Back Pain and Spinal Manipulation , 2nd Edition
With its origins as essentially a textbook on manipulation for doctors, the new edition of the book will continue to be of use to GPs, Orthopaedic Physicians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths.
|Author Informaiton||By Clive J. Kenna, MBBS, FACP, COMM(Paris), Honorary Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia; and John Edward Murtagh, AM, MD, MBBS, FRACGP, BSc, BEd, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Monash Unversity, Victoria|
|Published Reviews||"... this is a well-balanced book combining both the theoretical and practical aspects of treatment and examination of the spine. It follows a clear, logical, uncluttered format and is easy to read. It would be valuable for any undergraduate or newly-qualified physiotherapists as it successfully brings together the different philosophies commonly used by clinicians. It has some practical ideas for teachers in this field too. It would be useful as a reference book for general practitioners with its step-by-step approach to the thorough physical examination of the spine."
Manual Therapy (1998) 3(2) 112-114
"This is an excellent textbook, which will help readers to become acquainted with the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders and the whole range of functional treatment modalities. It provides a better understanding of axial pain syndromes and reflex mechanisms, and advances various treatment options."
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 65 - 2 - 1999
|Table of Content||Section 1 General Concepts: Patterns of spinal pain; A diagnostic approach to spinal pain; The concepts of irritability; Mobilisation and manipulation; Muscle energy therapy; Safety guidelines. Section 2 The Cervical Spine and Upper Limb: Neck pain and related clinical features; Pain in the shoulder and upper limb; Examination of the cervical spine and shoulder; Mobilisation of the cervical spine; Muscle energy and muscle stretching therapy; Manipulation of the cervical spine; Other treatment methods for the cervical spine and shoulder; The cervical spine: case histories and management problems. Section 3 The Thoracic Spine and Chest Wall: Thoracic back pain and chest wall pain; Examination of the thoracic spine; Mobilisation of the thoracic spine;
Manipulation of the thoracic spine; The thoracic spine: case histories and management problems. Section 4 The Lumbosacral Spine and Lower Limb: Low back pain: clinical features; Pain in the buttock, hips and legs; Examination of the lumbosacral spine; Mobilisation of the lumbar spine; Sacroiliac joints: clinical features, examination and treatment; Muscle energy techniques; Manipulation of the lumbar spine; Treatment plans, exercises and injection techniques; The lumbosacral spine: case histories and management problems