Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures / Edition 3

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Overview

No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians.

Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy.
Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy.
Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another.
Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint.
Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations.
Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques.
Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain.
Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques.

NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book.
Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation.
A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For students of chiropractic and manual therapy, Bergmann (chiropractic methods, Northwestern Health Sciences U.) and Peterson (chiropractic sciences, Western States Chiropractic College) outline the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific procedures, with an emphasis on thrust techniques. They cover chiropractic history, anatomy and biomechanical principles, joint examination, manipulative mechanics, the application of mobilization and traction, and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities. This edition has updated and expanded content on joint assessment, joint subluxation/dysfunction, adjustive mechanics, and sacroiliac articulation, and updated and modified procedures, and it names each of the adjustive procedures following patterns used by the US National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Access to how-to videos of about 300 procedures is provided online."

- Book News, Inc.

A. Wood Weller
This book describes the historical and scientific basis and ""hands-on"" specifics of chiropractic technique for the spine and extremities. It provides in-depth investigation of assessment and treatment for manipulable ""lesions."" This book fills a void in the literature of manipulative technique, and more specifically in the chiropractic literature base relating to technique, providing a rational basis for choice and application of specific adjustive procedures for spinal and extremity articulations. This book is an appropriate textbook for students and practitioners. Students will benefit from the organization of how to find, assess, and specifically treat articular lesions. Practitioners will find the biomechanical and diagnostic level of investigation developed in the book to be of value in modifying technique for varied situations that present themselves in day-to-day practice. This book contains very high quality illustrations and drawings as well as photographs depicting each adjustive technique. The combination of photograph and drawing for each technique provides a very good understanding of contact points and direction of impulse for correction of the joint being discussed. The references used in the text represent the state of the literature as it relates to manipulative therapy and current concepts in biomechanics. The book is very easy to use. The high quality of illustrations, general layout, and typeface chosen make it comfortable to both leaf through and read in depth. This book is long overdue in the chiropractic profession. It is extremely relevant and very useful to anyone engaged in the art and science of manipulative therapy. It provides a basis for manipulativetherapy and specific technique application not currently available. At the professional school level, its usage will expand current curricula via the depth and breadth covered in a single text. Practitioners will also benefit from the breadth of adjustive techniques it contains. It is a text that comes highly recommended.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: A. Wood Weller, DC (National College of Chiropractic)
Description: This book describes the historical and scientific basis and "hands-on" specifics of chiropractic technique for the spine and extremities. It provides in-depth investigation of assessment and treatment for manipulable "lesions."
Purpose: This book fills a void in the literature of manipulative technique, and more specifically in the chiropractic literature base relating to technique, providing a rational basis for choice and application of specific adjustive procedures for spinal and extremity articulations.
Audience: This book is an appropriate textbook for students and practitioners. Students will benefit from the organization of how to find, assess, and specifically treat articular lesions. Practitioners will find the biomechanical and diagnostic level of investigation developed in the book to be of value in modifying technique for varied situations that present themselves in day-to-day practice.
Features: This book contains very high quality illustrations and drawings as well as photographs depicting each adjustive technique. The combination of photograph and drawing for each technique provides a very good understanding of contact points and direction of impulse for correction of the joint being discussed. The references used in the text represent the state of the literature as it relates to manipulative therapy and current concepts in biomechanics. The book is very easy to use. The high quality of illustrations, general layout, and typeface chosen make it comfortable to both leaf through and read in depth.
Assessment: This book is long overdue in the chiropractic profession. It is extremely relevant and very useful to anyone engaged in the art and science of manipulative therapy. It provides a basis for manipulative therapy and specific technique application not currently available. At the professional school level, its usage will expand current curricula via the depth and breadth covered in a single text. Practitioners will also benefit from the breadth of adjustive techniques it contains. It is a text that comes highly recommended.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323049696
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 443,505
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Overview of the Chiropractic Profession The Past The Present The Future Conclusions Chapter 2: Joint Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics Fundamental Concepts, Principles, and Terms Joint Function Mechanical Forces Acting on Connective Tissue Properties of Connective Tissue Models of Spine Function Chapter 3: Joint Assessment Principles and Procedures The Manipulable Lesion Subluxation Vertebral Subluxation Complex Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Spinal Listings Clinical Evaluation of Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndrome Clinical Documentation Chapter 4: Principles of Adjustive Technique Classification and Definition of Manual Therapies Joint Manipulative Procedures Soft Tissue Manipulative Procedures Indications for Adjustive Therapy Mechanical Spine Pain Joint Subluxation/Dysfunction Syndromes Contraindications to and Complications of Adjustive Therapy Effects of Adjustive Therapy Application of Adjustive Therapy Chapter 5: The Spine: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Assessment and Adjustive Techniques Structure and Function of the Spine Evaluation of Spinal Joint Function Cervical Spine Adjustments of the Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine Adjustments of the Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage Lumbar Spine Adjustments of the Lumbar Spine Pelvic Joints Adjustments of the Pelvis Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques Role of the Peripheral Joints Temporomandibular Joint Shoulder Elbow Wrist and Hand Hip Knee Ankle and Foot Chapter 7: Nonthrust Procedures: Mobilization, Traction, and Soft Tissue Techniques Joint Mobilization Manual Traction-Distraction McKenzie Method Cranial Manipulation Soft Tissue Manipulation Conclusions Glossary Appendices 1: Named Chiropractic Techniques 2: Reliability Studies 3: Citation Synopsis

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