ISBN-10:
1556425694
ISBN-13:
9781556425691
Pub. Date:
06/01/2003
Publisher:
Slack, Inc.
Spinal Manual Therapy: An Introduction to Soft Tissue Mobilzation, Spinal Manipulation, Therapeutic and Home Exercise / Edition 1

Spinal Manual Therapy: An Introduction to Soft Tissue Mobilzation, Spinal Manipulation, Therapeutic and Home Exercise / Edition 1

by Howard W. Makofsky

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ISBN-13: 9781556425691
Publisher: Slack, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Edition description: MANUAL
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Howard W. Makofsky, PT, DHSc, OCS

Howard W. Makofsky, PT, DHSc, OCS, is an assistant professor of physical therapy at the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY, an adjunct professor of physical therapy at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, Bay Shore and New York, NY, and a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at the University at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Makofsky holds a BSc degree in Physiology from McGill University, a BS in Physical Therapy and an MS in Health Science from the University at Stony Brook, and a Doctor of Health Science from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Dr. Makofsky is an APTA board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with 24 years of clinical experience in the management of neuromusculoskeletal impairment of the vertebral column, temporomandibular joint, pelvic girdle and extremity joints. From 1985 through 1995, Dr. Makofsky was the chief therapist at the Southside Institute for Physical Therapy in Bay Shore, NY, where he developed the TMJ and Headache Centers, based upon his experience from 1982 through 1985, with the Facial Pain Clinic at the Braintree Rehabilitation Center in Braintree, MA.

Dr. Makofsky has published numerous articles in both the physical therapy and dental literature and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice and the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Makofsky maintains a small private practice in Mastic Beach, NY, with emphasis on manipulative therapy and therapeutic exercise for painful conditions of the spine, pelvis, TMJ, and extremity joints.

Howard and his wife Frances reside on eastern Long Island with their sons Russell and Daniel. Their two daughters, Katherine and Margaret, attend university in Montreal, Quebec. The highlight of Dr. Makofsky’s career was participating in a medical mission’s trip to La Calera, Chile, in 1993 with Healthcare Ministries.

Table of Contents

Contents

Section I Essentials of Spinal Manual Therapy
Chapter 1 Vertebral Motion Dynamics
Chapter 2 McKenzie’s Three Syndromes
Chapter 3 Principles of Manual Examination, Diagnosis, and Intervention References and Bibliography

Section II Scapulothoracic Region
Chapter 4 Examination and Evaluation of the Scapulothoracic Region
Chapter 5 Connective Tissue Techniques for the Scapulothoracic Region
(Myofascial Release,Direct Fascial Technique, and Friction)
Chapter 6 Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
Chapter 7 Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Scapulothoracic Region
References and Bibliography

Section III Cervical Spine
Chapter 8 Examination and Evaluation of the Cervical Spine
Chapter 9 Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Cervical Spine
Chapter 10 Cervical Spine Manipulation
Chapter 11 Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Cervical Spine
Chapter 12 The Role of the Cervical Spine in Headache and Dizziness
References and Bibliography

Section IV Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 13 Examination and Evaluation of the Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 14 Connective Tissue Techniques for the Temporomandibular Joint/Facial Region
Chapter 15 Intraoral Manipulation of the Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 16 Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Temporomandibular Joint
References and Bibliography

Section V Lumbar Spine
Chapter 17 Examination and Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 18 Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 19 Lumbar Spine Manipulation
Chapter 20 Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Lumbar Spine
References and Bibliography

Section VI Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 21 Examination and Evaluation of the Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 22 Connective Tissue Techniques and Stretching Procedures for the Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 23 Pelvic Girdle Manual Therapy
Chapter 24 Therapeutic and Home Exercises for the Pelvic Girdle
References and Bibliography

Section VII From the Classroom to the Clinic
Chapter 25 The Evidence for Spinal Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise
References and Bibliography
Chapter 26 Case Studies

References and Bibliography
Index

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