Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323263061, 9780323263078

Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine

2nd Edition

Author: Kenneth Olson
eBook ISBN: 9780323263078
eBook ISBN: 9780323263108
Paperback ISBN: 9780323263061
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th February 2015
Page Count: 384

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Master the techniques and problem-solving skills needed to manage spinal and TMJ disorders! Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, 2nd Edition provides guidelines to manipulation, manual physical therapy examination, and treatment procedures of the spine and temporomandibular joint. Informed by evidence-based research, this text offers detailed instructions for reaching an accurate diagnosis and developing a plan of care. And to support the descriptions and photos in the book, over 200 videos on a companion website demonstrate spinal examination and manipulation procedures. Written by well-known spinal manipulation expert Kenneth Olson, this resource provides the complete information you need to make sound decisions during clinical interventions.

Key Features

  • Descriptions of manual therapy techniques include evidence-based coverage of the examination and treatment of spine and TMJ disorders, along with discussions of alternative treatment methods and potential adverse effects and contraindications to manipulation.
  • Guidelines for completing a comprehensive spinal examination include medical screening, the patient interview, disability assessment, and tests and measures, along with an evaluation of the examination findings and the principles involved in arriving at a diagnosis and plan of care.
  • Impairment-based manual physical therapy approach includes a review of the evidence to support its use to evaluate and treat spinal and TMJ conditions.
  • Case studies demonstrate the clinical reasoning used in manual physical therapy.
  • Guide to Physical Therapist Practice terminology is incorporated throughout the book, using accepted terms familiar in physical therapy settings.
  • Expert author Ken Olson is a highly respected authority on the subject of spinal manipulation in physical therapy.
  • Video icons in the book indicate the procedures demonstrated with online videos.
  • A clear, consistent format for explaining techniques makes this reference easy to use in the clinical setting.
  • Spiral binding allows the text to lay open for ease of use while on the job.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Spinal Examination and Diagnosis in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
    3. Manipulation: Theory, Practice, and Education
    4. Examination and Treatment of Lumbopelvic Spine Disorders
    5. Examination and Treatment of Thoracic Spine Disorders
    6. Examination and Treatment of Cervical Spine Disorders
    7. Examination and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders


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About the Author

Kenneth Olson

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practitioner, Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Associates, DeKalb, IL; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI