Kinetic Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729541671, 9780729583039

Kinetic Control

1st Edition

The Management of Uncontrolled Movement

Authors: Mark Comerford Sarah Mottram
Print ISBN: 9780729541671
eBook ISBN: 9780729583039
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 20th July 2012
Page Count: 544


This text is designed as a clinical reference to develop knowledge of the examination, diagnosis and classification of uncontrolled movement (motor control dysfunction) and the management of movement dysfunction.

It will help the therapist:

  • Develop clinical skills in the assessment and retraining of movement control
  • To use movement control tests to identify uncontrolled movement
  • To classify uncontrolled movement into diagnostic subgroups
  • Access a large range of motor control and movement retraining strategies
  • Develop an assessment framework that will provide a diagnosis of dysfunction, pain sensitive tissues and pain mechanisms
  • Use a clinical reasoning framework to prioritise clinical decision making

Key Features

      • Provides detailed explanation of evidence and research underpinning motor control dysfunction and movement retraining
      • Unique subclassification system of musculoskeletal disorders and pain
      • Region specific testing -step by step instructions for assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment using Movement Performance Solutions' unique system
      • Highly illustrated with clear step by step instructions for treatment of Lumbar, Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Shoulder and Hip

Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1 - Uncontrolled Movement
  • Chapter 2 - Muscle Function and Physiology
  • Chapter 3 - Assessment and Classification of Uncontrolled Movement
  • Chapter 4 - Retraining Strategies for the Site and Direction of Uncontrolled Movement


  • Chapter 5 - Lumbo-Pelvic Region
  • Chapter 6 - Cervical Spine
  • Chapter 7 - Thoracic Spine
  • Chapter 8 - The Shoulder
  • Chapter 9 - The Hip


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About the Author

Mark Comerford

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Movement Performance Solutions

Sarah Mottram

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Movement Performance Solutions