Manipulation of the Spine, Thorax and Pelvis with DVD

An Osteopathic Perspective

By

  • Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, DO, DM-Smed, MHSc, Associate Professor Osteopathic Medicine, Head of the School of Health Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Philip Tehan, DO, DipPhysio, MHSc, Senior Lecturer, Osteopathic Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Peter Gibbons, MB, BS, DO, DM-Smed, MHSc, Associate Professor Osteopathic Medicine, Head of the School of Health Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Philip Tehan, DO, DipPhysio, MHSc, Senior Lecturer, Osteopathic Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Audience

Osteopaths and Physical Therapists (students and Practitioners), musculoskeletal medicine practitioners

Although this book is written primarily for osteopaths, medical practitioners, manipulative and sports physiotherapists, it will appeal to all manual therapy groups at all levels - undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner.

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3130-4


Table of Contents

PART A HVLA thrust techniques – an osteopathic perspective
1 Introduction
2 Osteopathic philosophy, practice and technique
3 Kinematics and coupled motion of the spine
4 Spinal positioning and locking
5 Safety and high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques
6 Rationale for the use of high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust techniques
7 Validation of clinical practice by research

PART B HVLA thrust techniques
8 Cervical and cervicothoracic spine
9 Thoracic spine and ribcage
10 Lumbar and thoracolumbar spine
11 Pelvis

PART C Technique failure and analysis

Index