Back Pain - A Movement Problem

A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice


  • Josephine Key, Diploma in Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy, Principal, Edgecliff Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Centre

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3079-6

Table of Contents

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