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Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes

Evidence-informed Screening, Diagnosis and Management

The first of its kind, Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive evidence- and clinical-based book, covering research-based diagnosis, prognosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies and dysfunctions of the upper quadrant, including joint, muscle, myofascial and neural tissue approaches.

It uniquely addresses the expanding role of the various health care professions which require increased knowledge and skills in screening for contra-indications and recognizing the need for medical-surgical referral. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes also stresses the integration of experiential knowledge and a pathophysiologic rationale with current best evidence.


Physiotherapists; Manual Therapists

Hardbound, 560 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3528-9


  • Part 1 Introduction

    1. Epidemiology
      Louise Thwaites, Karen Walker-Bone
    2. History taking
      Peter A Huijbregts
    3. Physical examination
      Shane Koppenhaver, Timothy Flynn
    4. Imaging studies
      Hilmir Agustsson
    5. Electrodiagnostic studies
      Caroline A Quartly
    6. Myofascial trigger points
      Jozef L M Franssen, Carel Bron, Jan Dommerholt
    7. Part 2 Cervical-thoracic spine

    8. Mechanical neck pain
      Bryan S Dennison, Michael H Leal
    9. Whiplash associated disorders
      Michele Sterling
    10. Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy
      Chad E Cook, Amy E Cook
    11. Thoracic outlet syndrome
      Susan W Stralka
    12. Thoracic spine manipulation
      William Egan, Paul Glynn, Joshua A Cleland
    13. Cervical spine mobilization and manipulation
      John R Krauss, Douglas S Creighton
    14. Therapeutic exercise for mechanical neck pain
      Carol Kennedy
    15. Part 3 The shoulder region

    16. Acromio-clavicular joint
      Janette W Powell, Ian Shrier, Peter A Huijbregts
    17. Sterno-clavicular joint
      Erland Pettman
    18. Rotator cuff lesions: shoulder impingement
      Peter A Huijbregts, Carel Bron
    19. Gleno-humeral instability
      Steven C Allen, Russell S VanderWilde, Peter Huijbregts
    20. Superior labrum anterior-to-posterior (SLAP) lesions
      Janette W Powell, Peter A Huijbregts
    21. Frozen shoulder
      Carel Bron, Arthur de Gast, Jozef L M Franssen
    22. Mobilization with movement of the shoulder joint
      Wayne Hing, Jack Miller
    23. Motor control of the shoulder region
      Mary E Magarey, Mark A Jones
    24. Therapeutic exercises for the shoulder region
      Johnson McEvoy, Kieran O'Sullivan, Carel Bron
    25. Part 4 The elbow region

    26. Elbow tendinopathy: lateral epicondylalgia
      Bill Vicenzino
    27. Other elbow disorders: elbow instability arthritic conditions
      Chris Sebelski
    28. Joint mobilization and manipulation of the elbow
      Helen Slater, Cesar Fernandez de las Penas
    29. Part 5 The wrist and hand regions

    30. Tendinopathies of the wrist and hand
      C Joseph Yelvington, Ellen J Pong
    31. Wrist instability
      Ellen J Pong
    32. Carpal tunnel syndrome
      Luca Padua, Costanza Pazzaglia, Ana Isabel-de-la-Llave-Rincon
    33. Nerve compression syndromes of the forearm
      Joy C MacDermid, David M Walton
    34. Joint mobilization and manipulation
      Peter A Huijbregts, Freddy M Kaltenborn, Traudi B Kaltenborn
    35. Finger and thumb pathology
      Joy C MacDermid, Ruby Grewal, Jane Freure

      Part 6 Muscle referred pain

    36. Referred pain from muscle/myofascial trigger points
      Cesar Fernandez de las Penas, Hong-You Ge, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Jan Dommerholt, David G Simons
    37. Manual treatment of myofascial trigger points
      Cesar Fernandez de las Penas, Hong-You Ge, Jan Dommerholt
    38. Dry needling of trigger points
      Jan Dommerholt
    39. Muscle energy approaches
      Gary Fryer
    40. Myofascial induction approaches
      Andrzej Pilat
    41. Part 7 Neurodynamics of the upper quadrant

    42. Peripheral mechanisms of chronic arm pain
      Jane Greening, Andrew Dilley
    43. Clinical interventions and physiological effects
      Paul Mintken, Emilio Puentedura, Adriaan Louw


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