Manual Therapy in Children


  • Heiner Biedermann, PhD

Manual Therapy in Children presents a comprehensive conceptual approach to the subject of manual therapy for children of different ages. This approach considers the relationship between the neuromusculoskeletal structure and function at different stages of development and places strong emphasis on the prevention of problems as the child develops as well as on their safe and effective treatment and management.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10018-5

Table of Contents

The Theoretical Base
Sensori-motor development of newborn and children form the viewpoint of manual therapy
Development and topographical anatomy of the cervical spine
Development of the central nervous system
Adaptive properties of motor behaviour
Neuromotor development in infancy and early childhood
Clinical insights
Birthing interventions and the newborn cervical spine
Birth trauma and its implications for the neuromotor development
Differential diagnosis of central and peripheral neurological disorders in infants
Manual medicine from a paediatrician's viewpoint
The influence of the high cervical region on the autonomous regulatory system in infants
Attention deficit syndrome and the upper cervical spine
Asymmetry of the posture, locomotion apparatus and dentition in children
The Different Levels: Practical Aspects of MTC
Practicalities of MTC
Manual therapy of the sacroiliac joints and the pelvic girdle in children
Manual therapy of the thoracical spine in children
Examination and treatment of the cervical spine in children
Radiology in MTC
Functional radiology of the (cervical) spine in children
The how-to of making radiographs of newborn and children
Radiological examination of the spine in children and adolescents: Pictorial essay
Measuring it: Different approaches to the documentation of posture and co-ordination
Making Sense of it all
Complexity theory and its implications for manual therapy
The big, the small, and the beautiful
The KiSS syndrome: Symptoms & signs
A tool for the evaluation and assessment of the effects of manual therapy in small children
KiDD: KiSS-induced dysgnosia & dyspraxia
The family dimension