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The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy

The Science and Clinical Application of Manual Therapy is a multi-disciplinary, international reference book based on work by the top basic science researchers and clinical researchers in the area of Manual Therapy and Manual Medicine (MT/MM). The first book to bring together research on the benefits of MT/MM beyond the known effects on musculoskeletal disorders, it presents evidence of the benefit of MT/MM in treating systemic disorders such as asthma, heart rate dysfunction and GI disturbance.

Audience

Osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, mind/body practitioners and massage therapists

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3387-2

Contents

  • 1 The Concepts of Osteopathic Medicine: Past and Present

    SECTION 1 PERIPHERAL AND SPINAL VISCERO- SOMATIC MECHANISMS

    2 Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System: Current Concepts

    3 Somatosympathetic Reflex Mechanisms

    4 Modulation of Visceral Function by Somatic Stimulation

    5 Manual Medicine and Autonomic Nervous System: Assessing Autonomic Function in Humans

    6 Survey of Mechanotransduction Disorders

    SECTION 2 SEGMENTAL AND SUPRASEGMENTAL MEDIATION OF SOMATO-VISCERAL INTERACTIONS

    7 Spinothalamic System and Viscero-somatic Motor Reflexes: Functional Organization of Cardiac and Somatic Input

    8 Central Convergence of Viscersomatic Inputs from Spinal and Vagal Sources

    9 Role of oxytocin and oxytocin related effects in manual therapies

    10 Viscero-Sensory Pathways in the Brain

    11 The Use of Sham or Placebo Controls in Manual Medicine Research

    SECTION 3 CLINICAL IMPACT OF MANUAL THERAPY ON PHYSIOLOGIC FUNCTIONS AND SYSTEMIC DISORDERS

    12 Research on Somato-Visceral Interactions and the Impact of Manual Therapy on Systemic Disorders from the Osteopathic Experience

    13 Chiropractic Practice, Experience and Research Related to Somato-Visceral Interactions

    14 A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Manual Therapy: Clinical Effectiveness and Selected Mechanism

    15 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Overview of the Practice and Evidence of a Developing Health Profession

    CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

    16 Basic Science on Somato-Visceral Interactions: Peripheral and Central Evidence Base and Implications for Research

    17 Clinical Applications of Manual Therapy on Physiologic Functions and Systemic Disorders: Evidence Base and Implications for Research

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