Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain

Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain

Integration of research and therapy

2nd Edition - March 1, 2007

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  • Authors: Andry Vleeming, Vert Mooney, Rob Stoeckart
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443101786

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The human pelvis has become a focus for a considerable amount of new research, which is relevant to manual therapy practice. In particular, movement within the pelvis is now being recognized and studied in relation to its role in maintaining stability in the vertebral column and subsequent implications for the prevention and treatment of low back pain. This important subject area is covered in depth in this new edition. The contributors represent the breadth of professionals involved in manual therapy, from osteopathy, chiropractic and manual physical therapy, to orthopaedic medicine and surgery, anaesthesia and pain control.

Key Features

  • Evidence -based focus
  • Final conclusions including perspectives with each chapter
  • Each chapter is relevant and up to date

Table of Contents

  • PART 1 Biomechanical, clinical-anatomical and evolutionary aspects of lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction

    SECTION 1 Clinical-anatomical aspects

    1. The muscular, ligamentous and neural structure of the lumbosacrum and its relationship to low back pain, FH Willard

    2. Anatomical linkages and muscle slings of the lumbopelvic region, C DeRosa, J Porterfield

    3. Anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar fasciae: implications for lumbopelvic control and clinical practice, PJ Barker, CA Briggs

    4. Clinical anatomy of the anterolateral abdominal muscles, DM Urquhart, PW Hodges

    5. Clinical anatomy of the lumbar multifidus, L Danneels

    6. Clinical anatomy and function of psoas major and deep sacral gluteus maximus, S Gibbons

    7. The SIJ, sensory-motor control and pain, A Indahl, S Holm

    8. The role of the pelvic girdle in coupling the spine and the legs: a clinical-anatomical perspective on pelvic stability, A Vleeming, R Stoeckart

    SECTION 2 Evolution, biomechanics and kinematics

    9. Evolution of the human lumbopelvic region and its relationship to some clinical deficits of the spine and pelvis, CO Lovejoy

    10. Kinematic models and the human pelvis, A Huson

    11. How to use the spine, pelvis and legs effectively in lifting, MA Adams, P Dolan

    12. Is the sacroiliac joint an evolved costovertebral joint? S Gracovetsky

    13. The evolution of myths and facts regarding function and dysfunction of the pelvic girdle, D Lee

    PART 2 Insights in function and dysfunction of the lumbopelvic region

    14. Anatomical, biomechanical and clinical perspectives on sacroiliac joints: an integrative synthesis of biodynamic mechanisms related to ankylosing spondylitis, AT Masi, M Benjamin, A Vleeming

    15. A suspensory system for the sacrum in pelvic mechanics: biotensegrity, SM Levin

    16. Why and how to optimize posture, RE Irvin

    17. Gait style as an etiology to lower back pain, HJ Dananberg

    18. A detailed and critical biomechanical analysis of the sacroiliac joints and relevant kinesiology: the implications for lumbopelvic function and dysfunction, RL DonTigny

    19. Stability or controlled instability? S Gracovetsky

    PART 3 Diagnostic methods

    SECTION 1 Visualization in relation to pelvic dysfunction

    20. Basic problems in the visualization of the sacroiliac joint, PF Dijkstra

    21. CT and MRI of the sacroiliac joints, JMD O’Neill, E Jurriaans

    22. Visualization of pelvic biomechanical dysfunction, T Ravin

    SECTION 2 The pelvic girdle

    23. Movement of the sacroiliac joint with special reference to the effect of load, B Sturesson

    24. What is pelvic girdle pain? HC Ostgaard

    25. The pattern of intra-pelvic motion and lumbo-pelvic muscle recruitment alters in the presence of pelvic girdle pain, B Hungerford, WGilleard, P Hodges, D Lee

    SECTION 3 Low back

    26. Different diagnosis of low back pain, SV Paris

    27. Conditions of weight bearing: asymmetrical overload syndrome (AOS), JA Porterfield, C DeRosa

    28. Evidence-based clinical testing of the lumbar spine and pelvis, M Laslett

    PART 4 Guidelines

    29. European guidelines for prevention in low back pain, G Muller on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on European Guidelines for Prevention in Low Back Pain

    30. Evidence-based medicine for acute and chronic low back pain: guidelines, M van Tulder, B Koes

    31. European guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic girdle pain, A Vleeming on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on European Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Girdle Pain

    PART 5 Effective training and treatment

    SECTION 1 Psychological, social and motivational aspects

    32. Behavioral analysis, fear of movement/(re) injury and cognitive-behavioral management of chronic low back pain, JWS Vlaeyen, LMG van Cleef

    SECTION 2 Motor control

    33. Functional control of the spine, PW Hodges, J Cholewicki

    34. Motor control in chronic pain: new ideas for effective intervention, G Lorimer Moseley

    SECTION 3 Different views on effective training and treatment

    35. The painful and unstable lumbar spine: a foundation and approach for restabilization, SM McGill

    36. Important aspects for efficacy of treatment with specific stabilizing exercises for postpartum pelvic girdle pain, B Stuge, NK Vollestad

    37. Breathing pattern disorders and back pain, L Chaitow

    38. Effective rehabilitation of lumbar and pelvic girdle pain, V Mooney

    PART 6 Integrating different views and opinions when dealing with a complex system

    39. An intregrated approach for the management of low back and pelvic girdle pain – a case report, D Lee

    40. An integrated therapeutic approach to the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, D Lee, A Vleeming

Product details

  • No. of pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2007
  • Published: March 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443101786

About the Authors

Andry Vleeming

Founder, Spine and Joint Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Anatomist and Founder, Spine and Joint Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Vert Mooney

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, USSD, Private Practioner, San Diego, CA, USA

Rob Stoeckart

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • SportsMedicine S. Thu May 19 2022

    Essential Textbook

    This is an essential textbook for any musculoskeltal based physician or manual therapist. The first edition is also still essential, as this is more of an update, not a remake of the first edition.