Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Lumbar spine
- 2.1 Spinal alignment
- 2.2 Anatomy of the spinal column
- 2.3 Development of spinal morphology
- 2.4 Descriptive spinal parameters
- 2.5 Spinal classification models
Chapter 3 Pelvic girdle
- 3.1 Anatomy of the pelvic girdle
- 3.2 Descriptive pelvic parameters
- 3.3 Pelvic Incidence
- 3.4 Pelvic Tilt
- 3.5 Sacral slope
Chapter 4 Hip joint
- 4.1 Anatomy of the hip joint
- 4.2 Development of increased hip joint morphology
- 4.3 Development of increased acetabular morphology
Chapter 5 Functional and non-functional movement of the spino-pelvic-hip complex
- 5.1 LBP in athletes
- 5.2 Pelvic pain in athletes
- 5.3 Hip pain in athletes
- 5.4 Movement and Control impairments to the spino-pelvic-hip complex
Chapter 6 Assessment and Examination techniques
- 6.1 Lumbar spine examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems
- 6.2 Pelvic girdle examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems
- 6.3 Hip joint examination of the articular, myofascial and neural systems
Chapter 7 Manipulation and mobilization techniques
- 7.1 Neurophysiology of manipulation
- 7.2 Effects of manipulation on the myofascial system
- 7.3 Pre-manipulation tests and patient safety
- 7.4 Techniques for the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint
Chapter 8 Rehabilitation techniques
- 8.1 Mobility and stretching
- 8.2 Neuromuscular motor control
- 8.3 Work capacity
- 8.4 Strength
- 8.6 Sports specific
Chapter 9 Case studies
Managing the Spino-Pelvic-Hip Complex is a book based on the author’s extensive personal clinical experience over more than twenty years of assessing and treating athletes at all levels. Fifteen of those years have been spent working in the field of high-performance sport. That experience has informed his clinical reasoning and treatment philosophies which are also based upon lessons learnt from challenging the science through a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The book encompasses a complete management strategy for manual practitioners to use when dealing with ongoing issues pertaining to the spino-pelvic-hip complex. It presents a strategy which aims to simplify functional, biomechanical and bio-psychosocial analysis models that can be used as diagnostic tools to highlight kinetic chain and/or specific segmental restrictions in the spino-pelvic-hip complex. The author gives a rationale for the application of the treatment specific to the needs of the athlete, using the appropriate manual techniques to the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint. The treatments are also complemented by strategies for active lifestyle management, incorporating facilitation techniques and movement control exercises.
Managing the Spino-Pelvic-Hip Complex complements the courses that the author has developed and delivers. It is intended that the book will become an extension to these courses, enabling students’ learning to continue long after the completion of any particular course. However, the book can be also used as a stand-alone educational tool and will be helpful for any therapist working within the sporting environment.
Carl Todd PhD, MSc (Sports Med), BSc (Hons) Ost, DO, CSCS, Cert Ed is a registered osteopath, qualified lecturer, published author and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His academic qualifications include a PhD in orthopaedics and clinical science, a Master’s degree in sport injury medicine and an Honours degree in osteopathy.
In 2005 Carl became the first osteopath to be appointed by the Football Association to work with the England Football team. To date he has worked with the team for nearly two hundred international games, and has attended with the team at four FIFA World Cup tournaments (in, Germany 2006; South Africa 2010; Brazil 2014; Russia 2018) and at UEFA European Championships, in Poland and Ukraine 2012 and France 2016.
Since 2009 Carl has acted as consultant osteopath to Chelsea Football Club; to Team GB male and female Basketball at the London 2012 Olympics; and has previously consulted for Honda UK, the England Cricket Board and many other football clubs including; Real Madrid, IFK Gothenburg, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Portsmouth FC and Worcestershire County Cricket Club. From 2005-2015 he was associate lecturer at the School of Healthcare, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Carl has a keen interest in sports medicine and a wealth of experience in the treatment and management of both elite and amateur level athletes. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and lectures regularly at medical conferences, both nationally and internationally. He has designed and delivers his own courses on Functional integrated approaches to managing the athlete.
In addition to the above Carl Todd is:
- Consultant Osteopath to The Football Association
- Visiting Fellow, Cranfield University
- Honorary Lecturer, Swansea University
- Researcher, University of Gothenburg.
He is an active practitioner and clinical director of Carl Todd Clinics based in Wiltshire, UK.