Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: A Case-Based Approach provides a detailed review of the theory and practice of a variety of approaches to treating low back pain using a case-based approach. The important features of nine major orthopaedic physical therapy approaches are explained and practical application of each approach is demonstrated via a single patient case. This controlled overview enables instructors and students to analyze, compare and contrast the options in physical therapy treatment with detailed information on intervention. Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: A Case-Based Approach will give students a helpful reference point to better prepare for clinical work.
- Provides up-to-date, detailed information about the incidence, prevalence, and care-seeking patterns for low back pain
- Includes nine of the major approaches to physical therapy intervention for low back pain rather than focusing on only one approach
- Focuses on a single patient case, enabling students to more easily compare and contrast each approach
- Includes photos and explanations that clearly detail the examination and intervention methods for each approach
- Provides patient examination forms with examples and offers instructors the ability to create their own cases with students
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Low Back Pain in the United States
- Chapter 2 Meet Joe Lores
- Chapter 3 The ‘Cyriax’ Approach to Treating the Case by Elaine Atkins, DProf, MA, MCSP, Jill Kerr, MSc, BSc, MCSP, and Emily Goodlad, MSc, MCSP
- Chapter 4 The Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept by John Krauss, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
- Chapter 5 Maitland Concept by Ken Learman, PT, PhD, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT and Chris Showalter, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, FABS
- Chapter 6 McKenzie Approach to Treating the Case by Helen Clare, PhD, FACP, Dip Phy, Dip MDT
- Chapter 7 The Mulligan Concept by Don Reordan, PT, MS, OCS, MCTA
- Chapter 8 The Paris Approach by Jeff Rot, PT, DHSc, OCS, FAAOMPT and Jim Viti, PT, MSc, DPT, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT
- Chapter 9 The Osteopathic Approach to Treating the Case by Maria Meigel, PT, DPT, CFMT, OCS
- Chapter 10 Movement System Impairment Syndromes Approach by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
- Chapter 11 A Treatment-Based Classification Approach to Treating the Case by Paul E. Mintken, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and Mark D. Bishop, PT, PhD
- Chapter 12 Synthesis and Conclusions
Julia Chevan, PT, PhD, MPH, OCS-Professor and Chair, Physical Therapy Department, Springfield College
Julia Chevan graduated with a BS degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1985. Since that time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings mostly focused on providing care for patients with orthopedic problems. In 1993 she joined the faculty of Springfield College where she now serves as Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy. Julia is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has passed the credentialing examination with the McKenzie Institute. Her academic background includes advanced degrees in public health from the University of Massachusetts, in orthopedic physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and a doctoral degree in health studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Julia’s research interests have drawn her into examining health services issues related to physical therapy including studies on care seeking for persons with low back and neck pain. In addition to her professional life Julia is the mother and soccer coach for two young children who can almost run faster than she can. She is the partner of Patricia Jung a physical therapist of exceptional ability who can run as fast as anyone.
Phyllis Clapis, DHSc, PT, OCS-Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, American International College
Phyllis Clapis has been practicing in the area of orthopedic physical therapy for over 25 years. She graduated with a BS degree in physical therapy from University of Connecticut in 1983 and received her Master’s degree in orthopedic physical therapy from Quinnipiac University in 1994. In 2004 she received a doctorate in health science from the University of St. Augustine. She started her academic career in 1996 at American International College where she currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy. Her teaching focus includes spinal and extremity orthopedic patient management as well as evidence-based physical therapy practice. She has been a board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 1994. Phyllis is a regular contributor for RelayHealth’s Sports Medicine Advisor series and resides in western Massachusetts with her family.