* Jiri Dvorak, MD - Professor, Head of Department of Neurology (Spine Unit) at the Wilhelm Schulthess Hospital in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (Author)
* Wolfgang G. Gilliar, D.O., FAAPMR - Professor and Chairman of Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT, Old Wesbury, NY, USA (Author)
* Carl V Granger, MD - Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA (Contributor)
* Chetan Malik, MBBS - Clinical Instructor, Rehabiliation Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA (Contributor)
* Bogdan P. Radanov, MD - Pain Center, Wilhelm Schulthess Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland (Contributor)
Richly illustrated, fully referenced and logically organized, this book presents manual medicine in an easily accessible style based on the state of the art principles of biomechanics, neuromuscular pathophysiology and pain.
One of the chief aims of this book is to offer readers a rational approach to manual medicine and its thoughtful integration into the larger context of musculoskeletal medicine and the different locomotor pain syndromes as well as overall health management.
Clear graphics help present each examination procedure in a detailed and dynamic
manner. Extensive sets of drawings and photographs complement each other and
immediately highlight the essential points of each area of examination and treatment.
The text succinctly descrbes the various routines and identifies possible pathologic findings..
Clinical applications are presented in detail, as each joint is dealt with individually, starting with the diagnostic finding of a dysfunction affecting that joint and leading to the appropriate treatment techniques.
"Musculoskeletal Manual Medicine" is sure to be the definitive reference in the growing field of contemporary manual medicine.
Table of Contents
Manual Medicine - An Overview
Definitions and Principles of Manual Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment
Biomechanical Principles of the Spine and Joints
Neurophysiology of the Joints and Muscles
The Pharmacologic and Psychologic Treatment of Chronic Pain
Nonradicular Pain: Spondylogenic and Myofascial Pain Syndromes
The Structural and Functional Neuro-Musculoskeletal Examination
Rational Selection of Appropriate Low-Risk Treatment Interventions
Indications and Contraindications for Conditions with Potentially Increased Risk of Treatment
Evidence Base in Manual Medicine for the Treatment of Back Pain Syndromes: Background, Status, and Practice
Informed Consent, Complication Assessment, Quality Control, and Documentation
Patient Outcome and Follow-Along Measures
Imaging Studies of the Spine
Selected Clinical Syndromes
Structural and Functional Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine
Structural Diagnosis and Functional Treatment of the Limbs
Functional Examination and Treatment of Muscles
Myofascial Trigger Point Treatment
Home Exercise Program