Key Features

over 225 clinical presentations in differential diagnosis
comprehensive appendices complement the diagnostic process
model answers to all cases
review of basic and medical sciences relevant to each case
over 35 expert contributors covering Chiropractic, Medicine,Osteopathy, Nutrition and Dietetics
unique combination of musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal clinical cases

Table of Contents


Section 1 The early years: infancy and childhood
Chapter 1 Genetic disorders, birth defects and structural deformities
Chapter 2 Disturbances in movement, posture or growth in infancy and childhood
Chapter 3 Visual and hearing disturbances in infancy and childhood
Chapter 4 Disturbances in behaviour or mood in infancy and childhood
Chapter 5 Pain in infancy and childhood
Chapter 6 Fever in infancy and childhood
Chapter 7 Miscellaneous cases in infancy and childhood

Section 2 Adolescence
Chapter 8 Eating disorders, substance abuse and behavioural disturbances in adolescence
Chapter 9 Movement and postural disturbances in adolescence
Chapter 10 Joint pain and swelling in adolescence
Chapter 11 Pain in adolescence
Chapter 12 Miscellaneous cases in adolescence

Section 3 The adult years
Chapter 13 Head and neck pain, part 1
Chapter 14 Head and Neck pain, part 2
Chapter 15 Acute back pain
Chapter 16 Chronic or recurring back pain
Chapter 17 Acute joint pain
Chapter 18 Chronic or recurrent joint pain
Chapter 19 Upper limb pain
Chapter 20 Lower limb pain
Chapter 21 Chest pain
Chapter 22 Abdominal pain
Chapter 23 Fatigue and generalised weakness
Chapter 24 Cough and dyspnoea
Chapter 25 Abnormalities in bowel or urination habits
Chapter 26 Reproductive disturbances in women
Chapter 27 Sports Injuries
Chapter 28 Multisystem cases
Chapter 29 Miscellaneous cases in adulthood

Section 4 The later years — the elderly
Chapter 30 Head & Neck pain in the elderly
Chapter 31 Back pain in the elderly
Chapter 32 Unsteadiness and vertigo in the elderly
Chapter 33 Altered bowel or bladder activity in the elderly
Chapter 34 Chest and abdominal pain in the elderly
Chapter 35 Altered mental state in the elderly
Chapter 36 Impaired vision and hearing in the elderly
Chapter 37 Limb p


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About the author

Robyn Beirman

MB.BS (Hons) MHPEd

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University