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Back Pain - A Movement Problem

A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice

Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner’s assessment of the individual patient.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3079-6


  • Foreword Leon Chaitow

    1. Introduction
    2. The problem of back pain
    3. The development of posture and movement
    4. The analysis of movement
    5. Classification of muscles
    6. Salient aspects of normal function of the torso
    7. Changed control of posture and movement: the dysfunctional state
    8. Common features of posturomovement dysfunction
    9. The two primary patterns of torso dysfunction
    10. The clinical posturomovement impairment syndromes
    11. Examining probable contributions towards dysfunctional posture and movement
    12. A 'functional pathology of the motor system' involves a pattern generating mechanism underlying most spinal pain disorders
    13. Therapeutic approach
    14. Inherent implications in this model



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