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  • Accompanying website [previously a DVD] demonstrates real-life examples of the palpation and treatment methods.

Table of Contents

1. The “triage”

2. Imposter back pain

3. How much pain is there, where is it, and where might it be coming from?

4. Back pain – palpation, observation and assessment approaches

5. Pelvic pain

6. Modalities working with massage

7. Outcome based massage

8. Prevention and rehabilitation: core stability and breathing retraining

9. Prevention

10. Other methods – summary of systems, methods and modalities used in manual treatment of back pain

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443102189
Electronic ISBN:
9780702051005

About the editors

Leon Chaitow

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK

Sandy Fritz

Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review Mosby’s Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-4

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Director