Pediatric Chiropractic / Edition 2

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Overview


Pediatric Chiropractic, Second edition is a comprehensive resource that covers a wide range of information on pediatric chiropractic care. An international panel of 42 experts contributed to this book. Among the many topics covered are: care during pregnancy and the perinatal period, subluxation, clinical and radiological examination, child abuse, adolescent health, spinal trauma, scoliosis, pediatric nutrition, vaccination issues, and full spine and cranial adjustments.  This reference carefully illustrates that the chiropractor is an appropriate and necessary provider of health care for children.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Dana J Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA (Palmer College of Chiropractic)
Description: This comprehensive overview of the growing field of chiropractic management of pediatric patients covers history and wellness, fundamentals, pregnancy, neurology, orthopedics, primary care, adolescent health, and specialized practices and techniques. An update of a book long used in chiropractic education, it adds a significant amount of new material.
Purpose: The authors who first produced this book close to 14 years ago decided to take on a new revision, allowing them to invite many of the leaders in chiropractic pediatrics to contribute and to add a significant amount of new material, including information on family practice and special needs children. This is indeed a worthy objective. Over the past decade, the growth of the chiropractic pediatric field has been explosive, with several advanced training programs now in place. At the same time, there is now more research available, so a revision is necessary. The editors and authors have done a fine job updating this book with new information.
Audience: Clearly, this book is directed at two audiences: chiropractic students and practicing chiropractors. It will find significant use in chiropractic education, where there is really only one competitor, and it will find a welcome audience among those chiropractors preferring a more subluxation-based approach to management. This also may be of interest to other manual practitioners, notably in the osteopathic profession. Both Dr. Plaugher and Dr. Anrig are well known for their involvement in pediatric chiropractic, as are many of the chapter authors.
Features: Each of the book's sections addresses a specific component of pediatric practice. Initially, the book provides an overview of the history of chiropractic pediatrics and a wellness context for material that is discussed later on. It then moves to a more specifically chiropractic orientation, looking at identification of spinal subluxation and the use of diagnostic imaging as an aid in diagnosis. Here, appropriate cautions are outlined that can guide the important question of when to use radiology and when not to. I should note that much of this information is clinical in nature, but may not include discussion of specificity and sensitivity of radiology related to assessing skeletal biomechanics. The book then covers spinal examination and various kinds of adjusting. It is based more on a Gonstead approach, though the Gonstead spinal listings are also placed into a Cartesian system for others to use. (A later chapter emphasizes Logan Basic technique). Pregnancy gets a comprehensive look, as does prenatal and perinatal care. The book moves on to anatomy and neurology of the developing child, to neurological examination, and then to management of neurological and visceral disorders. The emphasis here is more on an approach to primary care and family practice. There is new material on sensory processing disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders and the challenged child, and motor disorders. The book would benefit from building in more evidence-based information, such as, for example, reporting on likelihood ratios for neurological or orthopedic tests where that information is available.
Assessment: This edition is a significant change from the original, which was widely used in the chiropractic profession. Given the extensive growth related to pediatric chiropractic, it is long past due. It compares quite favorably to its sole competitor, Chiropractic Pediatrics: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd edition, Davies and Fallon (Elsevier, 2010) (disclosure: I wrote the foreword for Dr. Davies' book). It will be eagerly anticipated by those who teach this discipline and should be embraced across the profession. It takes a more conservative approach than does the Davies book, but it fairly presents the material and the new sections are well considered and comprehensive.
From the Publisher
 "This comprehensive overview of the growing field of chiropractic management of pediatric patients covers history and wellness, fundamentals, pregnancy, neurology, orthopedics, primary care, adolescent health, and specialized practices and techniques. An update of a book long used in chiropractic education, it adds a significant amount of new material."

"This edition is a significant change from the original, which was widely used in the chiropractic profession. Given the extensive growth related to pediatric chiropractic, it is long past due. It compares quite favorably to its sole competitor, "Chiropractic Pediatrics: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd edition, Davies and Fallon (Elsevier, 2010) (disclosure: I wrote the foreword for Dr. Davies' book)."  It will be eagerly anticipated by those who teach this discipline and should be embraced across the profession. It takes a more conservative approach than does the Davies book, but it fairly presents the material and the new sections are well considered and comprehensive."

  - Doody's Book Review (November 2012)
     Dana J Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA(Palmer College of Chiropractic)
     Weighted Numerical Score: 97 - 5 Stars!

  

Dana J. Lawrence
This is a comprehensive text that provides a full approach to the management of the pediatric patient. In addition, it provides an overview of contemporary issues pertaining to pediatric chiropractic, as well as a full discussion of the biomechanics of the pediatric spine. Issues relating to diagnosis and management are well presented, and there is also emphasis on care of the pregnant women. The purpose is to provide a description of case management for the pediatric patient, from before birth through adolescence. It is mainly directed at chiropractic students and practitioners. The text has five sections relating to contemporary issues, pregnancy and birth, clinical and radiological assessment, clinical techniques, and case management. This will be a controversial text. Although there is much here of great value, and certainly a lot of time and effort went into the text, some issues will arise. The section on immunization is presented negatively, with an emphasis on the complications from each vaccine, but spends little time on the benefits. There is information on the management of fractures that may be questionable since little information can be derived from the literature. Too much of the case management section is supported by case reports as opposed to more rigorous research, although I am aware that this is a problem in general. There was no need to use nude children as models in illustrations; they could have been better draped. Too many references are from 20 years ago or longer. There is much to admire here, but some material may need better support.
Booknews
Illustrated with many photos and illustrations demonstrating proper technique, the chapters address such issues as: non- accidental injury and child maltreatment, vaccination issues, children in motor vehicle collisions, the prenatal and perinatal period, exercise during pregnancy, physical assessment, diagnostic imaging, the spinal examination and specific spinal and pelvic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, pediatric nutrition, spinal subluxation, clinical neurology, orthopedics, scoliosis, the febrile child, the challenged child, adolescent care, and adolescents with acute spinal injuries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451185430
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition description: Second, North American Edition, Revised Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Editorial Review Board
Contributors
Pt. I Contemporary Issues in Chiropractic Pediatrics 1
1 Introduction to Chiropractic Pediatrics 1
2 Non-Accidental Injury and Child Maltreatment 14
3 Vaccination Issues 24
4 Children In Motor Vehicle Collisions 51
Pt. II Pregnancy, Birth, and Neonatal Assessments 75
5 The Prenatal and Perinatal Period 75
6 Exercise During Pregnancy 162
Pt. III Clinical and Radiological Assessments 179
7 History and Physical Assessment 179
8 Diagnostic Imaging 202
Pt. IV Clinical Techniques and "Dis-ease" Prevention 323
9 The Spinal Examination and Specific Spinal and Pelvic Adjustments 323
10 Craniosacral Therapy 424
11 Pediatric Nutrition 455
Pt. V Case Management 466
12 Spinal Subluxation 466
13 Clinical Neurology 479
14 Orthopedics 612
15 Scoliosis 642
16 The Febrile Child 671
17 The Challenged Child 697
18 Care of the Adolescent 707
19 Adolescent Patients with Acute Spinal Fractures 730
Index 777
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