Back Pain - A Movement Problem - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702030796, 9780702049088

Back Pain - A Movement Problem

1st Edition

A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice

Authors: Josephine Key
eBook ISBN: 9780702049088
eBook ISBN: 9780702043765
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702030796
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 18th February 2010
Page Count: 400

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Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner’s assessment of the individual patient.

Key Features

  • Examines aspects of motor control and functional movement in the spine, its development, and explores probable reasons why it is altered in people with back pain
  • Maps the more common clinical patternsof presentation in those with spinal pain and provides a simple clinical classification system based upon posturomovement impairments
  • Integrates contemporary science with the insights of extensive clinical practice
  • Integrates manual and exercise therapy and provides guiding principles for more rational therapeutic interventions:
    • which patterns of movement in general need to be encouraged
    • which to lessen and how to do so
  • Abundantly illustrated to present concepts and to illustrate the difference between so-called normal and dysfunctrional presentations
  • Written by a practitioner for practitioners

Table of Contents

Foreword Leon Chaitow

1. Introduction
2. The problem of back pain
3. The development of posture and movement
4. The analysis of movement
5. Classification of muscles
6. Salient aspects of normal function of the torso
7. Changed control of posture and movement: the dysfunctional state
8. Common features of posturomovement dysfunction
9. The two primary patterns of torso dysfunction
10. The clinical posturomovement impairment syndromes
11. Examining probable contributions towards dysfunctional posture and movement
12. A 'functional pathology of the motor system' involves a pattern generating mechanism underlying most spinal pain disorders
13. Therapeutic approach
14. Inherent implications in this model



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About the Author

Josephine Key

Manipulative Physiotherapist

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal, Edgecliff Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Centre