Modern Neuromuscular Techniques with DVD / Edition 3

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Overview

Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with DVD containing film sequences showing the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond.

• Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction
• Explains the origin of soft tissue distress
• Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice
• Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction
• Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction
• Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation
• Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes
• Describes both European and North American versions of NMT
• Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners
• Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe

• Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology
• Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT
• Contains updated DVD with video clips demonstrating the application of NMT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443069376
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Dedication xiii

1 Soft tissue distress 1

2 Introduction to NMT 35

3 Myofascial trigger points and other reflex phenomena 43

4 The variety of reflex points 75

5 Diagnostic methods 97

6 Basic spinal NMT 123

7 Basic abdominal and pelvic NMT application 141

8 Associated techniques 155

9 NMT in clinical use 203

10 American neuromuscular therapy Judith DeLany 221

11 Progressive inhibition of neuromusculoskeletal structures (PINS) technique Dennis J Dowling 247

12 Thai massage and neuromuscular technique Howard Evans 275

Appendix - Nimmo, Chiropractic and myofascial pain Jeffery Cohen Russell W. Gibbons Michael Schneider Howard Vernon 291

Index 315

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