Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD: An Osteopathic Perspective / Edition 3

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This highly illustrated, step-by-step guide gives detailed instructions for dozens of different manipulation techniques, covering all levels of the spine, thorax, and pelvis. It also includes a helpful overview of the principles and theory of spinal manipulation and its use in clinical practice. The accompanying DVD contains video clips demonstrating the techniques described in the book.

The new edition is a highly illustrated, step-by-step guide to 41 manipulation techniques commonly used in clinical practice. The book also provides the related theory essential for safe and effective use of manipulation techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This book addresses a commonly used osteopathic manipulative technique, the high velocity low amplitude technique, and the literature concerning it. The authors describe very well the uses and limitations of the technique, the need for additional research, and specifically what research should be embarked upon. The overwhelming value of this fourth edition is the CD containing videos of the proper applications of the technique.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a comprehensive treatise on the technique, the basis for its use, the research needed in the future, and a careful consideration of the contraindications, complications, and causes for failure.
Audience: The audience is clearly osteopathic clinicians, but the book also has great utility for those interested in physical medicine or alternative medicine.
Features: This book highlights the evidence-based literature on high velocity low amplitude manipulation. To their credit, the authors have succeeded, not that there is much literature specifically on outcomes, but they do correlate potential complications associated with similar activities and, where there is inconsistent literature, they cite and reference that literature. The figures suffer from single photographs attempting to show motion, but the authors have added annotations, e.g. stabilization points and plane of force arrows. The tremendously illustrative CD has videos that clearly demonstrate the techniques. In fact, this video is the best educational tutor I have yet to watch.
Assessment: This is the authoritative book on high velocity low amplitude technique, its successes, contraindications, complications, and causes for failure. It is an essential addition to the library of clinicians including this technique in their practice.
From the Publisher

The conservative management of spinal pain syndromes requires the development of many skills including the necessary psychomotor skills to perform joint manipulation. Skill acquisition is not automatic and requires progressive steps of motor learning and frequent refreshment of learning. This novel text and accompanying CD-ROM aims to support practitioners’ learning and acquisition of manual skill to perform high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulations and is likely to provide a valuable resource for both teachers and students of manipulative therapy.

Gwendolen Jull Mphy GradDipManipTher FACP

Associate Professor and Head of Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Gibbons and Philip Tehan have taken the extremely difficult subject of the actual skill teaching in HVLA technique and produced what should prove to be a real milestone. Having been teaching this subject since 1964, I fully understand the problems that they have faced, and their frustration in trying to help students climb the learning curve at a faster rate than is usually possible. The inclusion of a companion DVD with video is clearly the way forward and the no-nonsense approach to making this work available across boundaries of like-minded disciplines is to be applauded. I highly commend this work to all those working in the manipulative fields. I believe that it will help raise the standards of knowledge of manipulative practitioners world-wide as well as confirming the logical thinking and educational process of osteopathic practitioners.

Laurie S. Hartman DO MRO

Osteopath, teacher and author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702031304
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 927,068
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Peter Gibbons
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
Oklahoma University Health Science Center

Professor Philip Tehan
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Victoria University

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
Oklahoma University Health Science Center

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