Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes

1st Edition

Evidence-informed Screening, Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Cesar Fernandez de las Penas Joshua Cleland Peter Huijbregts
Print ISBN: 9780702035289
eBook ISBN: 9780702045615
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 12th April 2011
Page Count: 560


The first of its kind, Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes is a comprehensive evidence- and clinical-based book, covering research-based diagnosis, prognosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal pathologies and dysfunctions of the upper quadrant, including joint, muscle, myofascial and neural tissue approaches.

It uniquely addresses the expanding role of the various health care professions which require increased knowledge and skills in screening for contra-indications and recognizing the need for medical-surgical referral. Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes also stresses the integration of experiential knowledge and a pathophysiologic rationale with current best evidence.

Key Features

  • the only one-stop guide for examination and treatment of the upper quadrant supported by accurate scientific and clinical-based data
  • acknowledges the expanding direct access role of the various health professions both at the entry-level and postgraduate level
  • addresses concerns among clinicians that research is overemphasized at the expense of experiential knowledge and pathophysiologic rationale
  • multiple-contributed by expert clinicians and researchers with an international outlook
  • covers diagnosis, prognosis and conservative treatment of the most commonly seen pain syndromes in clinical practice
  • over 800 illustrations demonstrating examination procedures and techniques

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

  1. Epidemiology
    Louise Thwaites, Karen Walker-Bone
  2. History taking
    Peter A Huijbregts
  3. Physical examination
    Shane Koppenhaver, Timothy Flynn
  4. Imaging studies
    Hilmir Agustsson
  5. Electrodiagnostic studies
    Caroline A Quartly
  6. Myofascial trigger points
    Jozef L M Franssen, Carel Bron, Jan Dommerholt
  7. Part 2 Cervical–thoracic spine

  8. Mechanical neck pain
    Bryan S Dennison, Michael H Leal
  9. Whiplash associated disorders
    Michele Sterling
  10. Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy
    Chad E Cook, Amy E Cook
  11. Thoracic outlet syndrome
    Susan W Stralka
  12. Thoracic spine manipulation
    William Egan, Paul Glynn, Joshua A Cleland
  13. Cervical spine mobilization and manipulation
    John R Krauss, Douglas S Creighton
  14. Therapeutic exercise for mechanical neck pain
    Carol Kennedy
  15. Part 3 The shoulder region

  16. Acromio-clavicular joint
    Janette W Powell, Ian Shrier, Peter A Huijbregts
  17. Sterno-clavicular joint
    Erland Pettman
  18. Rotator cuff lesions: shoulder impingement
    Peter A Huijbregts, Carel Bron
  19. Gleno-humeral instability
    Steven C Allen, Russell S VanderWilde, Peter Huijbregts
  20. Superior labrum anterior-to-posterior (SLAP) lesions
    Janette W Powell, Peter A Huijbregts
  21. Frozen shoulder
    Carel Bron, Arthur de Gast, Jozef L M Franssen
  22. Mobilization with movement of the shoulder joint
    Wayne Hing, Jack Miller
  23. Motor control of the shoulder region
    Mary E Magarey, Mark A Jones
  24. Therapeutic exercises for the shoulder region
    Johnson McEvoy, Kieran O'Sullivan, Carel Bron
  25. Part 4 The elbow region </P


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About the Editor

Cesar Fernandez de las Penas

Affiliations and Expertise

Head Division, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; Clinical Researcher, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aarlborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Joshua Cleland

Joshua Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Physical Therapy Program, Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Peter Huijbregts

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Online Education, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL; Clinical Consultant, Shelbourne Physiotherapy Clinic, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Educational Consultant, Dynamic Physical Therapy, Cadillac, MI, USA