Craniofacial Pain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750687744, 9780702032790

Craniofacial Pain

1st Edition

Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment, Treatment and Management

Authors: Harry von Piekartz
Paperback ISBN: 9780750687744
eBook ISBN: 9780702032790
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th March 2007
Page Count: 754

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The authors combine the latest evidence-based knowledge from the fields of orthodontics, plastic and neurosurgery, as well as otolaryngeal treatments, physiotherapy and manual therapy to provide new treatment strategies for clinicians interested in craniofacial problems. This approach is based on the latest clinical reasoning models. Grounded in pain science theory and modern craniofacial growth concepts, the techniques can be integrated into any manual, neuro-orthopaedic orientated treatment model. This approach can be easily used in the daily clinic and adapted to a variety of patterns of craniofacial pain.

Key Features

  • Practical, evidence-based and comprehensive
  • Highly illustrated
  • Clearly described manual techniques and management strategies
  • Clinically relevant
  • Includes contributions from leaders in the field
  • Covers adult and paediatric treatment

Table of Contents

  1. Craniocervical Dysfunction and Pain – where are we today? Harry von Piekartz

    2. Functional Anatomy of the Craniomandibular and Craniofacial Region: A Palpation Perspective, G.H.Bekkering

    3. Guidelines for assessment of the craniomandibular and craniofacial region, Harry von Piekartz

    4. Therapeutic communication during management of cranio-facial pain, Anke Handrock

    5. Reciprocal connection between the craniocervical and the craniomandibular region – a hypothetical model

    6. Cervical Instability, Pieter Westerhuis

    7. Treatment and Management of Cervical Instability, Pieter Westerhuis

    8. Physical Examination of Dysfunctions in the Craniomandibular Region, Harry von Piekartz

    9. Craniomandibular Region – Clinical Patterns and Management, Harry von Piekartz

    10. Craniomandibular dysgnathia: Orthodontic classification, assessment and management, Antonia Werres

    11. Craniomandibular contribution to craniocervical dysfunction – management with the aid of neuromuscular splints, Manfred Hülse, Brigitte Losert-Bruggner

    12. Muscular Dysfunction And Pain In The Craniofacial And Craniomandibular Region: Recommendations For Examination And Treatment, Di Andriotti, Harry von Piekartz

    13. Neuromusculoskeletal plasticity of the craniomandibular region – basic principles and recommendations for optimal rehabilitation, Renata Horst

    14. The neurocranium: Assessment and treatment techniques, Harry von Piekartz

    15. The Viscerocranium: examination and treatment guidelines, Harry von Piekartz

    16. The Cranial Nervous System: Assessment and Treatment Basics, Harry von Piekartz

    17. Assessment and treatment of cranial nervous tissue, Harry von Piekartz

    18. Treatment Guidelines for Neurodynamic Techniques and Palpation of the Cranial Nervous System, Harry von Piekartz

    19. Headaches in children: the state of the art, Harry von Piekartz

    20. Assessment, evaluation and management of juvenile headache patients, Harry von Piekartz

    21. Postural changes in the craniofacial and craniocervical regions as a result of changed breathing patterns, Ronel Jordaan

    22. Management of craniofacial and cervical postural changes in children with altered breathing patterns, Ronel Jordaan, Harry von Piekartz

    23. Clinical presentations from daily practice - how would you deal with these cases? Harry von Piekartz

    Appendix 1: Anamnestic -questionnaire (EWMM)

    Appendix 2: Checklist for non-communicating children with pain

    Appendix 3: Overview of a diary for children

    Appendix 4: Findings Sheet


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About the Author

Harry von Piekartz

Affiliations and Expertise

Physical Therapist, Department of Orofacial Research and Management, The Netherlands; Senior teacher in manual therapy; International Maitland Teacher Association(IMTA)