Therapeutic Exercise for Lumbopelvic Stabilization

A Motor Control Approach for the Treatment and Prevention of Low Back Pain

By

  • Carolyn Richardson, PhD, BPhty(Hons), Retired Associate Professor and Reader, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Paul Hodges, PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP, Professor & NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow / Director, NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury & Health, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Julie Hides, PhD, MPhtyST, Bphty, Head of School, Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Honorary Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

This book presents the latest information and research on the prevention and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. It introduces the reader to an approach to clinical management and prevention based on that research. This text's impressively thorough coverage makes it an indispensable text for both researchers and clinicians in the field of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2004
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07293-2


Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Introduction
1. The time to move forward

SECTION 2: The joint protection mechanisms
Part 1 Introduction
2. Lumbo-pelvic stability: a functional model of the biomechanics and motor control

Part 2 Specific joint protection of the spinal segments
3. Abdominal mechanism and support of the lumbar spine and pelvis
4. Paraspinal mechanism and support of the lumbar spine

Part 3 The antigravity muscle support system
5. Stiffness of the lumbo-pelvic region for load transfer
6. The role of weightbearing and non-weightbearing muscles

SECTION 3: IMPAIRMENT IN THE JOINT PROTECTION MECHANISMS: CONCEPTS
7. The deload model of injury
8. Joint injury
9. Pain models

SECTION 4 IMPAIRMENT IN THE JOINT PROTECTION MECHANISMS: LOW BACK PAIN
10. Abdominal mechanism in low back pain
11. Paraspinal mechanism in low back pain
12. Impairments in the muscles controlling pelvic orientation and weightbearing

SECTION 5 TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF LOW BACK PAIN
13. Principles of the ‘segmental stabilization’ exercise model
14. Local segmental control
15. Closed chain segmental control
16. Open chain segmental control and progression into function