Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain

2nd Edition

Integration of research and therapy

Authors: Andry Vleeming Vert Mooney Rob Stoeckart
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443101786
eBook ISBN: 9780702036842
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st March 2007
Page Count: 672


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


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About the Author

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