Maitland's Clinical Companion

1st Edition

An Essential Guide for Students


Key Features

  • Learning objectives and self-assessment questions in every chapter enables students to reflect on their knowledge
  • Case studies highlights key aspects of the concepts to clinical practice
  • Clinical profiles for common neuromusculoskeletal conditions
  • Techniques described and accompanied by over 500 images
  • Picture key to identify types of examination, decision-making and techniques within the text

Table of Contents

Section 1-Principles
  • Chapter 1 How to use the Maitland Concept of Manipulative Physiotherapy in Clinical Practice: An overview
  • Chapter 2 How to explain the Maitland concept to patients and to colleagues
  • Chapter 3 How to define Mobilisation and Manipulation
  • Chapter 4 The evidence which supports the use of mobilisation /manipulation in clinical practice
  • Chapter 5 Paradigms and Models: The overall role of mobilisation and manipulation in rehabilitation and clinical practice
  • Chapter 6 Clinical Reasoning and the Maitland Concept of Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Chapter 7 How and when to assess and reassess the effect of each technique
  • Chapter 8 How to carry out an ordered, structured, and individualised NMSK [Movement] Examination
  • 8a-Format and aims of examination
  • 8b-Communication
  • 8c-Subjective Examination [C/O]
  • 8d-Planning Physical Examination
  • 8e-Physical Examination [P/E]
  • Chapter 9 How to decide when to use mobilisation and manipulation techniques
  • Chapter 10 How to select and progress the most appropriate technique[s]
  • Chapter 11 How to perform mobilisation and manipulation techniques effectively

  • Chapter 12 Neuromusculoskeletal disorders which are more likely to respond to mobilisation and manipulation

  • Chapter 13 How to integrate the gains made from mobilisation and manipulation to help restore Functional Capacity and Performance

  • Chapter 14 The role of mobilisation and manipulation for patient who have chronic/chronic severe problems

Section 2-Practice
  • Chapter 15 How to Examine, Treat and Assess the Cervical Region
  • Chapter 16 How to Examine, Treat and Assess the Temporomandibular region
  • Chapter 17 How to Examine, Treat and Assess the Shoulder/Shoulder girdle region
  • Chapter 18 How to Examine, Treat and Assess the Elbow region
  • Chapter 19 How to Examine, Treat and


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