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Mobilisation with Movement

The Art and the Science

An authoritative text and accompanying DVD presenting the growing evidence base for Mobilisation with Movement techniques

Developed over the past 26 years, Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) remains a relatively new form of manual therapy. It is, however, becoming one of the most popular approaches for the management of musculoskeletal disorders.

Mobilisation with Movement: The art and the science introduces the concept of Mobilisation with Movement, describes basic Mobilisation with Movement techniques and outlines its principles of application.

The book summarises the emergent evidence base underpinning Mobilisation with Movement techniques, including randomised controlled trials, and shows how far the technique has progressed since first introduced by New Zealand physiotherapist Brian Mulligan in 1984.

This easy-to-use manual therapy textbook is an excellent reference for the clinician, teacher, student and researcher and is intended to provide a nexus between the technique’s seemingly successful clinical approach and its science base.

A series of case studies brings the practical art of Mobilisation with Movement to life, while highlighting the underlying clinical reasoning and applied evidence base.

Audience
Physiotherapist, Manual therapists, including manipulative, musculoskeletal, Sports, Manual, Orthopaedic and Chiropractic. Sports trainers, undergrad and postgrad students

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Published: January 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3895-4

Contents

  • Foreword by Brian Mulligan vii
    Foreword by Professor G Jull ix
    Preface xi
    Authors xiii
    Contributors xiii
    Reviewers xiv
    Acknowledgments xv

    SECTION ONE MOBILISATION WITH MOVEMENT: IT’S APPLICA TION 1
    Chapter 1 Introduction 2
    Chapter 2 Mobilisation with Movement: the art and science of its application 9

    SECTION TW O EFFICACY 25
    Chapter 3 A systematic review of the efficacy of MWM 26

    SECTION THREE MECHANISMS AND EFFECTS 65
    Chapter 4 Mulligan’s positional fault hypothesis: definitions, physiology and the evidence 66
    Chapter 5 A new proposed model of the mechanisms of action of Mobilisation with Movement 75
    Chapter 6 Pain and sensory system impairments that may be amenable to Mobilisation with Movement 86
    Chapter 7 Motor and sensorimotor deficits and likely impact of Mobilisation with Movement 93

    SECTION FOUR CASE STUDIES 101
    Preface to case studies 102
    Chapter 8 A headache that’s more than just a pain in the neck 103
    Chapter 9 A diagnostic dilemma of dizziness 114
    Chapter 10 Temporomandibular joint dysfunction: an open and shut case 123
    Chapter 11 Golfer’s back: resolution of chronic thoracic spine pain 134
    Chapter 12 Mobilisation with Movement in the management of swimmer’s shoulder 143
    Chapter 13 A recalcitrant case of aircraft engineer’s elbow 152
    Chapter 14 A chronic case of thumb pain and disability with MRI identified positional fault 164
    Chapter 15 A chronic case of fear avoidant low back pain 169
    Chapter 16 Restoration of trunk extension 23 years after iatrogenic injury 179
    Chapter 17 Hockey hip, a case of chronic dysfunction 192
    Chapter 18 Thigh pain: a diagnostic dilemma 199
    Chapter 19 Two single case studies of lateral ankle sprain in young athletes 208

    SECTION FIVE TR OUBLESHOOTING 219
    Chapter 20 Technique troubleshooting 220
    Picture credits 223
    Index 224

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