Acupuncture in Manual Therapy

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Acupuncture in Manual Therapy is a comprehensive overview of manual therapy interventions combined with acupuncture management of musculoskeletal disorders covering all major joints of the body. The book is intended to offer physiotherapists and students of acupuncture a clinical reasoning model, whilst supporting suggested interventions with the relevant evidence base in order to alleviate pain, restore function and facilitate rehabilitation within musculoskeletal management. It places an emphasis on the neurophysiological processes of pain management stressing the importance of using the correct intervention for the relevant presenting pain mechanism. Each chapter discusses suggested manual intervention, acupuncture evidence and physiological processes underpinning this combined approach to musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction including meridian acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electroacupuncture, tens and trigger point acupuncture as a means of addressing the varying pain patterns presented within musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

This book provides knowledge from distinctive and prominent contributors from the world of manual therapy and acupuncture whilst this expertise is further supported by the provision of student case studies to offer support and enhance learning.

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"This book does have are excellent descriptions of current ideas on the assessment, treatment and management of various musculo-skeletal structures...This book brings together not only a lot of information but has many contributors which make it a lively and stimulating book to read. In addition, it contains extensive referencing with descriptive critical appraisal of the literature which would be useful to practitioners and students alike." Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Autumn 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443067822
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents





1 Clinical reasoning in Western acupuncture Lynley Bradnam-Roberts Bradnam-Roberts, Lynley 1

Clinical reasoning in traditional Chinese medicine Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 7

Case study 1 Efterpi Rompoti Rompoti, Efterpi 9

Case study 2 Sarah Rouse Rouse, Sarah 14

2 The temporomandibular joint Allison Middleditch Middleditch, Allison 21

Acupuncture in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 26

Case study 1 Brigit Murray Murray, Brigit 29

3 Cervical spine Neil Tucker Tucker, Neil 35

Acupuncture intervention in cervical spine dysfunction Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 44

Case study 1 Charlie Plummer Plummer, Charlie 44

Case study 2 Rose Sutcliffe Sutcliffe, Rose 47

4 The shoulder Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 57

Case study 1 Dan Franklin Franklin, Dan 68

Case study 2 Kevin Hunt Hunt, Kevin 70

5 The elbow Jo Gibson Gibson, Jo 75

Acupuncture and elbow dysfunction Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 81

Case study 1 Lawrence Mayhew Mayhew, Lawrence 82

Case study 2 Katy Williams Williams, Katy 84

6 The thoracic spine Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 93

Acupuncture interventions with thoracic spine dysfunction Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 100

Case study 1 Kenny Cross Cross, Kenny 102

Case study 2 Helen Sankey Sankey, Helen 105

7 The lumbar spine Claire Small Small, Claire 113

Acupuncture in low back pain Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 118

Case study 1 Siobhan Byrne Byrne, Siobhan 120

Case study 2 Hannah Edwards Edwards, Hannah 123

8 The sacroiliac joint and pelvis Howard Turner Turner, Howard 131

Acupuncture in pelvic dysfunction Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 137

Case study 1 Cathie Morrow Morrow, Cathie 139

Case study 2 Daniel Christopher Martin Martin, Daniel Christopher 143

9 The hip Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 151

Case study 1 Anonymous 158

Case study 2 Sharon Helsby Helsby, Sharon 160

Case study 3 James Thomson Thomson, James 162

10 Anterior knee pain Lee Herrington Herrington, Lee 169

Acupuncture in the management of knee pain Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 175

Case study 1 Andy Reynolds Reynolds, Andy 177

Case study 2 Melissa Johnson Johnson, Melissa 179

11 Foot and ankle Cherye Roche Roche, Cherye 185

Acupuncture in lower limb dysfunction Jennie Longbottom Longbottom, Jennie 194

Case study 1 Anonymous 196

Case study 2 Eghon Murray Murray, Eghon 199

12 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators for pain management Professor Mark Johnson Johnson, Professor Mark 205

Case study 1 Anonymous 212

Case study 2 Matthew Walmsley Walmsley, Matthew 215

Index 225

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