Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine - 2-Volume Set - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702046087

Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine - 2-Volume Set

1st Edition

Authors: Rafael Torres Cueco
Book ISBN: 9780702046087
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd May 2017
Page Count: 1056
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The only definitive guide in two volumes for physiotherapists on the assessment and treatment of cervical spine disorders.

Essential Guide to the Cervical Spine is a two-volume, highly illustrated comprehensive guide to assessing, understanding and treating disorders and syndromes of the cervical spine which will give the practitioner confidence to treat and improve their patient care.

Volume One: Clinical Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches covers all aspects essential to understanding the clinical complexity of the cervical spine, outlining procedures for a correct clinical assessment of the patient. It discusses current issues regarding patterns of cervical spine pain, clinical reasoning, the pathomechanics of joint dysfunction and the use of tests. It also describes in detail the various concepts and therapeutic approaches currently used in the diagnosis and treatment of the cervical spine, myofascial pain syndrome, neuromuscular control deficits, neurodynamics along with the various techniques of mobilization and joint manipulation. The international collaboration of leading experts in the field of research and an extensive clinical practice and literature review make this a must-read book for anyone concerned with the prevention and treatment of neck pain.

An indispensable guide for those practitioners who want to develop or hone the skills needed to assess the cervical spine.

Volume Two: Clinical Syndromes and Manipulative Approaches comprehensively addresses the diagnosis and treatment of the various and complex syndromes that occur in the cervical spine, from discogenic syndromes to cervical myelopathy and the physical and psychological factors involved in whiplash. A particularly important chapter is devoted to the identification of risk factors in manual treatment of the cervical spine. The last chapter deals with new contributions in the neurobiology of pain and considers chronic neck pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. The international collaboration of leading experts in the field of research and an extensive clinical practice and literature review make this a must-read book for anyone concerned with the prevention and treatment of neck pain.

An indispensable guide for those practitioners who want to establish guidelines for the safe and effective treatment of the cervical spine and their patients.

Key Features

Volume One:

  • World authorities from across the field demonstrate best practice for assessing patients and choice of clinical treatment methods for cervical spine disorders
  • Covers clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the cervical spine
  • Includes chapter on pain patterns
  • Showcases optimal delivery of treatments by combining clinical art and skills with research and evidence-based practice
  • Heavily illustrated with over 600 figures

Volume Two:

  • World authorities from across the field demonstrate best practice for diagnosing and treating cervical spine syndromes
  • Includes major chapter on the complex pain patient
  • Showcases safe and effective manipulative approaches by combining clinical art and skills with research and evidence-based practice
  • Heavily illustrated with over 650 figures

Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE:

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors

Section I: The Cervical Spine: Anatomical and Functional Basis and Pain Patterns

1 Evolutionary Anatomy of the Human Vertebral Column
Josep María Potau Ginés
2 Clinical Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
Rafael Torres Cueco
3 Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine
Rafael Torres Cueco
4 Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Craniocervical Spine
Rafael Torres Cueco
5 Pain Patterns of the Cervical Spine
Rafael Torres Cueco

Section II: Clinical Assessment of the Cervical Spine

6 Pathomechanics of Joint Dysfunction
Rafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés
7 Clinical Reasoning in the Manipulative Treatment of the Cervical Spine
Darren A. Rivett
8 Clinical Evaluation Of The Patient
Rafael Torres Cueco
9 Cervical Spine Imaging
Eva Llopis San Juan, Sandra Gonzalez Ibañez
10 Electrodiagnostic Evaluation In Cervical Radiculopathy
Silvia Parra Escorihuela, Elvira Millet Sancho

Section III: Treatment Approaches

11 Analgesic Effects of Manual Therapy
Rafael Torres Cueco, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés, Moises Giménez-Costa, Mark D. Bishop
12 Manual Therapy of the Cervical Spine
Rafael Torres Cueco, Moises Giménez Costa
13 Muscle Deficits in Neck Pain Disorders: Implications for the Rehabilitation of People with Neck Pain
Deborah Falla
14 Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscular Pain Syndromes of the Cervical Spine
Orlando Mayoral Del Moral, Isabel Salvat, Enrique J. Lluch Girbés, Rafael Torres Cueco
15 Cervical Spine and Mobilization of the Nervous System
Rafael Torres Cueco, Carlos López Cubas, Eduardo Zamorano Zárate, David S. Butler

Index

VOLUME TWO:

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors

1 Clinical Approach to Cervical Discogenic Pain and Radiculopathy
2 Clinical Approach to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
3 Clinical Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndromes
4 Clinical Approach to Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome
5 Clinical Approach to Craniovertebral Instability
6 Specific Assessment and Management of Patients with Low Cervical Instability
7 Headache and the Cervical Spine
8 Clinical Approach to Dizziness of Cervical Origin
9 Physical and Psychological Factors Involved in Whiplash: Implications for Physiotherapy Assessment and Management
10 Cervical Manipulation and Neurovascular Accidents
11 The complex pain patient

Index

Details

No. of pages:
1056
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Book ISBN:
9780702046087

About the Author

Rafael Torres Cueco

Affiliations and Expertise

President of the Spanish Society of Physiotherapy and Pain (Sociedad Española de Fisioterapia y Dolor SEFID); Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Valencia, Spain; Director of Masters program on Manual Therapy at the University of Valencia