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Fundamentals of Chiropractic

This textbook introduces and explains basic chiropractic philosophy and history, principles, and applications in practice. In addition to covering chiropractic care techniques, it also discusses anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as spinal analysis and diagnostic procedures. Key scientific and philosophical issues within the chiropractic community are addressed. Clearly presented material in an easy-to-follow format defines unfamiliar terms, explains and illustrates concepts, and reinforces ideas through review and critical thinking questions. The book's broad scope and discussions of diverse topics make it ideal for students or anyone in the chiropractic community.

Paperback, 718 Pages

Published: August 2003

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-01812-8

Contents

  • Part 1: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY
    1. Forerunners of the Chiropractic Adjustment
    2. The Chiropractic Paradigm
    3. Major Themes in Chiropractic History
    Part 2: ANATOMY, BIOMECHANICS AND PHYSIOLOGY
    4. Spinal Anatomy
    5. Spinal Neurology
    6. Basic Biomechanics
    7. Vertebral Subluxation
    8. Neurobiologic Relations and Chiropractic Applications
    9. Nociceptors, Pain, and Chiropractic
    Part 3: SPINAL ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
    10. Palpation: The Art of Manual Assessment
    11. Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
    Part 4: CHIROPRACTIC CARE
    12. Chiropractic Manual Procedures
    13. Manual Soft Tissue Procedures
    14. Reactivation and Rehabilitation
    15. Pediatrics
    16. Caring for the Aging Patient
    17. Adjusting the Aging Patient
    18. Occupational Health
    19. Sports Chiropractic
    20. Wellness: A Lifestyle
    21. A Patient's Introduction to Chiropractic
    Part 5: RESEARCH
    22. Research Essentials
    23. Musculoskeletal Disorders Research
    24. Headaches
    25. Somatovisceral Research
    Part 6: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE
    26. The Comparative Safety of Chiropractic
    27. Chiropractic and the Law
    28. Appropriate Care, Ethics and Practice Guidelines
    29. Managed Care
    30. Pathways for an Evolving Profession
    Appendix I. Statistical Methods for Determining Reliability
    Appendix II. Relative Physical Invasiveness of Selected Techniques
    Appendix III. The ACC Chiropractic Paradigm
    Glossary
    Index

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