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Assessment of the Spine

Efficient and integrated, this text provides knowledge about approaching the manual assessment of the spine and its related articulations. This information is presented in a clear and concise way, in order to make it suitable for students, while remaining relevant to current practitioners. The content provides descriptions and discussions of a variety of observational and manual techniques of examination and assessment, as well as guidance on recording and analyzing the findings to arrive at an appropriate working diagnosis. The illustrations, which include line drawings, radiographs, and photographs, contribute to the reader's learning by providing helpful visual aides.

Hardbound, 314 Pages

Published: April 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07228-4


  • Preface-

    Part 1 Assessment principles and procedures
    1. Process of assessment
    2. The spinal motion unit
    3. The functional spinal lesion
    4. Assessment of kinematic change
    5. Assessment of connective tissue change
    6. Assessment of muscle change
    7. Assessment of neural change
    8. Assessment of vascular change

    Part 2 Assessment of the spine by region
    9. The upper cervical spine
    10. The mid-cervical spine
    11. The cervicothoracic spine
    12. The mid-thoracic spine
    13. The thoracolumbar spine
    14. The lumbosacral spine and pelvis

    Part 3 Documentation, patient history and the diagnosis
    15. The clinical record
    16. The patient history
    17. The process of diagnosis



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