Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780702040665, 9780702054587

Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation

8th Edition

Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders - Volume 1

Print ISBN: 9780702040665
eBook ISBN: 9780702054587
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 9th October 2013
Page Count: 480


The legacy of Geoff Maitland and his seminal work, Vertebral Manipulation, continues in this eighth edition, with Elly Hengeveld and Kevin Banks leading an international team of experts who demonstrate how to manage vertebral neuromusculoskeletal disorders using the principles and practice of the Maitland Concept. Together, they ensure the heart of the Concept beats on by promoting collaborative decision-making with the patient at centre and emphasizing the art and science of observation, listening, palpation and movement skills.

A key feature of the new edition focuses on a more evidence-based and analytical view of the role of mobilization and manipulation in clinical practice The authors have written in a way that reflects their application of the Maitland Concept and how they have integrated techniques in the light of advancement in professional knowledge. Each chapter stands alone as a ‘master class’.

The text is systematically arranged focusing on detailed assessment, clinical reasoning and re-assessment to determine the physical dysfunction and efficacy of manipulative physiotherapy techniques, while also advocating continuous communication and interaction. Techniques of passive mobilization are also described, specifically designed around the individual patient’s condition.

All the chapters are written from a clinical perspective and review the evidence which informs how to deal with and manage spinal and pelvic pain as they present to the practitioner. Furthermore, each vertebral region (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacroiliac/pelvic) is considered from the point of view of best practice in analysing and hypothesising subjective data, examination, treatment and management of spinal pain conditions.

Brand new to the eighth edition is the addition of a companion website – Maitland’s Manipulation eResources ( – providing access to a range of valuable lear

Key Features

  • World-leading experts provide evidence relating the Maitland Concept to clinical practice
  • Evidence supporting practice
  • Covers both subjective and physical examination
  • Best practice management using mobilization and manipulation
  • Case studies – how and when to integrate the Maitland Concept into clinical practice
  • Chapter-based learning outcomes, keywords and glossaries
  • Companion website – Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Maitland Concept: assessment, examination, and treatment of movement impairments by passive movement
Geoffrey D. Maitland

Chapter 2: Clinical reasoning: from the Maitland Concept and beyond
Mark A. Jones

Chapter 3: Communication and the therapeutic relationship
Elly Hengeveld and Geoffrey D. Maitland

Chapter 4: Management of cervical spine disorders: a neuro-orthopaedic perspective
Robin Blake and Tim Beames

Chapter 5: Management of thoracic spine disorders
Peter Wells and Kevin Banks

Chapter 6: Management of lumbar spine disorders
Elly Hengeveld and Kevin Banks

Chapter 7: Management of sacroiliac and pelvic disorders
Elaine Maheu and Elly Hengeveld

Chapter 8: Sustaining functional capacity and performance
Elly Hengeveld

Appendix 1 Movement diagram theory and compiling a movement diagram
Appendix 2 Clinical examples of movement diagrams
Appendix 3 Examination refinements and movement diagrams
Appendix 4 Recording


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