Combined Movement Theory: Rational Mobilization and Manipulation of the Vertebral Column

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This new title expands on the widely used concept of combined movements and incorporates both grade IV- manipulative thrust techniques and muscle energy / proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques.It is the first to include chapters on cervical artery dysfunction (VBI) and upper cervical instability with clinical chapters on the regional management of spinal dysfunction. The first sectiondiscusses the underlying theoretical concepts underpinning combined movements theory and manipulation, with the second section offering a comprehensive manual of tests and treatments for each region of the spine. Revision multiple choice tests are at the ends of the theoretical chapters.

A chapter on home exercise is included along with a DVD of video clips and clinical reasoning form. The book will provide readers with a comprehensive resource to start using combined movements theory immediately and is a real substitute to attending a course on the method. The book is an update, expansion and development of the Manual of Combined Movements published by Brian Edwards.
• DVD with over 60 video clips of tests and techniques
• Chapter on premanipulative - premobilisation screening and Cervical Artery Dysfunction
• Chapter on Upper Cervical Instability and assessment
• Update on the biomechanics of each region of the spine
• Multiple choice tests
• Integration of mobilisation, manipulation and muscle energy techniques

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443068577
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents





Section 1 Combined Movement Theory 1

1 Introduction to combined movement theory Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 3

2 Theoretical basis of combined movement theory Louise Potter Potter, Louise 9

3 The theory of clinical reasoning in combined movement therapy Roger Kerry Kerry, Roger 19

4 The Principles of combined movement assessment Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 51

5 Neurological assessment Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 69

6 Haemodynamics Alan J. Taylor Taylor, Alan J. 79

7 Principles and progression of combined movements Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 101

Section 2 Practical Combined Movement 109

8 Upper cervical spine Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 111

9 Mid and lower cervical spine Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 153

10 Thoracic spine Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 165

11 Lumbo-sacral spine Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 179

12 Sacroiliac joint Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 189

13 Home treatment programmes Chris McCarthy McCarthy, Chris 197

Index 203

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