Musculoskeletal Manual Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment

Musculoskeletal Manual Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment

by Jiri Dvorak, Wolfgang G. Gilliar
     
 

Written by the authors of the popular Manual Medicine: Diagnostics and Manual Medicine: Therapy, this book is a comprehensive guide to integrating manual medicine into the diagnosis and clinical management of musculoskeletal disorders and pain syndromes. Brimming with instructive images and illustrations, the book provides a solid foundation

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Overview

Written by the authors of the popular Manual Medicine: Diagnostics and Manual Medicine: Therapy, this book is a comprehensive guide to integrating manual medicine into the diagnosis and clinical management of musculoskeletal disorders and pain syndromes. Brimming with instructive images and illustrations, the book provides a solid foundation in general principles of manual medicine, spinal biomechanics, neurophysiology, as well as treatments for each disorder and condition. Separate sections on the spine, limbs, and muscles present clinical applications for structural diagnosis and functional treatment.

Highlights:

  • Practical examples of evidence-based approaches to manual medicine
  • 1,313 illustrations and photographs of superb quality that rapidly demonstrate key concepts
  • Coverage of the essentials of the neuro-musculoskeletal examination with step-by-step descriptions of the techniques for observation, palpation, motion tests, functional examination, and provocative tests, including quick screening tests
  • Chapter on the various components of nonradicular pain syndromes, including muscle pain syndromes, with clear diagnostic criteria for distinguishing the non-radicular and soft-tissue pain syndromes from other pain syndromes
  • Succinct descriptions of common clinical neuro-orthopedic disorders and syndromes of the spine, upper limb, and lower limb in tabular format - ideal for rapid reference and review
  • Discussion of the rationale for selecting particular low-risk treatment interventions, as well as a thorough discussion of indications and contraindications for patients with potentially increased risk
  • Discussion of important considerations for documentation, informed consent, patient monitoring, and follow-up measures
  • Practical section with descriptions of exercises for patients to do on their own
  • Potential considerations for future research

This book will serve as the definitive reference for all practitioners involved in the diagnosis and medical management of locomotor disorders and painful conditions. It will enable clinicians to enhance their diagnostic and treatment armamentarium by incorporating manual medicine techniques based on the current, evidence-based knowledge of the interrelationships between structure and function.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588902436
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
04/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
808
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Professor and Chairman of Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT, Old Wesbury, NY, USA

Table of Contents

1 Manual Medicine - An Overview 1

2 Definitions and Principles of Manual Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment 4

3 Biomechanical Principles of the Spine and Joints 41

4 Neurophysiology of the Joints and Muscles 81

5 The Pharmacologic and Psychologic Treatment of Chronic Pain 99

6 Nonradicular Pain: Spondylogenic and Myofascial Pain Syndromes 113

7 The Structural and Functional Neuro-Musculoskeletal Examination 135

8 Rational Selection of Appropriate Low-Risk Treatment Interventions 145

9 Indications and Contraindications for Conditions with Potentially Increased Risk of Treatment 160

10 Evidence Base in Manual Medicine for the Treatment of Back Pain Syndromes: Background, Status, and Practice A. F. Mannion Mannion, A. F. J. Dvorak Dvorak, J. W. Gilliar Gilliar, W. 167

11 Informed Consent, Complication Assessment, Quality Control, and Documentation T. Graf-Baumann Graf-Baumann, T. W. Gilliar Gilliar, W. 171

12 Patient Outcome and Follow-Along Measures C. Granger Granger, C. C. Malik Malik, C. 174

13 Imaging Studies of the Spine 186

14 Selected Clinical Syndromes 214

15 Structural and Functional Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, Ribs, Pelvis, and Sacroiliac Joint 331

16 Structural Diagnosis and Functional Treatment of the Limbs 480

17 Functional Examination and Treatment of Muscles 603

18 Myofascial Trigger Point Treatment O. Buehler Buehler, O. B. Dejung Dejung, B. R. Weissmann Weissmann, R. 728

19 Home Exercise Program 754

Index 775

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