Principles of Manual Medicine / Edition 3

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Overview

This practical guide to manual medicine has been fully updated and expanded for the Third Edition. The text covers the foundations of manual medicine as well as specific techniques for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain. More than 1,000 photographs combined with detailed instructions for each technique make this an invaluable clinical reference. Practitioners can keep up to date with expanded chapters on increasingly popular soft tissue techniques and new techniques for the treatment of closed head injuries. Adjunctive techniques and the use of exercise to prevent and treat disease are also covered.

Discusses myofascial release & functional techniques/incl. lumbopelvic region/thoracic spine & rib cage/extremities/etc

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Reviewer: Dana J Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA (Palmer College of Chiropractic)
Description: This book provides a comprehensive overview of structural diagnosis and manual medical procedures. The book looks at some general approaches to manual medicine, and then presents a regional chapter-by-chapter approach to the many procedures one can use in managing a variety of conditions. This is a third edition and it has been a good number of years since the second edition, so an update is much needed.
Purpose: The purpose is to present current information and answer questions raised by those who use the first and second editions of this venerable book. It is to convey over 50 years of experience in the use of manual medicine. A clinically oriented book of manual medicine procedures is much needed, and Dr. Greenman has met the objectives he set for himself in this latest edition.
Audience: This is designed for anyone who uses manual medical procedures, such as osteopaths (the author is an osteopath), chiropractors, and physical medicine specialists. The author is a leading clinical practitioner of manual medicine who has been involved in teaching such procedures for nearly half a century.
Features: There are three basic sections to this book. One covers general principles and concepts, such as muscle energy technique, impulse and non-impulse techniques and myofascial release. A second section is devoted to techniques, and covers virtually all areas of the body. The final section looks at the integration and correlation of procedures in managing both musculoskeletal and organic conditions. What the book does well is present each individual technique in detail, with illustrations and explanation given for each procedure. There are ample illustrations provided, hundreds and hundreds of photographs. The photo quality is not as crisp and clear as it could be, perhaps due to the paper stock used. And rather than providing references, each chapter provides a list of recommended readings.
Assessment: I own the last edition of this book, and find it rather useful. This is a good new edition and I suspect I will use it every bit as much as the last edition. In terms of books outside of chiropractic, where technique books such as this are more common, this is a fine addition to the few books directed more toward the medical field. I recommend it.
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A textbook in the basics of manual medicine, from the perspective of osteopathics. The section on principles and concepts addresses such subjects as structural diagnosis, manipulative prescription, vertebral motion, and the techniques of muscle energy, mobilization with and without impulse, and myofascial release. The section on procedures focuses successively on different bodily regions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781741873
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Structural Diagnosis and Manipulative Medicine History 3
2 Principles of Structural Diagnosis 13
3 Barrier Concepts in Structural Diagnosis 39
4 The Manipulative Prescription 45
5 Normal Vertebral Motion 53
6 Concepts of Vertebral Motion Dysfunction 65
7 Principles of Soft Tissue and Other Peripheral Stimulating Techniques 75
8 Principles of Muscle Energy Technique 101
9 Mobilization With and Without Impulse Technique 107
10 Principles of Indirect Technique 113
11 Principles of Myofascial Release and Integrated Neuromusculoskeletal Technique 155
12 Craniosacral Technique 171
13 Cervical Spine Technique 195
14 Thoracic Spine Technique 229
15 Rib Cage Technique 261
16 Lumbar Spine Technique 309
17 Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction 337
18 Upper Extremity Technique 405
19 Lower Extremity Technique 451
20 Exercise Principles and Prescriptions 493
21 Adjunctive Diagnostic Procedures 571
22 Adjunctive Therapeutic Procedures 583
23 Common Clinical Syndromes 591
Figure Credits 599
Subject Index 601
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