Section 1

    SECTION 2 Neurological organization in manual therapy
    8. Manual therapy in the neurological dimension
    9. The motor system
    10. Proprioceptive stimulation by manual therapy techniques
    11. Affecting the lower motor system with manual therapy
    12. The adaptive code for neuromuscular re-abilitation
    13. Abilities, inability and re-abilitation
    14. Treating the intact motor system: behavioural and psychomotor dysfunctions
    15. Neuromuscular organisation in musculoskeletal damage
    16. Re-abilitating the damaged motor system
    17. Pain relief by manual therapy - neurological mechanisms
    18. Muscle tone
    19. Overview and summary of Section 2

    SECTION 3 Psychological and psychophysiological processes in manual therapy
    20. Manual therapy in the psychological/psychophysiological dimension
    21. Origins of therapeutic potential of touch
    22. Psychological influences of manual therapy
    23. Psychophysiology of manual therapy
    24. Manual therapy in the psychosomatic field
    25. Touch as a therapeutic intervention
    26. Pain relief by manual therapy: psychological processes
    27. Overview and summary of Section 3

    SECTION 4 Overview and clinical application
    28. Overview and clinical application of the science
    Publication Date 09-03-2005
    Pages 336
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
    Stock Status In Stock
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