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.

· Written by 3 of the foremost researchers in the field, the material features a high level of credibility and respect, unlikely to be found in any other reference on musculoskeletal dysfunction.
· Coverage offers the most up-to-date information available, as it is based on the very latest research from the key workers in the field around the world
· Practical examples demonstrate the clinical relevance of the research to the student and busy practitioner
· The text presents a new, problem-solving approach to back pain assessment and management, based on the latest understanding of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics involved.
· Extensive illustrations, line diagrams, and photographs complement the text with visual aides.

· Many new illustrations help the reader to understand key points.
· The text includes new, detailed information on Panjabi's model, the passive system, the neural system, the muscle system, and the dysfunctions in each system and their interrelationships.
· Refocused material provides the reader with knowledge necessary to real-life practice by placing new emphasis on the principles relating to injury prevention and its importance for reducing health costs.
· Expanded coverage of issues of the neural spine and ergonomics help the reader come to a thorough understanding of this important topic.
· Information on acute and early intervention now provides comprehensive coverage.
· The inclusion of issues relating to the management of chronic pain conditions helps to present the latest important issues in the field.
· The integration between the local and global muscle systems explains the importance and relationship of these two topics.
· New therapeutic exercises and other treatment programs keep the reader up-to-date.

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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: 870,278
  • 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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    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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