Clinical Neurodynamics

A New System of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment


  • Michael Shacklock, FACP, MAppSc, DipPhysio, Director, City Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Adelaide, Australia; Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

A groundbreaking approach to neural mobilization, this one-of-a-kind resource draws on the established Maitland movement diagram to present a completely new system for mobilization of the neural and musculoskeletal systems. The text guides readers through the complex subject of neurodynamics and the basic mechanisms in movement of the nervous system, systematically linking causal mechanisms to diagnosis and treatment of pain and common musculoskeletal problems. This new progressional method is ideal for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with neural involvement such as spinal and peripheral (extremity) disorders, the nerve root, dura and peripheral nerve.
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Physiotherapists, Manual Therapists


Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5456-2

Table of Contents

1. General Neurodynamics
2. Specific Neurodynamics
3. General Neuropathodynamics
4. Diagnosis of specific dysfunctions
5. Diagnosis with Neurodynamic Tests
6. Planning the Physical Examination
7. Standard Neurodynamic Testing
8. Method of treatment: systematic progression
9. Cervical Spine
10. Upper limb
11. Lumbar Spine
12. Lower Limb