Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stabilization: A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain / Edition 2

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This book presents the latest information and research on the prevention and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It introduces the reader to an approach to clinical management and prevention based on that research. This text's impressively thorough coverage makes it an indispensable text for both researchers and clinicians in the field of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443072932
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/20/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 860,748
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Introduction
1. The time to move forward

SECTION 2: The joint protection mechanisms
Part 1 Introduction
2. Lumbo-pelvic stability: a functional model of the biomechanics and motor control

Part 2 Specific joint protection of the spinal segments
3. Abdominal mechanism and support of the lumbar spine and pelvis
4. Paraspinal mechanism and support of the lumbar spine

Part 3 The antigravity muscle support system
5. Stiffness of the lumbo-pelvic region for load transfer
6. The role of weightbearing and non-weightbearing muscles

7. The deload model of injury
8. Joint injury
9. Pain models

10. Abdominal mechanism in low back pain
11. Paraspinal mechanism in low back pain
12. Impairments in the muscles controlling pelvic orientation and weightbearing

13. Principles of the ‘segmental stabilization’ exercise model
14. Local segmental control
15. Closed chain segmental control
16. Open chain segmental control and progression into function

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2008

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    I spent years reading these guys research, and in this book, they have put it all together in one handy volume. The book cites a lot of studies from the academic research and does get technical. In fact, I know some physical therapists that have gotten lost reading it! Therefore, potential buyers should know that the book is mainly for people who are in the medical profession that specialize in spine problems. <BR/><BR/>As a treatment for spinal problems, spinal stabilization exercise is a solid, evidence-based treatment and quite effective. Also recommemd Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff for both laypeople and medical folk alike- strengthening the rotator cuff does for the shoulder what strengthening the multifidus does for the spine.

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