Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines

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Extensively illustrated and evidence based, Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines helps you effectively diagnose and manage musculoskeletal pain. It discusses diagnostic categories and their associated muscle and movement imbalances, and makes recommendations for treatment. Also covered is the examination itself, plus exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and the modification of functional activities. Case studies provide examples of clinical reasoning, and a companion Evolve website includes video clips of tests and procedures. Written and edited by the leading experts on muscle and movement, Shirley Sahrmann and associates, this book is a companion to the popular Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes.

An organized and structured method helps you make sound decisions in analyzing the mechanical cause of movement impairment syndromes, determining the contributing factors, and planning a strategy for management.
Detailed, yet clear explanations of examination, exercise principles, specific corrective exercises, and modification of functional activities for case management provide the tools you need to identify movement imbalances, establish the relevant diagnosis, and develop the corrective exercise prescription.
Case studies illustrate the clinical reasoning used in managing musculoskeletal pain.
Evidence-based research supports the procedures covered in the text.
Over 360 full-color illustrations— plus tables and summary boxes— highlight essential concepts and procedures.
A companion Evolve website includes video clips demonstrating the tests and procedures and printable grids from the book.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Timothy John McMahon, MPT (Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Description: This book represents the latest effort to describe movement system syndromes of the cervical and thoracic spines and extremities, from the perspective of the kinesiopathological model and concepts of staging based on tissue impairments. This is a companion to the author's Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes (Elsevier, 2002) and an update of concepts. The previous book covered movement impairment syndromes of the lumbar spine and pelvis, hip, and shoulder girdle.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to describe parts of the movement system and processes that result in musculoskeletal pain syndromes, promote the importance of using diagnostic labels for movement system dysfunction, develop an appreciation for movement system syndromes as a part of a progressive condition related to lifestyle, describe the importance of alignment and movement patterns of painful regions, describe the effect of movements of other body regions on painful areas, and to promote monitoring the development and function of the movement system throughout the life span.
Audience: The book is written for students, residents, and experienced clinicians in physical therapy. It is most appropriate for clinicians and healthcare practitioners who work with patients/clients who have musculoskeletal dysfunction. The authors are the originators of the movement system impairment philosophy and model.
Features: The authors introduce broader concepts and updates underlying movement system syndromes and a method of staging rehabilitation. The rest of the book deals with the specific movement systems of the cervical and thoracic spine, hand and wrist, elbow, knee, and foot and ankle. Each chapter follows a consistent format: introduction of constructs, alignment considerations, normal movements and muscle actions, movement system syndromes identified with specific descriptions, special tests, and treatment of each syndrome. Each chapter concludes with a case study including history, alignment, movement analysis, diagnosis and staging, treatment, and functional instructions. Each movement syndrome has a helpful summary of findings and key concepts in an adjoining appendix. Readers also have access to additional resources online with links to video simulations, end of chapter references linked to Medline, and printable versions of the appendixes. The book includes color photos of all of the movement system syndromes and excellent figures of complex concepts.
Assessment: This is excellent resource for all clinicians and healthcare practitioners who deal with patients with musculoskeletal system problems. This book summarizes the large body of work developed by Dr. Sahrmann and her associates and is an important contribution to the care of these patients. The format of this book is an improvement over the author's previous book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323053426
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 531,013
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Staging System for Rehabilitation 3. Movement System Syndromes of the Cervical Spine 4. Movement System Syndromes of theThoracic Spine 5. Movement System Syndromes of theHand and Wrist 6. Movement System Syndromes of the Elbow 7. Movement System Syndromes of the Knee 8. Movement System Syndromes of the Foot and Ankle

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