Key Features

  • Covers the most important issues in spine control research
  • Illustrates the clinical relevance of research and how this is or can be applied in clinical practice
  • Edited and written by world leading experts, contributing first class content on different aspects of spine control
  • Chapters that bring together the expertise of these world leaders on topics such as neuromotor mechanisms of spine control, proprioception, subgrouping in back pain and modelling spine stability
  • An extensive and illustrated clinical consensus chapter that brings together the philosophies of clinical opinion leaders for the first time

Table of Contents

Preface

List of contributors

Ch 1: Introduction
Paul W. Hodges, Jacek Cholewicki, Jaap H. van Dieën

Section 1 – Mechanical Spine Models

Ch 2: Cholewicki: Spine systems science: a primer on the systems approach
N. Peter Reeves, Jacek Cholewicki

Ch 3: Computational models for trunk trajectory planning and load distribution: a test-bed for studying various clinical adaptation and motor control strategies of low back pain patients
Mohamad Parnianpour

Ch 4: Mechanical changes in the spine in back pain
Greg Kawchuk

Section 2 – Motor Control of the Spine

Ch 5: Spine function and low-back pain: interactions of active and passive structures
Jaap H. van Dieën, Idsart Kingma

Ch 6: Adaptation and rehabilitation: From motoneurones to motor cortex and behaviour
Paul W. Hodges

Ch 7: Opinions on the links between back pain and motor control: the disconnect between clinical practice and research
Stuart McGill

Ch 8: The kinesiopathologic model and mechanical low back pain
Linda R. Van Dillen, Shirley A. Sahrmann, Barbara J. Norton

Ch 9: The relationship between control of the spine and low back pain: a clinical researcher’s perspective
Julie A. Hides

Ch 10: Existing muscle synergies and low back pain: a case for preventative intervention
Jack P. Callaghan, Erika Nelson-Wong

Ch 11: Trunk muscle control and back pain: chicken, egg, neither or both?
G. Lorimer Moseley

Section 3 – Proprioceptive Systems

Ch 12: Altered variability in proprioceptive postural strategy in people with recurrent low back pain
Simon Brumagne, Lotte Janssens, Kurt Claeys, Made

Details

No. of pages:
338
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702054549
Print ISBN:
9780702043567

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