The Malalignment Syndrome: diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain

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Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment ...

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The Malalignment Syndrome: Implications for Medicine and Sport

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Overview

Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment and actually prevent the initial occurrence of symptoms.

Now in its second edition, The Malalignment Syndrome has established itself as a trusty one-stop reference providing a detailed description of this syndrome and how it can be identified and treated. It concentrates on the trunk,pelvis, spine,sacroiliac joint and legs, incorporatinganatomy, biomechanics, stability issues, possible causes, examination and diagnostic techniques as well as a comprehensive treatment approach. Emphasis is also placed on the participation of the patient/athlete in the day-to day treatment process to achieve long-term results.

• Evidence-based practical advice and guidance
• Multidisciplinary in approach
• Highly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and anatomical models
• Recognizes the importance of prevention as well as treatment
• Summary and case boxes

• Over 100 new illustrations
• Additional examination techniques to facilitate diagnosis
• Extensively rewritten for easier reading
• Contributions by David Lane (Chapter 6: Horses, Saddles and Riders), Sarah Stevens and Karina Steinberg (Chapter 8: Treatment: The Manual Therapy Modes)
• Focuses on diagnosis/treatment ofmalalignment-related pelvic, legand back pain

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Editorial Reviews

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FIRST EDITION REVIEWS:

‘As a clinician, academic, and researcher, I have found the level of detail in this book excellent. The authors and contributors have provided comprehensive material that is well supported by research evidence where available.’ Gregory Kolt, British Journal of Sports Medicine (2004; 38: 506-507)

‘This is a bright, refreshing, easily-read book, which features a vast number of high-quality diagrams and photographs...the author’s coverage of the subject is concise, elaborate and well-referenced...This book is an invaluable reference for doctors and physiotherapists in sports medicine and I am sure it will stand the test of time’ Tom Nolan, Physiotherapy (2003; 89: 6)

‘...an excellent and highly recommended book that should be found on every practitioner’s shelf’ David J. Szaraz, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (July/August 2003)

‘The book is cleverly written and presented so that enthusiasts of biomechanics can use it as a problem-solving reference book or read it from cover to cover without getting bored...This book is a must for all clinicians dealing with problems associated with the human musculoskeletal system and I am confident that it will not collect dust.’ N. Padhiar, Physical Therapy in Sport (2003; 98: 4)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443069291
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 4.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction 2012 Introduction 2002 (1st edition)

Ch 1. The malalignment syndrome: A synopsis

Ch 2. Common presentations and diagnostic techniques

Ch 3. The Malalignment Syndrome

Ch 4. The malalignment syndrome: Related pain phenomena and the implications for medicine

Ch 5. Clinical correlations in sports

Ch 6. Horses, saddles and riders David Lane and Lauren Fraser

Ch 7. A comprehensive treatment approach

Ch 8. Treatment: Manual therapy modes Sarah Stevensand Karina Steinberg

Ch 9. Conclusion

Appendices 1. Sacroiliac joint ‘rotational malalignment’ 2. Sacroiliac joint ’upslip’ (right side) 3. Asymmetry of lower extremity ranges of motion 4. Asymmetry of lower extremity muscle strength 5. Clinical correlations specific to running 6. Clinical findings: Anatomical (true) long right leg 7. Combination of asymmetries (1st case presentation) 8. Combination of asymmetries (2nd case presentation) 9. ‘The thoracolumbar syndrome’ 10. Clinical correlations to non-specific sports 11. Clinical correlations to specific sports 12. Factors contributing to recurrence of injuries 13. Causes of recurrent malalignment

Glossary References

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