Technique Skills in Chiropractic

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  • David Chapman-Smith, Secretary-General World Federation of Chiropractic Toronto, ON, Canada
  • By

    • David Byfield, BSc(Hons), DC, MPhil, FBCA, FCC, FFEAC, Head of Division – Chiropractic, Head of the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, (Wales), UK

    Technique Skills in Chiropractic covers many common diversified adjustive techniques for all regions of the spine and pelvis using a structured skill-based methodology. The basic skills required in order to carry out manipulative procedures safely and effectively are clearly presented, with photographs supporting descriptions of techniques and online video clips showing how to perform them. One of the key aspects of this text is the sequential and structured approach to manual skill learning from basic posture to more complex movement patterns to complete the overall manipulative/adjustive procedure. Technique Skills in Chiropractic now comes with Pageburst®, which gives readers access to the complete book content electronically.
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    Audience

    Chiropractors - qualified and in training - and other manual therapists, including osteopaths and manipulative physiotherapists

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4663-6


Table of Contents

SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION TO ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES AND MANIPULATIVE SKILLS IN CHIROPRACTIC

1 The importance of ethics and professionalism to manual therapists

2 The learning and performance of chiropractic manipulative skills

3 Biomechanics of the spinal adjustment and other clinical biomechanical considerations in manipulative skills training - an evidence-based investigation

4 The physiology of underlying skill performance

SECTION 2 FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR MANIPULATIVE/ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES

5 Postural and positional considerations for the practitioner

6 Adjustive/manipulative thrust skills, other movements and related exercise

7 Identification of important spinal landmarks

SECTION 3 BASIC MANIPULATIVE/ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE SPINE AND PELVIS

8 Pelvic/sacroiliac adjustive and manipulative skills

9 Lumbar spine adjustive and manipulative skills

10 Thoracic spine adjustive and manipulative skills

11 Cervical spine adjustive and manipulative skills

SECTION 4 SPECIALIST ADJUSTIVE AND MANIPULATIVE SKILLS

12 Basic paediatric manual skills

13 Basic manual techniques for the pregnant patient

14 Spinal adjusting and clinical management of the older adult

APPENDIX I

Summary of cardinal rules

APPENDIX II

Recommended sequence of adjustive skills learning